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    Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    (1) Do you use em?

    (2) Which do you have?

    (3) How's the performance?

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    I have Escort and it's helped me out of a couple tickets. but they really work good on the highway, don't buy one for street use. they don't work on street because cop don't use radar on the streets that much. they just give you a ticket of "unsafe" which i got once in the V.

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    I use mine all the time. I've got a Valentine 1 and would never switch. I can tell where the radar is and whether or not I'm gaining on it. Here in California radar is used on the streets all the time, I've heard they have, or are trying out, radar that can track up to 8 cars at once, that came from a friend in law enforcement in the LA area.

    Short answer is that whenever the key is on, so is the V1.


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    I bought a Cobra 4730 from Tomm, our Forum vendor for radar detectors. His prices are impossible to beat!! I hardwired mine up by the mirror. You can't see it from the outside 'cause of the windshield tinting.

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    I was quite fortunate to have a Beltronics x75 installed into the car by a previous owner. The performance is fantastic so far. Usually get a half to a full mile before I identify the source. No laser hits yet. I cannot say I would have personally spent the cash for this install, but love it since its there.

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    Here's Tom's website. I think all his prices include shipping.

    http://www.bestradardetectors.net

    I think Tom said his Cobra prices are below wholesale but he sells most brands.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertCTS View Post
    Here's Tom's website. I think all his prices include shipping.

    http://www.bestradardetectors.net

    I think Tom said his Cobra prices are below wholesale but he sells most brands.

    Yeah he's a vendor to take a look at for a detector.


    I've owned "expensive" detectors and the ones that run 200-250.00. For my uses the 250.00 ones have saved my ass as much as the 4-500.00 ones. HOWEVER even a 2000.00 detector will not save you from a law enforcement officer who knows how to use his equipment properly, in that case by the time any detector signals you, it's only telling you that you're about to be pulled over.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    They're illegal here might have saved me from 2 tickets...

    1) Photo cop 85/45 (Through a tunnel in DC, listening to the exhaust)
    2) Real cop 81/40 (going to court next week... thats a stinger)

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    I just mailed off the payment for my first ticket yesterday.

    5th time I've been pulled over in the 4 months I've owned the V.

    The only time I wasn't in uniform.

    Join the army, wear your uniform and never get a ticket.

    Oh, and I went out and bought the Beltronic 995 the day after.......

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    Quote Originally Posted by v-ape View Post
    They're illegal here might have saved me from 2 tickets...

    1) Photo cop 85/45 (Through a tunnel in DC, listening to the exhaust)
    2) Real cop 81/40 (going to court next week... thats a stinger)
    Aren't there remote hidden detectors? I think there are. But I think there are detectors that seek radar detectors.
    Spectre??

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    My Escort 8500 has worked well for me. Saved me from tickets a couple of times. But I really can't say that it's performed any better than the $100 Whistler or Cobras that I've used.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertCTS View Post
    Aren't there remote hidden detectors? I think there are.

    But I think there are detectors that seek radar detectors.
    Spectre??

    Yes, but they are more expensive, usually 500+.

    You can get detectors that can help hide from detection of the receiver's local oscillator from VG2. As long as any indicator in the car is out of plain sight and the detector carried VG2 type protection, you could do it.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertCTS View Post
    Aren't there remote hidden detectors? I think there are. But I think there are detectors that seek radar detectors.
    Spectre??
    Yea, I did look in to that. I finally decided I didnt speed enough to need it (wrong). The V's my daily driver so going to work, I dont get above 40.

    When I do get on the highway, I usually set the cruise to 78 (80 is reckless in VA). I've passed speed traps going 78/65 and have never gotten pulled. They usually wait for the 80+ people.

    In retrospect, the $400 V1 would cost less than my lawyers going to cost me.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    I live in NY where it is legal to own a detector. What happens when I visit DC? Am I supposed to remove it? Also, any thoughts on that Veil anti laser product used in concert with say, Valentine 1?

    Thanks guys, some good stuff here.

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    Re: Radar detectors/jammers revisited...

    Quote Originally Posted by v-ape View Post
    They're illegal here might have saved me from 2 tickets...

    1) Photo cop 85/45 (Through a tunnel in DC, listening to the exhaust)
    2) Real cop 81/40 (going to court next week... thats a stinger)
    what a photo cop? ticket but no point?

    and everytime i drive down to florida from N.Y. you have to remove of turn off... they can tell if someone is jaming them...

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