I was driving my normal route, where I generally see lidar at least once or twice per month. Sure enough I got some, but since I haven't had friendly testing of my LI setup I don't trust it yet, so I was only maybe 5-7 past PSL.
I was in the leftmost lane, with another car in front of me. My Escort heads (9500ci) went nutso. I had them on alert-only and they went off, I assumed it was sun interference from the back of the car in front of me because I couldn't see any LEO and it was glare-y.
Escort kept alerting for another 2 seconds or so, I had already backed down to PSL by this point.
Then I finally SAW the LEO and the LI alerted.
I'm not sure if this is due to the uber-sensitivity that the Escort has and it picked up scatter from him targeting the car in front of me? Or, could it be my escort head location vs. the LIs? My LIs are relatively high on the car (but still below hoodline and no higher than the headlights). However, due to the rake of the grill, they are set back maybe 1-2 inches in comparison to the Escort heads. Could this make such a drastic difference in reaction? How much of an effect does being out of level have? I'm still trying to get them tweaked to stay level, and they generally stray a bit between my adjustments - on the bubble level that ship with them, the bubble is never fully outside of the center area, but it will stray out and the heads tend to tilt back / aim upwards.
Some horrible installed photos here - I couldn't fit in front of the car where I had parked it when I took these. Click to get to a larger size.
Should I consider moving the LI heads down to the lower section of the top grill (i.e. sitting right on top of the silver part)? My concern with this is that the silver section gets VERY hot (sun and stupidly hot 6cyl engine), to the point where I'm worried that 3M adhesive may start to come off.