03-19-09 02:58 PM
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  1. nooberry's Avatar
    hey i dont know what kind of responce ill get from this but i was wondering if any of you guys have radar detectors that work well enough for every day use? i wana get one but i dont know what i need or should look for. will the cheap ones detect radar just as good as the expencive ones?
    03-12-09 09:51 PM
  2. pltaylor's Avatar
    Thats wild, I was just looking at them online. Mines acting up.
    I want a Valentine 1 but they're to high. Thinking of going with the Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector - PRORX65
    03-12-09 09:57 PM
  3. drdave00's Avatar
    I have had a RX65 for a couple of years,very quiet detector.Works well (is very low on false alerts)Do not buy a Cobra!!!!!!!!!!!
    03-12-09 10:03 PM
  4. pltaylor's Avatar
    Do not buy a Cobra!!!!!!!!!!!
    I second that.
    03-12-09 10:10 PM
  5. wildCOUNTRY's Avatar
    I've had a few Cobras. I won't go back again.

    Valentine One... go big or go home!
    03-12-09 10:12 PM
  6. EG.BB's Avatar
    Valentine 1 is the best, nothing comes close. I have 4 of them, one in each car. I just can't imagine owning a high performance car and not have a V1 to save my ****.

    This is much like owning a BB, you'd be wondering how you made it without one.
    03-12-09 10:20 PM
  7. nooberry's Avatar
    whats so bad about the cobras? and the whispers? what is the difference between these and the nice ones?
    03-12-09 10:33 PM
  8. EG.BB's Avatar
    whats so bad about the cobras? and the whispers? what is the difference between these and the nice ones?
    Had a Cobra and it only went off right when I already got pulled over.

    That thing never made it back to my house.
    03-12-09 10:38 PM
  9. pltaylor's Avatar
    I bought a Cobra once and was getting false Laser alerts in my driveway! The closest other car was a 1/4 mile down the road and no it wasnt a cop. So I took it back and exchanged it. The second did the same thing. Whistler only picks up cops as they are walking up to your window, ticket in hand.
    03-12-09 10:38 PM
  10. pltaylor's Avatar
    EG, sell me a V1!

    By the way, that's one one Fugly piece of equipment though. For the $$$ they could put some lipstick on that thing.
    Last edited by pltaylor; 03-12-09 at 10:41 PM.
    03-12-09 10:39 PM
  11. EG.BB's Avatar
    EG, sell me a V1!

    By the way, that's one one Fugly piece of equipment though. For the $$$ they could put some lipstick on that thing.
    Yeah it is. It looks better hardwired.

    One of the V1s in the M3.
    03-12-09 10:52 PM
  12. nooberry's Avatar
    suck so what about road trips? like long open highways? will a cheap one work then? or do i just need to eat it and buy a good one?
    03-12-09 11:29 PM
  13. nooberry's Avatar
    how about escort?
    03-12-09 11:44 PM
  14. wildCOUNTRY's Avatar
    suck so what about road trips? like long open highways? will a cheap one work then? or do i just need to eat it and buy a good one?
    Escorts and V1's are the only way to go.

    Do not get a cheap one... you'll regret it!!! (I know I do)
    03-13-09 03:03 AM
  15. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    My Dad Had One Of Those...

    Aren't Those Illegal?

    If They Are, What Do You Do When A Cop Actually *Does* Pull You Over?

    Do You Yank It Out, And Throw It In The Back Seat And Pray He Didn't See It?
    03-13-09 03:05 PM
  16. pltaylor's Avatar
    They're only illegal in a handfull of states. Virginia and DC I know of the top of my head. The cops there use detector detectors cause that's a higher fine than speeding. Some of the higher end detectors have invisibility modes to block the detector detectors. But I wouldn't chance it. I've seen Virginia State Police take great pride smashing a freinds $400 detector on the road on top of a $250 fine for having it and $150 ticket for speeding.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-13-09 03:17 PM
  17. LCintheOC's Avatar
    They're only illegal in a handfull of states. Virginia and DC I know of the top of my head. The cops there use detector detectors cause that's a higher fine than speeding. Some of the higher end detectors have invisibility modes to block the detector detectors. But I wouldn't chance it. I've seen Virginia State Police take great pride smashing a freinds $400 detector on the road on top of a $250 fine for having it and $150 ticket for speeding.

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    Can they really smash it? I know its illegal and all but dang!
    03-13-09 03:38 PM
  18. roeod4's Avatar
    I had a K40 hard wired into a car. It was a great radar detector and laser defuser. They were actually so sure of their product that they guaranteed you wouldn't get a ticket. They were actually willing to pay the ticket if you got one while using their product.
    03-13-09 05:08 PM
  19. wildCOUNTRY's Avatar
    The province of British Columbia made it illegal to have a radar detector as well. Damn "Mount-Me" made me give it to him on top of the $150 ticket he gave me. I still havent paid that one and don't plan on it. They got my $150 when they took my detector.
    03-13-09 05:35 PM
  20. pltaylor's Avatar
    Can they really smash it? I know its illegal and all but dang!
    Yes, and like wildC says they can and WILL confiscate them if illegal in that state. My friend I told you of, wanted to sue for it. Destruction of Private property and all. An attorney said that would be like suing the DEA for destroying the illegal drugs they confiscated from you.

    The province of British Columbia made it illegal to have a radar detector as well. Damn "Mount-Me" made me give it to him on top of the $150 ticket he gave me. I still havent paid that one and don't plan on it. They got my $150 when they took my detector.
    03-13-09 05:41 PM
  21. nooberry's Avatar
    ouch. well i needed one soon cause we are going on a road trip soon and i wanteed to not have a repeat of last time. i did what you all said not to do. i got a cobra, it was all i could afford. it seems to have been working well all day although 2 cops drove by me and my detector did nothing. it seems to work 50% of the time. i will probably return it with in the 30 days, and just wait till i can afford a better one. can cops turn their radar off? like off duty cops? the two that passed me were out of their county and couldnt have really done anything anyway.... hmm i duno
    03-13-09 05:56 PM
  22. wildCOUNTRY's Avatar
    RETURN IT!!!!!

    Sell your soul and get a V1. You won't regret it!
    03-13-09 06:12 PM
  23. nooberry's Avatar
    how much are souls going for....? think i could get 300 bucks? any takers? i know i know i should get a v1 but i really cant afford it right now
    03-13-09 06:15 PM
  24. pltaylor's Avatar
    If you find a V1 for $300, I'll take two.
    03-13-09 06:17 PM
  25. nooberry's Avatar
    i thought i saw them for 399... if i return my cobra then i should be able to get it right?
    03-13-09 06:18 PM
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