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i recently got hit with 3 speeding tickets in a month's time and i've been searching around for a good radar/laser detector...money is no issue i just need one that i know will work and will drastically reduce my chances of getting a speeding ticket...any suggestions????
 

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drastically reduce my chances of getting a speeding ticket...any suggestions???? [/B]
stop speeding so much for one!!! and then ebay item # 110003735100
 

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ESCORT PASSPORT 8500 X50 (in BLUE) preferably. Best radar detector out there, well they claim unless you want to get the K40 (I think that is the name) but that's over a grand or more.

The SOLO 2 is also extremely good, I haven't read up on it but I believe it's on par with the 8500, same manufacturer just a wireless version.
 

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by far the best out there is the VALENTINE ONE , ive had escort and cobra , i now have valentine and it by far blows both away , i dont know whaty i would do without it , it has saved my ass numerous time not just for speeding but making aware that there is a cop ahead and to roll myt windoews down 4 tint lol , i def. recommend it , its pricey but well worth it
 

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yeah VALENTINE ONEs are the best, i've have cobra, escort, and a few other generics, valentine one is so much better. if you have the chance run the escort and valentine one side-by-side.. you'll see the differance.

the one problem with the valentine one is that the band does't light up at night. but it doesn't matter if your picking up radar slow the hell down. LMAO
 

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Yeah I know I compared my 8500 (Escort) to my old Cobra 11 band, whatever it was, damn awesome back about 3-4 years ago and yeah, the Escort picks up the same 'radar' over double the distance of the Cobta.

I'd like to check out those Valentine ones, I've never seen or heard about them before. What's the pricing on those?
 

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Im using an Escort 8500 X50, and once the settings have been tweaked, its bad to the bone. Like most of these guys, Id take a Valentine One. But considering that theyre always switching back and forth between #1 and #2 in radar reports, I went with the Escort since it cost me less than half what the Valentine does.

Either way, they both kick ass.
 

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the pricing on a full valentine one kit is about $400.. just remember you get what you pay for.
 

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I just have one of those cheap one and its better than my brothers 150 doller cobra one and i only paid like 60 for it cause radio shack moved and everything was 50 percent off.
 

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oh yeah those radio shack ones that talk with the chicks voice are awesome, but they don't support everything now
 

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Just remember that the laser detector part of it is only to tell you that you're GOING to get a ticket. When it goes off they've already nailed you...
 

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Well, if we all used our brains, yo would realize that he lives in Pa, and in Pa, cops can't use radar off the highway, they clock you time through a set of white lines. So radar would not be use full off the highways, just look for the white lines on the road. However, if you travel on the highway alot, like me, RD is usefull. Go with the 8500 though, has saved me a couple times!!!! And if it doesn't, you know who to blame.
 

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mvhudson said:
Just remember that the laser detector part of it is only to tell you that you're GOING to get a ticket. When it goes off they've already nailed you...

^^ Not necessarily, when it goes off, it's actually registering the possibility of a cop radaring the car in front of you or several cars in front of you (or behind, across from you).

If your the only one out there on the highway, and speeding and there's a cop coming towards you and your radar goes nuts, then yup, your busted.

The majority of the time, the radar detector pics up cops radaring ahead of you when they are shooting OTHER cars. The good radar detectors have a 'distance' type reading or strength type reading on their warning system as to let you know how 'close' they are to you.
 

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Yeah...the valentine is awesome...my buddy has one on his evo....i'm kinda tempted to get one...but radar detectors are illegal in our state....dn't stop us from runnin one though lol
 

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