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95blklsc
02-09-2009, 03:12 PM
So I've been a lurker here for quite some time, I have read many tests and reports but want some direct feedback.

I have a Passport SRX that I got a good deal on a while back. I know it isn't a very capable jammer against some of the new guns especially. It's radar detection has been pretty damn good and I'm happy with that portion of it as of now.

I would like some better protection on my C6 Corvette (metallic red BTW, not sur ehow much that matters), especially from in front. I was thinking I could move the two primary SRX heads to the back of the car and put a new system up front. I don't run a front plate either so that helps minimize my reflection along with the short profile of the car as well.

So what do you think? What would you put on? BTW I'm up in Mass, metrowest area, I'm not really sure what I'm upagainst as far as LIDAR guns, any idea?

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 03:22 PM
Is there any particular reason your concerned? The C6 is pretty stealth by itself and the ZR3 should give you good protection especially without the front plate.

If you just want the best then the Laser Interceptor is widely accepted to be the best performing jammer on the market. Your idea to swap the ZR3 heads to the back and run a two head LI system up front sounds good. Take some pix when your done.

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 03:25 PM
I agree with Erick,
given that you own a C6, I believe you want the best performing jammer money can buy, then LI is for you. If you're on budget, there are plenty of choices.

95blklsc
02-09-2009, 03:26 PM
The main reason for concern is I'm a young guy in a fast car, I won't/don't get much sympathy if I get pulled over. I don't drive too fast, but sometimes I do without realizing on the highway. I do see the Mass Staties with the laser guns out on a regular basis, not problems yet. I'd rather spend $500 and avoid a ticket with a jammer then spend $250 plus on a ticket and thousands in surcharges. :D

95blklsc
02-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Is LI still considered the best? I remember reading some concerns about the unit used on the GOL testing. Or am I thinking of something else?

I would like to spend under $500. I don't necessarily need something that will jam every gun down to less than 300 ft but something that consistently jams all guns I need to worry about up here in MA at 400ft+

Thanks for the input BTW

95blklsc
02-09-2009, 03:30 PM
Is there any particular reason your concerned? The C6 is pretty stealth by itself and the ZR3 should give you good protection especially without the front plate.

If you just want the best then the Laser Interceptor is widely accepted to be the best performing jammer on the market. Your idea to swap the ZR3 heads to the back and run a two head LI system up front sounds good. Take some pix when your done.

How has your ZR3 worked on your C6? Any confirmed jams?

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Is LI still considered the best? I remember reading some concerns about the unit used on the GOL testing. Or am I thinking of something else?

I would like to spend under $500. I don't necessarily need something that will jam every gun down to less than 300 ft but something that consistently jams all guns I need to worry about up here in MA at 400ft+

Thanks for the input BTW
According to GOL's and numerous independent tests, LI is currently the best performer.

M6D
02-09-2009, 04:08 PM
I have ZR3s on my previous car and LI on my current car. Sold the previous car to a friend so will try to get him to let me test both cars side by side with some newer guns, if you can wait a few weeks before making a decision. Otherwise, I'd go with LI upfront.

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 04:11 PM
the ZR3 is good, Erick had it on his C6. We tested it back in Houston last year... Of course you want to shut it off and slow down.
Now, what are your driving habits and where are you located?

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Is LI still considered the best? I remember reading some concerns about the unit used on the GOL testing. Or am I thinking of something else?

I would like to spend under $500. I don't necessarily need something that will jam every gun down to less than 300 ft but something that consistently jams all guns I need to worry about up here in MA at 400ft+

Thanks for the input BTW

If that's all you need then you should be fine in your current configuration. The LI is for three things. Close shooters, big vehicles and people who want to jam all the way to the gun. The ZR3 will easily protect a C6 down to 300 ft.

The only rap on the LI I know of was build quality but that seems to have been rectified. CS is supposedly top notch and the units seem well built and durable. I'm not sure how old the oldest LI still in service is but it should last the service life of your vehicle.

I still wouldn't drive through high water with it though, and before you laugh that's exactly what I had to do just last October. Had to drive through two blocks full of water. Gave the ZR3 a nice water test which it passed with flying colors.

95blklsc
02-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Hmmm good food for thought, maybe I'll leave it alone. Is there any merit to putting the rear jammer head on the front instead? I've seen some people questioning if the rear was was even effective. If it isn't I'd rather just take it off the back and throw it on the front to add to the output. It would only make sence if it's output was timed the same as the front heads.

Where did you mount the two heads on the front of your C6? Mine are on the outside of the grill opening, now ar from the headlights, that is what I assumed would be targeted.

I would really like to mount the radar sensor higher but it's just to big to put anywhere else besides where I have it. It does have decent range too, pretty happy with it.

95blklsc
02-09-2009, 05:05 PM
the ZR3 is good, Erick had it on his C6. We tested it back in Houston last year... Of course you want to shut it off and slow down.
Now, what are your driving habits and where are you located?

I'm located up in Mass, outside of Boston. (It's in the original post :p) Are those results from his C6 on the sticky in this forum or posted somwhere? I'd like to see them!

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 05:53 PM
I'm located up in Mass, outside of Boston. (It's in the original post :p) Are those results from his C6 on the sticky in this forum or posted somwhere? I'd like to see them!
We never posted or we did, don't remember. Just wait for Erick to chime in...
But your location are important because that'll determine what type of lidar you can encounter.

Zapple
02-09-2009, 06:07 PM
I still wouldn't drive through high water with it though, and before you laugh that's exactly what I had to do just last October. Had to drive through two blocks full of water. Gave the ZR3 a nice water test which it passed with flying colors.

That's too funny Erick, so did this guy: YouTube - Drowning Goat

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 07:59 PM
That's too funny Erick, so did this guy: YouTube - Drowning Goat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeVqaEm5rZk&feature=channel_page)

Zapple, your hilarious! CaliCsix is an ahole ;)

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 08:04 PM
Hmmm good food for thought, maybe I'll leave it alone. Is there any merit to putting the rear jammer head on the front instead? I've seen some people questioning if the rear was was even effective. If it isn't I'd rather just take it off the back and throw it on the front to add to the output. It would only make sence if it's output was timed the same as the front heads.

Where did you mount the two heads on the front of your C6? Mine are on the outside of the grill opening, now ar from the headlights, that is what I assumed would be targeted.

I would really like to mount the radar sensor higher but it's just to big to put anywhere else besides where I have it. It does have decent range too, pretty happy with it.

I think the three head forward setup on the ZR3 (the enthusiest setup) is a great option. But be advised although the rear head is pretty useless most of the time it does do some good from long distances. I was getting rear jams last spring at around 600 ft which was unexpected.

crazyVOLVOrob
02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
The main reason for concern is I'm a young guy in a fast car, I won't/don't get much sympathy if I get pulled over. I don't drive too fast, but sometimes I do without realizing on the highway. I do see the Mass Staties with the laser guns out on a regular basis, not problems yet. I'd rather spend $500 and avoid a ticket with a jammer then spend $250 plus on a ticket and thousands in surcharges. :D
I am in MA and frequently run into their laser. Mass Staties I have only ever seen them use LTi Ultralyte of Marksmans (Which the Escort zr3 does great against) or Laser Atlantas (which the zr3 does amazing against)

A simple way to further improve the performance of your ZR3's is to one make sure they have a clear and open view of the road ahead and are 100% level And add VEIL to your headlights


Is LI still considered the best? I remember reading some concerns about the unit used on the GOL testing. Or am I thinking of something else?

I would like to spend under $500. I don't necessarily need something that will jam every gun down to less than 300 ft but something that consistently jams all guns I need to worry about up here in MA at 400ft+
Thanks for the input BTW
The Laser Interceptor is still said to be the best but it cost $700

I think right now you are ok as far as protection but any easy fix to improve your performance would be to put VEIL on your headlights

Hmmm good food for thought, maybe I'll leave it alone. Is there any merit to putting the rear jammer head on the front instead? I've seen some people questioning if the rear was was even effective. If it isn't I'd rather just take it off the back and throw it on the front to add to the output. It would only make sence if it's output was timed the same as the front heads.

Where did you mount the two heads on the front of your C6? Mine are on the outside of the grill opening, now ar from the headlights, that is what I assumed would be targeted.

I would really like to mount the radar sensor higher but it's just to big to put anywhere else besides where I have it. It does have decent range too, pretty happy with it.
The rear jammer really doesn't perform well at all to save you a ticket if you are shot from the rear though I have never noticed a MA Statie shooting laser at the rear of cars.

You could move it up front but its not really needed since your car is already a stealth design.

My one suggestion would be to just add VEIL to the headlights.

EDIT: As erick said below VEIL would have quite the negative effect on your head light output for night time driving so there is always the possibility of adding a leather bra to the front of your car.

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 09:21 PM
My one suggestion would be to just add VEIL to the headlights.

VEIL will diffuse the hard line the Xenon headlights are supposed to give you. I didn't mind when I drove in the day time mostly but after the time change and it got dark earlier I got rid of it pretty quick.

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 09:36 PM
VEIL will diffuse the hard line the Xenon headlights are supposed to give you. I didn't mind when I drove in the day time mostly but after the time change and it got dark earlier I got rid of it pretty quick.
So does it diffuse it more for Xenon or in general with all types of headlights?

erickonphoenix
02-09-2009, 09:40 PM
So does it diffuse it more for Xenon or in general with all types of headlights?

It diffuses all headlights to varying degress. On the GTO it's acceptable but the C6 Corvette has such a crisp horizon line from the Xenons that it's sad to screw it up with the VEIL.

oahuyahoo
02-09-2009, 11:28 PM
This is not a C-6 but close enough. This is the only way I'll drive this car in this state. Too many maniacs in uniforms out there. Old vid but you get the idea.
LI quad, kind of like going after an elephant with a slingshot.

Edit111.flv video by jjchart - Photobucket

speed-dreams
02-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Holy crap that C5 is protecting other drivers!!
Any pics of your setup/install?

gpracer1
02-12-2009, 12:11 PM
I wanted a LI for my C5, but it was just too much money for not enough laser activity in Phoenix. I went with the Blinder and it did awesome against 4 guns....even with the headlights up.

If I lived in CA or somewhere where the laser was rampant, I would have just saved for the LI.

category4
02-12-2009, 02:32 PM
When I had the Blinder on the C6 it did a pretty good job, only the Stalker gave it any problem at all.

If you want to spend $500 I would think about a 4 head blinder for front and rear protection. I would personally do some testing on the ZR3's you have and see how that goes. You might even try Veil on the headlights before popping 500 away if the tests show respectable results on the ZR3's.

DA KAR
02-21-2009, 04:56 PM
I recently ordered a LI quad...can't wait to install on my C6.That video was amazing with the rear protection on the C5.