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Old 11-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Which radar/ laser scrambler or detector?

Which one is the best one to get?
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:52 AM   #2
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Id recommend Valentine One. Or V1 for short. Google it. Its sweet!
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Id recommend Valentine One. Or V1 for short. Google it. Its sweet!
V1 the guy says he'll pay for the ticket. I think it's passport that everyone talks about. I've looked at em before , but the google reviews help a lot.

Or you can go real, and get a laser jammer which is legal. Radar Jammers are illegal ( well unless you get it liscensed by the FCC)
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I use a belltronics V6 and it keeps me out of trouble. Saved me multiple times. Detects around a mile or so away... Havent had a ticket in over 2 yrs with it
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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I use an Escort 9500ix and I have been very happy with it. It may not have the best detection range (although it is one of the best) but, I love the GPS features.

Each time it goes off, it remembers the band and location. If you pass a spot where it goes off 3 times, it locks out that location and never goes off there again. A couple of examples are the grocery store by my house would set mine off and I have one of those "your speed is" signs right by my house as well. It does not go off for either one anymore.

I have been using radar detectors for about 20 years and this one has less false alarms then any detector I have ever used.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Yea v1 and 9500xi passport are top of the line. Both are equal in performance, the Valentine can give you the cops general location and the passport has GPS to find red light Cameras and speed traps. Both are great.
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I ware an Aluminum foil hat, never got a ticket.
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I ware an Aluminum foil hat, never got a ticket.
Haha that's funny.
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I use an Escort 9500ix and I have been very happy with it. It may not have the best detection range (although it is one of the best) but, I love the GPS features.

Each time it goes off, it remembers the band and location. If you pass a spot where it goes off 3 times, it locks out that location and never goes off there again. A couple of examples are the grocery store by my house would set mine off and I have one of those "your speed is" signs right by my house as well. It does not go off for either one anymore.

I have been using radar detectors for about 20 years and this one has less false alarms then any detector I have ever used.
What concerns me is the 3xs I deal with the same speed trap in front of my house at least 3xs per month, scares me to death.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:23 AM   #10
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Radar detectors work great in most cases, but Lidar (aka police laser) is tough to beat. I have seen one lock a vehicle in at a range of 2km (1 1/4 miles); by the time the detector alerts you, your speed is already locked in the Lidar... basically it alerts you that you're about to get a ticket.

So although a radar detector will offer good protection against radar (except for instant-on mode, still no guarantees), all it takes is one Lidar unit to f..k up your day. True, there aren't nearly as many Lidar units out there compared to radar, but you're really playing a numbers game.

Lidar jammers do work, but most police Lidar units will detect when they're being jammed, and jammers are illegal in several states and provinces. In Ontario for example police are allowed to stop, enter and search a vehicle without a warrant if they suspect that a speed detection device or jammer is being used.
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http://www.radardetector.org/

^i think this is radar Roy's site ^


http://www.radarbusters.com/georgiar...awsarticle.cfm

^ here is the law in Georgia
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You don't have to worry about the speed trap. If you drive by that location and it does not go off, the count resets. It had to go off every time at that location to be stored.

You can also mark it as a speed trap and it will go off every time it detects something there.

It is true that no radar detector is 100% but, mine has saved me enough to pay for itself many times over. I have received 1 ticket since I got the Escort from a highway patrol sitting in the dark popping people on the highway.
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You don't have to worry about the speed trap. If you drive by that location and it does not go off, the count resets. It had to go off every time at that location to be stored.

You can also mark it as a speed trap and it will go off every time it detects something there.

It is true that no radar detector is 100% but, mine has saved me enough to pay for itself many times over. I have received 1 ticket since I got the Escort from a highway patrol sitting in the dark popping people on the highway.
Oh I see what you're saying. How does it work with hills? For instance there is a moderate hill that has about a 30 ft straight, where I occasionally run into issues, No tickets yet but a few close calls.

(Sorry, Nick didn't mean to overtake your thread, but you know what hill I'm talking about.)
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #14
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All radar detectors will have their range reduced by hills and this one is no exception. My advice to anyone who gets one is to spend some time getting to know it and how it performs in various conditions. You will get to know it pretty quickly.

One a side note, I just read about a new feature on the Escort called Escort Live. It allows drivers to share alerts in real time. You can read more about it on their website. It looks pretty cool.
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Six years ago "a friend of mine" was speeding at a speed that is very unsafe and I could not condone. I, i mean he, saw the police officer and slammed on the brakes. Then the radar detector went off. 86 in a 60 from 100+ in a 60.

So shooting at cars with lasers, and planes, are pretty difficult to get around. Only the reverse sensors and people not pulsing the guns are going to be noticed.
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Is it true that in Florida radar and laser detectors are legal, and so are laser jammers, but a radar jammer is illegal?
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Is it true that in Florida radar and laser detectors are legal, and so are laser jammers, but a radar jammer is illegal?
Yes! I looked it up a while back and as I understood it the FCC regulates radar and to get a radar jammer you have to get a license from the FCC. So technically it's not, but I have some feeling unless you reach the newbie at the FCC it's a waste of your resources.
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Six years ago "a friend of mine" was speeding at a speed that is very unsafe and I could not condone. I, i mean he, saw the police officer and slammed on the brakes. Then the radar detector went off. 86 in a 60 from 100+ in a 60.

So shooting at cars with lasers, and planes, are pretty difficult to get around. Only the reverse sensors and people not pulsing the guns are going to be noticed.
There is no way a radar detector is going to give you enough advance notice to protect you while going 40 over the speed limit. They just don't work that well.

You have to learn how to use the detector as well. If there are no other cars on the road, you are correct that instant on is going to catch you every time. If there are other cars around, chances are he will tag one in front of you and that will set it off. If you just expect that the detector will allow you to drive however you want, you will be disappointed.

This is what I like about the new Escort service as well. It provides a way for other drivers to mark speedtraps and have that information sent to my detector in real time. It's kinda like a high tech version of flashing your lights. Of course, it depends on how many people in your area have an Escort capable of this feature so, YMMV.
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There is no way a radar detector is going to give you enough advance notice to protect you while going 40 over the speed limit. They just don't work that well.

You have to learn how to use the detector as well. If there are no other cars on the road, you are correct that instant on is going to catch you every time. If there are other cars around, chances are he will tag one in front of you and that will set it off. If you just expect that the detector will allow you to drive however you want, you will be disappointed.

This is what I like about the new Escort service as well. It provides a way for other drivers to mark speedtraps and have that information sent to my detector in real time. It's kinda like a high tech version of flashing your lights. Of course, it depends on how many people in your area have an Escort capable of this feature so, YMMV.
Actually a 9500ix can give you warning about 10km 6 miles in advance. On the highway. If a cop has his detector on it will set your radar off plenty in advance. Just slow down wait a few min and you will see a cop drive by. I know I do a lot of highway driving. But remember cops are smart they will wait for a speeding car and radar them last min, in that case you might not have a chance. I'm 28 and haven't had a ticket in 8 years!
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I don't think I have ever had mine go off that far away but, it has a lot to do with conditions. Where I live there are tons of cars on the road and having that many obstacles between you and the radar will reduce the range as well.

Like I said, you really have to learn how it works for you in your driving conditions. For me, I think at best it will give me 15 mph worth of warning. I usually don't drive more than 10 over unless the conditions are just right.
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I was creeping in the GT section again with envy and saw this. Anyway, I have an escort s2. The s3 is already out and black, mines silver. When I first got it off my tuner buddy, he said it was 2 months old and up until about a month ago it worked flawless. The range was a good 3/4 to 1 mile in a straight line. Around a bend with trees and such was about less than an 1/8. It does descent on hills too. It's loud if you have the radio off and the exhaust on. But if the radio is on its not much good. I like it but am goin to upgrade it to a corded for range. I'm not going to pay $500 for a V1, I'd rather that go to mod money. But 2-300 is for a good radar. Never trust it though, I only drive 5-15 over and never over 85 unless it is interstate and that's in a straight line. Just my knowledge on radars. Don't get cobra, they are crap.
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I use an Escort 9500ix and I have been very happy with it. It may not have the best detection range (although it is one of the best) but, I love the GPS features.

Each time it goes off, it remembers the band and location. If you pass a spot where it goes off 3 times, it locks out that location and never goes off there again. A couple of examples are the grocery store by my house would set mine off and I have one of those "your speed is" signs right by my house as well. It does not go off for either one anymore.

I have been using radar detectors for about 20 years and this one has less false alarms then any detector I have ever used.
What if cops always sit at the same exact location every day? (They do on a little section every so often by my place)

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What if cops always sit at the same exact location every day? (They do on a little section every so often by my place
See my answer in post #12
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You don't have to worry about the speed trap. If you drive by that location and it does not go off, the count resets. It had to go off every time at that location to be stored.

You can also mark it as a speed trap and it will go off every time it detects something there.

It is true that no radar detector is 100% but, mine has saved me enough to pay for itself many times over. I have received 1 ticket since I got the Escort from a highway patrol sitting in the dark popping people on the highway.


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See my answer in post #12
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I've used a Valentine One since about 2005 and it is by far my favorite I've ever used. Previously I had an Escort which was decent, but not nearly as good as the V1. I use a mount called a blendmount (BlendMount Official Website: Custom Radar Detector Mounts Escort Beltronics Valentine One) in both of my vehicles, and invisicord plugs wired directly into my rear-view harness plug, and I can swap from one car to another in about 2 seconds. I wouldn't use anything else, I love my V1. It's upgradable when new updates come out, and there's a million accessories for them. Valentine set the standard for others many years ago, they're expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
I agree with everyone on the laser, instant-on is a beast that you can't really do much about. I use my detector for awareness more so than anything, if I know where they are, my chances of no issues are greatly improved, but it's by no means a license to write your own speed limits.
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