Results from Escort ZR5 System

Discussion in 'Escort Shifter Pro/ZR3/4' started by RADAR VINCE, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. RADAR VINCE

    RADAR VINCE Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Sure, I'm willing to come to New Jersey to test further. Let me look over my schedule and ill private message you in a day or two. Thank you very much for offering. I would like to test some other guns that Delaware police use and some guns that you believe will put this system to the test. Thanks again.
     
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    @model55amg. Double tap of mute turns off jamming.
     
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    RADAR VINCE Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    I've been talking to a Escort Engineer over the phone. He has helped me with installation and told me where to install the sensor heads. H
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 4, 2018, Original Post Date: Oct 4, 2018 ---
    Yeah I'm worried about that myself. I've been talking to Escort which gave me advice on installation and a bunch of recommendations. He claims that they won't. I guess will have to wait and see.
     
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    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    No, at this point, you're DRIVEN BY PERFECTION...and be anal about it LOL (inside joke for advanced members)
     
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    I'll advise of the f/w, but I believe I will have to Post it in the Advanced section. If I am not allowed to Post the f/w, please advise as to how I can get the info out.
    By a PM perhaps? To whomever is interested?
    I will be out of contact with everyone until Friday, at which time I will Post the f/w of the DESL and the DETC which I used.

    EDIT: I decided not to post the firmware. However, at his request, I did tell one RDForum Advanced Level member, via a PM.
     
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    Thanks Mike again for helping me with my system yesterday. It was greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Bossdad71 Premium Member Advanced User MFG/Vendor Premium Member

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    please remind me, do they have a auto cut off or is it still just by the detector? i read so much, i get confused
     
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    RADAR VINCE Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    On the ZR5 (hardwired version) it has a controller which you have to double-tap the mute button to turn off the laser Jammer. On the ZW5 (Wireless version) have to double-tap the mute button on the radar detector. There is no auto shut off on the escort laser jammers.
     
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    Are you allowed to PM the ver info to folks like myself nit elevated enough to see in closed sections? Do I need to do a secret handshake live? I get that certain info be protected from LEO or manufacturers that could be lurking in these surfdom class forum levels I and so many others are stuck in. Wish there was a method to allow those of us at the bottom of the cast to learn info that would help us make best choices too.

    To both of you, thanks for posting the test results you did. Very helpful.

    Dumb question, had the controller been updated to latest FW recently through DT?
     
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    Thank you guys for doing this. Very interesting reading.

    If I may: did you, or has anyone, seen any recent ZR5 testing with two heads only? OP, anything you came across when you went this route? I ask because I run a Max Ci 360 install with dual heads each front/rear. As I understand it, ShifterMax = ZR5.
     
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    I plan on testing next week again. I will tape off 2 heads and test but i know my vehicles front end is too big for two heads to fully protect but, I want to see how well it performs. I wish there were more users testing this system but, it look like it's only me at the present time. You have a good system. What type of car do you have? Please post a picture of your set up.
     
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    Veri Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Would be interested in your results. I have an install on an MB S-class, can't post pics of my own right this second, but it's similar to the pics I posted in my thread looking into install details (www.rdforum.org: Escort Max Ci 360 (maybe) install questions) -- the front two heads are mounted just underneath the horizontal trim bar below where "1" and "2" appear in the picture. Difficult to make perfectly level at that location with adhesive tape mounting on the top, securing them to the underside of that trim.

    I'm too far away to help in testing but am curious to see what kind of performance you see from a two-head test.
     
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    I wouldn't complain about punch throughs at 30-40 yards.
     
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    Neither would I. I would be more concerned about the random punch-throughs at 500-1500 feet if that were to be the case with a two-head setup.
     
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    No, it wasn't. Checked that
     
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    I totally agree. I bought my ZR5 on Escorts proven reputation. I've been an Escort user from the beginning detector. So Im glad to hear some positive feedback. I too have only a dual head front on my Cayman S. Id like to get some results from the Dragon eye units as they are built here less than 2 miles from my home here in Duluth, GA. Ill be waiting for some results as well, and also, I've never had my new system tested. So any RDF viewers in the Duluth, ATL, GA area want to play test his system let me know by a reply please. Thanks for the informative feedback YALL :O)
     
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    How much are you willing to bet? I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.
     
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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    Well I for one wish Monomoy the best of Luck , but unfortunately I am siding with
    @BestRadarDetectors on this.

    Thinking things I cannot say in Forums is the reason it did so well.
    I hope Im wrong, but I doubt it.

    We'll see but not holding my breath.

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