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G_Anders 06-03-2007 07:46 AM

Radar Detector
 
I'm having an issue with my radar detector that was in the car when I purchased it a year ago. The car is a 2003 Boxster that seems to have a factory built in radar detector. Whats happening is when its on it chirps every five seconds but I dont think its scanning for police. I do not a have manual so I dont know what to look for. Any suggestions?

Cheers

2000SoCalBoxsterS 06-03-2007 11:55 AM

Forget about whatever Porsche built in detector you have. Ditch it and buy a V1.

My V1 saved my butt today. I was cruising at 93 mph tentatively trying to catch up to a CrossFire that blew past me trying to show off.

Suddenly my V1 alert tone went off and the strength meter was pinned. The Directional Arrow was pointing back behind me. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw nothing on the horizon. The meter stayed pinned as if a cop was tail gating me while shooting radar.

This went on for a few minutes and still nothing in my rearview mirror. I started to doubt my V1 thinking that maybe it was malfunctioning but I decided to keep the faith and trust it. About a minute later I saw him! A Police highway cruiser closing the gap behind me. He was now visible on the horizon. He blew by me and continued ahead of me because I had already been doing the speed limit in the right lane long before he ever saw me.

Thank you Mike Valentine :)

Perfectlap 06-03-2007 01:08 PM

if its dealer installed its probably K40 Calibre. One of the best and has some features that allow your car to be invisible to certain detectors.
take it to a dealer or a K40 authorized installer and have them look at it and ask them for a user manual.

Paul 06-03-2007 01:27 PM

This may help:

http://www.k40.com/manu_main.html

RaDaRkInG 06-05-2007 09:22 AM

The K40 is a POS that failed to jam a single laser gun used by police.

If you want the best radar/laser detector, get a Valentine One.

http://www.guysoflidar.com/march-2007/radar-detector-test.html

Spreadsheet of the radar/laser detector results:

http://home.comcast.net/~ccaeric6/GOL_averages_MB5.htm


If you want the best laser jammer, get the AL, LPP, or the soon to be released in the U.S. Laser Interceptor.

http://www.guysoflidar.com/march-2007/laser-jammer-test.html

AL:

http://www.antilaser.info/


LPP:

http://www.laserprotector.us/


Laser Interceptor:

http://www.laser-interceptor.com/index.html


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