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Hi There, do you have Radar Detector in you car? If so, which one do you recommend? Where did you put it in your car?

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Use to have a Uniden. But in NJ, you constantly get false triggers due to the high number of alarm systems to the side of the road from other businesses. So, I stopped using it. Want to get a Valentine One detector. They've been the best for years.
 

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Pweb said:
I just checked their web site (www.valentine1.com). Pretty damn impressive detector! Kinda pricey though :)

Thanks for the info! I think it's indeed - the best!
Car and Driver just recently did another radar comparison test. Once again, the Valentine One left the others in the dust. Pricey, yes; but worth it in my opinion. Maybe I can get one for Christmas....hmmmm.
 

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Yeah I think it worth the money... It makes sense to invest once and save yourself a headache and paying $$$ to insurance after getting a ticket!

One thing I didn't like is the installation! It would be much easier to just plug it in into a cigarette lighter :roll:
 

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I have a Uniden one. It seems working fine. I know what you are talking about the false alarm, but once I get used, it is fine. I can determine which is false and which is not.

I installed this on top of the center vent for the wind shield (triangle shape vent). I thought it would block the vent (it might now), but I never got foggy thing on my windshield. I don't want to have things up in the top of windshield at all. EZpass is enough. I run the wire to the truck thru the A pillar and door sill. Works fine.
 

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Pweb said:
Yeah I think it worth the money... It makes sense to invest once and save yourself a headache and paying $$$ to insurance after getting a ticket!

One thing I didn't like is the installation! It would be much easier to just plug it in into a cigarette lighter :roll:
I have a V1. You can plug it into the lighter if you want, you don't have to hardwire it. In fact, it comes with everything you need for either method.

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Does it even makes sense to get one?
I used cheap ones in my other cars, and it was beeping for everything - stores, road constructions etc, so annoying.
 

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Use a passport and have it hard wired and installed next to the rear view mirror, a little protection always helps.
 

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I use a Passport 8500 mounted on the glass just above the dashboard. It has most assuredly paid for itself already, with the exception of the ticket my GF got while it was on and in the car.

She couldnt hear it, she had the radio up too loud. :roll:
 

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Nope. Don't have one. Don't want one.
If I'm not speeding, what good is it?
 

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radar detector

Got an Escort / Solo S2. Great machine! Mounted via suction cup mount braket (provided) up near the rearview mirror of my '01 E320. Works great and does not get in the way up there.
 

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I have a Cobra 10 band with VG-2 immunity, it works great but there are always false alarms. Better a false alarm causing a reaction, thal a real alarm that is ignored.
 

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lol if u think thats price take a look at a recent ticket... i just got gunned at 53 in a 25 and have to pay like 220 + court fees and insurance will go up
 

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lol if u think thats price take a look at a recent ticket... i just got gunned at 53 in a 25 and have to pay like 220 + court fees and insurance will go up
But my question is: "Were you doing it?"
 

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Use a passport and have it hard wired and installed next to the rear view mirror, a little protection always helps.
I've a Passport 8500 too. Where did you hardwire into DC power for the unit? I've got to figure a good way to do that, so your experience would be most useful!

Another question: where's the best place to mount it on the windshield? I've heard the windscreen is heavily metalized, but that MB left a gap someplace to allow for EZpass transmitters to work well. Has anyone done any experiments to find where the best signal strength is? Of course, the standard answer to that question is "as high as possible", but that's not taking into account any metal impregnated glass or possible non-metallized zones.

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I've mounted my Passport 8500 in the exact same location as C230K's shot above -- maybe a centimeter lower. I found that I could not discern any spot on the windscreen that was more transmissive than another (I'll bet that cop with the radar was wondering why I was parked down the street from him, aimed at him!)

I ran my cord to the in-cabin fuse box, as I almost never leave my unit on the windshield when parked; I use my sunshade, and the detector has to come down for that to be put up. Well, unless the car's in the garage, of course, but my habits there of shutting everything down are pretty well check-list-perfect.

Aaron
 
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