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I'm a Range Rover Evoque owner since 2013 with the same type of front solar glass as the F-Pace. I have both Escort Redline and Valentine One detectors. The solar glass (even when the radar detector is working through the clear cut out area) greatly reduces the effectiveness of both detectors. The Valentine One is most dramatically effected, its directional detection is rendered useless with the solar tinted glass and forward detection is down to about 40%. The Escort Redline (only forward type detection) is reduced to about 60% of its range. How do I know this? – by testing the same detectors is my other vehicle (Ford F-150 without any restrictive window tint) against a stationary radar location. My Valentine One has become a paperweight and with the Escort Redline I'm always doubting its detection ability, sometimes reduced to 100 yards.
OMG! I now have a very expensive paperweight. What's the solution, if any, other than slowing down?
 

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I'm a Range Rover Evoque owner since 2013 with the same type of front solar glass as the F-Pace. I have both Escort Redline and Valentine One detectors. The solar glass (even when the radar detector is working through the clear cut out area) greatly reduces the effectiveness of both detectors. The Valentine One is most dramatically effected, its directional detection is rendered useless with the solar tinted glass and forward detection is down to about 40%. The Escort Redline (only forward type detection) is reduced to about 60% of its range. How do I know this? – by testing the same detectors is my other vehicle (Ford F-150 without any restrictive window tint) against a stationary radar location. My Valentine One has become a paperweight and with the Escort Redline I'm always doubting its detection ability, sometimes reduced to 100 yards.
Very interesting, thanks. Still wrestling with this one. Considering the Escort completely built in system which I think would get around this but is horrendously expensive and presents an issue if one were to travel to Canada (after seeking permission from the regional BRG exclusivity zone potentate).
 

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Just a note, Peter, on the toll pass mounting challenges for my FP. Despite the recommendation of the manual to use the cut out areas, those didn't work at all for me in Texas. I had to use the other alternative space identified in the manual, which is the areas on the windshield that have the black "dots" on either side of the rear view mirror. Never could get my car wash RFID pass to work anywhere, and finally stuck it on a clear piece of plastic that I have to hold outside the window as I drive up.
 

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Escort Passport 9500ci in my RRS (had the same unit in S5). Love the laser jamming (the disbelieve on the officer's face is worth $1M when the signal is jammed) and the completely hidden installation of sensors and controls; units seating on the dash or hanging above windshield are cluttering\destroying the interior look IMHO. Installation is quite a task; I had mine installed at the shop and since I was purchasing\installing two units at the same time I received a deal from CarToys (around $4.5K total for 2 setups with 4 year shop's warranty). The units have never had any problems. The only annoying thing is that many cars/trucks are now emitting signals that seem to be recognized as K-band and the unit false alerts quite often. I wish there was an option for enabling only Ka-band and laser. I was once pulled over and told "I know you have a jammer but can you please start driving a bit slower?" The patrol officer did not know I already slowed down :eek:. No ticket and since then I slowed down by few mph ;).
 

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So glad I found this post! So I have a question for a few of the posters that stated the officers knew you were jamming the signal. Escort says on their website that the unit is completely undetectable. Are they just assuming you have a laser shifter since they can't get a read?

Also, I'm seeing photos of installations and you do see some of the components on the front grill. I've only ever used dash-mounted detectors, so am completely unfamiliar with this process. Who can install it for me? The dealership? Any other recommendations?

Thanks!
 

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I too am in research mode on this one. I believe if you have a CarToys shop near you they can do it. My dealer offers the full Escort built in with all the bells and whistles for $4,000, I'm sure they outsource it.

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If you use CarToys be sure you check the fit/finish of your interior after they are done. They did an install of a Pioneer unit in my 4Runner six months ago and the left bottom panel of dash is still not connected correctly. The guy who looked at it claimed I had lost a clip and needed to talk to Toyota. This was BS, Toyota said "no, it just wasn't put back together properly."
 

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So glad I found this post! So I have a question for a few of the posters that stated the officers knew you were jamming the signal. Escort says on their website that the unit is completely undetectable. Are they just assuming you have a laser shifter since they can't get a read?

Also, I'm seeing photos of installations and you do see some of the components on the front grill. I've only ever used dash-mounted detectors, so am completely unfamiliar with this process. Who can install it for me? The dealership? Any other recommendations?

Thanks!
back in the initial days of the laser jammers the patrol officers seemed to have no idea what was happening to their laser gun readings; now they most likely know for sure. When laser alert comes on (and signal is jammed) you might want to slow down and once at the speed limit disable the jammer - the laser gun will then start reading the signal. Jammers are illegal in some states and legal in others - google it for latest list as it might be changing.
The installation (the way it supposed to be done) invloves removal of many panels and hiding the wires. There are two laser jammers at the front grill plus the regular radar detector (so 3 wires total), one laser jammer at the rear (I have it installed by the license plate) and a GPS receiver that should be installed to have clear sky view. The control module connects all of the above plus the small display unit. All is connected to one of your fuses. Passport has installation diagrams. Good luck.
P.S. One more connector to accessible place to hookup to your laptop or so (USB) for updates.
 

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I have had a escort Redline for 6 years now. Its the best I have owned and I have had a handful of them over the years.

Good:
-Amazing range, I know the cops are around well before they know I am coming
-Few false alarms even in highway mode wile driving in city
-Very well built, aluminium housing
-Sound and voice when Alerting
-Intensity / distance of signal indicator

Bad:

-No GPS (Redline was the last model to come out without GPS) so no way of setting reminders ( favorite cop spots) or block known False alarms (do not get many at all but there are a few)
-No speed on / low speed off, newer GPS models will not alert when going slower then speed limit or below 25MPH, by user defined options. (No GPS on this one that is why)
-Heavy, Built well yes but, its heavy and needs a good mount

Overall:

I still like my Redline and have not seen the need to upgrade but would recommend for you to go with the escort max2 or Max360 given the GPS options they have

Hope it helps.

https://www.escortradar.com/redline/
 
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I have had a escort Redline for 6 years now. Its the best I have owned and I have had a handful of them over the years.

Good:
-Amazing range, I know the cops are around well before they know I am coming
-Few false alarms even in highway mode wile driving in city
-Very well built, aluminium housing
-Sound and voice when Alerting
-Intensity / distance of signal indicator

Bad:

-No GPS (Redline was the last model to come out without GPS) so no way of setting reminders ( favorite cop spots) or block known False alarms (do not get many at all but there are a few)
-No speed on / low speed off, newer GPS models will not alert when going slower then speed limit or below 25MPH, by user defined options. (No GPS on this one that is why)
-Heavy, Built well yes but, its heavy and needs a good mount

Overall:

I still like my Redline and have not seen the need to upgrade but would recommend for you to go with the escort max2 or Max360 given the GPS options they have

Hope it helps.

https://www.escortradar.com/redline/
But how do we get Redline or any other detector to work with F-Pace's special solar glass that dramatically cuts operating efficiency and range? Is the only alternative a 4k special wiring/mount?
 

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But how do we get Redline or any other detector to work with F-Pace's special solar glass that dramatically cuts operating efficiency and range? Is the only alternative a 4k special wiring/mount?
I did not know the F-Pace had that. I am 3 weeks away from receiving my F-Pace. I will defiantly test. I have a stationary radar near my house that I can test it with and I know exactly where I should pick it up as I am approaching.

In my previous cars I had ceramic aluminium tints (aka Foil tints) that block my cell signals (had to use repeaters) but those tints never interfered with the radar detector. But again I will have to test once I receive my f-pace.

If there is "blocking" from the glass then the only other option are Built in detectors, Escort has them as well $900 one and $2000 one. I do not know these personally but its what I would go with.
 

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But how do we get Redline or any other detector to work with F-Pace's special solar glass that dramatically cuts operating efficiency and range? Is the only alternative a 4k special wiring/mount?
Hi Trek after searching a bit I found this online, I think we have pass through spots for our detectors toll tags etc... Again I will test as soon as I have my F-pace but its an interesting read.


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So far I'm liking my Netradar remote setup. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a new radar setup.
 

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Hot wired my Valentine One in my F Pace with heated windshield. Clipped to the driver's side visor. Works perfectly.
I have the V1 one my Jetta and planning to to do the same when/if we get the diesel for my wife.
 

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Anyone have any experience with K40 Electronics built in radar/laser system?
 

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So far I'm liking my Netradar remote setup. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a new radar setup.
I have had 9500ci but like the price point of the Netradar. The web site is a bit confusing as to what components are needed for what. If you could elaborate on your setup I'd appreciate. I'd be searching for laser jammer front+rear and radar detector front (Ka band is of primary interest), GPS receiver for blind spotting and some control unit + smartphone integration.
Latest bicycle shifters are wireless - time for these detectors and jammers to be wireless as well. Googling the subject shows a unit called M100 but seems as it's one of those wild snakes.
 

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anyone have any instruction on how to hotwire a valentine v1 in the f pace. I know people make wire kits to tap in to rear view mirrow. have anyone done this yet. what is the best location to tap in to in f pace. kind of scared to do this on such a heavy tech car, but the lack of 12v plug in the front, kind of leave me with no choose. I want the easy way possible, just in case I have to remove it to bring in to service.
 

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Take the two plastic pieces off of the rear view mirror arm at the windshield. There is a molex connector with 3 wires in it. It's the black and the gray blue I believe. Black is ground. If you get it wrong on the other one it just won't turn on so switch it to the other one. You can buy the pig tails on amazon for almost nothing.

As for the cut out areas "working great" I just did a test: In open air I get 4 bars of K band from my local automatic door opener. Inside anywhere other than the cut outs I get 0 bars with my Max 360. In the cut outs I get 2 bars.

In my wife's WRX without the crazy windshield she gets 4 bars inside on a nice mirror mount.

I.e. even in the cut out areas you're still getting 50% cut in sensitivity. And the stupid suction cups constantly are falling off and pulling on the wire. I would LOVE a better solution to this problem and spending $3000 on a Max360 CI isn't a better solution although I might be forced into it.
 

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Take the two plastic pieces off of the rear view mirror arm at the windshield. There is a molex connector with 3 wires in it. It's the black and the gray blue I believe. Black is ground. If you get it wrong on the other one it just won't turn on so switch it to the other one. You can buy the pig tails on amazon for almost nothing.

As for the cut out areas "working great" I just did a test: In open air I get 4 bars of K band from my local automatic door opener. Inside anywhere other than the cut outs I get 0 bars with my Max 360. In the cut outs I get 2 bars.

In my wife's WRX without the crazy windshield she gets 4 bars inside on a nice mirror mount.

I.e. even in the cut out areas you're still getting 50% cut in sensitivity. And the stupid suction cups constantly are falling off and pulling on the wire. I would LOVE a better solution to this problem and spending $3000 on a Max360 CI isn't a better solution although I might be forced into it.
Arrgh, irked that there is now a Max 360 CI. I tried to make sure there wasn't going to be an updated built in system imminent when I put mine in and now there is.

The lousy suction cup problem finally drove me to built in and I love it. Super convenient, great range and coverage.
 
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