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best radar detector #96045 Feb 3, 1:40am Feb 3, 1:40am
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best radar detector
what do you guys think is the best radar detector?

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96046 Feb 3, 6:19am Feb 3, 6:19am
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no radar detector is the best one. But i sure would say a Radar Jammer/scrambler/radar is your best choice..

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96047 Feb 3, 12:54pm Feb 3, 12:54pm
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Re: best radar detector [Re: VSGTS14] #96048 Feb 3, 1:04pm Feb 3, 1:04pm
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valentine 1 is by far the best.

Re: best radar detector [Re: spaztikid] #96049 Feb 3, 1:30pm Feb 3, 1:30pm

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
valentine 1 is by far the best.
Yea thats what ive heard it the only detector with directional arrows too.

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96050 Feb 3, 8:54pm Feb 3, 8:54pm
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Re: best radar detector #96051 Feb 3, 9:16pm Feb 3, 9:16pm
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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

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96052 Feb 3, 10:07pm Feb 3, 10:07pm
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Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96053 Feb 3, 11:12pm Feb 3, 11:12pm
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Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96054 Feb 3, 11:31pm Feb 3, 11:31pm
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96055 Feb 4, 10:41am Feb 4, 10:41am
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: spaztikid] #96056 Feb 4, 11:13am Feb 4, 11:13am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
valentine 1 is by far the best.

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96057 Feb 4, 11:19am Feb 4, 11:19am
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why don't you just drive with some common sense, and save the racing for the track?

Re: best radar detector [Re: Celica_Sprinter] #96058 Feb 4, 11:51am Feb 4, 11:51am
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: Celica_Sprinter] #96059 Feb 4, 11:52am Feb 4, 11:52am
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96060 Feb 4, 12:14pm Feb 4, 12:14pm
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: VVTi03] #96061 Feb 4, 12:37pm Feb 4, 12:37pm
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Originally Posted by VVTi03
Valentine One, nothing else comes close

i wish i had one


Yeah, best $400 bucks spent on detectors.

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96062 Feb 4, 1:52pm Feb 4, 1:52pm
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ya thanks RevMonster not every one that wants a radar detecter drives like a bat out of hell

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96063 Feb 4, 3:17pm Feb 4, 3:17pm
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Re: best radar detector [Re: DiabloGTS] #96064 Feb 4, 3:51pm Feb 4, 3:51pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
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 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.

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96065 Feb 4, 9:34pm Feb 4, 9:34pm
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My dad has a Valentine One...and its awesome thumbsup


I steal it when he goes out of town laughsilly

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96066 Feb 5, 7:34am Feb 5, 7:34am
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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

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96067 Feb 5, 7:37am Feb 5, 7:37am
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: tgts2000] #96068 Feb 5, 8:27am Feb 5, 8:27am
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Ive got an Escort 8500 and i love it! thumbsup


trust me...this one is GOOD!!!

i have the same one!!! no tickets for me

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96069 Feb 5, 8:38am Feb 5, 8:38am
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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


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Re: best radar detector [Re: RyOlSe] #96070 Feb 5, 9:03am Feb 5, 9:03am
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Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96071 Feb 5, 9:07am Feb 5, 9:07am
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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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Re: best radar detector [Re: qbanprepster21] #96072 Feb 5, 1:31pm Feb 5, 1:31pm
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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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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
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).


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

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96074 Feb 5, 5:59pm Feb 5, 5:59pm
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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

Re: best radar detector [Re: CelicaPrincess] #96075 Feb 5, 6:44pm Feb 5, 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
My dad has a Valentine One...and its awesome thumbsup


I steal it when he goes out of town laughsilly


Ha ha, a girl that steals.

*wiping tear from eye* That's bloody beautiful.

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96076 Feb 5, 8:46pm Feb 5, 8:46pm
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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!

Re: best radar detector [Re: ted18852103] #96077 Feb 5, 9:31pm Feb 5, 9:31pm
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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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