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Feb 3, 2:40am - #96045 
best radar detector

what do you guys think is the best radar detector?

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Feb 3, 7:19am - #96046 
no radar detector is the best one. But i sure would say a Radar Jammer/scrambler/radar is your best choice..

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Feb 3, 1:54pm - #96047 
a Passport


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Feb 3, 2:04pm - #96048 
valentine 1 is by far the best.


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Feb 3, 2:30pm - #96049 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
valentine 1 is by far the best.
Yea thats what ive heard it the only detector with directional arrows too.

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Feb 3, 9:54pm - #96050 
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Feb 3, 10:16pm - #96051 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by spaztikid
valentine 1 is by far the best.
Yea thats what ive heard it the only detector with directional arrows too.


Ditto. Def. get the Valentine. That's the one I plan on getting. At $400, it's a little steep, but if you wanna avoid tickets, it's prob. your best bet grin

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Feb 3, 11:07pm - #96052 
Passport SR-7


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Feb 4, 12:12am - #96053 
Valentine One, nothing else comes close

i wish i had one


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Feb 4, 12:31am - #96054 
the escort or passport whatever its named after. I get them for cheap at work and they perform awesome. To bad that more than half of tickets issued are not from radar. (planes, speed traps, etc)


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Feb 4, 11:41am - #96055 
i heard theres some on the market that shut off when a police radar is detected for people like myself that cant have radar detectors in there state,so that way the cop wont know you have one, anyone know where i can get one of these


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Feb 4, 12:13pm - #96056 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
valentine 1 is by far the best.

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Feb 4, 12:19pm - #96057 
why don't you just drive with some common sense, and save the racing for the track?

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Feb 4, 12:51pm - #96058 
Originally Posted by Celica_Sprinter
why don't you just drive with some common sense, and save the racing for the track?


You NEVER drive over the speed limit?

I generally drive 10-15 over, but I've found that radar detectors don't work nearly as well as some good spotting. If the cop can't see you, or doesn't have line of sight, the radar can't see you. Don't speed around blind turns and over hills, or when coming up onto known dicky pits.

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Feb 4, 12:52pm - #96059 
Originally Posted by Celica_Sprinter
why don't you just drive with some common sense, and save the racing for the track?


Because everyone in their right mind speeds. 65 on a totally open freeway? Give me a break. Driving 70-75 is totally safe under most operating conditions. I'd say even 80 is totally safe in a reliable vehicle under most conditions.

Not everyone uses radar to drive 100+ in traffic.


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Feb 4, 1:14pm - #96060 
thank you revmonster, i aint trying to drive crazy or stupid, trust me, i got a kid on the way, and i dont want to go like 40 over, just once in a while i want to go 10 or 15 over, and yeah, in a open highway or dry conditiond, theres no reason why 80 over 65 is no prob, but here in va, you go 2 over and you get pulled, trust me, i used to live in miami, fl and i used to be like 12 over right next to cops who were even standing on the road checking out people, they dont care as much, as long as your not driving "crazy" by swirving in and out of traffic, if you just drving straight, then wahts the prob, i got pulled over by va cop doing 7 over, what the f**k, thats what im talking about.


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Feb 4, 1:37pm - #96061 
Originally Posted by VVTi03
Valentine One, nothing else comes close

i wish i had one


Yeah, best $400 bucks spent on detectors.

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Feb 4, 2:52pm - #96062 
ya thanks RevMonster not every one that wants a radar detecter drives like a bat out of hell

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Feb 4, 4:17pm - #96063 
Ive got an Escort 8500 and i love it! thumbsup

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Feb 4, 4:51pm - #96064 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
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why don't you just drive with some common sense, and save the racing for the track?


You NEVER drive over the speed limit?



I never said that... all I said was drive with some common sense. Just like you described in the rest of your message. Do that and you should be fine.

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Feb 4, 10:34pm - #96065 
My dad has a Valentine One...and its awesome thumbsup


I steal it when he goes out of town laughsilly

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Feb 5, 8:34am - #96066 
i live in VA and i do like 100 on the highway and never got pulled over were in VA are you because i drive in 495 to go to my gurl house she live in Annapolis 35 miles and i make it in about 30 to 40 mins were in VA are you

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Feb 5, 8:37am - #96067 
va beach, travel to norfolk for the naval base, where in va are u, do you know of any good race tracks around u, cant seem to find none around here


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Feb 5, 9:27am - #96068 
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i have the same one!!! no tickets for me

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Feb 5, 9:38am - #96069 
alright, which is the one that shuts down when a police radar is detected that way he cant tell if you have a detector or not, i know they have these out there somewhere


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Feb 5, 10:03am - #96070 
Passport SR-7, it's built in and has a radar and laser blocker[/color]


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Feb 5, 10:07am - #96071 
what do you mean by built in, and thats fine that it has a radar and laser blocker but the cops will still be able to detect it wont they, i need one that they can detect


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Feb 5, 2:31pm - #96072 
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
alright, which is the one that shuts down when a police radar is detected that way he cant tell if you have a detector or not, i know they have these out there somewhere


confused cops can't tell if you have a radar detector or not unless they see it, or if the front end of you car goes down b/c you slammed on your brakes (atleast this is true in FL).

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Feb 5, 2:41pm - #96073 
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
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alright, which is the one that shuts down when a police radar is detected that way he cant tell if you have a detector or not, i know they have these out there somewhere


confused cops can't tell if you have a radar detector or not unless they see it, or if the front end of you car goes down b/c you slammed on your brakes (atleast this is true in FL).


i think i heard that they can, they have radar detecor detectors or something. idunno

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Feb 5, 6:59pm - #96074 
there is one that messes the radar and lazer guns and tells them that you are going a speed that your not its called a phazer i think thats how its spelled

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Feb 5, 7:44pm - #96075 
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
My dad has a Valentine One...and its awesome thumbsup


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Feb 5, 9:46pm - #96076 
I have a Passport 8500. It's pretty damn good for $300.

Funny story though... 5 days after I got it, I got a speeding ticket!

The radar detector worked just fine... the damn cop happened to be using Laser, basically it went off instantly and I hit the brakes. I was driving on the service road... He got me for 64 in a 40 frown If I wasn't forewarned it probably would have been about 75 in a 40 hehe.

Anyway, the Passport is good... very sensitive. I usually get light chirps even when the cop is out of view around a corner. So it's fair warning!

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Feb 5, 10:31pm - #96077 
yes they can, my mother-in-law used to date a state trooper and he showed my wife, they have it, its built in with the speed detector so not only will they be detecting your speed, but at the same time they are detecting to see if you are trying to detect them, so im trying to find the one that turns off, or you can hide it, like in the grill, with a small remote unit inside


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