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post #1 of 16 Old 02-16-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Radar Detectors

Apparently all the new tech in cars these days, like lane changers, radar cruise controls etc. means a lot of radar detectors are next to useless. Before I splash 500 large on a new one, does anyone know if the detectors are affected by the tech in the new WK2s?


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post #2 of 16 Old 02-16-2014, 09:19 AM
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I've had a radar detector all my life. Hard wired in. No problems with my 14' overland. Did have a prob hard wiring it so I ran the wire from visor to front center console and plug it in acc jack. Didn't want to risk frying anything.
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Many of the well known newer models have been updated since this became an issue three or four years ago. Some have done it better (perhaps RL and V1) than others. The following forum has some discussion:

http://www.radardetectorforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=55


I don't think there is a detector that is imune, but some offer better tools for dealing with it.

That being said, often I see folks speeding up from behind and then slam on the brakes as they approach me. They check me out and move on. Must me plenty of detectors out there with issues.

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Occasionally my V1 will give me a laser warning when an Infinity SUV is approaching but that's about it. The advantage of the V1 is the ability to "trade it in" to Valentine and get an updated unit when available.

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post #5 of 16 Old 02-16-2014, 06:55 PM
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It seems like some very high-end Audis, Mercedes, etc. sometimes false my Passport 9500. When I had BLIS and Cross-Traffic alert in my Lincoln, it didn't affect it. I've never had adaptive cruise, so I can't speak to that.
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I bought a radar detector strictly for the highway traveling state to state. Picked up the Escort 9500ix. Got a ticket the 2nd day driving. Highway patrol flipped on his radar while he was driving towards me about a 1/2 mile away. Detector did a great job of picking it up but by then its too late, he had me instantly. Needless to say it failed at what I needed it for so I returned it.
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Don't drive at excessive speeds and you won't get a ticket, and the highways will be a safer place.

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Don't drive at excessive speeds and you won't get a ticket, and the highways will be a safer place.
Excessive speed is subjective.

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Don't drive at excessive speeds and you won't get a ticket, and the highways will be a safer place.
Lets not turn this into a thread about speeding. The guy was asking about radar detectors and how effective they are. You are obviously the safest driver on the road as you observe the speed limit at all times.
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I understand that speed limits are only for safe drivers.

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I bought a radar detector strictly for the highway traveling state to state. Picked up the Escort 9500ix. Got a ticket the 2nd day driving. Highway patrol flipped on his radar while he was driving towards me about a 1/2 mile away. Detector did a great job of picking it up but by then its too late, he had me instantly. Needless to say it failed at what I needed it for so I returned it.
No detector can defend against an "instant on" radar gun since there's no signal to receive while the gun is off. Your only chance is for the officer to clock traffic ahead and react to that warning.

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post #12 of 16 Old 02-17-2014, 08:41 AM
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I used my V1 in our 2014 GC Summit with no falsing issues for the GC.
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No detector can defend against an "instant on" radar gun since there's no signal to receive while the gun is off. Your only chance is for the officer to clock traffic ahead and react to that warning.
Oh I know, I understand that. I guess I just did not realize the technology they have for radaring people these days. Just my personal experience that what I would use one for did not work.
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I have the PAssport 9500ix and love it. Wired via stealth cord from the mirror. Most of all our radar is KA band so not many false alarms as most of the interference from other non police radar is K band.

Also I use radar more as a reminder not to speed than trying to get away with speeding so it definitely serves it's purpose.

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-18-2014, 12:26 PM
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I used my V1 in our 2014 GC Summit with no falsing issues for the GC.
Ditto. Been running the V1 on my '14 since new with no issues. It's been a valued friend in Oregon since, unlike other states, the speed limit on most roads is limited to 55.
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