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Old 09-19-2012, 07:07 AM
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Any suggestions on a fuzz buster?

I apologize if I didn't find the appropriate place to post this thread but I'm really looking for a reliable fuzz buster that I can rely on detecting the police on the highway. If anyone has had good luck with any different kinds please let me know
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:13 AM
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I have a Valentine1. It is amazing and covers all the frequencies including laser. Although if you get zapped with laser no fuzz detector will give you enough warning.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:24 AM
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I used a cheapo, 5 year old Cobra in my GTI for years and never got a ticket, despite speeding constantly. My dad gave me his old Escort Solo S2. Both detectors cover all bands, including laser, although the Escort is three times as effective. I swear by Escort. I hear Valentine is excellent as well. My dad's buying a Valentine to replace his escort, so I can give feedback on that soon.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:41 PM
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Cool thanks I appreciate the help I'll look into those two and see what I can come up with than.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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Btw what is the typical way for a cop to sit on the side of the road clocking people, would they be using laser or what?
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:48 AM
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Btw what is the typical way for a cop to sit on the side of the road clocking people, would they be using laser or what?
Typically radar. Most municipalities made a significant investment in radar a few years ago, and only the municipalities with money are spending the money on replacing it with laser (which is a newer tech). But they are becoming more common simply because they work; by the time a detector goes off you've already been tagged.

Bear in mind though that a radar detector of any kind is just an extra pair of eyes... it doesn't relieve you of the burden of looking out for cops if you're speeding but gives you a slightly better chance to see them. All of these systems; radar or laser are all line-of-sight so you can do as good or better than a detector by just keeping your eyes open. I have been lasered a number of times in the money municipalities in St. Louis, but never gotten a ticket simply because I always saw them and slowed down long before they hit me with it. Even at night.

For the record, I use an Escort Passport Qi45 I have built into my 135i... completely stealth and works like a champ. Thinking of getting the laser shifter addon for Christmas
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:32 AM
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+1 on the Valentine1. I've had mine since I acquired my '00 ///M Rdstr in '03. You can see the power cord hanging next to my rearview mirror. I am certain that it has saved my hide several times in the State of Oregon and locally here in Southern Idaho. I'm actually considering sending it back to have the software upgraded.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:59 AM
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I have a Valentine1. It is amazing and covers all the frequencies including laser. Although if you get zapped with laser no fuzz detector will give you enough warning.
Doesn't a unit with a laser shifter (where legal) as opposed to just a detector, give one more time to react?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:49 PM
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Valentine 1 if for no other reason that it tells you the direction the radar source is coming from.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:44 AM
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How are you guys mounting your Valentine V1's?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:34 PM
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How are you guys mounting your Valentine V1's?
I use this windshield mount since I couldn't find a mirror mount to work with my E92. I have the cup mounted just right of the mirror close to the headliner and the detector is just under the mirror. I have mine hardwired with the cord hidden by the headliner and inside the A pillar to the fuse block.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VALENTINE-ON...97ae9a&vxp=mtr
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