Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
TireRack
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2015, 03:18 PM   #15
arkentect

 
arkentect's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SGM 1LT M6
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by URBAN LEGEND View Post
Escort answer:

https://www.escortradar.com/faq.php

Where should I mount my detector?
The rule of thumb for RADAR is the higher the better, but for LASER the lower the better. Laser is more difficult to detect than radar. Therefore it is recommended to mount the detector lower on the windshield of most vehicles. With that said, as far as positioning, you want to give the detector a clear view of the road both front and rear. Avoid placing behind the tinting at the top of most windows, behind parking stickers, wiper blades, or anything similar that will obstruct the detector's window or lens.
What it says about lasers makes sense but since the laser detection is based on a hit and is the speed of light all it does is let you know you got a ticket and to pull over haha.
arkentect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 03:22 PM   #16
Splitter
Account Suspended
 
Drives: '14 RRM 1LT/RS A6
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 2,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by arkentect View Post
What it says about lasers makes sense but since the laser detection is based on a hit and is the speed of light all it does is let you know you got a ticket and to pull over haha.
If you get hit by a laser yeah, you're obviously already gonna be gunned down.

But there are chances that you can pick up a laser SCATTER signal. These are very very rare, but when they DO happen, 9/10 times its a false-positive (like being in proxy to an airport or something).

I did pick up a laser scatter alert on the highway once. I never saw the LEO though, so that probably was another false-p.
Splitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 03:26 PM   #17
ZED SLED


 
ZED SLED's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Mosaic Bk ZL1 M6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Finger Lakes (NY)
Posts: 7,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayno20 View Post
lol I've noticed people following me and braking at the same times I do because of the "know something they don't" kind of stuff
Problem is they seem to want to do it from one car length behind me so I end up having to brake check them. Don't want someone on my ass I can outbrake. The very few cars out there with better brakes than me aren't going to be trying to follow me anyway.
__________________
Smoked tail lights/ZL1-1LE 3rd brake
Rotofab cai


(Click above image to learn about UpstateC5)
ZED SLED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #18
Dutchman427

 
Dutchman427's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #1329 M6
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 923
Which detector do you guys think is better? The V1 or the Escort Max.
__________________
2012 Camaro ZL1 #1329 M6 Summit White
Built by Mike @ Rapid Motorsports
784rwhp 757 rwtq on 93 Octane ET - 10.97 @ 128
Heads-Blower-Snout-TB ported & prepared by Jeremy Formato of FasterProms
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395950

Rapid Motorsports 396ci Build
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showt...1#post10321301

2002 Camaro SS M6 #8815 SOLD
First Street Dominator 427ci. built by: Mike @ Rapid Motorsports.
572rwhp 506rwtq through a Strange s60
Spohn Suspension.
LS7 heads touched up by WCCH.
Dutchman427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 04:35 PM   #19
Splitter
Account Suspended
 
Drives: '14 RRM 1LT/RS A6
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 2,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutchman427 View Post
Which detector do you guys think is better? The V1 or the Escort Max.
Both are damn good.

But the V1 has patented arrows that will show you the direction.

I hear V1 owners don't like using other detectors afterwords because they like the arrows so much.
Splitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 04:47 PM   #20
Camero5
Hide! My wife's coming!
 
Camero5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Colinas, TX
Posts: 1,444
When I had my Max 2, it was mounted under the mirror. I hear wireless aren't the best setups due to loss of signal when the batteries get weak. Why not do a wiretap into your mirror and use a blendmount? No wires and no obstruction of view.

From the experts @ guysoflidar "Using the Windshield Mount, mount your (detector) level, and high enough on your front windshield to provide a clear view of the road from the front and rear."

Here is my Escort 9500CI setup with front/rear shifters and radar mounted behind the front bumper:
Attached Images
   
__________________
2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible CRT - 630 RWHP / 620 RWTQ - ADM Performance Built/Tuned - ZL-700 Package - LS9 CAM - Lingenfelter CNC Ported Heads - Stainless Power Headers
Camero5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 04:50 PM   #21
Camero5
Hide! My wife's coming!
 
Camero5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Colinas, TX
Posts: 1,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitter View Post
Both are damn good.

But the V1 has patented arrows that will show you the direction.

I hear V1 owners don't like using other detectors afterwords because they like the arrows so much.
I hear nothing but great things about both the V1 and the max but if I had a choice it would be the max because of the GPS capabilities it comes with that the Valentine 1 doesn't have. I personally don't care what direction its coming from, if it beeps I slow the F down...lol
__________________
2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible CRT - 630 RWHP / 620 RWTQ - ADM Performance Built/Tuned - ZL-700 Package - LS9 CAM - Lingenfelter CNC Ported Heads - Stainless Power Headers
Camero5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 05:54 PM   #22
jayno20
Go fast, please.
 
jayno20's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro ZL1, 2015 Corvette Z06
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,408
I had a blendmount in my last car with an escort 9500ix. Does the blendmount work on the 13's and up with the "frameless" mirror?
jayno20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 05:56 PM   #23
Camero5
Hide! My wife's coming!
 
Camero5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Colinas, TX
Posts: 1,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayno20 View Post
I had a blendmount in my last car with an escort 9500ix. Does the blendmount work on the 13's and up with the "frameless" mirror?
It works but will not power on/off with ignition but on my Max it had an auto shut off mode with no activity. Just had to power it on when I got in the car
__________________
2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible CRT - 630 RWHP / 620 RWTQ - ADM Performance Built/Tuned - ZL-700 Package - LS9 CAM - Lingenfelter CNC Ported Heads - Stainless Power Headers
Camero5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 05:57 PM   #24
Dutchman427

 
Dutchman427's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #1329 M6
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitter View Post
Both are damn good.

But the V1 has patented arrows that will show you the direction.

I hear V1 owners don't like using other detectors afterwords because they like the arrows so much.
I appreciate the response.
__________________
2012 Camaro ZL1 #1329 M6 Summit White
Built by Mike @ Rapid Motorsports
784rwhp 757 rwtq on 93 Octane ET - 10.97 @ 128
Heads-Blower-Snout-TB ported & prepared by Jeremy Formato of FasterProms
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395950

Rapid Motorsports 396ci Build
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showt...1#post10321301

2002 Camaro SS M6 #8815 SOLD
First Street Dominator 427ci. built by: Mike @ Rapid Motorsports.
572rwhp 506rwtq through a Strange s60
Spohn Suspension.
LS7 heads touched up by WCCH.
Dutchman427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 06:11 PM   #25
URBAN LEGEND


 
URBAN LEGEND's Avatar
 
Drives: ———-
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,785
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutchman427 View Post
Which detector do you guys think is better? The V1 or the Escort Max.
I have both. Really happy with both.
__________________
2018 ZL1 1LE
2016 BMW M5 CP
2018 BMW M3 CP
ZL1 1LE wind tunnel: https://youtu.be/INRqV4zBcfE
URBAN LEGEND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #26
ZL1Naboz
ZL1Naboz
 
ZL1Naboz's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 ZL1,'15 BMW X5 and '15 Chevy SS
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 329
Blendmount on 9500ix Escort
Attached Images
 
__________________
Rotofab CAI, Big Gulp & Washer Bottle Relo, MGW, Kook's w/Hiflo Cats, SCT4, Jannetty, 35% tint, Oracle Side Markers, MTX Sub, Escort 9500ix - Blendmount, 18% Lower, ATI Super Damper, ID850 Injectors, Moroso Catch Can, MSD BAP, AFCO Heat Exchanger
Pre-Pulley Dyno
559.92 RWHP 519 RWTQ
ZL1Naboz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 10:02 PM   #27
LuckyZL-1
Ragtop Rocket!!!
 
LuckyZL-1's Avatar
 
Drives: Black on Black Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 809
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZL1Naboz View Post
Blendmount on 9500ix Escort
+1 love the GPS memory feature that remembers and blocks all false alarms from stores etc etc. just cruise around and after 2-3 times it records gps locations of all the false alarms. Now when it goes off its the real deal so slow down!
__________________
ADM built 2013 Triple Black ZL-1 Convertible M6
ADM custom cam, LPE stage 2 heads with dual valve springs, LS-3 ported throttle body, LPE 2 piece pulley, LPE overdrive balancer, 10% overdrive pulley, ported supercharger inlet, ADM race intake system, stainless works 1-7/8 headers, Injector Dynamics injectors, ADM heat exchanger, ADM dual fuel pump system, ADM exhaust switch, ADM 3 tunes tuning package.
744rwhp 727rwtq
LuckyZL-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 10:30 PM   #28
jbotta

 
jbotta's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dyer, IN
Posts: 1,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZL1Naboz View Post
Blendmount on 9500ix Escort
I also have the 9500ix,, That mount is Awesome where did you get the mount.
jbotta is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.