2006 Impala 9C1 Install

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I'm curious about the camera. Does it have IR lights for night time? And how is the reflection back from them with the glass?

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I'm still trying to figure out how he sees the road. Of course if I was over 5' tall it would help....
 
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Sorry for the late response guys :/

I'm curious about the camera. Does it have IR lights for night time? And how is the reflection back from them with the glass?

Mike
The IR lights don't reflect back much and they don't really do anything at night, they're pretty weak.

I'm still trying to figure out how he sees the road. Of course if I was over 5' tall it would help....
Haha well the Impala actually has pretty good visibility, I never liked cars because I felt low to the ground, it actually sits up a bit for a car which is nice.
 

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You have come a long way my friend a LONG beautiful way. That looks very nice. I still want your 900MHz freqs and are you APRSing yet?
 

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You have come a long way my friend a LONG beautiful way. That looks very nice. I still want your 900MHz freqs and are you APRSing yet?
Thanks Keith! I'm looking forward to seeing yours in person.

Here's the freqs
Output Input
927.5000 927.5000 151.4 PL
927.6000 927.6000 151.4 PL
927.9125 902.9125 186.2 PL Kansas City Rptr
927.9125 927.9125 UNK PL (simp output of above?)
927.5875 902.5875 CSQ Kansas City Rptr
927.5875 927.5875 CSQ (simp output of above?)
927.7125 902.7125 151.4 pl Merriam Rptr
927.8250 902.8250 071 DPL Lawrence K0USY
927.0125 902.0125 UNK PL Kansas City MO
927.4875 902.4875 UNK PL Kansas City MO

Very nice job you've done with the car!

Mike
Thank you Mike!
 

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Really nice pictures and setup,but what kind of storm were you chasing? Rain or thunder?
 

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Really nice pictures and setup,but what kind of storm were you chasing? Rain or thunder?
Thanks, caught me by surprise so I only had my phone with me for pictures. It was just a severe squall line. At this point I'll take anything storm related and this was the first chase in the Impala, a good test for working bugs out.
 

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That Impala looks tough.....did you install any warning lights?
If so, any pics?
It's a tough car, I really like the Impala police package. Just about everything on the car is heavy duty which gives you piece of mind during intense driving conditions.

It just has a rear taillight flasher. In the picture you can see the reverse light on, it flashes brakes/reverse.
 

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It's a tough car, I really like the Impala police package. Just about everything on the car is heavy duty which gives you piece of mind during intense driving conditions.

It just has a rear taillight flasher. In the picture you can see the reverse light on, it flashes brakes/reverse.
Ok, think about getting some rear deck strobes..maybe a traffic arrow director typa thing


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Ok, think about getting some rear deck strobes..maybe a traffic arrow director typa thing


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Not a bad idea, I just wanted something simple. I rarely use the lights but occasionally there is a need while chasing. Just be careful with traffic advisor's, these days people will look for an excuse to sue. It sucks!

what is in pic. #3??
does it block your view on the dash?????
(im not gonna' go on if it's legal or not.)
What're you referring to? There's a DVR camera just below the rear view mirror. In that picture I think the LCD is folded down, normally it's folded up so it doesn't block my view. Since I was sitting and that was the first storm I've caught with it I was checking to see what video looked like.

I'll be doing a video of it all later this week so you can actually see stuff, those pictures aren't the best.
 

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Not a bad idea, I just wanted something simple. I rarely use the lights but occasionally there is a need while chasing. Just be careful with traffic advisor's, these days people will look for an excuse to sue. It sucks!
Well I would think that you'd get sued faster if you had no lights st all....?

With this mounted on your rear deck, you'd be able to direct traffic around you if you needed to pull over on the side of the road, if not you could still use it was warning lights by hitting a button on your dashboard......either way it's visibility n it make it allot safer.....
I think it would really set the ex cruiser off.......you already have the plastic rear seat n the prisoner transport cage.......
 

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Well I would think that you'd get sued faster if you had no lights st all....?

With this mounted on your rear deck, you'd be able to direct traffic around you if you needed to pull over on the side of the road, if not you could still use it was warning lights by hitting a button on your dashboard......either way it's visibility n it make it allot safer.....
I think it would really set the ex cruiser off.......you already have the plastic rear seat n the prisoner transport cage.......
Well you'd think, unfortunately these days if somebody gets into an accident being advised which way to go using your lights, you're the one at fault. No idea how that makes sense it's just the unfortunate way it works it's as if common sense goes out the window. My policy is to always park off the road so I don't NEED lights, there are always times where you come across a tree in the road. That's the time I stop and block the road, local law enforcement has much better things to be doing at that time than guarding a tree.

I don't have any plastic seats in the rear they were all removed, I really don't want somebody to think I'm impersonating a police officer all it takes is one person to say they feel like you are and you're in lots of trouble... I'll take a picture of how my equipment is mounted in the back, I ended up using what's left of the prisoner partition.

Just take it with a grain of salt and be safe with them if you get lights!
 

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Ohhh, I thought you kept the seat IN........
I don't storm chase, (I don't even think Florida has storm chasing), so I don't need any lights, I was just lookin out for you.......n your safety!
 
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