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Radar Detector

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tarheelfan_08, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 14, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I got it from a friend who was a manager at a Radio Shack, as they were being pulled from the shelves because they jammed radar, he sold it for $20.00. Not sure who makes it.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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    can you get another one or would you be interested in selling that one
     
  3. Jul 15, 2008 at 6:01 AM
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    chris4x4

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    They are LONG GONE. There was an article in the local paper about them jamming Police Radar, so the stores had to pull them. Im not selling this one. :D
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    i've heard you're in a world of hurt if you get busted using one
     
  5. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    what about ebay?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    ya i'm pretty sure jammers are illegal. but if you get caught using one you're obviously doing something wrong and deserve it.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    What's the range on a jammer anyway? I mean, if you're the only car on the road within half a mile, and the cop's radar goes crazy when you're 300ft away, then they know it's you. I bet you'd get pulled over and car checked out for the jammer then ticketed for using it if they found it.

    I'd like to have one that jammed everything within 3 miles or so. Then the cops would have a harder time knowing it was me.... :D
     
  8. Jul 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have been pulled over a few times with it right there on my windsheild, and the cop has not said anything about it. My friends that are LEO say that its not something that concerns them.

    Perhaps. :)
     
  9. Jul 15, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    I dont think it jams very far away. Maybe 300 feet away or so. I havent messured it. I think I will, the next time I get a chance.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    Are you one of those people that think if you have a gun, you are looking to kill somebody with it? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jul 15, 2008 at 9:51 PM
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    wait, what? the whole point of a radar/jammer is to alert you to a cop. if your shit goes off, but you dont act on it and ge ta ticket , you deserve to get the ticket (say if a cop paced you.)
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:53 AM
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    Im sorry. I thought you were insinuating that anyone with a detector was bad. I dont speed more than 10 or so over, and, for me, the detector keeps me alert to my speed. WHen Im traveling and I hear it, I check my speed to make sure Im good. :eek: I jumped to conclusion.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:01 AM
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    True. And, IMO, if you have a radar detector that constitutes intent to speed. Why else would you need it? It's not that hard to keep an eye on your speed. And if you get nailed for doing, say, 45 in a 35 because you didn't see the transition, then a detector's not going to do shit for you. So it's not very good at helping prevent the "accidental" speeding tickets. :rolleyes: I got pulled over for that. Told the cop I was reading signs on the sides of the road trying to find a store that might sell a blower fan for my pellet stove (middle of winter), and saw the 30mph sign as soon as I saw him coming at me. He let me go with a warning, and just told me to go to the DMV around the corner for a sticker for my address change. May have been a different story had he seen a "fuzz buster" on my dash. :laugh:
     
  14. Jul 16, 2008 at 7:32 AM
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    You get what you pay for. I have had a cheap one before and noticed all they really do is tell you, "you have been caught." i have a passport 8500 now and i never get tickets. I paid 325.00 for mine but have to say i have probably saved that in tickets already. I want to get the new passport 9500i 450.00 new, but again i am sure it will save me money in tickets.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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    the BEST way to save money is
    a)not buy a radar detector
    b)not speed

    this will save you not only the cash you spend on the detector, but also in fuel costs and tickets...and its a helluva lot safer for you
     
  16. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    I was going to point that out, but I thought I'd be stating the obvious.... But maybe not...:rolleyes:
     
  17. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    ive found that the majority of the time...pointing out the obvious is way better than assuming someone has noticed it...

    in reality...no matter if you have a passport 9500 or a valentine 1 or a jamming unit...we have ways around them to figure out how fast youre going...you cant jam the cruiser's speedo...

    will they save you occasionally from a ticket...possibly...but whether or not you get pulled may depend a lot on how much faster than the limit you were going, traffic, chance of catching you, laziness of the cop running radar, etc...

    bottom line is a good traffic cop can figure your speed within 2 or 3 mph WITHOUT the use of radar or LIDAR...if they want to catch you speeding theyre able to...
     
  18. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    I have a cheap Belltronics from Radio shack...100 bucks but it competes with the big boys. I use it to let me know if I forgot to slow down from 55 to 25 and the cop is right there. I might be coasting into the 25 trying to not work the brakes but if it chirps I'm on the pedal fast. 0 tickets with the unit, I don't speed that much but when I do I don't feel "naked"

    IMHO, a $100 unit here will save you a $212 + dollar ticket and 5 years of increases on your insurance down the road. Well worth the investment.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    I can maybe understand putting $100 down as an investment towards less tickets and lower insurance rates, but I have hard time seeing a $300-$400 unit saving money unless I'm hardcore speeding and avoiding $200-$300 tickets more than once.

    Personally, I think it's just easier and cheaper to slow down and pay more attention to speed limits (and everything ELSE that's going on for that matter). Way too many people don't have a clue what's going on around them when they drive. I've almost been driven off the road by a few of those people. So if no detector means you pay more attention, then I'm all for it!

    And before anyone says anything, I've had 2 detectors in the past and got tickets with both of them. They either didn't go off, or went off just as I was nailed. And zero speeding tickets since I got rid of them 4 years ago.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    i have a cheapy in my truck :eek: gasp i know...im leo and everything...

    i bought it way back before i knew anything about how traffic enforcement worked and when i honestly thought itd give me a chance...i got more tickets after i bought it than before i had it...

    i pay WAY more attention to my speed when its not on...though...i find myself not speeding a lot more these days...it saves me money...plus its awful hard to write someone a ticket for speeding when you were doing the same thing earlier in the day
     

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