2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Radar detectors/jammers revisited... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; (1) Do you use em?
(2) Which do you have?
(3) How's the performance?...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aren't there remote hidden detectors? I think there are.
But I think there are detectors that seek radar detectors.
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.