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500000watts
09-19-2006, 02:04 PM
how well do radar detecters really work, my buddy has one that coast him 50 bucks but i cant imagine it being any good, i have always wanted one to use and i just got a ticket the other day so now i deffenetly want one, what should i go with, i dont have to much money to drop but i need something cuz speeing is a bad habbit for me?

skadude016
09-19-2006, 02:09 PM
there actually quite pointless. by the time the radar detects how fast your going its to late.

.::DuD3::.
09-19-2006, 02:12 PM
i wanted to get one too, but they're illegal in virginia. but i do live on the n.c. border :up2somet:

500000watts
09-19-2006, 02:16 PM
yeh but a buddy of mine said they can pick up radar around turns and up to a distance where a cop doesnt even know you are there yet?

dkguitarist
09-19-2006, 02:17 PM
nowadays the cops actually use laser guns. so by the time your detector goes off, you've already been clocked probly. sometimes you'll get lucky, and be able to detect them on a highway if they're clocking other people.

but you should really look into a radar jammer if you're that worried about it. then they can't get a reading off of you.

but no radar detectors or jammers work 100%. they all have their flaws and not 100% reliable.

best thing to do is just not speed or wreckless driving.

faulkton
09-19-2006, 02:33 PM
:fyi: if you speed, you deserve a ticket.

500000watts
09-19-2006, 02:53 PM
well i was playing with the idea of eather a radar dector or a GPS navigation system,

so i guess alot of you would agree more with the navigational system instead of trying to beat the cops?

JimJ
09-19-2006, 02:55 PM
The GPS would be a whole lot more useful for everyday driving...

bri487
09-19-2006, 02:57 PM
why dont you quit speeding. over here in cali, if you are doing 75-80 with the traffic you are fine. 80+ and you got a problem though.

dkguitarist
09-19-2006, 04:34 PM
gps would be way more cost-efficient and better investment.

supraman1379
09-19-2006, 04:35 PM
Gps Ftw

supra06
09-19-2006, 05:30 PM
supraman, how are ur CVRss treating u? got any vids with sound? i was thing 12s in sealed would that sound good? 1000rms @1 ohm hifonics amp

heyman421
09-19-2006, 05:36 PM
take note of how long it takes you to do your normal routine simply keeping up with the flow of traffic, and then how much time you save by going the extra 10-15mph, and being 'that guy' passing people, switching lanes like your passenger's having a stroke

you probably don't save as much time as you'd think.

i know i used to drive 35 miles each way to work, and driving like a **** compared to simply driving with traffic only saved me ~5 minutes.

I just make a point to leave a few minutes earlier, turn on some tunes, and go with the flow.

You'll save $$$, a lot of stress, and quite possibly your life.

faulkton
09-19-2006, 05:42 PM
also better MPG if you dont speed, buy the GPS.. much more fun to play with.

Prowler573
09-19-2006, 05:44 PM
there actually quite pointless. by the time the radar detects how fast your going its to late.
I flatly and wholeheartedly disagree with that statement. I use Bel's best dash-mounted detector and if I had half of the money it has saved me since its purchase I would be a rather wealthy individual.
Are $50 radar detectors pointless? Most likely. Are the ones that actually work pointless? Inarguably not.


nowadays the cops actually use laser guns. so by the time your detector goes off, you've already been clocked probly. sometimes you'll get lucky, and be able to detect them on a highway if they're clocking other people.
The use of laser speed detection equipment is not nearly so widespread as most police departments would have you believe due to the prohibitive cost of that equipment and the resulting slam on most local government's budgets when trying to acquire them.


but you should really look into a radar jammer if you're that worried about it. then they can't get a reading off of you.Test after test after test after test has proven the overwhelming majority of the devices sold as "jammers" simply do not work. If you're going to invest in any type of device to aid you in your "need for speed" then a quality detector is a much better way to go.


but no radar detectors or jammers work 100%. they all have their flaws and not 100% reliable.
:word:


best thing to do is just not speed or wreckless driving.
:word: That is THE only foolproof method of not getting a ticket for speeding ~ just don't do it.

thesandman
09-19-2006, 06:56 PM
^^ well said prowler, but if you are gonna get a radar get a good one, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 is what i have never let me down yet, very well respected company next to valentine.

500000watts
09-19-2006, 06:59 PM
yeh, i agree with all of you speeding is a bad thing, and i wouldint worry about a detecter so much if i was just doing 10 over on the highway, but its usualy stupid **** like 80 mph on a 45 on average, i know thats really bad and dangerous but it just feels so cool how everything is so close and it feels so fast.

i really just need to drop the bad habbit of speeding.

your all right, its like that with everything in life, just do what your supposed to and you will be free of trouble.

Prowler573
09-19-2006, 06:59 PM
^^ well said prowler, but if you are gonna get a radar get a good one, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 is what i have never let me down yet, very well respected company next to valentine.
I have the Bel Pro RX65 (same detector as yours...same internals in a slightly different case....Beltronics was acquired by Cincinnati Microwave a few years ago and their products all now roll out of the same factory :fyi:)

Valentine? Pffft.
An extra $100 for those silly arrows and weaker K and Ka-band detection. Yep. GREAT deal.

saj21187
09-20-2006, 01:21 AM
yeh, i agree with all of you speeding is a bad thing, and i wouldint worry about a detecter so much if i was just doing 10 over on the highway, but its usualy stupid **** like 80 mph on a 45 on average, i know thats really bad and dangerous but it just feels so cool how everything is so close and it feels so fast.

i really just need to drop the bad habbit of speeding.

your all right, its like that with everything in life, just do what your supposed to and you will be free of trouble.


Im not trying to be your mom or dad, but it wont feel "cool" when you hit a little kid or kill someone else and have to live with that for the rest of your life, and quite possibly do jail time...Maybe think about how you could effect other peoples lives just so you can get an adrenilin rush.

rtillaree
09-20-2006, 01:31 AM
i also disagree, i have a beltronics STI driver series, and its wonderful, i just upgraded lil over a month ago from an rx65 model and its even better than that, it works about 65-75% of the time, they work so well it sometimes becomes annoying, but u get used to it...pricey tho, the sti cost me a fer pieces short of 500 but the rx models are in the 300 zone...

btw speeding is bad haha

Prowler573
09-20-2006, 01:35 AM
Looking at Beltronics' website the STi Driver-series detector can be had for $500 including the extended warranty :fyi:

rtillaree
09-20-2006, 01:38 AM
i enjoy the beltronics, ive owned them for the last 10 years or so, even back when they used to have a compass, wonder why they stopped that, not that it matters now that i have a GPS in the car, but egh, its always nice to have semi-useless crap

vernisog
09-23-2006, 04:35 AM
I thought about buyin a detector but I opted for an Ipod. Why? Because with good music to listen to at all times I don't feel the need to speed or drive aggresively. My '03 cobra got me a speeding ticket and an accident. Then one night in my 4cyl 04 accord (slow as hell with the 20s on it) I got another speeding ticket. What'd I learn? to me it's just 5-10 over the limit, to the cop its speeding regardless. I refuse to speed anymore. Going with the flow ftw :D

duckfart
09-23-2006, 04:46 AM
I bought a cheap radar detector @ walmart. What a waste of $30.

Eugenics
09-23-2006, 05:22 AM
They're good and their bad

Depends on which one you use.

Honestly, the true problme with them, is that they make you think your invincible and you forget to look out (wich is the best detector ever [recognizing sillouetes is thie ****] ) I remember i was in my dads girlfriends new 650i, driving 145 with a valentine one (which is a fantastic detector by the way). I s..topped to turn off a exit earlier then i had planed, and low and behond there was a cop waiting for me just on the other end.

Now, would he have caught me? i highly doubt it. But the fact still remains i would've been ****ed due to him catching my plate etc. etc.

The detector never even hinted a beep. i dont know why, but it didn't. It had worked earlier in the cruise, for some reason it just decided to ignore that certain car, perhaps because the cops had gained the hand.. i dont know, dont care. it just didn't work, i decided to get off at the next exit because i had chanced myself enough. and there we go. another not even a 1/16th away taking speeds. Im truly lucky, be careful.

sorry to cut this story short, time for sleep

Scoobydoo
10-02-2006, 11:43 PM
i have a bel express 795, i usually drive about 10 over the limit and it has saved me numerous times

dvrmstrng
10-04-2006, 11:02 PM
i feel like with radar detectors you reall get what you pay for...ive had the escort 8500 x50 since i got my license 3 years ago and its never let me down city or highway....and for all the people that say go with the flow...sometimes your out late at night and not at rush our where theres far less people on the road and going a little over the speed limit is hard not to do

bri487
10-05-2006, 01:28 AM
i feel like with radar detectors you reall get what you pay for...ive had the escort 8500 x50 since i got my license 3 years ago and its never let me down city or highway....and for all the people that say go with the flow...sometimes your out late at night and not at rush our where theres far less people on the road and going a little over the speed limit is hard not to do

laser is going to screw all of you guys with radar though. hehe.

Eugenics
10-05-2006, 01:35 AM
I have the Bel Pro RX65 (same detector as yours...same internals in a slightly different case....Beltronics was acquired by Cincinnati Microwave a few years ago and their products all now roll out of the same factory :fyi:)

Valentine? Pffft.
An extra $100 for those silly arrows and weaker K and Ka-band detection. Yep. GREAT deal.

I love the V One but i've kind of got to agree with you, i was humming along at 145 for probably about 5-10 minutes (a long long time at that speed) on the highway in broaddaylight and only missed a cop who was chilling before the onramp for traffic going the opposite way because i randomly decided i got it out of my system and wanted to head home. Not even a mutter from the detector. Would've been boned big time if i didn't get caught. Then again i had 10 more mph before the govenor kicked in and probabaly was going fast enough that they couldn't catch up anyway. **** im good.

thatkidbob
10-05-2006, 01:42 AM
^what kinda car do you drive?

my lil accord can only make it up to 130 :(

heyman421
10-05-2006, 11:32 AM
it's all about gearing.... my gti ran 13's and could still barely hit 120....

145 is steep, tho

especially with a system in it....