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This is a discussion on Radar Detectors within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; yea yea but i dont like drawing attention to my self, i have REALLY had cops flying down back roads ...

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    yea yea but i dont like drawing attention to my self, i have REALLY had cops flying down back roads looking for me after i did some drag racing w/a friend, someone called us in.....we had just got back to his house and two cop cars came FLYING up the next road over.......i stayed at his house that night LOL

    it sucks BAD when you know cops are looking for you, and what they can do to you for street racing....its all about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    i have a cheapy cobra.........roughly a 100 bucks and 3 yrs old are so......has saved me many MAANY times......all these guys that say get a good one or nothin dont know what there talkin about in my opinion......im SURE a v1 or 8500 willl give u MUCH better proction but in my situations its overkill.....my buddys 8500 goes off constantly cuz its so sensitive......i reallly dont need to know about the popo 3 miles away.....mines useless against laser and when the cop is using motion sensing autoon in low traffic situations......but arnt they all useless during these situations?????

    I got a $200 cobra it works pretty good.....gives off less false's than the escort 8500 and the bel-65

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2MuchFun View Post
    can anyone tell me about the sti radar detector?? does the anti radar detector DETECTOR future work?????

    and does anyone know anything about what too look for for a good scanner??

    i ran w/a RT charger @ 110mph till we hit the exit(ahead of him, mind you) on interstate today, we both get off the the same exit....half a hour later after eating, im cruising outa town a sheriff passed me going the other way, he sure stared at me hard (prolly trying to read the back plate as i went by him, i have no front plate) i wonder if someone called in and they put out a APB.....but im prolly just paranoid......but theres been too much POPing latly, especially if they pick up your detector first

    how did u do against the r/t ? i beat one by 2 cars.....got up to 132 mph and shut it down because of curves coming up

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    testing Escort 8500 vs V1

    Making the road trip from Oklahoma to Indianapolis this weekend for the NASCAR races. We are taking both an escort 8500 and a v1 and putting them up side by side so we can see which one is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistingreality View Post
    Making the road trip from Oklahoma to Indianapolis this weekend for the NASCAR races. We are taking both an escort 8500 and a v1 and putting them up side by side so we can see which one is better.
    lets us know the results

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    Jesus, I cant believe these threads keep coming up and its always a violent circle jerk.

    I played the cheap bastard route for a while and bought other detectors. Unidens, a shitload of Bels, Escorts, Cobras. I finally said fuck it and got a V1 and ill never go back. I treat that bastard likes hes gold too. If my T-tops are off and I dont want to put them on, I take the V1 with me everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    Jesus, I cant believe these threads keep coming up and its always a violent circle jerk.

    I played the cheap bastard route for a while and bought other detectors. Unidens, a shitload of Bels, Escorts, Cobras. I finally said fuck it and got a V1 and ill never go back. I treat that bastard likes hes gold too. If my T-tops are off and I dont want to put them on, I take the V1 with me everytime.


    give us details on why its worth $400

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    Battery or cord operated is the best cause you can hide it plus you get front/rear protection no false alarms full protection from all known police electronics and it keeps you invisible (V2) protection. Police cannot detect your detector. $ 350.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    You get what you pay for. If you want one the best thing to do is save for a good one. Escort 8500 x50 or Val 1. You will waste your money on anything else trust me.
    Agreed. Escort 8500 x50 Blue is what I've got. Excellent, and picks up laser too

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    I bought a $250 one from walmart because I had tons of store credit and it was a piece of shit so I turned around and sold it to a friend that wanted it just for "bragging rights" for $150 and tried their $150 one and it works perfect.

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    V1 all the way. They were the first with Bogey counter and Directional Arrows which are worth there weight in gold. Everyone i meet that comes with me on trip ends up buying a V1 shortly after. There A1 alsing system is fantastic at auto muting. Great Detector, its not flashy so if you by chance leave it in the window a lot of thieves think its old as hell because it doesnt have digital display, had a thief break in to my car steal the cds, and leave the V1 and this happened to my buddy as well. I have had it for 7 years now and it was the best $450 i ever spent. I have only gotten one ticket since owning it and it was because i was clocked by Airplane which is fine by me because if thats what it takes to give me a ticket so be it

    You also cant upgrade the other detectors like you can with the V1
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    they're bad luck...!

    i had never been pulled over until i got mine.. and got pulled over that day. then 2 days later. and then again a week later.

    and i didnt change my driving just cuz i had the detector either.

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    Got back from Indianapolis on Monday. The V1 vs Escort 8500 test went all the way up there and back. It was pretty much a toss up between the 2 on how far they picked up signals. I think the 8500 gets less false alarms, but the V1 has more 360 degree protection. Over all I would have to say the V1 wins because of the arrows you know where the signal is coming from and for me that helps. I will be taking back the 8500 to the store I bought it from and will be ordering a V1. The one I had was a friends and had to give it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistingreality View Post
    Got back from Indianapolis on Monday. The V1 vs Escort 8500 test went all the way up there and back. It was pretty much a toss up between the 2 on how far they picked up signals. I think the 8500 gets less false alarms, but the V1 has more 360 degree protection. Over all I would have to say the V1 wins because of the arrows you know where the signal is coming from and for me that helps. I will be taking back the 8500 to the store I bought it from and will be ordering a V1. The one I had was a friends and had to give it back.


    what was the range on both ???

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    Going through the hills in Missouri it was about a half a mile. Flat land in Illinois, the most boring state to cross in the USA on I-70, they would read about a mile out. Always hard to tell because you dont know if the cop has his radar on all the time or just turned it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistingreality View Post
    Going through the hills in Missouri it was about a half a mile. Flat land in Illinois, the most boring state to cross in the USA on I-70, they would read about a mile out. Always hard to tell because you dont know if the cop has his radar on all the time or just turned it on.

    my $200 cobra will do that....would be nice to know from what direction though

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