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post #1 of 22 Old 02-21-2011, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone use radar detectors?

Just bought a Passport 8500 X50 from a guy on Craigslist... Figured avoid the cops...

Only thing that bugs me is the darn power is in the armrest... >_<

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No offense best radar detector is your eyes. No radar detector can warn you when they do an instant radar on you. Best just to keep eye on your surroundings. I have seen several police before my radar detector pick them up.


Also you should have a power supply next to traction control button...

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Are you sure you do not have a power outlet in front of the shifter?
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-21-2011, 05:46 AM
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radar detectors are junk. no need for them. most cops use laser, and by the time the laser gets detected, the cop is on your car. i gave mine to a buddy of mine, years ago. he still uses it to this day....in his suburban! wtf do you need a radar detector in a suburban for?

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No offense best radar detector is your eyes. No radar detector can warn you when they do an instant radar on you. Best just to keep eye on your surroundings. I have seen several police before my radar detector pick them up.


Also you should have a power supply next to traction control button...
well, unless their radar is on, your detector wont pic up a cop just sitting there. this is the dumb thing about radar detectors. the cop can still pull you over if he didnt use his radar/laser.

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I have a V1...I don't leave home without it. Haven't been pulled over since I bought it over 2 years ago. It doesn't replace a little commom sense when driving though.

Most cops here do not use laser...and drive around with their radar on.

I run power from the rearview mirror for it.

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i havent had a ticket in the last 5 years. no radar detector. i also havent had a sports car for those first 3,of the 5,years from when i was 16 until 22, i had about 7 tickets.....i was quite a quick driver. now im quick, just more smooth about speeding.

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Make one maybe, theirs kits you can buy, for the plug in type.

I bought a new Escort Passport 9500ix Blue Display(several yrs back), its the best IMO,
I live next to a cop shop/police department, it detects all of the bands real well.
Our Lieutenant out here does speed traps all the time,
it picks him up from a half mile away w/ his Laser & truck.
I wouldn't even bought it if our cops, didn't tag people for going 2miles over the speed limit here
but the best radar is your self, safety should always be the most important thing



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Just wire direct.. That is what I did with mine, used power from the center console power outlet and ran the wire up to the left upper corner of windshield.. works great.

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I've never used a radar detector and NEVER gotten a ticket. I've only even been pulled over ONCE like 2 months ago (first time ever at 22 y.o. is pretty good ) for rolling through a stop sign at the corner of my street that we always joke is a yield sign Generally by the time the **** thing starts going off its too late.

The only time I ever was glad about having radar was when I was 17 or 18 on the highway (with my ex driving) with a group of friends in their cars and (my exes) radar detector went off so we slowed down along with one other car that had a radar detector. My other friend did not have one and so he didn't slow down and got pulled over, arrested and his car towed for going 94 in a 60. He spent the night in jail. STUPID. Never did that crap again.
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