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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
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Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws, BUT...

I totally didn't realize my speed while out for a GT test drive and drove around a 25 mph curve at 50! The salesman didn't flinch.

What kind of radar/laser/jamming package should I get? Does it void my warranty?

Picking her up tomorrow - can't wait!
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:16 PM
mpress mpress is offline
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i just scheduled my gt for this .. going in on thursday one full day install.

Beltronics STiR Plus, rearview mirror integrated display, controller flush mounted to left of steering wheel where some of the drivers asst pkg buttons normally go... looks great there and easily accessible with left hand when driving..

Blinder 47 laser jammers dual front and rear. this is relatively similar set up i have in my 911 except with valentine one.. just felt the new technology of the bel/escort system has more advantages over the arrows of the valentine.. i will miss my arrows but will covet the lack of false alerts...
i highly recommend this set up... if you are serious about avoiding tickets.. my installer does most of the new york yankees and knicks cars and tests extensively with 3 different types of laser guns and radar guns...

in last 7 years since he has done my cars i have gotten only 1 ticket and it was a BS stop, cop claimed to have hit me with laser and he never even had a gun out or was out of his car.. i know the cop always has bmws, porsches, mercedes and other high ends pulled over... the lawyers at the course house call him a dirty cop....

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:19 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
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Sorry to hear about that ticket. The last time I had a radar detector, it drove me nuts with all of the false warnings. I stopped using it. Has that technology been improved lately?

And these installs don't void your warranty?
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:58 PM
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new technology has incredibly improved the radar detector experience...and no it will not void your warranty..
check out radar roys website radarbusters.com it can tell you a lot...
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