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    Default M-20 vs. M-40 for a ford ranger

    A few days ago i was driving on a stretch of highway taking my fiance to the airport and within a trip there and back i encountered over 30 officers using lidar. I have the older version of the 8500. What else should i add?

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    Did you actually see 30 police?
    Near airports, the wind shear sensors will cause laser false alarms.

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    YES! it was crazy. The total trip was probably about 100 miles. i was extremely close a few times and am now looking to get an m-20 or m-40 .

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    You do not need anything more than an M20 for a Ford Ranger
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    thanks happya$$. Have you heard about any of the older escort 8500's giving off a laser signal when there's nothing around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauiman84
    thanks happya$$. Have you heard about any of the older escort 8500's giving off a laser signal when there's nothing around?
    Does the laser alert go off under full throttle? That problem has been documented on many-a-thread and is due to an older-style power cord. How old is this detector?

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    the detector is around 3 years old or so. sometimes it doesn't go off under full throtal but that would explain a lot

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    Airports run windshear sensors that operate on lidar wavelength. If you saw no cops, then this is most likely your problem.

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    Yeah. It has to be one of these things or some other anomaly There's just no way that there would be 30 cops (or even half that many) with laser on a 100 mile drive. Not even in"laser happy Ohio." (What are we up to on the speed traps forum, "Lasered again part 9"?)

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    i might be over exagerating by a few but there was easily over 20 i swear on that. it's time to get a blinder

 

 

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