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Issue Sixteen
February 25, 2005
Chip Foose & The OverHaulin' Crew
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Mothers® Waxes Polishes Cleaners
2005 Scion tC
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12
Lidatek LaserECHO LE-30 Laser Jammer
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Lidatek Laser Jammers:
Protect Yourself Against Speed Traps (continued)

Lidatek Laser Jammer installation

Lidatek Laser Jammer installation in the front grill

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Lidatek under the dash.

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So, in other words, keep the fact that you've got a jammer to yourself - don't go bragging to the five-0 that you're invincible to laser detection. As Cole explained it, the Lidatek LE-30 delivers some of the best protection available, but if the officer suspects that you have a jammer, "He'll target something as minute as the tip of your radio antenna, and with any luck, he'll get your speed."

The LE-30 defeats the laser gun, and at the same time, returns an interference code that is common to laser guns and is something that the officer wouldn't be surprised to see. The LE-30 continues to interfere with the laser guns' signal for five seconds, which should be more than enough time for the driver to slow his or her speed. It then sits dormant for a minute, at which point it's ready for action again.

The Lidatek LE-30 employs a gallium arsenide laser for jamming purposes, and because of this, is much higher in power than its competitors LED-based systems. The transceiver (the part of the system that actually transmits the jamming signal) is small - just larger than a "fat" book of matches. This small size makes it easy to mount, and keeps it hidden from prying eyes.

I ordered a dual transceiver unit, as my Tahoe is a tad portly, and as such makes for an easy target. Smaller vehicles can make due with a single front-mounted unit, but if you're uncertain, check with Lidatek - they'll know what sort of system will best suit your vehicle. When I inquired about rear mounted transceivers, I was told that it's highly unlikely to be "shot in the back" by laser, so I opted to skip the rear transceiver unit.

Installing the Lidatek LE-30 was a breeze. The kit includes a wonderful set of instructions, and plenty of hardware options to make even the most tricky installation simple. The kit consisted of: two transceivers, an interface box, a speaker, an LED, some really high quality interface cables, and plenty of mounting hardware.

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