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Old 11-13-2018, 05:09 PM
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Iíve got the 9500ix. Love it. Have had it forever and it works awesome.
Do you know what the differences are between yours and the model I linked?
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:10 PM
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I use one. I "sometimes" go over the limit i will admit. Its saved me a number of times when police use KA or K band. But won't do anything for Lidar. There are towns i travel thru that will ticket you for 4-5 mph over the limit which i find as ridiculous. I like knowing when they are there.

The problem with them is most new vehicles with lane change and traffic sensors use similar radar to detect blind spots. Thats why your detector will go off when passing any newer model cars.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:10 PM
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i have had 4 escort x50 radar detectors. they all worked well but ended up having issues due to overheating and the laser alarm would go off all the time when there were no laser being used. I recently bought a Uniden R3 and in my opinion it blows the doors off the escort. I did a lot of research between the two brands and almost every test I researched was in favor of the Uniden. You can still find the R1 for around $200.00 and it's a great radar.
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Iíve got the 9500ix. Love it. Have had it forever and it works awesome.
has anyone in the world ever been pulled over in the state of Texas for speeding?

I see corvettes weaving in and out of traffic at 130 mph on a daily basis. I have zero regard for speed limits on highways in this state and I've never once been pulled over.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:19 PM
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has anyone in the world ever been pulled over in the state of Texas for speeding?

I see corvettes weaving in and out of traffic at 130 mph on a daily basis. I have zero regard for speed limits on highways in this state and I've never once been pulled over.
I got a ticket last week. Trusted a Jeep speedometer. 88 in a 70
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:28 PM
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has anyone in the world ever been pulled over in the state of Texas for speeding?

I see corvettes weaving in and out of traffic at 130 mph on a daily basis. I have zero regard for speed limits on highways in this state and I've never once been pulled over.
I went 150+ for miles on GB Turnpike in my stupider days.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:22 PM
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I had several different models of Escort/Passport for over 20 years, several years ago I upgrade to a Valentine V1 and am amazed at the distance it picks up over any of the previous RD I have owned. I need to send it off for upgrade to remove the lane-change/blind spot warnings for a lot of the newer cars.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:30 PM
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I had several different models of Escort/Passport for over 20 years, several years ago I upgrade to a Valentine V1 and am amazed at the distance it picks up over any of the previous RD I have owned. I need to send it off for upgrade to remove the lane-change/blind spot warnings for a lot of the newer cars.
I also have a Valentine One. It seems to pick up them up further out based on what I've read as well as personal experience. Last spring break we were road tripping to Colorado, and I would pick up cops and call em out on the walkie-talkie before the car in front of us. I know it was an escort in the lead car but don't know the model.

Plus you get lifetime support on it, so if all goes according to plan, my V1 will be the first and last I buy.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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Never used a Valentine, but they are pretty much the gold standard for radar detectors.
I have 2 old Escort detectors. One is 10+ years old Passport something or other and the other is 15+yrs old cordless passport. Both work well to this day and the corded one is on/in use average 3-4 ours a day everyday since new.

I don't want to jynx myself, but simply put, they work pretty well.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:59 PM
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here is a good link to read and why I chose uniden

https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/64480/
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