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revrider1
03-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Second ticket in a lil over 2 months. I have an old one(5yrs old), but am possibly interested in something newer. I dont need anything fancy and expensive. As long as it gets the job done. Im currently considering this one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180336716995

Would like to see whats offered on here though... Thanks in advance...

Xprime4
03-20-2009, 10:46 PM
does it really work? looks interresting

revrider1
03-20-2009, 10:47 PM
They work, mines just old and I dont rely on it anymore obviously since I got 2 tickets recently. The one I posted looks nice for the price though...

revrider1
03-20-2009, 11:13 PM
Any thought on the one I posted?

DubbDesigns
03-20-2009, 11:52 PM
Don't buy a cobra. You get what you pay for. I have a cobra, I paid quite a bit more for mine and its supposed to be really good but half the time it picks up automatic doors better than it picks up actual radars. Sometimes it doesn't go off til after I pass the officer.
I have to give it a little credit, it has done its job a few times and saved me, but half the time its too late

revrider1
03-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Hmm, How bout a Whistler?

DubbDesigns
03-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Hmm, How bout a Whistler?

I heard whistlers can be decent.
Nothing compared to the Valentine's

99grandprixGT
03-20-2009, 11:58 PM
i've used a couple different ones and the best thing i've found is to slow down, and ditch the detector. cop lasered me for 86 in a 70. after that i stopped speeding.

revrider1
03-20-2009, 11:58 PM
yea, but im not gonna drop that kinda money right now... lol...

revrider1
03-20-2009, 11:59 PM
i've used a couple different ones and the best thing i've found is to slow down, and ditch the detector. cop lasered me for 86 in a 70. after that i stopped speeding.I hear ya man, but its hard. I work 35miles from home and I get outta work and wanna get home fast. So, thats my issue... lol

DubbDesigns
03-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Yeah. Whatever you do don't get the XRS model cobra's. Thats what I have. It's kinda neat because it talks, but that **** goes crazy when it's cold outside. I will start my car up and it goes crazy it says "Train Approaching"..."KA Alert"..."Emergency Vehicle Approaching" for about 5 minutes before it warms up

revrider1
03-21-2009, 12:01 AM
lmao

bur1196
03-21-2009, 12:03 AM
I would definitely recommend the Valentine 1, I know they are expensive but well worth it in my opinion...

jlaudioman18
03-21-2009, 12:03 AM
I have a beltronics i gave $70 for and it works great

revrider1
03-21-2009, 12:04 AM
The one I have now is a Beltronics, its done me good but old..

x1le
03-21-2009, 12:04 AM
I would spend the $$$ if I were you and just get something decent.

I know beltronics and escort both make some decent radars for a reasonable amount of dough. Not cheap but also not ridiculously priced.

revrider1
03-21-2009, 12:05 AM
Hmm, Escort is one I forgot about...

DubbDesigns
03-21-2009, 12:09 AM
Best thing to do is either not speed or hope you are a lucky son of a ***** like me lol. Of course you can only get lucky so many times.
My girl lives about 70 miles from me to go to school and work. One day I was on the parkway coming from her house and trying to get to work, so I was running about 100~ and the speed limit was 70. Next thing I know I get passed by a dodge nitro. so I figured I would just speed up to him and follow him for a while so if my detector went off I would slow down and let him take the blame. So we are running 105 or 110 for about 10 miles, next thing I know his tail lights start flashing, so i was like wtf? then I see blue lights start flashing so I was ****ing freaking out cuz I had a 9mm loaded in the glove box. Then he pulls over to help another state trooper that had someone pulled over. I see him jump back in his vehicle and I thought he was coming after me so I was trying to take the gun apart and separate it all while he is coming up behind me, as soon as I got it all done he and the other state trooper just went on past me. I have never been so scared in my life! He didn't have any gov. plates or anything, just regular plates :weird:

Sorry for posting the story but I had to

revrider1
03-21-2009, 12:24 AM
thats cool, I have gotten pulled over 5 times in 8 months maybe. 6 were warnings, the other 2 tickets.

DubbDesigns
03-21-2009, 12:34 AM
I have only been pulled over once and that was because my car somewhat matched the description of a vehicle leaving the scene of a robbery, but once he got behind me noticed I had expired tags. Just gave me a warning. I have been lucky so far. *Knocks on wood*

revrider1
03-21-2009, 01:37 AM
Ahh

revrider1
03-21-2009, 03:13 AM
hmm

revrider1
03-21-2009, 10:49 AM
bump

01 S 10
03-21-2009, 11:04 AM
ive never owned one, but have some friends with them. the best one ive seen so far is a Passport 8500 or 9500 i believe.. tells you how many radars it picks up, what kind of radar it is, i think there is like 4 different kinds of signals it picks up. he said he used to have a cobra and still got 1 or 2 tickets. he's never had a ticket with this Passport. he paid $400 for and said he NEVER regrets it lol...

revrider1
03-21-2009, 11:28 AM
Hmm, thanks

GearGuy2001
03-21-2009, 11:30 AM
No Tickets in 1 year, Escort 8500 x50 off CL for $120 ftw

Before that I didnt speed much as I had a Cobra which was Junk

revrider1
03-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Ill look into that...

GearGuy2001
03-21-2009, 11:33 AM
Ill look into that...

http://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/ele/1069752395.html

Found one for you

dam nevermind he sold em on ebay =(

revrider1
03-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Sweet, Thanks

revrider1
03-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Both have ended... :(