I am shopping for a radar detector
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10-17-2006, 03:56 PM #21
10-19-2006, 12:48 PM #22
10-19-2006, 02:14 PM #23
Then spend 400+ dollars for a Val 1.
10-19-2006, 02:46 PM #24
10-19-2006, 03:37 PM #25
From a police officer in Florida ::::We had some discussion on the actual effectiveness of them in a prior thread. Every year FDLE buys all the detectors and supposed jammers on the market and tests them. They have varying levels of effectiveness based on the variables of traffic, environment, and how the laser/radar operator is using their equipment. I will suffice it to say I don't know ANY law enforcement officers that have ever bothered to buy one because if the operator is on his game a detector is just telling you that you or somebody near you is getting locked on which means it's too late. Braking at that point is futile, the speed is locked. I have only heard of 1 actually effective jammer and it was a science project on a van that shunted it, and made it hard to lock on until it was close.
Popo does write other popo tickets outside their own jurisdictions sometimes (some agencies even feud), so they would buy them if they really thought they were worth the money. Plus with VASCAR, and pacing in low pro vehicles, you may get banged anyway.
The salesman will throw out all kinds of physics blah blah because they are salesman and they gotta eat. Under controlled conditions of theirs I'm sure they test great.
I actually had one guy in BR have me test his detector (I think it was an Escort) and I just estimated his speed and waited til like 600 feet and his detector told him he would have gotten a ticket....shot it in the grill. I've actually lasered dudes on bicycles doing 8 mph away from me at 330 feet.
In theory if you had the right combination of frequencies you obviously could jam a laser, but most militaries can't jam it to avoid rockets with targeting systems, so to think there is something affordable that can realistically do it consistently...probably not
10-19-2006, 03:56 PM #26
10-19-2006, 03:59 PM #27
The point I was making is that saying you "heard" means shit. Granted, the Tornado is a bullshit product, but it makes for a perfect example. Why WOULD the Tornado work? How the fuck can it be sold?
User feedback is what I want to hear on all products, even the shitty ones.
10-19-2006, 04:38 PM #28
10-19-2006, 09:04 PM #29
10-20-2006, 05:08 PM #30
I live in a heavily populated area so distance I dont know..all I know is that it has saved me many times.
10-21-2006, 03:47 PM #31
I have the valentine one and it is the best radar detector ever. It shows direction how many there are and what band they are using. It has multiple modes for different conditions. It even has laser. i got lucky gave a radio for mine. So it only cost me about 150.00. I've had the k40 and multiple escorts and the valentine is by far supierior. The rest aren't even in the running. If yo ucan afford one definitely pick one up. I got tickets with all previous radar detectors and have had my v1 for four years and never got a ticket with it. I don't drive below 90 on the interstate.
10-21-2006, 06:04 PM #32
10-21-2006, 06:20 PM #33
Valentine here......you get what you pay for........you won't regret it...........Mike
10-21-2006, 06:21 PM #34
10-21-2006, 06:42 PM #35
At least 1/4 a mile or more. It has great range, that is one reason why i like it so much.
10-22-2006, 04:50 PM #36
i got one in my superchiped duramax i got it for about 800 dollars or something cant remember got it in america i brought it over the border to canada, ontario. it is undetectable to any cop radars do to some mercury shield or something. sorry not to much info. its the best out there.
10-28-2006, 10:45 AM #37
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10-28-2006, 11:25 AM #38
11-01-2006, 11:10 AM #39
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PLace to buy
I found a good place to buy a radar detector. I got the Bell Vector 995.
ABELV995 It works awesome.
11-04-2006, 04:04 AM #40
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