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I just posted to a guy who got a speeding ticket. I use a radar detector, an Escort Solo 2 cordless. Has anybody here found the plug for a corded detector difficult to insert into the socket in the console next to the ashtray? Some of the bigger plugs, or angled ones simply do not fit. Any thoughts? How about thoughts reagrding the battery life of the Solo 2? My car is a 1997 STS.

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Do those radar detectors really work? By the time it goes off you've already been nailed.

Yes they work! But it is important to understand that there are many different designs and models, Some work better than others in certain situations. Some have better X band detection, some better K, and yet others better KA. Some reject false signals better, others have longer LIDAR (laser) detection. Some are more resistant to radar detector detectors (say that three times fast), and lastly some are very suceptible to POP detection.

As far as I know, nothing beats the Escort 8500X50, Bell RX65, and the Valentine 1, for overall performance. They are all within a $100 dollars of each other so pricing should not be the only determining factor. They each offer some performace "bests" but overall they all perform great.

REMEMBER, the number ONE key to a radar detector helping you avoid a ticket is:

Knowing how to operate it, and knowing how to install it. Not to mention understanding how police radar and laser guns function.

Included a link to the the best sight I have seen on the net...

www.radarbusters.com

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I just posted to a guy who got a speeding ticket. I use a radar detector, an Escort Solo 2 cordless. Has anybody here found the plug for a corded detector difficult to insert into the socket in the console next to the ashtray? Some of the bigger plugs, or angled ones simply do not fit. Any thoughts? How about thoughts reagrding the battery life of the Solo 2? My car is a 1997 STS.

I have direct wired power cords in all of my cars - no need to use the cig. lighter and there is no cord hanging down from the rearview mirror.

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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Do those radar detectors really work? By the time it goes off you've already been nailed.

YES! They work!

You must slow down 4 mph / second to beat the radar.

Use someone else in front of you to keep from getting

bit by laser!

Speed ON!

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I just posted to a guy who got a speeding ticket. I use a radar detector, an Escort Solo 2 cordless. Has anybody here found the plug for a corded detector difficult to insert into the socket in the console next to the ashtray? Some of the bigger plugs, or angled ones simply do not fit. Any thoughts? How about thoughts reagrding the battery life of the Solo 2? My car is a 1997 STS.

I have direct wired power cords in all of my cars - no need to use the cig. lighter and there is no cord hanging down from the rearview mirror.

Forgot to mention that the "wired" detectors always out perform the "wireless" models just because of the design of the "power management" in the "wireless" models.

Wireless models cannot match the performance of wired models even if the wireless model is using a DC power adapter.

This info is discussed at length on www.radarbusters.com

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On Ebay now!

Valentine One v1.7 v1.8 v1 Radar Detector 1.7 1.8 NR! Item number: 7970480767

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Hey Guys, I also have the Escort Solo 2. In my years I have used many detectors but I have had the best luck with this one. The batteries last me a very long time and I use regular alkaline type. I have the unit set with all the features turned on, includeing the motion detector auto off feature set. My batteries go for weeks and weeks. I do keep extras in the car. I use it every time I jump in. It's like putting the key in the ignition, I do that and turn on the Solo. I'm not a crazy speeder, I keep up with traffic. Now and then I feel my oats and boot it but I'm carefull enough to not put any poor soul on the hi way in danger.I will mix it up with someone now and then but I'v also called it off when the other guy gets stupid. I know it's wrong to do any thing like that on the hi way but I admit to it. When I get caught it will be just punishment. Every one here is right, you need to understand a bit about radar to get best results. Also once you are familure with the areas you drive in you get to know what sets them off then you can be aware of things out of the ordinary. When you are in new areas you just have to take many things into consideration, like the hiway and what looks like good hideing places for traps. Then what is along the hiway, like stoes that may give you false alerts. There are so many obsticles in useing detectors to your advantage. My Solo has saved me a few times. It has saved me and the guys that went speeding by were the ones getting stoped and ticketed. Also bare in mind the units placement in the car. I have friends that put them low on the window, down behind the wipers. I do not believe that is the best area. I like mine just below center of my windshield and a bit over to the left of center more near me. They should have a clear view and should see over the hood enough so that the hood does not make the unit depend on radar bounce to get over the hood. Like others here said, when it comes to instant on lasar it's usually to late. If it was pointed at you, your goose is cooked. I have used different types of lighter plugs for radar units and ham radio devices. Some are very tight and others were loose. I have changed the shape of the ground pick up strip on the out side of the lighter plugs to get them to fit better to. I understand to from reading many different things that the Valentine 1 units are very good. I have been on that web site radarbusters .com also and you can pick up lots of info there.

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You also don't want to be the only guy flying in the left lane. I once experienced a quick strong signal from a cop coming the other direction. He wasn't going for people in the right lane. So, even with other traffic, you can still be naked. You have to use some sense and have traffic up ahead of you (not to far or close) driving in a similar manner.

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...Late at night with you being the only car on the road...the radar detector is virtually useless against instant on and laser... 

I hate to disagree, but...

You are only at the mercy of laser, (Speed of Light!)

not Radar!

If you hit the brakes hard and steady with the radar

instant on, you can beat it.

You must slow down 4 mph / second to keep the unit from

getting a lock on you... that's not too hard braking, but

I travel with my left foot about an inch above the brake

pedal. The secret is to hit the brake ASAP!

Try it Guru... it has worked for me for many years!

If you're going to fly down the highway with the possibility of

laser, hang loose, 'til someone faster comes along... use them

for a front door. It works with laser...

You'll know the instant HE is going to get a ticket..LOL LOL

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...Late at night with you being the only car on the road...the radar detector is virtually useless against instant on and laser... 

I hate to disagree, but...

You are only at the mercy of laser, (Speed of Light!)

not Radar!

If you hit the brakes hard and steady with the radar

instant on, you can beat it.

You must slow down 4 mph / second to keep the unit from

getting a lock on you... that's not too hard braking, but

I travel with my left foot about an inch above the brake

pedal. The secret is to hit the brake ASAP!

Try it Guru... it has worked for me for many years!

If you're going to fly down the highway with the possibility of

laser, hang loose, 'til someone faster comes along... use them

for a front door. It works with laser...

You'll know the instant HE is going to get a ticket..LOL LOL

Actually you still have a chance with LIDAR (laser) also, you have to brake immediately and quickly as with instant on. You are gambling on the fact that the officer must get a lock on either your front license plate or your headlights. Depending on weather, surrounding reflective surfaces, and his skill (luck) at targeting you, he may not get a reading immediately.

One could also look into the laser jammers as another option, they are completely legal and very effective.

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Are these laser guns dangerous, could he do damage to your eyes or temporarily blind you or is this laser invisible to our site..

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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Are these laser guns dangerous, could he do damage to your eyes or temporarily blind you or is this laser invisible to our site..

No, they are hurmless. Invisible light can burn your retina as well as visible one does. It... well I do not want to go to details.

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Are these laser guns dangerous, could he do damage to your eyes or temporarily blind you or is this laser invisible to our site..

Nope, they won't damage your retina. They operate in a pulse mode, under a power threshold that would be considered harmful. Also beyond visible range, (lambda>800Nm).

PS, I think all jammers are quite illegal, whether laser or RF.

'93 STS.. opened, dropped, wide...fast.

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Thanks guys, I need to buy a detector, I have been having too many close calls lately, not that I do any serious speeding, Larry, I was looking at the Rocky Mountain C450 they are pretty cheap on Ebay.. The one Guru mentioned is pretty impressive also

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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Get a pulsed 3 terawatt laser to light a dueterium (H3) pellet in a magnetic bubble, ..now's there's a trick.. ;)

...Don't forget you goggles either... :ph34r:

'93 STS.. opened, dropped, wide...fast.

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PS, I think all jammers are quite illegal, whether laser or RF.

The FCC is imposing licensing on laser xmitters as if it were RF?

Jim

Drive your car.

Use your cell phone.

CHOOSE ONE !

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PS, I think all jammers are quite illegal, whether laser or RF.

The FCC is imposing licensing on laser xmitters as if it were RF?

Well, yes. Any transmitter above a certian milliwatt level (cw), and all jammers used for law enforecment.

'93 STS.. opened, dropped, wide...fast.

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I have used Cobra(useless), Bell (pretty good) & Valentine(best).

I had a new Bell RX65 3 mos. ago and got stopped. It never went off. Didnt get a ticket although I deserved one. I think I got hit with the new POP radar. I didnt have the Bell turned on on that frequescy because of all the false signals.

I have to admit that the Valentine is better and worth the extra $. It includes the POP radar and doesnt false like the Bell did.

I got it from the www.valentine1.com website since the ebay prices were almost the same and most of them didnt have the new POP band.

I have it hard wired and mounted just above the rearview mirror.

I have confirmed that being in the right lane knocks a few MPH off a radar reading from a cop in the median. The deflection angle is a bit greater than being in the left lane. More deflection = less speed showing on the cops radar readout.

Detectors ar'nt foolproof but they sure do help.

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Do those radar detectors really work? By the time it goes off you've already been nailed.

They answer is not any easy yes...

It really depends on your area. In my neck of the woods most of the cops (all maybe) have switched to Laser guns... And in these cases yes, by the time it goes off you are toast...

I did have a "hidden" Bell in my Z28 in the 80's and early 90's and it did pay for itself several times over... But in Beautiful B.C. thoses days are over...

IMO the easiest and cheapest way to beat Laser is to watch for them... They tend to "stick-out" as they try to "shoot you". Again in my location they tend to be rather repetitive in where they set up...

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Laser guns have their drawbacks - it is affected by atmospheric conditions, the gun must be stationary when in use so the cop car can't be moving, and it can't be used in the rain as the water drops will scatter the beam.

Don't waste your money on the Rocky Mountain Radar Jammer....they don't work. My Dad's Brother in law has a buddy in the Sherrif's department and they tested one - the cop was able to clock his STS EVERY time in the tests they conducted.

How widespread is the new POP radar? I see a lot of Sherrif cars on my way to and from work and my detector doesn't sound off but I think they are transporting prisioners to and from the jail....

When it comes time to replace my Passport, I will buy a Valentine 1. I am leay of buying one on ebay as you never know what might have happened to it...

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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