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anyone have or know a good radar detectors to recomm me? any good ones out there?

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i only need the radar detector for cops detecting my speed right? so if the cops didnt turn any device on then it wont detect the cops right? can the detector detect if they find cops car?
 

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I use the Valentine One.... It actually is a lot smaller than the way they portray it in the magazine ad. It has came first place in Automobile and Car & Driver magazine with the longest range + stealth technology to VG2 guns. Have any of you guys used that compound radar detector? They sell it at the BMW dealership. You can integrate it into the dashboard and you place one radar detecting unit in the front and the other in the trunk. (around $600-700) It has a range of 4 miles. People that have tested it said that it's very effective, but the disadvantage is the # of false signals..(which you would expect with such a strong detector...

Auto Magazines have tested Radar Jammers you saw advertized here and there. They sold $200-$300 and were considered passive jammers. I think "Eclipse" was the name of one of them. Anyways, none of the passive jammers tested in the magazines worked at all. Radar guns were still able to find their speeds at the usual range. Well for fun I went to the Ferrari dealership to look around and I came across this 1992 512TR that had a special $5000(according to the dealer) active radar jammer (which was installed by the previous owner). The dealer told me that you can punch in the speed that you want the officers to see on their radar gun. Do any of you guys have active radar jammers?
Eric....
Unlike stealth machines like the Audi S4, I'm sure the IS300 is a magnet to cops..
 

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I can attest to the cop-magnet effect of the IS 300. In the first 7 years of driving, I've never gotten a speeding ticket in this area. A few weeks after getting my SBM, I get pulled over twice within one week! Both times happened on a weekend night, so I'm very cautious about speeding during those hours. However, I'm seriously considering getting a radar detector, probably a Valentine1. I don't like the idea of mounting it in the middle of my windshield and would probably like to somehow wire the power through the front dome lights. I've read articles where people have done it in BMWs and such, but so far no one has posted an IS 300 mod yet...TEG, is this a future project of yours??? *fingers crossed*
 

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Originally posted by SpectraBlueIS300:
I can attest to the cop-magnet effect of the IS 300. In the first 7 years of driving, I've never gotten a speeding ticket in this area. A few weeks after getting my SBM, I get pulled over twice within one week! Both times happened on a weekend night, so I'm very cautious about speeding during those hours. However, I'm seriously considering getting a radar detector, probably a Valentine1. I don't like the idea of mounting it in the middle of my windshield and would probably like to somehow wire the power through the front dome lights. I've read articles where people have done it in BMWs and such, but so far no one has posted an IS 300 mod yet...TEG, is this a future project of yours??? *fingers crossed*
I saw you driving again on Sunday (afternoon)... You were going with your girlfriend plus I think two others in the back south on Rockville pike. I was coming on the oncoming lane... I NEVER MISS AN IS..
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I've used a BEL 745STi Plus for many years and it performs great, no tickets! The V1 is basically top of the line, but if you're looking for a no frills, get to the point detector take a look at BEL products. They're highly rated as well. Escort makes comparable detectors for about the same price and are also very nice. I bought my dad a Cobra a few years back and it sucks. Just my $.02
 

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Eric,
Yup that was me alright, we were probably heading home from Hooters
Did your friend in the S4 say hi for me? I saw him on Rockville Pike also the day before (Saturday). Seems like life revolves around the Pike
 

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theres no doubt valentine-1 is the best system..but if you got the money to go all out, there is a system called k-40 which has a radar in ur front bumper and one in ur back...and a switch (like a fog light switch)..and a led light on ur dash board..thats all..its precisely accurate and costs over $1k
 

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hey dont get one...lets say u have a radar detector...the cops would have a radar detector detector....then u get a ticket for having one...so u upgrade ta a radar detector detector....boom the cops have a radar detector detector detector...busted...upgrade ta a radar detector detector detector...bammmmmm.. cop gots a radar detector detector detector detector...mula mula mula...then u think ur smart so u pay $500 for a radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector...bammm cop comes out with a radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector...and u know the rest...hahahahahahaha
 

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Originally posted by blueis300guy:
hey dont get one...lets say u have a radar detector...the cops would have a radar detector detector....then u get a ticket for having one...so u upgrade ta a radar detector detector....boom the cops have a radar detector detector detector...busted...upgrade ta a radar detector detector detector...bammmmmm.. cop gots a radar detector detector detector detector...mula mula mula...then u think ur smart so u pay $500 for a radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector...bammm cop comes out with a radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector...and u know the rest...hahahahahahaha
I think a detector is legal in most states. As is a laser jammer.
 
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