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Old 04-30-2013, 10:08 AM
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Where can I find a police radar sensor ?

And what are some good brands and all that stuff.
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always heard them as detector. but i imagine thats what you are talking about. for a basic first radar detector, id start off with a more expensive Cobra. If you want to throw down BANK and be really safe, pick up a Valentine. They are not as compact friendly, but they work like a charm. So, you can go very basic and cheap (one direction, basket full of false alarms, not many bands ESPECIALLY Laser) or something mid range (has directional arrows, less false alarms, far more bands) and the theres Valentine adn other for the tru....law breaker. LOL GL!

DONT GET A JAMMER! They are out there. but not worth it as IIRC, they are illegal. on what level? I dont know. but dont get it! lol
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You had me at jammer
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Okay thank you ! But how much do they run ? And how do I get them installed correctly, or should I have it done professionally etc
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You can expect to pay anywhere from $20-$400. It really depends on the type of driving you do and how often. Install is a PITA.

1)remove power socket cover
2)Insert radar detector plug in socket
3)Go fast, but dont get caught!



edit: id say 90% of redar detectors out there are plug and play (power socket) . some have controls on the plug. Some you have to hardwire into your car.
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Oh okay ! Awesome. Thank you. So what are the brands so I can find their web page and buy them
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A valentine or an Escort 9500ix or equivalent will run you around 500. DO your research some offer things that the others dont. IE, valentine 1 offers directional arrows, escort 9500ix offers heads up speed, known/reported red light camera locations, known/reported speed traps. Both offer superb coverage and detection.

Most standard radar detectors are simple straight forward and easy to install. Cig lighter for power and two suction cups for the mount on windshield. You can go fancier and get a mount that attaches to your rearview mirror and hard wire the power. Kits are offered for that. again really simple.
Dont waste your money on the cheap units and really the mid range is a waste IMO. look at the cost of a speeding ticket plus school (if your eligible). if you buy a detector for 500 and it alerts you to a chippy looking for speeders and saves you a ticket, well it just paid for its self.
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Originally Posted by SkizzDawg View Post
A valentine or an Escort 9500ix or equivalent will run you around 500. DO your research some offer things that the others dont. IE, valentine 1 offers directional arrows, escort 9500ix offers heads up speed, known/reported red light camera locations, known/reported speed traps. Both offer superb coverage and detection.

Most standard radar detectors are simple straight forward and easy to install. Cig lighter for power and two suction cups for the mount on windshield. You can go fancier and get a mount that attaches to your rearview mirror and hard wire the power. Kits are offered for that. again really simple.
Dont waste your money on the cheap units and really the mid range is a waste IMO. look at the cost of a speeding ticket plus school (if your eligible). if you buy a detector for 500 and it alerts you to a chippy looking for speeders and saves you a ticket, well it just paid for its self.
+100. with a product that has such a wide band of options, spend a good day looking around. but like skizzdawg said, spend the $$$ upfront so you dont have to spend the $$$$$$$$ AFTER the ticket. I have a basic Cobra radar detector. My scoob is no longer my DD and dont need a constant high priced scanner with me. Also, I hard wired mine, via cig socket (ran the single black cable under dash, hidden
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That's awesome guys. My car is my dd so I need to figure it out ASAP. Thanks for all the help
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Here are a couple sites to read over.

opening page 12
Best Rated Radar Detectors 2012-2013

and this is the one that is upgradeable in the future, unlike most others that u just have to replace.
Valentine One radar and laser detectors
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That's awesome guys. My car is my dd so I need to figure it out ASAP. Thanks for all the help
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Originally Posted by whitey02rex View Post
Here are a couple sites to read over.

opening page 12
Best Rated Radar Detectors 2012-2013

and this is the one that is upgradeable in the future, unlike most others that u just have to replace.
Valentine One radar and laser detectors
I didnt see the valentine one on that best rated link you posted. Weird as i see it and the 9500ix as the two best units that are out there.

OP, Read lots of reviews that do side by side comparisons.
I dont think you will be unhappy with either of the two units (Escort 9500ix or Valentine 1)
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Originally Posted by MongrelXMutt View Post
That's awesome guys. My car is my dd so I need to figure it out ASAP. Thanks for all the help
if you need something ASAP you could always ya know, not speed. 100% effective guaranteed. I paid 0 dollars for it. lemme know if you need details on how it is done.
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if you need something ASAP you could always ya know, not speed. 100% effective guaranteed. I paid 0 dollars for it. lemme know if you need details on how it is done.
Sent you a PM
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Police scanners, radar dectors are useless. they catch you by the time your dector gives you any warning. IF you really need to speed. you'd be better with a laser jammer...not recommending it since it is illegel, but you do what you have to do to get what you want right?

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