Radar detector: Valentine 1 or Passport 9500ix?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by johnnyquest, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. wash

    wash Active Member

    You're fooling yourself if you think a radar detector is getting you out of tickets very often.

    Once you know where the speed traps are, problem solved because the cops are too lazy to change once they find a good revenue generating spot. Then you just have to avoid making other cars look like they are standing still while a cop is looking at you.

    If you have a flashy car that's just more eyes on you and a radar detector doesn't help with that.
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  3. ST_Rocky

    ST_Rocky Member

    There is also the Android app called Trapster that can help. It is updated live by others. And you can keep it running while driving, and get instant alerts.

    I sort of miss the old CB radio days, LOL. That, and truckers on it, saved me more that a detector.
  4. STDaddy

    STDaddy New Member

    Has anyone powered a Valentine 1 from the overhead map lights? If so, any tips on how to tap power from there?
  5. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    9500ix. More than enough performance off axis. The gps feature makes it silent compared to any other radar

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  6. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    Also try Waze, it's a very cool app!

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  7. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    OMG...bumpdy bump digitty bump...yeah....oh wait I meant oh yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh! Stop whatcha doin' 'cause I'm about to ruin..the image and the style that ya used to...The Humpty Dance....lyrics? On fire...Brain power? Do the Humpty Hump and your're 50 points smarter on any scale..pleeeeaz...if I get busy in a Burger King bathroom, it's because I had Burger King the night before...whatever...don't erase this forum gods...there is a point here...do me baby...nooo! The Valentine V1 tells me what is going on all around me..no substitute...saves wallets..loving it.... The HumptyDance....stop..is.one of the best songs of all-time...spittin' massive rhymes with the best comedic lyrics and base line ever..whoooeeeer whooooeeeer..Tell me baby!
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  8. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    You're obviously 40 something...like the effort. :)
  9. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Thanks man...I was feeling it last night...40 something going on 16...and buy the V1 everyone...it's a lifesaver
  10. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Had a V1, worked great and saved me many times. I can't fault it. However, not having a detector has saved me even more since then. With the detector I would trust that it would save me subconsciously and not be quite as sharp. Now I can spot potential speed traps and take caution to scan the road for highway patrol. Always being on the lookout without a device to save me is the way I drive best.
  11. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I tend to agree with this -- and now that the only car I speed in is a dedicated track car!

    For convenience I use a Solo Escort and turn off X-band completely (no wires and easily travels between my four cars). This has been pretty decent and I'll use it on a long road trip as an extra layer of defense (mostly Ka but occasionally K in rural areas). So a combination of being paranoid and using an acceptable detector has managed to keep me ticket free for a long time. Plus now, my daily commuter is a Fiat 500e and tops out at 85 (fun stops closer to 75, and the game here is conservation).

    Oh yeah, while Waze is not primarily intended for this, it's my new favorite "police detector". I love that people take the trouble to say "visible" or "hidden". It's real-time and very reliable. It's a great traffic tool, too.
  12. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    The "war" between the cops and drivers is like Mad vs. Mad...and the end result is, the war is escalating, on both sides, with technology. Nothing is foolproof or perfect in this game. It is like modding your car...one bit isn't the total gain...add all the bits together and voila! The purpose of having a radar/laser detector is not so you can Gumball Rally all over the place. It's a weapon against not getting screwed...by the cops, the state and the insurance company..."but officer I didn't realize I was going 10 mph over the speed limit" cha ching! Where I live in RI, the cops hide everywhere, local and state. Revenue baby! All the cities and towns are broke or are going broke...V1...I love you
  13. sourskittle

    sourskittle Member

    I had an Escort 8500 back before the GPS models were out and had it linked to escorts "laser shifter" (aka jammer). I did a "cannon ball run" from Northern, central Tenn to central Florida in 8hrs and 50min. With stopping for fuel 5 times and walking my boston terrier.

    I had a cop in macon GA pull out on me. I saw him through the passenger side window behind an overpass as i passed at 112mph.

    My laser jammer went nuts. I slowed to 60mph in a 65mph zone I braked so hard, lmao.

    He didn't pull me. He pulled an Acura MDX about 2 exits up.

    Since those days, the laser are better. Newer jammers are out there that are VERY effective. They are around $550 though.

    I still have my 8500 but its not worth plugging in. All my local and highway patrol have lasers. My escort was BAD ASS on radar though. I'd def buy a new GPS model if it would help me any around here..

    102mph in a 65zone in the fist = no license in north Carolina for skittle :( ( and $450 lawyer ).
  14. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Yes..laser jamming devices..very nice...Borat voice...thinking for a while of getting one...but at this point, brake lights are free...but no cars around with no brake lights=not very nice...hence the reason one needs a laser jamming device...no license for skittle in NC...not hilarious! 102 mph on a public road..shame on you skittle! I want to puke...speed limits are useless and harmful to motorists...check out when speed limits were increased, accidents went down...and unlimited speed on the Autobahn? It's all about common sense, not revenue..and the Germans have been doing fine allowing motorists to drive according to their vehicle and driver capabilities...here in the US, they are just finding another way to bend us to their will, while sucking money out of our pockets...bureaucracy is a dictatorship with many members...that translates to an oligarchy...yuck...liberty is freedom from government...and the government should be scared of the people, not the other way around
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  15. sourskittle

    sourskittle Member

    Lucky for me... I live in Florida. And have no plans to go back to NC, lol.
  16. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Well that means eff NC and VA, and all the other states with ridiculously low speed limits... were you driving recklessly? I'm guessing not, probably just getting the job done...I trust that we know how fast or slow a road should be traveled on...we are smarter than a sign...and the sign was put up to restrict your ability to think for yourself..government...and to take your money if you did not obey that sign...we pay, with our tax/steal dollars, to have a pig pull us over in a brand new whatever latest model cop car, that we paid for, redundant, for what? Money...welcome to the Matrix...
  17. sourskittle

    sourskittle Member

    While I was not driving reckless (opinion I'm sure), I was going 136mph and he caught me slowing down. I was in BFE no-where on the interstate with almost no other traffic. Out of about 1500 miles I put on the car over that 4-5day trip, that was the only time I went really fast and it was because I was so far out in the middle of nowhere. Turns out... Speeding tickets is what that county lives off of. The lawyer that delt with the ticket said my ticket was not uncommon there at all. If I had been going 3mph slower, I could have likely gotten off much easier.

    But... I would have pulled me over too...

    Cop said, "sir, can you tell me why you were going that fast?".

    I said, " sir, I just got the car a few weeks ago, I drove over 600miles to drive the roads in this area, and I was just being an idiot since I was in the middle of nowhere".

    He took my info and came back 15min later and said, "Mr Leve*****tt, I'm glad you were honest with me, if you would have tried to lie to me with some bullcrap story or reason, I was taking you to jail".

    I was not mad at him :)

    But since I live in "god's waiting room, Florida", we have almost nothing but insanely low speed limits on roads in the middle of nowhere. And since old rich people are incapable of pulling onto a road without a red light to help them (and this state is FILLED with old rich people), we have tons of pointless traffic lights that will stop 20-25 cars from a 50mph speed, to let one old rich guy turn right in an AMG benz.
  18. sourskittle

    sourskittle Member

    I am also convinced that if all the towns like mine in America could get off their ass's and time the redlights better with the flow of the main streets instead of stopping every 1/8th mile over and over and over for 5-8 redlights in a row, we ( as a country) could reduce the amount of fossil fuels we burn by a lot. Instead.... Stop. Go. Stop. Go. Stop. Go. All because some city/county is too lazy or too stupid to program the redlights properly. I refuse to believe with all the tech out there in the world, we can have a redlight system with built in LOGIC that can time red lights to be more effective and keeping traffic moving.
  19. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Exactly right my friend...the bureaucrats can waste our money like snapping sticks, but to invest the money for a smarter, more efficient infrastructure...forget that! Never mind the waste, it's the corruption that needs to be abated. The taxes from our paychecks, into the hands of corrupt 'law makers', and then into someone else's pocket, is what should really be examined. Write a law, collect money. It's awful...
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  20. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Soooo...to negate being unvoluntarily taxed(speeding ticket), the V1 or any radar/laser detector is a must buy...that is all I have to say about that..
  21. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    A cheap one is a ticket waiting to happen. These two are the best on the market, and it depends upon your philosophy (and $$$$) which is the one for you.Iinexpensive ones give false security.

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