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delastrodmen
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delastrodmen Jul 18, 8:02am - #226044 

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I DRIVE WAAAY TOO FAST!

So, I need a radar detector that will:

a.) Keep me out of jail
b.) Well...Keep me out of jail.

Any input on the best radar detector would help. Just looking over my shoulder and in the rear-view Mirror is a little different with all of the blind spots that the GTS offers. It'd be better for me to throw down some cash for an R/D than contributing to the fine state of California ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy.

Any ideas?

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spaztikid Jul 18, 8:03am - #226045 
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valentine one...

and dont drive like a dick or a maniac
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delastrodmen Jul 18, 8:15am - #226046 

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Thanks for the input. And I wrote waaay too fast, not like a maniac or a dick. I don't know who would buy this car and not wanna go fast. Or go to jail. Eh?

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spaztikid Jul 18, 8:16am - #226047 
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yeah valentine one is the best detector on the market... price is steep ($400) ... but so is a ticket for going 100 + mph...
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Erick Jul 18, 8:29am - #226048 

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agreed Valentine 1 happywink thumbsup

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GreyGhost2k2 Jul 18, 8:32am - #226049 

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Valentine is excellent, but for a overal decent detector Escort and Cobra do fine... I have a Cobra XRS9300 and for my style of driving it works great...

<patiently awating fusi0ns respone to this thread>... rofl


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RevMonster Jul 18, 8:39am - #226050 

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Valentine is a great detector. Well worth it if you really do drive that fast all the time. Seriously though, be careful. I don't care if you hire six guys to drive beside you and look for cops, eventually you're gonna get busted if you drive 90+ mph on a regular basis.

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delastrodmen Jul 18, 9:57am - #226051 

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Thanks,

I'll check those out. Don't worry guys, I'm not gonna run anyone off the road. I advise against buying a motorcycle. I've had mine for a few years, and since I've had it, 65mph now feels like 25mph. It's a curse. A curse I tell ya. And now, the curse falls upon my GTS.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jul 18, 5:04pm - #226052 

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Originally Posted by delastrodmen

So, I need a radar detector that will:

a.) Keep me out of jail
b.) Well...Keep me out of jail.


lol just a thought you think a radar detector will prevent those things from happening???? rofl rofl spineyes
i hve one that will gaurantee you 0 jail time...






















SLOW THE HELL DOWN B4 YOU KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEONE!!!!!!! rofl thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jul 18, 5:06pm - #226053 

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Passport x50

in tests, it was better than the valentine one and cheaper, this is the one i'm getting for 260

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Sancho Jul 18, 5:21pm - #226054 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Passport x50

in tests, it was better than the valentine one and cheaper, this is the one i'm getting for 260


Beat me to it. thumbsup Best one on the market today. Quality and value. Escort Passport x50

90 isn't that fast! Depends on where you drive. In LA yeah, but in San Diego driving up the 15, 90 keeps you up with traffic. rofl

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shidarin Jul 18, 7:10pm - #226055 
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Passport is NOT better than the valentine. The valentine they tested was the lowest, worst model you can get. Not even the valentine one really. Don't get the 400 dolar one, get the Valentine that has remote radar senesors in the front and back bumper for best coverage- the kinda one that runs you 750+
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Virtuous_One Jul 18, 8:03pm - #226056 

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After a couple of speeding tickets...You'll eventually will start slowing down!...Trust me... You should drive safely... thumbsup
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Blondie Jul 19, 12:59am - #226057 

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i have yet to get a speeding ticket in my celica *knocking on wood* but i don't drive all the fast anymore either, which is a good thing especially in the summer and all the cops that are out there...waiting

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LoFlyer Jul 19, 1:34am - #226058 

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A quick course on avoiding tickets.
1) When going through unfamiliar small towns, obey the speed limit. Local cops love to ticket strangers.
2) When on the expressway, allow a faster car to get ahead of you, let the other guy be the "bear bait" and get the ticket.
3) In my section of the country, everyone drives about 10 mph above the speed limit with out being ticketed. Find out what the "tolerance" is in your area and stick to it.
4) situational awareness. When everyone else slows down to 45 mph, then something is going on, and you better slow down...
5) Police radio travels at the speed of light, your car travels at about 0.00001 speed of light. You will not win this race.
6) Cops do not have to be smarter than you. That is why they have computers and laser guns. Keep all your insurance and registration documentation up to date.
I am sure there are many more of these tidbits of information out there. That's all I can think of right now...
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 19, 2:18am - #226059 
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Speeding is just an expensive hobby. If you want to do it, you must be prepared to pay the price. Also, if you are going to speed, you better learn to drive or else your going to end up killing someone.
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Polykarb Jul 19, 2:52am - #226060 

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just take it to the tracks, that simple

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delastrodmen Jul 19, 3:43am - #226061 

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Where's a good track in California? I live in South Bay. I've been doing some research and have found that there's not really anything guaranteed to jam Ka band radar, yet. But I'm starting to think that radar detectors don't really help that much. "POP" or "Instant" radar seems to be the biggest pain in the ass, seeing as how a cop can clock you, instantly rather than on a constant road monitor, just because your car looks fast. Only takes a second. So a radar detector in that case would only afford you the opportunity to say "SHIT!" earlier. But regardless, all the "good ish" seems to outlawed in CA. But, I'll keep looking. I'm gonna open a new topic in General Discussion that you guys can check out if you want. It's gonna be about rain and speeding tickets. Late.

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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 19, 6:20pm - #226062 
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Here in Ontario, the lazer radar is starting to show up everywhere. No jamming it or detecting it.
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oas Jul 19, 10:41pm - #226063 
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Originally Posted by Virtuous_One
After a couple of speeding tickets...You'll eventually will start slowing down!...Trust me... You should drive safely... thumbsup


after 3 tickeds i lose my lisence so i have no time to try taht out adn teh avrage speed limit her is 28 mph frown nearly moving damn and cops take you turns in the road just to follow me it suck allready got 215 $ in ticked for having fog ligth on damn they are all over my celi grin
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 19, 10:46pm - #226064 
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Just put as sign in your back window: "It's a 4 cylinder that gets good gas mileage!" grin
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NorwayGT Jul 19, 11:22pm - #226065 

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i used to speed ALOT, but eversince i got a bike and started going to the track a lot i dont speed in my car anymore (except a few rare occasions)

was....5speed with i/h/e
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 19, 11:30pm - #226066 
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For me its the skidoo; I go out and blast down trails & then I get in my celi. Then I gotta check twice to see if its the accelerater I am actually pushing. laughsilly
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