Remote conversion Smartradar-R

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I was toying with the idea of ghetto arrows for some time. I have my old Smartradar that is useless as a daily driver since it can't filter out BSM. What if I turned it into a remote and silenced it?

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It works! Now its mounted behind the rear bumper. The frame and body should provide the best RF shielding. I tested against speed signs and the range is good. Its quiet as I unplugged its speaker, because part now sits outside. R3 is the main guard on duty but now I can take a glance at directional information.
 

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Very kool!
 

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Mounted behind the rear bumper? How will it see radar signals like that?
 

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Mounted behind the rear bumper? How will it see radar signals like that?
Plastic bumper. The detector works pretty well in that spot.
 

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Mounted behind the rear bumper? How will it see radar signals like that?
Radio waves will travel through uniform plastic quite well. You only get into trouble when you have non-uniform shapes or metallic paint.
 

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You could also use the BT function with an old version of Escort Live to skip the wiring headache (with this you can see freq and strength - the led display only shows one of these at a time).
 

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