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      02-25-2013, 12:25 AM   #45
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Escort 9500ix now for 2 years and haven't been pulled over once since I bought it. the false signal identifier is a really nice feature as well.
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Does anyone here use this one? www.amazon.com/Escort-Passport-8500X50-Detector-Display/dp/B005IQGNCU/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Seems great since it comes with an iphone app that saves radar locations and shares the data between allother users of the app
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      02-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #47
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A radar detector and/or laser jammer/deflector (whatever) can potentially help you avoid getting a ticket, no denying that. For the most part, though, if you do get a speeding ticket, don't lose hope. The one thing you need to keep in mind is that the officer needs to get many, many things to happen without error in order to have a solid case against you. You, on the other hand, need only have one of those many things be called into doubt and/or go wrong. At the very least, you should be able to get the points eliminated and keep your driving record clean.

Check out this page and you'll see what I mean.
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...hapter6-1.html

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If so, do you have preferred brand or particular model?
Oh god yes! Not that I'm proud or bragging because in a sense it's stupid but I speed a lot. Usually follow the traffic flow which here on Chicago/Indiana roads gets insane.

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I wish I could. They are still banned here in Virginia. I do travel out of the state a lot so I would like to see what everyone else uses.
Why not get an integrated one? Valentine and escort have a sweet setup where the indicator goes inside your rear view mirror. Totally undetectable. And escort comes with pop feature so that will help against radar devices.
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Most prefer the Valentine V1 in the BMW world, but I'd say the Passport 9500ix would be a close second. The difference between these two comes down largely to personal preference of features; I think the detection differences between the two would be negligible with other factors being more important.

Personally, I'm using the 9500ix and it has saved me a handful of times. Still need to hardwire a power source though, I've been dealing with the dangling power cord so far.
I never used the v1 before but heard great things. I use to run the escort 8500ix and when it needed service I traded up to a 9500ix and never looked back. I love the memory feature, however the detector sometimes doesn't go off for days lol it makes me nervous if its working but I know it is.

As for your hardwire solution here it is my man
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Btw I m from Arizona. Does anybody knows what the cops use in the valley?
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If you are busted for speeding, just pay the damn ticket
If I get busted for speeding, how's about you pay the ticket?

I'm going to fight it in court; I don't want the insurance cost that accompanies the ticket. If I lose, I'll look you up so you can pay the ticket, unless, of course, you take umbrage over my so freely mandating how your resources are spent.
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Why not get an integrated one? Valentine and escort have a sweet setup where the indicator goes inside your rear view mirror. Totally undetectable. And escort comes with pop feature so that will help against radar devices.
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I couldn't find any reference on Valentine's or Escort's sites. Would you mind please providing some documentation, weblink, etc. identifying this mode of installation?
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I couldn't find any reference on Valentine's or Escort's sites. Would you mind please providing some documentation, weblink, etc. identifying this mode of installation?
I saw it a while back and I googled it. There are a few companies that take your mirror as a core and send you one with the set up already installed. But there are alot of DIY guides out there Im sure if one is comfortable doing it its not that hard.

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If I get busted for speeding, how's about you pay the ticket?

I'm going to fight it in court; I don't want the insurance cost that accompanies the ticket. If I lose, I'll look you up so you can pay the ticket, unless, of course, you take umbrage over my so freely mandating how your resources are spent.
Hey, if i am going to do the crime, i will pay the dime. Fighting a ticket in court that was issued to you because you were caught speeding is really a waste of a lot of public resources that could be better spent dealing with other more appropriate issues. But then you probably don't care because you don't want to deal with the inconveniences to you as a direct result of your own action.
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V1 is the standard
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      02-26-2013, 05:37 AM   #55
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V1 is the standard
+1 so is laser interceptor
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dumb question, why do you guys use them? $500 seems like a lot of money to spend on something when you could just slow down or look for cops/traps. i have never gotten one ticket in all my years of driving.
This has to be a joke, right? I mean, why would anyone buy cars these days, some of which are capable of 200 mph, and not want to "speed" every once in a while. There's a reason Sammy Hagar penned "I can't drive 55", and Maverick decried "I feel the need for speed". C'mon man. Live a little, will ya?!
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+1 so is laser interceptor
I hear good things about the Laser Interceptor.
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If you are busted for speeding, just pay the damn ticket
As opposed to just paying the ticket....go to the hearing. Often they will reduce the points (via a plea bargain to a lesser charge) vs moving the issue to a trial (more expensive for them)..
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