View Thread: Radar Detectors


tallguylehigh
Hey gues, will make this thread short and sweet. Does anyone wish to share their knowledge about radar detectors with me? I am in the market for one and was wondering out there what is good. I know the Valentine is the best, but I am tossing that out on account that it is to big, heavy and expensive.

So what do you guys use/recommend, and better still, do you know of any places online where you can get at good prices? Thanks for the help!

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scubie02
Hey gues, will make this thread short and sweet. Does anyone wish to share their knowledge about radar detectors with me? I am in the market for one and was wondering out there what is good. I know the Valentine is the best, but I am tossing that out on account that it is to big, heavy and expensive.

So what do you guys use/recommend, and better still, do you know of any places online where you can get at good prices? Thanks for the help!

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You can get a Bel 985 for about half the cost fo the Valentine, and get very similar performance, minus the arrows.

Sia Bani
Big and heavy??

V1 all the way.

Lotus
i dont know, but ive always wanted to outfit a car with radar jamming equipment, and fly by cops who then cant get a good reading. i ithnk sombody on CD did a similar thing and then raced across america.

mustangdriver
I live in Virginia, they're illegal :(

I'll probably get one anyway :D

Sia Bani
i dont know, but ive always wanted to outfit a car with radar jamming equipment, and fly by cops who then cant get a good reading. i ithnk sombody on CD did a similar thing and then raced across america.

The radar jamming stuff is bullshit. Waste of money. cops have the right to use their judgement and give you a ticket anyway. It might not hold up in court at times, but the hassle is still there.

tallguylehigh
Big and heavy??

V1 all the way.

Ok, maybe not big and heavy (personally I think it is), but too expensive. No on the V1, any other suggestions?

lsr78
The radar jamming stuff is bullshit. Waste of money. cops have the right to use their judgement and give you a ticket anyway. It might not hold up in court at times, but the hassle is still there.

regular radar jamming is bs, but Laser jamming is legit. Of course, not to many cops are using that yet, so you have to be pretty hardcore to need one.

Hey Sia, you know there are a couple of guys working on integrating the V1 display into the Audi info center in the gauge cluster? Don't know if they will ever finish it, but would be very cool.

Nogaro Nitwit
regular radar jamming is bs, but Laser jamming is legit. Of course, not to many cops are using that yet, so you have to be pretty hardcore to need one.

Hey Sia, you know there are a couple of guys working on integrating the V1 display into the Audi info center in the gauge cluster? Don't know if they will ever finish it, but would be very cool.

As far as I am concerned it is vaporware. I think that projected was headed up by EdP and James R on AW. From the looks of it it will never be finished. It was a neat concept but I guess they are just slacking in getting it done. Supposedly there is a company in Europe that has done something very similar for the trip computer displays to display much more and is available in the US

Sia Bani
Vaporware? I thought you were referring to Toyguys little concealed display.

If you actually mean "inside the guage cluster", then that would be one expensive setup! I think I'm ok with using my finger and pusshing the knob above the mirror...it's not that far away!

Nogaro Nitwit
Vaporware? I thought you were referring to Toyguys little concealed display.

If you actually mean "inside the guage cluster", then that would be one expensive setup! I think I'm ok with using my finger and pusshing the knob above the mirror...it's not that far away!

Nope, this is definitely different for the Toyguy setup. I am talking about the area where you get your info for radio stations, CDs playing, etc

DominibeanS4
Don't be cheap on this. Make the right choice and get yourself a V1. It will easily pay for itself in the first month you have it. The newer ones (like Sia's) are lighter and about a 1/4" shorter. Other cheaper detectors may have similar performance but the arrows on the V1 are key and I couldn't imagine ever using a radar detector without that feature.