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Radar Detectors and Jammers

So, I have been doing some research on different options for radar detectors and radar jammers. So far it seems that its mostly based on opinions. So I'm asking you guys your opinions. I live in Massachusetts and I am wondering what is the best way to go?

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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

I would look at your local laws in regards to what's legal in your area. Radar jammers are illegal in most areas. But if your a rebel go for it.


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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

First, you need to determine what your local law enforcement is using. If they are primarily using LIDAR (the strictly stationary, handheld system commonly referred to as Laser), the only good a detector will do is to notify you that you've been caught. They are likely using a combination of LIDAR and traditional X, K, and Ka band radar which can be stationary or roving. Radar detectors work by picking up errant portions of signals to warn you of nearby radar. A LIDAR is used essentially as a one shot, one kill device, aimed specifically at your vehicle and operator activated when in range.

Second, as stated previously, most "radar jammers" a illegal because they emit a signal which is regulated by the FCC in USA (CRTC in Canada) which is similar to what the radar unit emits, thus blocking/confusing the original emission. LIDAR or "Laser jammers" are not generally illegal because they emit light on a wavelength similar to the LIDAR to essentially "block" it.
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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

I use the Escort Passport Max and love it (not to mention it perfectly matches the interior of my HA ).

I combine that with my phone being mounted on the vent just to the right of the steering wheel, running Waze, which crowd sources hazards, including police sightings. On reasonably busy roads that's the best way to avoid speed traps - to know about them miles before you get to them!
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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

All good advice as it's important to understand what kind of laws govern the type of device. Being in Mass, you may very well travel into neighboring states I'd imagine so it might behoove you to brush up on those states also.

You might find this helpful. This lists the type of radar/lasers used by state.

RDF Geographical Survey - Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Forum

Another consideration is to think about the types of roads you are intending on using the RD on. Little bit of everything vs. strictly on windy roads traveling through the countryside.

Personally, I use an Escort Max 2. What lead me to this was the fact that I could filter out false while driving in the metro areas but it had a decent range and decent processing capability.

There has been a recent firmware enhancement that filters out the blind spot monitors which has for several years been a problem. This release has been long overdue so I've learned, but has generally been very well received by owners of the Max/Max 2 line. I should also note that I purchased this before the Max 360 was out or I may have considered this one.

Important to note that if you are going to go with Escort, make sure you are buying from an authorized reseller otherwise you may be excluded from warranty services. You can read more about that here:

https://www.escortradar.com/unauthorized-list.php

FYI Amazon, LLC is an authorized reseller so if you buy there, be careful to ensure you're buying form Amazon, LLC and not one of it's resellers.

With laser or instant on, you may as well write the check.
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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

I have 2 fully integrated systems in my SRT8, Escort 9500ci (https://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ci/) and Antilaser Priority (AL PRIORITY).

I purchased the 9500ci over 5yrs ago and its now installed in my 3rd Jeep. The laser jammers were effective but I feel that escort wasn't moving as fast as the technology has been and thus why I now have the AL system too. You could integrate both into one system but I like having the two systems working independently since one serves a greater role than the other.

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Re: Radar Detectors and Jammers

Valentine V1 ... Most recent firmware upgrade helps filter out most background K bands (new audi and Cadillac are awful) love the arrows low the range... Blendmounted under the mirror looks great


Tried the escort max... Really liked it but could not be blend mounted GPS receiver is crap... So I went back to V1

Add in Waze along with a V1 and your are damn near in stealth mode




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