Ok guys.. the mustang is getting quicker.. and i think the cops are on to me lol
any suggestions for radar detectors?
i'm hearing to go Valentine v1
anyone with any experience?
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I have a 8500 as well, for the price it's a great unit...you can score deals on Ebay all the time...however, laser is the problem these days, without the jammers, the laser detector will only tell you that you are getting a ticket.
Here's what I have that's saved me more than once. You want a Valentine1 radar detector, along with a Blinder Laser Jammer.
The jammer is the only defense against laser - you cannot react and brake fast enough to beat laser.
The real issue with radar detectors is you need to know what the primary speed detection is used by the departments that patrol in areas you drive. MOST departments use Ka band radar with some still on K band. I think the NJ state police is one of the few hold out agencies using the antique X band. Laser is not as wide spread use in the US so you really need to know if your area agencies are using it a lot. I think in the SW it's used more.
Ka band is very low power so this is why you need more than the cheapo detector or it won't be sensitive enough to detect it until you are staring the patrol car in the face.
The tests have shown the Escort Laser Jammer to be more effective than the V1. I'm not biased in any way and there are dozens of comparisons that have been done. Both are good units however.
I spent a good deal of time researching radar detectors before I plunked down the money and I think the Escort 8500 is a great unit.