Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 172
CARBON_SYPHER
Member
CARBON_SYPHER Dec 9, 4:12pm - #347273 
2000 CARBON BLUE Toyota Celica GT
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 172
COPPELL, TX
radar/laser detector

what is the best radar/laser detector that is available for around $150?

[Linked Image]

TOYOSPEED - rep'in the south!

HALO 2 < I RULE YOU! > TREMBLE BEFORE THE MIGHTY ApolloTheory !!!!
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32
tristie04
Member
tristie04 Dec 9, 8:26pm - #347274 
2004 yellow Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32
San Fransico
save that $150.

not worth it if you only have $150 to buy a radar detector.

buy a V1. the best ou there
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
BigTony
Senior Member
BigTony Dec 9, 9:47pm - #347275 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
California
mine cost me 200, and it saved me from numerous tickets

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14 Dec 10, 2:17am - #347276 

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
escort 8500 x50

SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,029
kmlgts
Specialist
kmlgts Dec 10, 2:28am - #347277 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,029
California
keep your money and spend it on some other stuffs

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 141
B Side
Member
B Side Dec 10, 2:36am - #347278 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 141
TN
i have a 100 buck whistler from best buy and it works awesome, but if you can swing 500 get a valentine one, those things are the shit
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11
SWAT
Member
SWAT Dec 10, 2:56am - #347279 
1985 White Toyota Celica
Member
1985 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11
Missouri
If I knew some insider people I would get a yellow box and what that does is whenever a cop shoots you with his radar gun the box jams the radar saying the speed you program the box to do but I have no idea where you could get one or anything but that would be bad ass...
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 481
jonnyess
Senior Member
jonnyess Dec 10, 3:31am - #347280 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 481
CT
For <$150, the best bet is keeping your speedometer needle under 60 mph!! grin

Life is the sexually transmitted interruption of an otherwise peaceful existence...
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 61
SilverIce
Member
SilverIce Dec 10, 4:38am - #347281 

Member

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 61
Greenville, NC
Originally Posted by SWAT
If I knew some insider people I would get a yellow box and what that does is whenever a cop shoots you with his radar gun the box jams the radar saying the speed you program the box to do but I have no idea where you could get one or anything but that would be bad ass...


Rarely do these "jammers" ever actually work. I have several friends that are Highway Patrol. I assure you, these devices are worthless.

As for a radar detector, go with a Valentine-1 or an Escort 8500 X50.

But, don't come to rely solely on the detector. I'm telling you that ALOT of city and county patrols...and just about ALL State Highway Patrols are going to "instant on" radar. No matter how good your detector is, it WILL NOT alert you in time to save you from "instant on" radar. I know, I've been pulled on several occasions getting hit with instant on radar. I'm running a V-1 AND an Escort 8500 X50 in my Spyder.

The best protection is common sense. If your going to speed, do it in a "safe" area. Don't drive 65 in a 25mph residential area. Use some common sense when you speed. And, if you want to really test out your car...TAKE IT TO THE TRACK.

Peace,
Drive safely.

[Linked Image]
04 Toyota Spyder - TRD Sportivo, B&M SS, TRD Front and Rear Strut Braces, Volk TE37's, Garrett GT28RS Turbo 10psi, TiAl wastegate, HKS SS BOV, Air/Water IC

Coming soon...DAMD Body Kit
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 427
speed_celica
Senior Member
speed_celica Dec 10, 6:14pm - #347282 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 427
Calgary, AB, Canada
Originally Posted by SilverIce
Originally Posted by SWAT
If I knew some insider people I would get a yellow box and what that does is whenever a cop shoots you with his radar gun the box jams the radar saying the speed you program the box to do but I have no idea where you could get one or anything but that would be bad ass...


Rarely do these "jammers" ever actually work. I have several friends that are Highway Patrol. I assure you, these devices are worthless.

As for a radar detector, go with a Valentine-1 or an Escort 8500 X50.

But, don't come to rely solely on the detector. I'm telling you that ALOT of city and county patrols...and just about ALL State Highway Patrols are going to "instant on" radar. No matter how good your detector is, it WILL NOT alert you in time to save you from "instant on" radar. I know, I've been pulled on several occasions getting hit with instant on radar. I'm running a V-1 AND an Escort 8500 X50 in my Spyder.

The best protection is common sense. If your going to speed, do it in a "safe" area. Don't drive 65 in a 25mph residential area. Use some common sense when you speed. And, if you want to really test out your car...TAKE IT TO THE TRACK.

Peace,
Drive safely.

I was just gonna say the same thing. Also a lot of traffic officers in my areas are now trained to hide behind a pole or street sign with the radar gun, and won't actually turn it on and run the laser until you get close enough, and by then it's too late for the detector to save you!!! A LOT of my friend have been caught by this (all of them have radar detectors of some kind)!
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 541
DSGB4LYF23
Senior Member
DSGB4LYF23 Dec 11, 9:22pm - #347283 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 541
Tulsa, OK
I can't remember the name of it but there was one that I saw @ cartoys and that thing was said to be soo good that if You were to get a ticket within two years of having it, the company will pay the ticket for you, Garuntee. check it out. www.cartoys.com It costs likt 400 though
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Pnoy
Specialist
Pnoy Dec 11, 9:34pm - #347284 
02 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
Specialist
02 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Chicago, IL
Can't tell you how happy I am with my radar detector. I got an escort passport 8500 and it works well. not much of false alarm compare to cobra.

oh and yeah...these radar detector don't work well in highway coz they use LASER gun rather than RADAR gun... there's a big difference in band frequencies that's why highway patrols don't need their detectors on all the time, unlike city pigs.. grin

laser jammer works but i wouldn't go that far since those are pretty damn expensive... just like any person (ricer or racer) would day... DRIVE WITH CAUTION rofl
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
RevMonster
Masta OC
RevMonster Dec 11, 10:00pm - #347285 

Masta OC
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
Orange County, Ca
I have a $100 Cobra that I bought at Target. I don't even keep it in the car when I'm driving around town, because of all the false alarms. The only reason I bought it was for use on long trips (ie. Vegas, Havasu) and it works great there. Pretty much any >$75 detector will let you know if there is radar around... the cheaper ones just give more false alarms.

I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 324
SnowFire
Member
SnowFire Dec 11, 10:08pm - #347286 

Member

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 324
Seabeck/Seattle Washington
if i ever get a celica (hopefully when im 16) im goonna need a detector spineyes celicas own me, i have to do what they tell me to
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Pnoy
Specialist
Pnoy Dec 11, 10:50pm - #347287 
02 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
Specialist
02 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Chicago, IL
Quote:
Pretty much any >$75 detector will let you know if there is radar around... the cheaper ones just give more false alarms.


Well..I got my passport 8500 at a local thiift store. I usually look for old electronics there to play around until I got lucky that day. It was originally priced at $20 but sssshyet that's still expensive so I swapped the sticker price to $5 from an old school AM radio. rofl I'm such a bad influence grin
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 266
crespo_h69
Member
crespo_h69 Dec 12, 6:19am - #347288 
2004 Silver Toyota Celica
Member
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 266
Long Beach, California
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
what is the best radar/laser detector that is available for around $150?


Arent they illegal? If they are where would you hide them? Nothing short of lead can stop it from detecting right? lol, just want to know, in case I buy one
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 15
TRDCelica119
Member
TRDCelica119 Dec 12, 8:49am - #347289 
02' Black and Champagne Toyota Celica
Member
02' Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 15
Colorado
They arent illegal. Jammers are illegal. The Escort 8500 X50 is the best radar detector on the market. We put it side by side with the v1 and the top cobra and it has the best range on KA. You can also incorp the ZR3 laser shifter with the 8500 and the sr7 and it is fcc approved and redirects the laser fired at your car to the ground, giving the gun a error reading or just a 0. I have seen it. I worked for SoundTrack for a while and they trained us on them. I trust Escort and I have the Blue x50.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016