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Old 04-19-2012, 05:12 PM
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Dealers like the K40 over the Escort 9500CI because the mark up on the K40 is significantly higher than the 9500CI. Dealers make $1000 per K40 sale, plus a fee for installation.
You may be correct. My dealer was wiling to cut his price on the K40 but it was still about $700 over the price he asked for the 9500ci; and they pushed the K40 hard with me. However, it does have a rear radar detector and is a much cleaner install from my perspective. It also has software in it that can discriminate the Toyata and M-B adaptive cruise control from police laser - I also got too many false laser alerts on the 9500ci in my 2010 GT3.
 
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Has anyone installed a escort 9500ci in a 991?
Where did you mount the display and control boxes?
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Originally Posted by Turban View Post
FYI Wholesale price on the 9500CI is higher than the K40.

Even without the rear radar antenna, the 9500CI is more sensitive to radar from the rear than the K40. The rear antenna on the K40 IMO is more of a gimmick.

What are you basing this off of? Comparing the k40 Calibre to a 9500ci is not fair the calibre was plagued with connection issues and range issues. The rl360 has far superior range then the 9500ci and the sensitivity of the new horns has helped with many of the false alarms. I have sold and installed all of them since the escort SR7 and k40 2000. The calibre was a huge mistake because they were trying to dumb down the install so more less experienced installers could handle integrating the system.

I was hardcore into the 9500ci while k40 was selling the calibre.(was spending too much time working for free. Reconnecting sensors trouble shooting voltage issues) I was a hard sell by K40 to get back on board as a dealer. The rl360 is a awesome unit that in my experience with the units out performs the escort systems.

Newman...are the prices you are being quoted from the dealer directly or a Indy shop?

I do not know any shops up your way but I would contact K40 directly for a recommendation from them. I have seen some terrible installs come directly from the Porsche dealer down here.
 
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What are you basing this off of? Comparing the k40 Calibre to a 9500ci is not fair the calibre was plagued with connection issues and range issues. The rl360 has far superior range then the 9500ci and the sensitivity of the new horns has helped with many of the false alarms. I have sold and installed all of them since the escort SR7 and k40 2000. The calibre was a huge mistake because they were trying to dumb down the install so more less experienced installers could handle integrating the system.

I was hardcore into the 9500ci while k40 was selling the calibre.(was spending too much time working for free. Reconnecting sensors trouble shooting voltage issues) I was a hard sell by K40 to get back on board as a dealer. The rl360 is a awesome unit that in my experience with the units out performs the escort systems.

Newman...are the prices you are being quoted from the dealer directly or a Indy shop?

I do not know any shops up your way but I would contact K40 directly for a recommendation from them. I have seen some terrible installs come directly from the Porsche dealer down here.
After one week of experience with the K40 RL360 I am very satisfied - I had run an Escort 9500ci for three years and liked the unit, but my sense for the RL360 is that it's sensitivity is at least as good as the 9500ci. The RL360 has already saved me from a laser ticket one hour after it was installed - it gave me enough time to slow down as I would have been caught dead to rights!

I spoke with the installer recommended by the dealer and was very impressed; he has an independent shop and does several Porsche dealers in Connecticut. I also now think the pricing was fair after I spoke with him, at the end of the day the price difference was only $200 - the price of one speeding ticket. Like you he has a lot of experience with both systems and he sold me on the RL360 for technical reasons; his install was also very clean and all his wiring was very well done. Definitely pleased with the decision.

Thanks for the reinforcement. The Calibre really ruined K40s reputation.
 

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Would there be any pics from a 9500ci installation on a 991? I'll get mine installed Thursday. I care more about making it practical than super concealed (I rarely drive thru VA). Pics would be strongly appreciated.

Thanks!!

PS: I currently have a V1 + Blinder M27 that have great ratings. V1 has too many false alarms compared to Escort (I am trying a windshield mounted 9500ix before I get the 9500ci installed and am very satisfied with it) and there is no elegant rear mount solution for the Blinder with the M47 kit. I'll transfer the V1, Blinder and 9500ix on other cars (GTI & SUV)
 
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Originally Posted by SM_ATL View Post
Would there be any pics from a 9500ci installation on a 991? I'll get mine installed Thursday. I care more about making it practical than super concealed (I rarely drive thru VA). Pics would be strongly appreciated.

Thanks!!

PS: I currently have a V1 + Blinder M27 that have great ratings. V1 has too many false alarms compared to Escort (I am trying a windshield mounted 9500ix before I get the 9500ci installed and am very satisfied with it) and there is no elegant rear mount solution for the Blinder with the M47 kit. I'll transfer the V1, Blinder and 9500ix on other cars (GTI & SUV)
I ended up going with the K30 RL360 mainly because I couldn't figure out where to put the two boxes for the 9500CI. The CI was $200 cheaper installed, but I preferred the completely stealthy install of the K40 unit better and trusted (fingers crossed) that the RL360 is a lot better than the Calibre.
 
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would love to see pics?
 
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European Car magazine June 2012 has a 2012 Radar and Laser detector buyer's guide. Not sure how much credit I give it, considering it does not include the Laser Interceptor or Escort 9500ic. It does include a show a picture of the Beltronic STiR Plus, which looks identical to my Escort 9500ic. hmmmm
 
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For what it's worth, I had the dealer install a new 9500ci on my new cab for $2,500 all included. The install job was top notch as well. Not sure if that's good or bad.
 
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For what it's worth, I had the dealer install a new 9500ci on my new cab for $2,500 all included. The install job was top notch as well. Not sure if that's good or bad.
pictures?
 
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pictures?
For my former X5M brother, anything.

I will take some more pics this weekend when I install the clear side reflectors and painted rear reflectors.
 
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For my former X5M brother, anything.

I will take some more pics this weekend when I install the clear side reflectors and painted rear reflectors.

You are a gentleman and a scholar. Would love to see the pics of the painted reflectors. I did the clear side turn signals up front and they look great.
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Escort 9500ci install complete

I have posted this in my build thread but thought I would post in this one too for future reference.
I Have been driving for a few days with the 9500ci now and am very pleased with the result as false alerts have dropped dramatically (less than 50% of alerts vs. 95% with my V1). One thing is tricky though, the factory setting for Laser is 'receiving', not 'shifting', so make sure you have the right setting before you hit the street

The radar detector is behind the plastic bumper and works well without being visible. Laser jammers are at the usual place:


The rear jammer is designed to be easily mounted on the license plate:


Inside the car, controls are installed at the right/behind the steering wheel. Not a big issue if they are not very visible since there are only a few buttons (and you almost only use the big 'Mute' button):


The main display goes into the 'ashtray' where it fits nicely. Again, with voice alerts, you do not need to look at it, unless when you are changing settings, and you better stop the car to do this anyhow!


Finally, the shop has integrated a green/red LED in the dashboard. I like this feature a lot as you do not have to look anywhere else to get confirmation of an alert.
 
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Just had my 9500ci installed.






The display is in the foot well, easily seen from the drivers position and nowhere else.


 

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