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fatboy
04-11-2006, 09:37 PM
i was wondering if anyone new anything about radar dectors and what is a decent
cheap one

pwnt by pat
04-11-2006, 09:42 PM
I'm kinda interested as well. One thing: you get what you pay for, unless it's at best buy. Then you get what you paid 2x for.

rick22
04-11-2006, 10:15 PM
most are worthless until youre spending 350+. ive had experience with the cobra's highest model and it still worked like ****, it would go off randomly for no reason and at times i could be less than a mile from a cop and it still wouldnt go off. the supposed best on the market right now or at least it was is i think called the escourt which worked fairly well. i didnt have it myself but it was in the car of a friend that i was always riding with. it would warn well in advance and was accurate but in the end she still got a ticket. i would say dont bother because cops technology is still far more advanced plus its pretty obvious seeing someone flying down the road but there are real nice ones if your willing to spend over 800.

eisenhower
04-11-2006, 11:41 PM
most are worthless until youre spending 350+. ive had experience with the cobra's highest model and it still worked like ****, it would go off randomly for no reason and at times i could be less than a mile from a cop and it still wouldnt go off. the supposed best on the market right now or at least it was is i think called the escourt which worked fairly well. i didnt have it myself but it was in the car of a friend that i was always riding with. it would warn well in advance and was accurate but in the end she still got a ticket. i would say dont bother because cops technology is still far more advanced plus its pretty obvious seeing someone flying down the road but there are real nice ones if your willing to spend over 800.

maybe your an idiot that didn't do your research. cobra makes absolute crap. I dont even think they make radar detectors for $800. It doesn't matter how much money you put into it, they will still go off when you pass automatic doors. deal with it, Its saved me from numorous tickets.

I bought a $100 beltronics express 795 and it works flawlessly. That model is now discontinued however, so look around and do lots of research so you know what your getting.

http://www.radarbusters.com/
http://www.radartest.com/articlecat.asp?articleBody=&articleCategory=Product%20Reviews&Submit=Search

hofulstrof
04-11-2006, 11:43 PM
i bought a bel 925 it was cheap but it works and it have paid for it self a few times already.

Decipha
04-11-2006, 11:54 PM
i'm currently in the market for one as well

kevin85193
04-12-2006, 12:13 AM
valentine one. $400, I used to have it, but I have PBA plates and needed to pay bills.. but it's the best on the market

dak0ta_g33k
04-12-2006, 01:36 AM
valentine one user also. escort is another brand worth looking into as well (i just never had one to compare)

carchrism5
04-12-2006, 10:08 AM
valentine one or passport 8500 is the way to go, about $300 or so, unless you wanna spend over $1k then you can get a full K40 installed

dkguitarist
04-12-2006, 10:33 AM
there's a review floating around online done by a former cop i believe comparing a bunch of different ones. the escort and valentine were the highest ranked. and top it off with a jammer. ;) (tho they're illegal)

rick22
04-13-2006, 12:29 AM
maybe your an idiot that didn't do your research. cobra makes absolute crap. I dont even think they make radar detectors for $800. It doesn't matter how much money you put into it, they will still go off when you pass automatic doors. deal with it, Its saved me from numorous tickets.
actually mabe your the idiot who didnt read his post. he said a cheap one so i was saying even the best of cobra which is a cheap one still ***** so there for if you want a nice one you will be looking at spending some good money. also they sell detectors for well over a grand do some research yourself and you might be suprised.

azbass
04-13-2006, 12:30 AM
k40 for teh win

prochobo
04-13-2006, 12:33 AM
Mixed reviews from everyone regarding Valentine One, and Passport Escort. In most reviews I've read, the Valentine does horrible compared to others in city traffic, but excells in laser detection. The Passport is a good all around, but the Bel RX65 Pro was the winner all around. Runs ~$229 on ebay.

I got one and I like it. It's extremely sensitive and highly configurable.

rick22
04-13-2006, 12:34 AM
also how can you guys justify spending 400 for a detector when a ticket will only cost 80 bucks obviously it will be more if your going 30 or more over the speed limit but it will take longer to slow down due to reaction time and by that time your already caught youre badly underestimating the kinds of technology cops have.

dak0ta_g33k
04-13-2006, 12:54 AM
ok... try $180 fine+court fees in upstate NY. had two of them, and my third would suspend my license.

pwnt by pat
04-13-2006, 12:54 AM
Um, 25 over the limit costed me over $165...

rick22
04-13-2006, 01:19 AM
i just dont believe in them. mainly because any radar detector ive seen being used always still got a ticket so thats just my opinion. also here in ohio they like to have speeding stings where they will have a helicopter catch you and report you to a cop thats miles away and no radar will be helping you there. i personally say go the free route and use common sense as in cops usually sit in the same spots, when a cop is around you see people breaking well in advance, and dont speed in stupid areas and youll be fine.