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Yes 66 60.00%
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      03-05-2020, 03:58 AM   #45
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Know your roads

I've gotten at least 4-5 speeding tickets in a span of 3 months until I purchased an R3 Uniden about 2 months ago. While it has saved me many times, it will miss 5-10% of the time. This small 5-10% cluster is mainly when the cop is sitting stationary and leaves the radar off then quickly turns it on to shoot you. Advice here is to know your roads, which I do. I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago and I haven't encountered a real laser but plenty of false signals from hospitals. Believe it or not, K band is still being used in half of these suburbs today, so I do not mute it.

I am thorough when it comes to marking false alarms and notice that all of the good straightaway spots on our highways that are primed for "Mexico" action tend to ring K and Ka band aggressively (2 red bars which is max strength on the R3) yet no sign of a cop in sight. Therefore, my conspiracy theory is that law enforcement puts these "beacons" out there as a deterrent altogether. Smart ... so if going triple digits, make sure you have line of sight a good distance ahead.

Funny story: I have heard from other local M owners that one town purposely still uses X band because they know everyone ignores it. I thought that's pretty cost effective and clever.
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Same exact thing happened to me between 10/19 - 1/20. Overall the r3 is pretty good and in my experience better than escort products.
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I guess everyone should one. Other than people who know their speed limits. I really good piece of tech offered in this world. Well what it does is let you drive faster and without getting tickets (almost) Best radar detector under 100
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      03-07-2020, 09:06 AM   #48
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Just traded in my V1 for the new Valentine 1 Gen 2. I quit using the V1 as it was too noisy with all the false alerts from BSMís. The initial reviews of the new valentinelook very good.
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      03-14-2020, 08:49 AM   #50
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Apologies for reviving an old thread, but curious as to where folks have their detectors installed. In my province, they are illegal, but I might be willing to take the risk.

Not interested in a blendmount as that would be obvious if Iím ever stopped for a reason other than speeding. Also, I have my dashcam tucked under the drivers visor so it is virtually invisible (when the visor is down, which almost always).

Does anyone have their detector tucked up by headliner on the passenger side, so that visor hides it?
Check this yt vid out title: How to mount a windshield Radar Detector (Uniden, Escort, Cobra, Valentine) for Range & Stealth

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      04-26-2020, 04:00 PM   #51
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Uniden R7 + Blendmount, and blendmount hardwire kit ran to the rear fuse box (with its own 2A fuse). Someone on here had an amazing DIY that was super detailed.

The blendmount hard wire kit is thinner and is easier to tuck under the lining after wrapping with Tessa tape.
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      09-16-2020, 01:54 AM   #52
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Uniden R7 is the Extreme Long Range Radar Detector, if you are a tough driver R7 is probably a better choice for you. It stands as the best motorcycle radar detector in the market right now, Using GPS the R7 can remember and mute common false alerts. lot of other features including Dual-Antennas Front & Rear w/Directional Arrows, Voice Alerts, Red Light Camera and Speed Camera Alerts. With this R7, you can mark geographical points where you commonly encounter radar transmissions.
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      09-28-2020, 08:26 AM   #53
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My R3 didn't help me when I got shot with LIDAR in the Alfa Romeo 4c.... instant felony speeding and reckless driving due to speed. Sold it and took a break from cars
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According to Vortex Radar on YouTube, he mentioned the radar detector is only good in certain areas or states only. They all have their short comings.
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      11-10-2020, 09:48 PM   #55
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ESCORT iXc and Redline 360c for me - I have ta few of both. Most good detectors today are pretty good at BSM filtering. What I like about ESCORT is that paired with its database of know noise generators, the system tends to be very quiet. I do get Ka falses every so often, but I really like the R360c. Prior to getting the R360c, I tried a V2. Really liked it but the ESCORT was ergonomically superior for me.
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      11-11-2020, 03:35 PM   #56
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I still have my faithful V1, just installed it on my CS. I sent it in 3 years ago when Valentine was offering an update for $79. I did that and it definitely minimized false alarms but I will update to V1 G2 once they resume taking orders. All I can say is that V1 has saved my hide time and time again .

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      11-17-2020, 11:53 AM   #57
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+1 for the Uniden R7. Came with two mounts, the shorter of which allows you to mount it incredibly close to the driver side sun visor (from the outside the detector isn't visible because it sits inside the tinted, top portion of the windshield)

Tip: you can run the wiring across the head liner to the passenger side > down the weather stripping on the A pillar to below the glovebox > cigarette jack plug that is hidden under the glove box that only stays powered for a minute after the car is locked (instead of dangling a cable to the cig jack in the center console area)

If you have an R7, I seriously recommend checking out Vortex Radar's breakdown of which Ka bands to filter/run in your specific state to really optimize performance! Though if your state uses Laser/LIDAR, nothing will save you, short of black magic and jammers.
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+1 for the Uniden R7. Came with two mounts, the shorter of which allows you to mount it incredibly close to the driver side sun visor (from the outside the detector isn't visible because it sits inside the tinted, top portion of the windshield)

Tip: you can run the wiring across the head liner to the passenger side > down the weather stripping on the A pillar to below the glovebox > cigarette jack plug that is hidden under the glove box that only stays powered for a minute after the car is locked (instead of dangling a cable to the cig jack in the center console area)

If you have an R7, I seriously recommend checking out Vortex Radar's breakdown of which Ka bands to filter/run in your specific state to really optimize performance! Though if your state uses Laser/LIDAR, nothing will save you, short of black magic and jammers.
R7 is old news, the Radenso Theia will be the first "21st century" detector that'll revolutionize the industry. Cant wait for it, should be out in a few weeks or so.
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+1 for the Uniden R7. Came with two mounts, the shorter of which allows you to mount it incredibly close to the driver side sun visor (from the outside the detector isn't visible because it sits inside the tinted, top portion of the windshield)

Tip: you can run the wiring across the head liner to the passenger side > down the weather stripping on the A pillar to below the glovebox > cigarette jack plug that is hidden under the glove box that only stays powered for a minute after the car is locked (instead of dangling a cable to the cig jack in the center console area)

If you have an R7, I seriously recommend checking out Vortex Radar's breakdown of which Ka bands to filter/run in your specific state to really optimize performance! Though if your state uses Laser/LIDAR, nothing will save you, short of black magic and jammers.
R7 is old news, the Radenso Theia will be the first "21st century" detector that'll revolutionize the industry. Cant wait for it, should be out in a few weeks or so.
Let's hope so but time is ticking away on this year which is when they said it would be released. I have until middle of January to return my R7 which I plan on doing anyway but if the Theia isn't out by then I will end up going back to Escort and the Redline 360. 🤞🏻
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Let's hope so but time is ticking away on this year which is when they said it would be released. I have until middle of January to return my R7 which I plan on doing anyway but if the Theia isn't out by then I will end up going back to Escort and the Redline 360. 🤞🏻
I'm going to let y'all beta test it for me before I replace my R7 - with X and K band turned off and Ka segmented to Cali-only parameters, I get gnarly detection range. If the Theia can top its performance (and looks!) I'm all for it!
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I still have my faithful V1, just installed it on my CS. I sent it in 3 years ago when Valentine was offering an update for $79. I did that and it definitely minimized false alarms but I will update to V1 G2 once they resume taking orders. All I can say is that V1 has saved my hide time and time again .

If you like the V1, you will absolutely love the V2, especially when paired with the android app (JBV1). I thought they are taking orders now!
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Let's hope so but time is ticking away on this year which is when they said it would be released. I have until middle of January to return my R7 which I plan on doing anyway but if the Theia isn't out by then I will end up going back to Escort and the Redline 360. 🤞🏻
Theia release has been moved to no earlier than January. When it exists, Iíll invest.
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