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This is a discussion on Fuzz Busters within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so im in need of protection. new radar time. i had a cobra. cheap crap. hated it. sold it a ...

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    so im in need of protection. new radar time. i had a cobra. cheap crap. hated it. sold it a while back... might have came in handy too

    Beltronics?
    $300 RX65 (red or blue*) *blues $40 more
    $500 GX65
    $200 V8

    Escort?
    $300 8500
    $500 9500

    what do you think? any thoughts/opinions/suggestions?
    thanks!

    Oh and keep the smartass comments to yourself. i understand the "try slowing down" suggestion. ive heard it 100s of times. and i have significantly but this is just reinsurence if im not paying attention or if im just in a hurry thanks
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    Just a FYI we do have a rule on here about officer bashing. Also 74 in a 45 is speeding it doesn't matter where you are speeding at. I always say this if you don't speed you will not get a ticket for speeding.

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    Yeah what he said about not police bashing, especially as many of our members are LEOs. On the other hand, $211 for 46 in a 40? That's a big WTF??

    I have no experience with radar detectors. I just wanted to comment on the $211 for 46 in a 40... Seriously, WTF??

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    well its like i said. but cant say.
    just wrong place. wrong time. wrong age. wrong car. wrong day. stupidity. lack of maturity/responsibility.
    w/e you blame it on.
    sometimes...that they way the cookie crumbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
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    I had a bunch of tickets at your age. Had my license revoked more than once. I never bitched about the cops. They are doing one thing their job. I was speeding etc my fault. And yes I felt that way then and do now. If you speed the fault is on you and you alone.
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    Valentine 1 and escort 9500 are top of line. My escort 8500 served me well but it doesn't tune out false alarms like the 9500 does nor have the ability to upload "check points". It got to the point where I just stopped using it because the false alarms bugged me.
    A detector is a good tool but none are full proof. If you are the fastest one on the road you will get tagged, if you are the only one on the road don't think the cop won't realize it was you, if he see's that in your car he will be more likely to drop the hammer on you. And if you get popped with laser you're fucked almost always since scatter is minimal. I don't even use my detector on runs anymore. The roads I like the detector won't pick up a signal until I am right on top of them most of the time anyway.
    All that being said mine saved me a couple of times, and those times were almost always on the freeway at night commuting.

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    I went with the V995 (Beltronics), through Amazon, came in a complete kit with free shipping, and no tax.
    Very reliable unit, used it twice on long trips (3k+), saved me more than once.

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    I personally would not get an Escort. I know people with them and they do not work well at all.

    I've had a Beltronics for the last 6 years and it works great.

    Most cops these days are getting smarter and smarter. They do not turn the radar gun on until right before they are clocking you. This renders any radar detector pretty useless.

    The best defense is to pay attention and be responsible

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I personally would not get an Escort. I know people with them and they do not work well at all.

    I've had a Beltronics for the last 6 years and it works great.

    Most cops these days are getting smarter and smarter. They do not turn the radar gun on until right before they are clocking you. This renders any radar detector pretty useless.

    The best defense is to pay attention and be responsible
    If you're the only car on a given stretch, sure. But so long as there's other traffic ahead of you, you've still got a shot at it being useful...

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    Think its called k1 but it turns the whole car into a detector and the up grade gives you a rear view mirror with little arrows that light up to tell you where the signal is comming from.So as to not have a black box strapped to the windsheild.

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    well Ive always heard that escorts were top of the line. and im considering the 9500 and the Beltronics V8.. about a $300 difference. and with college next year ill be on the interstate for three and a half hours every trip. i just need my dash buddy for an extra eye.

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    i have heard over and over that the valentine 1 was the absolute best. i used to have a radar detector all the time. i have since given up on them and have gotten wiser on what speeds to travel and where. with me being a college student i spend a good amount of time on the highways. i make a 2 and a half hour and a 3 and a half hour drive quite frequently with no radar. the 3 and a half hour drive is on US 31, 465, and US 37. Those roads are all heavily patrolled. i travel at about 7-8 MPH over the speed limit and have never once gotten pulled over.
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    here in FW ......the city is having a budget crisis.....so how do they make up for it? you guessed it.....speed traps everywhere.....now having lived in germany and driven the autobahn.....speed does not KILL.....idiot drivers kill !!!! ......so by all means protect yourself from the city revenue enhancement department with the best radar detector you can find

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    Speed doesn't kill, it's coming to an abrupt stop that does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    now having lived in germany and driven the autobahn.....speed does not KILL.....idiot drivers kill !!!! ......so by all means protect yourself from the city revenue enhancement department with the best radar detector you can find
    werd. Having been through Germany and Austria, I'd have to completely agree. They have a 'get in your lane and drive' mentality that is much different from our 'switch lanes at every opportunity to get another car length further ahead of the next guy' attitude.

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    Escort 8500 here works really well. Saved me bunch of times. If you don't turn off the X and Y bands you get alot of false alarms.

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    I have a Whistler 360* that I have had since 1996 and it does me just fine. I don't speed as much as I did when I was in my teens/twenties, but it's good to know when the traps are set. I have heard good things about Valentine One and K40. I have thought about getting the K40.

    Another thing to realize is that detectors are illegal in some states and can result in added fines or confiscation/destruction of detector or confiscation of vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Valentine 1 and escort 9500 are top of line. My escort 8500 served me well but it doesn't tune out false alarms like the 9500 does nor have the ability to upload "check points". It got to the point where I just stopped using it because the false alarms bugged me.
    A detector is a good tool but none are full proof. If you are the fastest one on the road you will get tagged, if you are the only one on the road don't think the cop won't realize it was you, if he see's that in your car he will be more likely to drop the hammer on you. And if you get popped with laser you're fucked almost always since scatter is minimal. I don't even use my detector on runs anymore. The roads I like the detector won't pick up a signal until I am right on top of them most of the time anyway.
    All that being said mine saved me a couple of times, and those times were almost always on the freeway at night commuting.
    werd i have a little cheapo depo from wal-mart that i got for like 50 bucks and it has saved my ass numerous times i just hate that when you are going through town the damn thing goes nuts. other then that as long as you are cautious where your are speeding you should be ok

    FYI i never do more then 5 over on roads that i rarely drive. i tend to speed on roads i drive frequently because i know when and where to slow down

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I have a Whistler 360* that I have had since 1996 and it does me just fine. I don't speed as much as I did when I was in my teens/twenties, but it's good to know when the traps are set. I have heard good things about Valentine One and K40. I have thought about getting the K40.

    Another thing to realize is that detectors are illegal in some states and can result in added fines or confiscation/destruction of detector or confiscation of vehicle.
    luckly there not here in OK (at least that i know of). and of course the first time i got pulled over in the SS the damn thing goes off right in front of the officer FML

    noticed radar detector= ticket for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    here in FW ......the city is having a budget crisis.....so how do they make up for it? you guessed it.....speed traps everywhere.....now having lived in germany and driven the autobahn.....speed does not KILL.....idiot drivers kill !!!! ......so by all means protect yourself from the city revenue enhancement department with the best radar detector you can find
    I think its time that LS1.com adds a "Like" button.
    you have a good point. but that part is lack of expierence on my part.
    and Theyre legal in KY and IN. Not VA tho.
    my cobra gave me WAYYY to many false alarms. and yeah it went off while i was getting a writen warning for my plate light being out... he wasnt to happy i believe.
    well im liking the cheaper Beltronics V8 for $200...but im thinking the Escort 9500. $500 is pricey but i believe it will end up paying for itself. i normally run 3-6 over on Highways and 8-12 over on Interstates and multilanes. (depending on my time)
    but cops here are getting creative. theyve switched up their usual trap locations. but thanks for the inputs.

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