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Well first off.. I'm a guy with a HEAVY foot.. when it comes to the gas pedal.. so i just wanted to know what would be a good detector to invest in? I'm scared of buying one from ebay that ends up not working.. Do any of you guys/girls have one that you'd recommend to buy? Thx!

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xfLipm0d3x said:
Well first off.. I'm a guy with a HEAVY foot.. when it comes to the gas pedal.. so i just wanted to know what would be a good detector to invest in? I'm scared of buying one from ebay that ends up not working.. Do any of you guys/girls have one that you'd recommend to buy? Thx!

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Passport 8500 X50 or the Valentine 1.8. Those are 2 of the best on the market.
 

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how about cobras are they any good? and what would be reasonable in the $100-150 range?
 

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alright well are there any other reasonable escorts/passports?
 

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I have a Cobra I bought a long time ago, it works ok? I guess.

I'd save your money. Most PDs are using digital radars, and to my knowledge, there's noone who's got the technology to detect.
 

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Passport 8500 X50 or the Valentine 1.8. Those are 2 of the best on the market.
You cannot go wrong with either of these two. Cost more? Sure. You get what you pay for.
 

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xfLipm0d3x said:
how about cobras are they any good? and what would be reasonable in the $100-150 range?
o man cobras are not the way to go myself and a couple of friends had cobra what happen was it didnt even alert me till i pasted up the cop even up get a speeding ticket for 300 bucks dam sucks same with friends i say dont waste your money on a cobra get your monies worth and get the valentine 1.8
 

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i have the passport s2 and it great. its wireless which makes it easy to hide right about my rear view mirror. its so good that my friend just borrowed when he had to drive out of town.
 

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If you are looking for a less expensive Unit look at Escort 7500s About 200.00
Much more reliable then a bel or cobra

I can get you Escort if you want
 

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Well the last 2 tickets I got, I paid an attourney here in Houston $70 for each tocket to get them dismissed, that is the best $140 I ever spent, I went to court for one of them, the attourney told me the cop DNR (did not remember) so that oen was gone, the next ticket was jsut gone, no court no nothing just $70. I used radar detectors in my younger days, and seemed to have gotten more tickets. Now I just drive 75 to 80 every where, If I am on along trip I get in behind someone else hauling ass.
 

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dude southlake, texas is reatarded.. i was driving a camry through there and got late to work speeding (80/65) i get to the court house and they are like do you want to claim no contest or do you want to contest it. To claim no contest i would have to pay $300+take a safety course AT MY EXPENSES!!! I told them that BY THE U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS/CONSITUTION that i can have in any case i can and WILL BE GRANTED a JURY TRIAL. The city prosector said that im retarded and "its your driving record." I thought in my head about Joe Pesci in "The GoodFellas" when he said something or another about the officer to "...go $%^ his mother." I respect the officers everywhere I go, but 300+ for a ticket and to get probation from this city? NEVER. If they want to get my money, they will have to "fight for their meal." (Resident Evil: The Movie.) If i lose, i will know that speeding is on my own thing to do, and i would have saved money or attempted to save money by not letting the CITY OF SOUTHLAKE TAKE MY BAWLZ AWAY FROM ME.

...my little tirade...

P.S. Citys do this to make money, by no means will they want to choose to prosecute me for something as a waste of time to hire a jury and use their city prosector vs. me. my brother speeds in his RSX and gets tickets out the wazzoo, but this was is a way of getting them dismissed. I even know how lawyers get the general public's tickets droped. (i learned it in business law.) and if fm iucked...the lawyers claim on your side of the case by saying "the defense is not ready." This usually goes into a reschedule JUST FOR A SPEEDING TICKET. And all you do is grab the city judicial system by the bawlz and never let go after you tie it to a brick and throw it out the window like they did in that one teen movie.

if it ends bad at least i can say that 175(legal fees)+144(ticket) for me and like $500-$1,000 (cost to city of Southlake)

"who's the ****** neaw, boi??"

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The k40 by Calibre is bad ass I saw it on unique whips

http://k40.com/home_main.html

aaronle06 southlake is a hole, a speed trap, keep us informed with what happens. ANother hole is Patton Village Texas, I did take them to court and a trial by jury, they found me guilty, I appealed it to the county court and it was dropped. Thats all you have to do with these speed trap towns, but it take time.
 

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Radar detectors and laser detectors are for most part useless if the cop is doing his job right. If they are sitting there running every car that goes by then you'll pick them up a mile away. If they're just running the cars that look like they're speeding then you're screwed. Plus if you get stopped and they see the detector they're not likely to cut you a break.
 

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i just got a radar/laser detector and i have no clue what all the letters mean
 

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They designate the bands that the cops gun is using. So if K lights up then the radar gun is working on K band and so on and so forth.
 

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Radar detector, goooood!

I have had a Passport 5500 for several years now, I have never had a ticket while using it, unless I was driving someone elses car! The passport seems to have much fewer false alarms than my old Cobra had. The Cobra had so many false alarms that I started ignoring it, untill one night I did get popped. My lawyer uses the valentine and swears by it. I will make that my next detector!
 

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aaronle06 said:
what do you mean by appealed it to the county?

ME?? I got a ticket in podunk Patton Vilage Texas, a speedtrap. I went to court, go a trial by jury, and found guilty, I apealed my case to the next court that being the county court, I had to post bond of $20, which was 10% of the fine. The county mail back my bond check and charges were dismissed. Counties know about these speed traps and dont want to waste their time with them, it cost money.
 
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