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Buck
04-14-2009, 10:42 AM
I think I'm going to pick one of these up. I've read the whole site on this radar. Anyone actually have this radar detector?

blimblam
04-14-2009, 10:46 AM
friend has one. picked it up after he got pulled over for going 160. never got pulled over since he got it.

Ferendon
04-14-2009, 11:29 AM
It has better range than an Escort, but almost too much range. It seems as if it's falsing, because it goes off long before the source is in site. Escort, I think, is an all-around better product.

Buck
04-14-2009, 11:32 AM
friend has one. picked it up after he got pulled over for going 160. never got pulled over since he got it.

160? ****


It has better range than an Escort, but almost too much range. It seems as if it's falsing, because it goes off long before the source is in site. Escort, I think, is an all-around better product.

Well most of my drive is a straight road, so I could live with that. I mean that's not necessarily a bad thing to have. And I was reading that there is some way to turn that down or control it.

ds0110
04-15-2009, 06:06 PM
a friend has had one for about 2 years now. The range is very nice, I cant compare it to the escort, as the only other detectors ive seen were really cheap. i can say on a straight road the range is over a mile. One of the newer versions of the firmware causes a lot of false alarms, but youll get the feel for the area youre driving in, and where the false alarms are. The directional indicators are nice. Weve been able to dodge cops on more than one occasion when they were not even on the same road as us. (parallel)

i forget what forum, but somewhere on the net you can get it led modded to whatever colors you like, installed in the dash, and hard wired to the car so you dont use a cigarette lighter slot.

CarAudio.com Admin
04-15-2009, 10:10 PM
Its a good unit, but the new on/off type radar is near impossible to miss in some instances... By the time you hear it, it's too late.

WildSebring
04-15-2009, 10:13 PM
Its a good unit, but the new on/off type radar is near impossible to miss in some instances... By the time you hear it, it's too late.

Well theres a face I havent seen in forever... :laugh:

ramk1018
04-15-2009, 10:15 PM
I have one. works great. got a ticket doing 90 in a 55 so I thought it was a good time to pick it up

Zxcvtypo
04-15-2009, 10:18 PM
i used to have one..sold it because i needed money, would easily pick another one up if i had the cash though. i loved mine, go for it

99grandprixGT
04-15-2009, 10:19 PM
I have one. works great. got a ticket doing 90 in a 55 so I thought it was a good time to pick it up

or you could slow down haha.

Fiercetimbo17
04-15-2009, 10:23 PM
Its a good unit, but the new on/off type radar is near impossible to miss in some instances... By the time you hear it, it's too late.

Your talking about POP, the escort x50's 9500's and comparable Belltronics all have this feature.

Go with an escort Valentine ones were good back in the day now they are old and outdated.

Buck
04-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Wound up getting a passport 8500 for $100

faiz23
04-20-2009, 01:35 PM
it is too late but if you surf slick deals you would have seen this deal beltronics 965 for 85 shipped from amazon. it was up for like 32 hours and i ended up getting one but compare your detector to the valentine. btw i use a valentine 1 in my car along with laser interceptor jammer and a gps mirror for speedtraps and redlight camera. this is for my girl who speeds like 5 over lol

Here is a great deal on a Beltronics/Escort who is the same company and sometimes referred to as BELSCORT. You will get from AMAZON a BELTRONICS V965 well you might ask what is that? and how does it compare to the bad boys like the valentine and the 9500ix for $400 or even $500? well like i said i like to do my research and buy quality products.


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blazeplacid
04-20-2009, 03:23 PM
my 8500 x50 has saved me numberous times

you just gotta remember to be smart about it.

If your doing above 80ish your just asking for it.

I usually do 70-75, as soon as i hear the first chirp I left off the gas.

X bands are usually false and are triggered by stores and such, I have had a few X bands that turned out to be cops. So I wouldnt turn X off.

K is usually a cop but some signals set it off also

Ka is a cop

Laser , your done, he has you, just pull over

Pop has only worked once

Buck
04-20-2009, 03:29 PM
my 8500 x50 has saved me numberous times

you just gotta remember to be smart about it.

If your doing above 80ish your just asking for it.

I usually do 70-75, as soon as i hear the first chirp I left off the gas.

X bands are usually false and are triggered by stores and such, I have had a few X bands that turned out to be cops. So I wouldnt turn X off.

K is usually a cop but some signals set it off also

Ka is a cop

Laser , your done, he has you, just pull over

Pop has only worked once

I do 80 down the interstate. I don't mind digging into the brakes a little.

K (for me) is usually a mapco or something. Most of the cops here use Ka. 90% I would say that I've passed have used Ka.