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police radar and tinted windows.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ckeeton, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    ckeeton

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    hey i was wondering if tinted windows would mess with my police radar?
     
  2. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    you mean your radar detector? or are you attempting to run radar?
     
  3. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    nope...been running the darkest tint possible in my unit for years....doesnt seem to affect the radar one bit.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    No you're tinted windows will not prevent a police radar from coming in or going out of your vehicle.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    I don't understand this question. Police radar is doppler radar, unless the officer is using lidar or other laser radar, and it is not affected by tint. If your asking if window tint will affect your detectors ability to pick up a police radar signal, I would say no, but then again why do you have tint on your windshield?
     
  6. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    sorry should have stated my detector. and no the windshield is not tinted but it has the 360 cover and the back and sides are going to be so i was just checking,
     
  7. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    unless it's metallic tint, it will only effect the visible spectrum.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Tint won't mess with it...but when they catch you and you have illegal tint...theres 2 tickets! lol
     
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    regardless of tint...by the time it beeps...the officer probably has tagged you...
     
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    haha yeah the tint will be legal not gonna mess with that to much.


    why you say that? mine has always been able to pick them up in enough time for me to get back down.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    you werent going fast enough to warrant that officer stopping you

    with the instant-on...i can confirm your speed twice before the typical radar detector starts beeping
     
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    is the instant on thing new? have not heard anything about that system yet.

    and guessing your a police officer?
     
  13. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    tint doesn't affect radar and laser...they point and shoot the radar and laser usually against the plates since its metal and can get a quicker reading from that...

    IMHO the best Radar/Laser detector is the Valentine 1...

    here's a test to prove that the V1 (<-click for link)is the best bang for its buck on the market...
     
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    Instant on isn't that new and if you're traveling where there's not much traffic, by the time that thing beeps, the police officer already has you. You may just have been lucky enough to pick-up the bursts when they're targeting another car ahead of you, or they're not using instant on.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    oh okay. yeah i have wondered about that before.
    but thanks for the help guys! appreciate it
     
  16. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    You can keep the radar unit on "hold" where it isn't sending out a signal....when you see a car you want to get a speed on, you can take it off hold by the remote, Giving you and instant speed on the car.

    Being that the radar unit wasn't sending out a signal on hold, your radar detector didn't go off until the unit is taken off hold, by that time i have your speed before you can even think about hitting the brake.

    This works on both moving and stationary mode, front/rear, same lane or opposite lane.
     
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    What's the quickest way to get the attention of all the LEO's on the board???


    Post about tint, radar, or bitch about a ticket.
     
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    columbia south carolina?
     
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