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Old 10-14-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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I need a radar detector!

I've had way too many close calls since I bought this car!! I can't help but to hall *** wherever I go. Not sure if it's the color of my car or there are just more cops around these days but they're always around me. So passport or escort which would you choose?

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Passport escort or valentine 1?
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Re: I need a radar detector!

I never leave home without one
those are both good !!!! i use a Cobra, works fine
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Lol I have one that I don't pay attention too anymore because it goes off CONSTANTLY.
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Re: I need a radar detector!

I have whistler xtr-695, I think its an older model but it works great. I did some research online and I found a site that lets you put in the state you live in and it gives you some suggestions based on the questions they ask. The site is called radartest.com, then on the top click on find a detector. Oh and I searched around and found mine for like $160 something I think.
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I've heard that the passport escort 9500ix is really good, but its also one of the most expensive. I will also be on the hunt for a radar detector soon...
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I was just about to start a thread asking about this!

Anybody know any good ones under $100? Trying not to break the bank, ill buy all the gadgets in college, just need a simple on for now
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I've watched a side by side comparison of those two and they are both about the same performance wise. The valentine was a little quicker to the punch though.
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I have an old Cobra detector.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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Re: I need a radar detector!

escort is a great brand, they have several to fit any budget, don't cheap out!
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Well I want the same setup we had in this other car..
Police radio scanner
Camera jammer
Radar detector
50 mile Walkies
That car was ultimate stealth
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Well I want the same setup we had in this other car..
Police radio scanner
Camera jammer
Radar detector
50 mile Walkies
That car was ultimate stealth
Whoa man,,,exactly what were you using that car for? lol
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Hehe
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Well I want the same setup we had in this other car..
Police radio scanner
Camera jammer
Radar detector
50 mile Walkies
That car was ultimate stealth
Best setup ever... Expensive but well worth it, just too expensive for me
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Best setup ever... Expensive but well worth it, just too expensive for me
Yeah for sure, of course it was in the Mustang's big brother...

If you know what I'm sayin' sayin'!
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I had an old cobra that worked like a charm but now I have the iRadar (syncs with both iPhone and droids, also made by cobra) it also has a built in "report" feature like trapster so you can report hiding police and when you approach one it warns you.

It's only about 100 bucks since the brain of it is actually in the phone, however it functions without the phone as well. Best part is that it's power source has an extra USB plug in so you can plug that and your phone into the same port 12v port.

Haven't had a ticket since I bought it and I'm no gentleman on the freeway.
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I've heard that the passport escort 9500ix is really good, but its also one of the most expensive. I will also be on the hunt for a radar detector soon...
I bought this one for my Shelby the minute I got back from Iraqi in Sep 09. What I did may work for you. I went to Best Buy and while in the store pulled up the Internet on my cell phone and found it for $100.00 bucks cheaper. Showed it to the sales person and said, I am buying a radar detector today it will either be from you right now or by clicking them. Will you match that price. He did. It has worked great for two years.. I just sent it in and for $60.00 they updated the software and replaced the plastic body because the heat in the windshield made it expand and the screws would keep it closed. It is able to connect to your computer and download software updates with new locations of speed cameras as well as know radar locations that people like us report to the company. Nothing but complete customer satisfaction from me. I am sure so might have had a different experience, but I am happy. I have learned to NEVER ignore it when it goes off. Usually it is those stupid warning signs they bring out.. But every once in a while it is Johnny Law..
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I have an escort 9500ix which I hardwired into my mirror and I love it. The gps feature is pretty cool because once it gets most of your false signals stored it stays pretty quiet. It also has a pretty good range, has always left me with plenty of time to slow down before I even see the cops.
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I have an escort 9500ix which I hardwired into my mirror and I love it. The gps feature is pretty cool because once it gets most of your false signals stored it stays pretty quiet. It also has a pretty good range, has always left me with plenty of time to slow down before I even see the cops.
Can you post pics and explain the process of the hardwiring? Sounds interesting.
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Re: I need a radar detector!

i need one also
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:37 PM   #20
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I was just about to start a thread asking about this!

Anybody know any good ones under $100? Trying not to break the bank, ill buy all the gadgets in college, just need a simple on for now
Cobra trap shooter , got it at wallmart for $70 works fantastic !!!! saved my butt plenty of times
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Can you post pics and explain the process of the hardwiring? Sounds interesting.
Sure I posted a video on YouTube where I tried to explain what I did. Let me know what you guys think! Here's a link.
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I heard Valentine 1 or passport is the best but I went with the beltronics v955 and it's great... They say it's the best for under 200. Really does help out.
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Sure I posted a video on YouTube where I tried to explain what I did. Let me know what you guys think! Here's a link.
Looks clean. Send the links to the sites that sell the mount and the cable you mention.
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Anyone tried the iradar for iPhone
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #25
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Sure I posted a video on YouTube where I tried to explain what I did. Let me know what you guys think! Here's a link.
Very nice install, looks clean. I would be concerned about someone trying to steal it since it's so visible though.
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Very nice install, looks clean. I would be concerned about someone trying to steal it since it's so visible though.
That's what we have backseat mountain lions for!
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #27
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Valentine 1 is the best radar detector. Yes it costs $400 but you get what you pay for. One ticket and the related insurance costs will be more than $400 I'm sure. My $.02.
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Valentine 1 is the best radar detector. Yes it costs $400 but you get what you pay for. One ticket and the related insurance costs will be more than $400 I'm sure. My $.02.
This is why you don't get a bargain-bin $99.93 radar detector from Wal-Mart or Best Buy. You could be COSTING yourself money buying and trusting an inferior product.

Valentine 1 / Escort 9500ix are both excellent products and a worthwhile investment.
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Very nice install, looks clean. I would be concerned about someone trying to steal it since it's so visible though.
I was concerned at first too but taking it down all the time got annoying quick haha so I just leave it up and put the sunshades in front of it. With the tinted windows it makes it pretty hard to see.
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Got a valentine1 hands down a A+
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I have an escort 9500ix which I hardwired into my mirror and I love it. The gps feature is pretty cool because once it gets most of your false signals stored it stays pretty quiet. It also has a pretty good range, has always left me with plenty of time to slow down before I even see the cops.
Would u be able to post pics and how u hardwired it, I'm lookin to do the same
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #32
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Re: I need a radar detector!

ive got a v1 since at the time it was the best radar detector. this was before the passport 9500 came out. now the passport is the best radar detector. the gps feature is awesome, and ive seen it pick up signals before my v1. the only advantage my v1 has is the arrows, which is really cool. that being said, the v1 has saved my *** more times than i can count. easily paid itself off 10+ times. but if this one ever breaks ill be getting a passport
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I have the escort passport 8500. Its pretty good. Has had some impressive ranges sometimes. However I think my eyes are the best radar detector.
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I have the escort passport 8500. Its pretty good. Has had some impressive ranges sometimes. However I think my eyes are the best radar detector.
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