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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011 Thread Starter
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What's more important: Radar Detector or Replacement tires

Appears my 2012 GT500 arrives end of April. Just wondering which item i should buy first: (a) a radar detector for my morning commute or (b) a set of rear tires to replace the stock ones bound to see a bunch of first weekend burnouts?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011
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This is just me thinking logically here. I understand the dellima. I would go with the tires if it were me. I would fight the urge to haul ace as much as possible and spend the cash on tires as opposed to tickets. I hate tickets. Thats just me however. My speedometer is my radar detector, that and I don't haul ace where the cops are on my commute because they tend to sit in one of two places. Silly fuzz.


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Ya, i say tires too. Radar detectors are not perfect. Sometimes they alert you when its too late. And the false alerts will drive you nuts. Tires will never let you down. A better investment.

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Nah... Get the Radar Detector and put the tires on lay-away. The detector should help you save enough to pay for the tires within a week or so.:kooky:

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I just bought mine and am driving it across the country immediately, my first purchase was an Escort Passport IQ.
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Thanx for the thoughts. Going with tires for now since the 500 is likely to stay local. Friday nights at Speedway will chew up the tires 1/4 mile at a time. If I plan a vacation to the beaches of California or the cooler pines of Colorado, the Passport 9500i might be on the shopping list.

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I just bought mine and am driving it across the country immediately, my first purchase was an Escort Passport IQ.
Excellent choice... I have an Escort PassPort 9500 iX and it has saved my butt many times. When it says "Redlight Camera", it's not wrong, it'll be there and when it tells you way up front, you'll have plenty of time to slow down and watch that "Yellow Light" for sure!

When you see something and don't beep at you, please mark this area so I would know too then... A lot of cities, like now here, are installations for way too many cameras! Be careful.

As for tires? I ordered a 2004 Corvette and it came with F-1 Super car tires (Run-Flats) no spare or jack, and I sold mine in 2009 and the tires were still almost just like new (originals). My 'Vette would kick it in the butt from time to time, and the rubber is much better than it was on my '88 IROC, the rubber was super soft, but now the F-1s last a lot better now. The F-1s are pretty expensive, but if you can afford a Shelby GT500 or "Super Snake", you shouldn't have a money problem with tires, but those tickets plus an insurance rate, then I guess you'd be headed toward the "POOR" side.

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Tracker

Oh, I forgot something... I bought an Escort PassPort 9500 iX but I also ordered an Entourage also, it cost $500.00 with a subscription at $19.95 to track it (Real Time) and you can find it whenever you look.

So I know it's pretty expensive, but your Shelby is much, much more expensive than the Entourage. Think about it! If someone wants to take mine, I'll know immediately and can get it back very quickly.

As a matter fact, this is buch better than the LOJACK!

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