That's sweet. I need something like that for my rear plate, since I'd never have a front plate on my cars.
That's very cool... I like.
They're nice for show, but not so much for a countermeasure. You have to remember to retract it and to return it. If you get pulled over, and he goes up front and sees a plate where there was none a minute ago, you can bet he's going to figure out why. Laser Shielding a plate, or using a non-reflective facsimile is a better idea.
Best device I ever saw for the front plate was a mount with a spring, so as you are driving, the wind bends the plate back under the bumper. It doesn't completely get rid of it, but it will definitely keep anyone from reading it, or a laser from reflecting straight back to the gun.
I think I saw the video you were mentioning Stealth Stalker. I believe it was on a Miata.
Slightly OT: I do see a value for this for people with front mount intercoolers on their vehicles and live in an area that requires a front plate. More cool air to the intercoolers = more power (or as the younger generation would say, 'Mo Powah)
Last edited by WK446; 10-18-2008 at 10:00 PM.
you could use it in states that require a front plate, have it retracted all the time then as you get pulled over for it retracted it back out, help with your laser jammer
I think it would be better to have a CR8APL8 front plate rather than no plate at all. If you don't have a plate, they'll aim for your lights (weak point for me), if they think I have a normal plate they'll aim for that and I'll easily jam them.
I would like to not have a front plate for when I take pictures of my car, but my solution tie-wraps.
Offer it up for bait.
While valid, I also see this precise scenario as a weakness of all current "active plate hiding" systems.
I keep wondering, though, if such a system could possibly be "automated" via analog conversion of the digital output from, say, the various GPS-based warning devices that we now see (i.e. Escort/Bel's top-end detectors, Cheetah's GPS-Mirror and C100, and also the ActiveStealth system), in much the same way that analog signal feeds are converted to digital input for vehicle performance datalogging and programs.
There, though, would still exist a need for a manual "emergency interrupt" or "cut" button, so that if one were to see an enforcer in the area, this interrupt can be actuated, to prevent the plate from coming down!