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My Own Radar Detector Test #193209 Jun 6, 9:47am Jun 6, 9:47am
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My Own Radar Detector Test
Ok, so I just bought one of those new Cobra radar detectors from Best Buy the other day for like $80. Anyway, although I wasn't expecting much, I decided to test it out. X band pick-up is a bit low, I'd say about 50-60 yards away before I picked it up. Then we went hunting around for a cop to see if he'd sit somewhere. We snagged one just leaving Hardee's and asked him if he'd sit somewhere in town with his radar on. Surprisingly enough, he wasn't an ass about it and went and sat. Picked up his K band at 140-150 yards. This was while he was obstructed. If he had actually been driving on the road, I believe it would have been greater. Ka I haven't had a chance to test out yet, same with laser. So far, it works well for under $100.


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: XxMerlinxX] #193210 Jun 6, 10:20am Jun 6, 10:20am
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Did you ask the cop if you he could go sit somewhere with the radar on so you could test your detector out?
Are detectors legal in your state?

If I were to ask a California Highway Patrol officer that question, he would have been like, "get out of your car and assume the position"

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Steven] #193211 Jun 6, 10:23am Jun 6, 10:23am
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Heh, yeah, he was pulling out and as I pulled in I flashed my highs at'em and told him I had just bought it and wanted to test it out. I was lucky I didn't get an asshole otherwise he probably would've just told me to fuck off, but there are 2 or 3 cool cops in Hartsville.


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Steven] #193212 Jun 6, 10:24am Jun 6, 10:24am
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cool cop


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: NorwayGT] #193213 Jun 6, 10:56am Jun 6, 10:56am
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wow... either you have balls to go up to a cop and do that or your really dumb...

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: NorwayGT] #193214 Jun 6, 11:01am Jun 6, 11:01am
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that was a cool cop... thumbsup

i thought detectors in CA were legal confused


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Erick] #193215 Jun 6, 11:16am Jun 6, 11:16am
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They are legal in Ca.

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: SofaKingFast] #193216 Jun 6, 11:21am Jun 6, 11:21am
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only place that I've been to that are illegal is D.C.

Jammers are illegal, some types at least

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Erick] #193217 Jun 6, 11:27am Jun 6, 11:27am
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i think detectors are legal in all states. the ones that are illegal are the ones that jam the cops reader, the ones that they cant read ur speed beccause ur radar blocks it or does something like that

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: spaztikid] #193218 Jun 6, 11:32am Jun 6, 11:32am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
wow... either you have balls to go up to a cop and do that or your really dumb...

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Peterkwon87] #193219 Jun 6, 12:41pm Jun 6, 12:41pm
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I know in Virginia RD's are illegal. Most cops in my area are fairly cool about stuff like that. Most of them speed when they are off duty. If you run into a rookie all bets are off...

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: LoFlyer] #193220 Jun 6, 12:45pm Jun 6, 12:45pm

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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test #193221 Jun 6, 5:02pm Jun 6, 5:02pm
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Nah, they're legal in SC, which is where I live, not CA. grin I don't know though, I'm thinkin' about taking it back and saving up for a better one.


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: XxMerlinxX] #193222 Jun 6, 6:22pm Jun 6, 6:22pm

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^^ it says south CA in your profile confused

Re: My Own Radar Detector Test #193223 Jun 7, 11:12am Jun 7, 11:12am
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Haha, that's Carolina cut-off. I'll go back and abbreviate it.


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: NorwayGT] #193224 Jun 7, 12:02pm Jun 7, 12:02pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
cool cop

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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Veilside] #193225 Jun 7, 12:21pm Jun 7, 12:21pm
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yea the only state their illegal is Virginia.

Cool cop though thumbsup


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Re: My Own Radar Detector Test [Re: Subarashi] #193226 Jun 8, 5:30am Jun 8, 5:30am
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I need one of those with how much I drive...actually I really want one of those radar jammer things...its just trying to figure out how to mount it so that if I do get yanked they won't see it in my car when they come to my window...if I could figure that out I'd pay the money for one no problem...but it would be the absolute last thing I bought for the celi

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