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Radar Detector Recommendations?


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My son Justin recently moved to Ohio from here in PA. I don't have to tell you about Ohio's rep for nailing speeders...speed traps are quite common (big revenue booster!). Justin wants to invest in a really good radar detector for his tricked out '01 Jetta 1.8 Turbo....I've driven it and let me tell ya....it's "quick!"

Any recommendations?

Thanks,

John

'72tii "Hugo"

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I vote the latest from Escort (formerly Cincinati Microwave). They've always done me right, and those damned Valentines go off if you fart, annoying as hell from my personal experience.

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BigDog

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...made in 1981. But I'm weird. It's more for entertainment on trips and a "period" use for the velcro on my instrument binnacle; I don't rely on it.

But it did a surprisingly good job of spotting speed traps on the Canaan Valley trip last year -- many cops (in West Virgina and Kentucky, at least) are still using X or K...

Yeah, I know this post was entirely worthless.

-Dave

Colorado '71

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i have been using my V-1 daily( for 3 months) to drive to the SFO airport from the city center. It has warned me about 2 hidden smokeys with lots of time to bring speed down, switch lanes, etc. It also has great differentiation between audible alerts and radar type/proximity/direction. I have used a top line Bell in the past, and I am convinced that the V-1 is the best. The One Lap of America Race entrants favor the V-1 for their transit legs when speed equals ability to rest before the next day's track competition. The only draw-back I have found: the V-1 suction cups are not great.PITA actually. I will eventually hard wire power and figure out a permanent mount for the unit in each car. The unit can be removed from its housing for security. V-1 has a website and full Ad on the back of Roundel each month. Good luck///

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i heard about a "black box" that actively emits a preselected speed that guns read, defying what the cop actually sees! Highly illegal, everywhere.... just wondering if you know about them and have any information on maker. It would be for my electronics display, in the house, of course. Hypothetically, if a car had that unit, and a V-1 with remote display integrated into dash cluster, the playing field might be balanced a bit vs. Mr. Speeding Occifer, Sir.

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Vaporware... I have heard about these as well but unfortunatly after researching them it came up that they work for only a certain frequency, highly unreliable and not exactly 55mph safe. Think about it. A cop has a radar gun tunned to pick up the one radar freq that is sends (there is a huge bandwidth freq in k,ka, and x). IE so stuff like store openers do not mess it up. You would need a box that constantly projected all of those freq. so you'd really need like a spread spectrum broad caster.. now how in the hell is it supposed to project the 55mph only freq.. it just continually broadcasts hopeing to jam and confuse the gun. Todays modern gus might actually interpret this as a random speed.. unfortuanly thereis no guarentee that the random speed will be under 55mph.. manytimes speeds of 110... 200mph etc will be seen from the gun. Yeah you really want that ticket.. been there done that. No Fun Party On

Kris

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and i think they could classify jamming as impeding law enforcement, or somesuch heavyweight charge. But, i bet the guys out at Groom Lake have some wicked contraptions imbedded in their rides. Need to spend some web time and find out where the skunk works guys hang out. If John Q. Occifer sees 180 mph on his read-out, he will figure the gun is out of kilter for the moment and probably reboot. Or, he can testify in court that my 4 cylinder was doing 180 mph on the 101. The jail time would almost be worth the bragging rights, lol.

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The arrows on the v1 are great, but overall I think the Escort is better. I don't see a difference in sensitivity between the two, and both detectors can receive updated software to improve their performance in the future. Also, if you live in an area where car thefts are a problem and like to remove your radar from the car while away, the v1 is a pain to deal with. The suction cup adapter that mounts it to the windshield is difficult to remove from the detector, while with the Escort you simply press a button and slide the detector off the windshield mount easily. The v1 is larger than the escort as well. Honestly I like them both and use them both in my two cars, but if I purchased again, I'd probably buy another Escort.

Brandon

'73 Tii

'74 Tii

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