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Old 09-20-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Police radar recommendation!

Which radar would you recommend, for a fair price nothing over $500.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Go with a Valentine 1 or V1 for short. Its $400 new but totally worth it!
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Go with a Valentine 1 or V1 for short. Its $400 new but totally worth it!
This or escort passport 9500ix.

V1 has better laser detection and bogey counter.
9500ix has better radar detection and filtering, as well as GPS to filter out know false positives and alert of speed/red light cameras.

They are both good feature sets, but the short version is that the V1 is superior if you do exclusively highway driving (it's almost useless in the city), and the 9500ix sacrifices some highway performance for city /mixed driving.
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Re: Police radar recommendation!

go to radar Roy's website; his views on the products out there are usually right on.

I've used Bel products since the 1980s and never had any complaints with them. Pricing is usually better than for the overly proud Valentine or Escort stuff and performance is the same or even better sometimes.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: Police radar recommendation!

Good info. I've been looking into getting one myself. I'll have to check out that website.

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V1 has better laser detection and bogey counter.
9500ix has better radar detection and filtering, as well as GPS to filter out know false positives and alert of speed/red light cameras.

They are both good feature sets, but the short version is that the V1 is superior if you do exclusively highway driving (it's almost useless in the city), and the 9500ix sacrifices some highway performance for city /mixed driving.
Good to know. I know for me I'm not so worried about city (highway is where I get into trouble ).
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Good info. I've been looking into getting one myself. I'll have to check out that website.

Good to know. I know for me I'm not so worried about city (highway is where I get into trouble ).
What I said is almost pure regurgitation from countless hours spend on radar Roy and radar busters. The thing about the v1 is it goes off CONSTANTLY in the city, so you get "numb" to the alerts and condition yourself to ignore them. Like I said, great if you spend almost all your time on the hwy. Keep in mind that without countermeasures, laser detection is just a ticket notifier. When it goes off, they have your speed already.
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Re: Police radar recommendation!

Bel's system of learning your route and the user being able to set known false alerts or traffic sign radar drastically reduces falsing to the point it's almost nonexistent. Bel is also known for having the best false alert filtering, over several models and generations.
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What I said is almost pure regurgitation from countless hours spend on radar Roy and radar busters. The thing about the v1 is it goes off CONSTANTLY in the city, so you get "numb" to the alerts and condition yourself to ignore them. Like I said, great if you spend almost all your time on the hwy. Keep in mind that without countermeasures, laser detection is just a ticket notifier. When it goes off, they have your speed already.
^this, only one way to get passed laser...

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #9
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any of you got rx65?

hey guys... i recently bought new bel rx65... wondering if any of you has same, or sim model?

i just recently noticed my sensitivity to Ka(which is what the state primarily uses round here) seems to have decreased. originally would pick up a signal at greater distance/around more obstacles, and then as approached increase all the way to full alert.

lately, when it does pick up a source, it seems later, and never goes past 2 bar alert even when patrol is <100 yards from me! (the weird thing is when i pass one of those 'information' signs, it'll go from low signal straight to FULL.

any thoughts. do these things go bad? NOTE: i had tried Hwy setting, and no diff. also, i had changed to 'International' off, but then switched back(i heard not necessary here, and might eat up scan times). Thanks
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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I would usethe $500 to make a wanted modification to the car
and not invest in a Radar detector. I have been driving for 26yrs,
got alot of tickets when I was young and dumb and drove like
an idiot.

You can speed at reasonable speeds and follow a few simple rules
while driving to avoid tickets. If you want to scream around at 100+
weaving through traffic and generallybeing a hazard you deserve to get
tickets.
1.Don't drive like a complete Idiot, Weaving through traffic, tailgating,
and speeds beyond reason are the main reasons people get caught.
2. Left lane is for Passing only stay in the right lane as much a possible.
3. Know your route, I can tell you every place that the LHP, and local
Sherriffs sit. Slow down through those areas.
4. I also find following a faster car at a distance that is far enough that you
can still see him so if there is a speed trap they are the one that gets
caught.
5. If you do get pulled over be polite to the Officer, use "Yes Sir and No Sir"
a little respect goes a long way.
6. Pull to the side ofthe road as soon as safely possible, shut the car off.
7. If you are wearing sunglasses take them so you can make eye contact,
even if they are wearing them.
8. Don't admit any guilt, do not offer any more information than asked for.
When they ask " Do you know why I pulled you over?" Say no.
9. Don't make stupid excuses, be as honest as possible without admiting
guilt.
10. Now if you are on a lone country road late at night and you decide to
open her up and blow by a Officer, don't tell him " No Sir, I have no
Idea why you pulled me over??" Be honest it is obvious you were
speeding, but if he ask you if you know how fast you were going and
doesn't have you on radar say"No"
Have all your paper work in order and easily accesible. Officers get nervous
when you have to dig through your car to find your papers. The more nervous they get the mre likely the stop isn't going to go well for you..

Don't know if this helps but hey...
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Agree with post above
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Around here 1 mile an hour over and the cop is writing the ticket before he gets out of the car. So for me im getting a radar detector.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike90
I would usethe $500 to make a wanted modification to the car
and not invest in a Radar detector. I have been driving for 26yrs,
got alot of tickets when I was young and dumb and drove like
an idiot.

You can speed at reasonable speeds and follow a few simple rules
while driving to avoid tickets...Don't know if this helps but hey...
Great post. I do all those things but forgot the sunglasses (theyre prescription) on my last stop and got a nasty ticket from a statey so its Blinder for me. Read this article, if interested: http://radartest.com/laser-jammer-test-2010.asp
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #14
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yes, of course mike90 is 100% correct. unfortunately, even good judgement sometimes fails which is why i bought mine. if i can have some fair warning as to where they are i'd like to. let's face it, even a mom in minivan can easily get a 10 over anywhere. and, let's face it again, almost everyone speeds sometimes, even...
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #15
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Great post on being Polite. I've driven away several times with a warning simply because I was polite and courteous. Finding a place to pull over which takes the officer out of harms way also helps, if you don't have to drive too far. Being polite can't hurt your chances of not getting a ticket, however doing the opposite will almost ensure that you will recieve one.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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