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e-nizzle
05-13-2007, 11:41 AM
i wasn't too sure where to put this, so i figured a radar detector fit into security somehow. with saving you money and all by maybe saving your ass from a cop clockin you on the side of the road. does anyone have one they really reccomend? i'm looking for something good, but not to really spend over $150.

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 11:52 AM
ya ive been thinking about getting one too but there are soooooooo many to choose from? any stand out performers? even in all price ranges?

nascarnate326
05-13-2007, 11:56 AM
I have a cobra, and its decent but remember, usually the more you spend the better it is. Your eyes are the best detector.

Metallman56
05-13-2007, 12:16 PM
i've had cobra's and beltronics. cobra was a great value, saved my ass many many times, but the Bel's range is just nuts. but yeah, for $150 or less, you cant beat Cobra

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 12:26 PM
can we get some models to look for or suggestions for what we look for in them?

Devo
05-13-2007, 12:44 PM
I have a cobra and it works great and saved me a few times..if you want a cheaper one then go with cobra, i believe there top modle is opnly 200 or so. but just remember like said befor, the beltronics are more expensive but have a way greater range.

KhellendrosxS
05-13-2007, 01:00 PM
Passport radar detectors are the thing to get if you can afford them.

e-nizzle
05-13-2007, 01:05 PM
awesome, thanks all! i think i'm going to check out some cobras.

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 01:58 PM
so how is the Cobra XRS-9930? there are some on ebay for barely anything.

drumking1721
05-13-2007, 02:39 PM
go with passport...best one out there IMO,i got one a few months back

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 02:42 PM
so is that cobra a good one or nah

hepy117
05-13-2007, 08:41 PM
Here is a site about radar detectors. They are reviewed by a retired cop. I found a lot of good information on it.

http://www.radarbusters.com/

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 08:47 PM
haha thats kinda funny. a cop helping us beat the system....

hepy117
05-13-2007, 08:52 PM
Yeah I thought that to. I'm goin with the Bel Vector 955 Radar Detector....Supposedly the best one for under $200

ryanbgb22
05-13-2007, 09:30 PM
i've been looknig for a new one too. I have a cobra that broke after about a week. The screen stopped lighting up, and it let me down hardcore at one point. I will never buy another cobra.

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 09:32 PM
what happened to it?

ryanbgb22
05-13-2007, 09:34 PM
screen doesnt light up anymore, only at times very dimly, and it seems to be hit and miss with the radar it picks up.

iceman
05-13-2007, 09:36 PM
Valentine 1

pyro
05-13-2007, 09:42 PM
Valentine 1

/thread...not to mention they will pay for your ticket if you get caught (not sure about whats game for this tho)

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 09:56 PM
who is the best "other brand" cobra?

ryanbgb22
05-13-2007, 10:02 PM
kinda off topic but im jsut wondering, do you guys who live where radar detectros are illegal (canada, virginia, whereever) still have them/use them. And if you do, what do you do to try to hide them?

cardude007617
05-13-2007, 10:04 PM
id imagine use them, but if u get pulled over; quickly stash it in the glove compartment or something

iceman
05-13-2007, 10:30 PM
/thread...not to mention they will pay for your ticket if you get caught (not sure about whats game for this tho)


Uhh, no.

iceman
05-13-2007, 10:30 PM
kinda off topic but im jsut wondering, do you guys who live where radar detectros are illegal (canada, virginia, whereever) still have them/use them. And if you do, what do you do to try to hide them?

Valentine 1 + Remote display

pyro
05-13-2007, 11:37 PM
Uhh, no.

my bad, it was the rockey mountain radar
In its favor is its limited ticket guarantee, which promises to pay for tickets issued that do not exceed 15 miles per hour OR 30% over the posted speed limit, whichever is less.

xxbackhillxx
05-14-2007, 12:00 AM
After reading this thread I went to check out Vaneltines and Escorts site. Escort just came out with the Passport 9500i to top the 8500. GPS technology in a radar detector ftw. Completely out of your price range though at $449.

iceman
05-14-2007, 02:33 AM
Yep def nice gimmick. Still no arrows or bogey counter tho.

bryanw0087
05-14-2007, 01:29 PM
i have a cobra and it cost me around 120, it picks up 14 different bands of radar/laser, make sure you get both and you also want VG2 guard to protect against cops testing to see if you are using a radar detector

cardude007617
05-14-2007, 02:37 PM
im kinda liking the cobras too. i think they give a nice array of features for a decent/affordable price. and oh ya, still cost less than i ticket! haa

bryanw0087
05-14-2007, 09:39 PM
yeah they do.... i live where radar detectors are illegal, but just illeagal to have turned on, you can have them but i still throw it under my seat when i get pulled over

cardude007617
05-14-2007, 10:05 PM
thats lameeeeeeeeee