Well, the rain held off yesterday afternoon and this morning so I got a chance to install my Quad head LI system.
For those unfamiliar with my jammer history I'll do a quick summary here.
- Up until this morning I had a 3 head LPP setup on the front running off 2 cboxes.
- I had originally had just a dual head LPP setup which provided average jamming performance, with random 1000ft PT and average PT of around 140ft.
- This random long range PT and a desire to remove the risk of short range PT meant I invested in 3 heads up front.
- 3 heads LPP gave JTG performance against a Prolaser II
- Two months ago I was lasered from the rear on a motorway doing 98mph, so was very eager to protect my rear.
- One month ago one of my front heads failed.
All in all I decided to purchase a quad LI as it seemed the only system which I could fit on the rear of my car.
The first pic (sorry for the poor quality) shows the relative size of the LPP and LI heads (the slim LI heads are much smaller).
The following pics show my install completed. The yellow rings show the install position of my original 2 LPP heads and the position I chose to place the 2 LI heads. The green rings indicate the position of the 3 LPP heads I had to use to JTG.
The next pic shows the rear heads in situ.
EDIT: I made no particular effort to get the heads straight and level, merely using eyes alone.
Okay, I thought it would be sensible to post some thoughts following installation.
- Connection wires are flat not round and do make installation much easier.
- Heads are small, lightweight, slim, and easier to install
- All in one switch is far better than LPP's wiring loom.
- CPU box oozes quality
- Voice alerts are loud and very clear.
I do have some suggestions to the LI team:
- It would be nice to be able to order extension kits for the head leads in the future
- Possibility of making the LI casing smooth in future as the rough finish makes using 3M tape more difficult.
- Any chance of making the outer window completely smooth (i.e. internalise the bubble) so to increase the stealth of the heads.
- Possibility of allowing the user to keep the parking sensor feature operating continously (some of us actually use it in that way!!)
Now we get to the whole purpose of LI's existence. I only have access to a Prolaser II which I do find an outstanding lidar gun. It is easy to target, rapid to acquire speed, gives audible feedback to the operator and readily PT my 2 head LPP setup.
Before I tested the LI, I deliberately placed the LI heads where the LPP heads had failed to protect my car adequately. This was done so that I could compare the 2 systems more readily.
I did 5 runs towards the PLII, and 5 away. The test road is 1000ft long (give or take a few feet) and targetting was started at the 1000ft mark. I was the operator and sat on the other side of the road. The road is slightly curved so that I know the aim is at varying angles throughout the run. Similarly, the rear of the car was targetted as soon as the vehicle passed the operator.
Quite simply, breathtaking.
Every run was JTG and JFG. I am a mean operator of this PLII and I could not get anything. Not from any distance.
My advice, get one, and get one quickly.
If there is anyone in the UK willing to lend/rent out other LIDAR guns please PM me, cheers.