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Center console? Are you talking about the spot under the arm rest between the seats? If so, how do you see it.

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Yes - under the armrest between the seats. You really only need to look at the display when you're changing the preferences. You can simply open the compartment to see the display. All of the alerts are blasted through the speaker.
 
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Yes - under the armrest between the seats. You really only need to look at the display when you're changing the preferences. You can simply open the compartment to see the display. All of the alerts are blasted through the speaker.
As an attorney, I would advise you answer " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury" in answer to any question from the police. For example, Michael, why did you shoot the suspect in the back 47 times...he had dropped your belongings and was clearly attempting to flee your home back through the open window where his body now rests? Answer - " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury.". Please note I m only licensed in New Jersey and can not give legal advise elsewhere.
 
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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
As an attorney, I would advise you answer " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury" in answer to any question from the police. For example, Michael, why did you shoot the suspect in the back 47 times...he had dropped your belongings and was clearly attempting to flee your home back through the open window where his body now rests? Answer - " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury.". Please note I m only licensed in New Jersey and can not give legal advise elsewhere.
Sound, cost effective advice!

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As an attorney, I would advise you answer " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury" in answer to any question from the police. For example, Michael, why did you shoot the suspect in the back 47 times...he had dropped your belongings and was clearly attempting to flee your home back through the open window where his body now rests? Answer - " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury.". Please note I m only licensed in New Jersey and can not give legal advise elsewhere.

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I really appreciate the advice. I put a check in the mail as a retainer.

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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
As an attorney, I would advise you answer " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury" in answer to any question from the police. For example, Michael, why did you shoot the suspect in the back 47 times...he had dropped your belongings and was clearly attempting to flee your home back through the open window where his body now rests? Answer - " I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury.". Please note I m only licensed in New Jersey and can not give legal advise elsewhere.
Does that work for DUI?

(just to be clear, I am very much against drinking and driving and never do it myself)
 
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:55 AM
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Does that work for DUI?

(just to be clear, I am very much against drinking and driving and never do it myself)

I would have gone the other direction. Police officer, "Is there a reason you were travelling at close to 180 mph?"

Me, "Yes, I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury"
 
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For integrated systems, there are only two that I would consider; the 9500 and the BEL STi R. The 9500's laser protection, ZR4, is sub-par (see picture below), so you need to run LI along with it. LI's laser jamming ability is not questionable.

The BEL STi R comes without laser defense, so you end up not having to pay twice when you install a LI along with it. If I were choosing between the two, I would go with the BEL over the 9500.

For dash-mounted units, it's between the Redline and the V-1. I run both, along with LI. The V-1 has arrows, while the Redline has better range, complete invisibility to Spectre (matters to those of us in VA), and can be used with Escort Live (which I also use).

If I had to choose one, it would be the Redline with Escort Live and LI.
 
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My Aston had the K40. Saved my @ss quite a couple if times....
 
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Originally Posted by gerenb View Post
Does that work for DUI?

(just to be clear, I am very much against drinking and driving and never do it myself)
Just remember that I am a patent attorney - I might be able to get you out of a traffic ticket with life in prison! I would be useful if you invented a new way to speed!
 
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I would have gone the other direction. Police officer, "Is there a reason you were travelling at close to 180 mph?"

Me, "Yes, I was in fear of my life or serious bodily injury"
That works for me!
 
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Just a pointer for those who are getting to the wiring behind the passenger side fuse box area. To remove the panelling, there is strong velcro at the front margin. Pull the front part toward the foot well to release. After you have done that, pull the panelling towards the rear of the car so you don't break off the plastic tab that helps secure the panelling. Once that is done, you pull down and remove the plastic trim to the windshield pillar as part of the lower panelling. Now it is easy to run wires up the pillar or across underneath the dash to the driver's side dash area.
 
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I had the K40 installed. I like it. It does give a good deal of false positives, but it is very sensitive. The install was very nicely done. I liked it in the 997 better. The blue indicator lights focused up onto the dash in such a way as to be highly visible without getting in the way. In the 991, at least in my install, they are a bith harder to see. Still very good.

Newman. How do you like your ride? Any pictures?
Mike: when you get the chance can you take some photos of the K40 RL360 install - both your dash and the front and rear locations? I am about to go with this unit, but any information you can provide would be appreciated. I assume your are still happy with it. Thanks - my dealer wants $2400 - 2500 installed, is that consistent with your pricing? I am sure he'll take a few dollars off, but at the price I want to be as confident in this unit as possible - the Escort 9500ci is a known entity to me, but I'd like to try something different (the engineer in me).
 
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Mike: when you get the chance can you take some photos of the K40 RL360 install - both your dash and the front and rear locations? I am about to go with this unit, but any information you can provide would be appreciated. I assume your are still happy with it. Thanks - my dealer wants $2400 - 2500 installed, is that consistent with your pricing? I am sure he'll take a few dollars off, but at the price I want to be as confident in this unit as possible - the Escort 9500ci is a known entity to me, but I'd like to try something different (the engineer in me).
Hi Newman -
I like your avatar change! And if that is your driveway, I am in the wrong business.

I will take pictures. But I probably will not be able to post until Tuesday or Wednesday. Your dealer pricing is consistent - I got them to discount be about 15%. I had a quote from another installer for about $1,800. Great installer - he did my clear bra and I could not be happier. But,I don't want any arguments about the Porsche USA coverage being voided as to the electrical system if something else goes wrong (especially on a first run year of a car), because of the radar hookup. With 140K already in, this was not, in my opinion, a place to worry about a few hundred dollars.

If you will indulge me, there are two other points. First, my installer - who did not get the work, installs all of them. He is a very good guy and, by this point, knew I was not going to go with him, so he had nothing to gain. He said that they were all, (K40, escort, Valentine), very good, all had limits, and that he had read everything published and for him, there was little if anything that was scientifically reliable establishing a clear winner. He like the escort system, but it was more expensive and not as nice an install. He like the k40 as the best balance of price, performance and install. His experiences, and the fact that his review of the literature matched my own (I was surprised there is not better science here), led me to the K40. I don't know if that helps or hurts your choice, but that is what did it for me.

Last, the "remote" for the device is a small wireless device. They have a visor clip or Velcro. And while I found it to be handy, it was a bit of a pain in a cab. I did not like driving with things clipped to the visor when the top was down and I had one stolen from my car when it was in the center console glovebox - it is Jersey, after all. I liked this feature over an installed controller. But it does pose some issues for cab owners.

Did I mention that your pictures are just adding to my internal second guessing about getting a coupe this time - thank g-d my Mustang is a drop to.

Oh, and get your rag top treated quickly before birds find your car - the cloth is very sensitive to droppings, tree sap, etc. it can be stained and can be rubbed to a shinny spot if not treated correctly. The Mustang has vinyl which I hated at first, but now love as it is so low maintanance.

Sorry - too long a post.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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Hi Newman -
I like your avatar change! And if that is your driveway, I am in the wrong business.

I will take pictures. But I probably will not be able to post until Tuesday or Wednesday. Your dealer pricing is consistent - I got them to discount be about 15%. I had a quote from another installer for about $1,800. Great installer - he did my clear bra and I could not be happier. But,I don't want any arguments about the Porsche USA coverage being voided as to the electrical system if something else goes wrong (especially on a first run year of a car), because of the radar hookup. With 140K already in, this was not, in my opinion, a place to worry about a few hundred dollars.

If you will indulge me, there are two other points. First, my installer - who did not get the work, installs all of them. He is a very good guy and, by this point, knew I was not going to go with him, so he had nothing to gain. He said that they were all, (K40, escort, Valentine), very good, all had limits, and that he had read everything published and for him, there was little if anything that was scientifically reliable establishing a clear winner. He like the escort system, but it was more expensive and not as nice an install. He like the k40 as the best balance of price, performance and install. His experiences, and the fact that his review of the literature matched my own (I was surprised there is not better science here), led me to the K40. I don't know if that helps or hurts your choice, but that is what did it for me.

Last, the "remote" for the device is a small wireless device. They have a visor clip or Velcro. And while I found it to be handy, it was a bit of a pain in a cab. I did not like driving with things clipped to the visor when the top was down and I had one stolen from my car when it was in the center console glovebox - it is Jersey, after all. I liked this feature over an installed controller. But it does pose some issues for cab owners.

Did I mention that your pictures are just adding to my internal second guessing about getting a coupe this time - thank g-d my Mustang is a drop to.

Oh, and get your rag top treated quickly before birds find your car - the cloth is very sensitive to droppings, tree sap, etc. it can be stained and can be rubbed to a shinny spot if not treated correctly. The Mustang has vinyl which I hated at first, but now love as it is so low maintanance.

Sorry - too long a post.
Safe travels.
Mike:

Thanks for the good information - your installer's comments were essentially the same as the guy I spoke with in Connecticut. Sounds like the technology has evened out - I would imagine that they all use the same sensors today so it comes down to software and packaging. The K40 wins on the packaging side, software is more difficult to evaluate. The Escort database which I believe may be available to the K40 for a licensing fee, is not a big deal to me - I put a lot of miles on but most of the roads I travel on a regular basis and their are not a lot of speed cameras where we are yet. No rush on the photos, they won't impact my decision but they will help locate the LEDs if I go with the K40 RL360 - I don't know if my dealer's installer has put them into a 991 yet, and once they're installed you cannot change locations.

I have the 303 fabric guard which I will put on the top as soon as I get home, I plan to be careful where I park and I will always endeavor to wash any bird dropping off ASAP. Good remember.

I know how you might feel about trading in your Cab, but the Coupe is so iconic and it really looks great.
 
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I did my 9500 ix myself. I put the detector on the passenger side of the rearview mirror. I put the remote for it on the drivers side under dash (knee area) right where that little bend is in the dash. That way it blends in. Will post pics later today.
 

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