Give me the qrd on these bois. I mainly drive through city streets and im wondering if it would be useful. Ive talked to a few beat cops and they say traffic violations are mainly a highway patrol problem unless the driver is doing stupid speeds. So whats good?
Useless in high traffic areas now thanks to a bajillion blind spot warning and/or active cruise control systems setting them off. Useless in areas with police budgets high enough for laser. FANTASTIC for rural areas still using K band, every 55mph two lane becomes your autobahn.
>>25609899honestly dude, I dont know about these. ive always been under the impression that by the time your radar beeper goes off its already too late.
>>25609899valentine v1 gen 2 or uniden r7 or nothing. don't buy escort.
>>25609911With my Uniden R7 living in an urban environment, I have a single false alert from BSD/ACC in 6 months of owning. Town alerts can get annoying but the R7 has auto muting which will remember false alerts every so often. Its saved me at least 3 tickets>>25610050>valentine v1 gen 2 or uniden r7 or nothing. don't buy escort.pretty much, would throw the R8 in there but its super expensive and not functionally different in terms of scanning than the R7
>>25609899These are pretty much useless now that many highway cops use lasers. Pretty hard to watch for a skinny momentary beam of light thinner than a strand of human hair rather than some RF frequency
I honestly think you have more luck just using waze. Identifying road hazards of all kinds, including LE is exactly the usage scenario you want to crowdsource info like that. Waze alone has saved me on so many road trips already. I see no need for a radar anymore. >jewgle botnet durrrrrobviously don't bring your phone with you at all when you drive to le secret places
>>25609911>do 140mph like on le epic autobahn>radar detector goes of>slam the brakes>get a ticker for 120mphif you're actually speeding it's already too late by the time it notifies you
>>25609899waze+radarlaser jammer if you do highway speeding(100+) and have the moneyi use a uniden r7 and waze when going long distances.i use the r7 all the time and it's saved me maybe once
>>25610721what is a laser jammer?
>>25610723it jams laser speed detectorshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgxUFvtZieM
>>25609899I have like five or six of these things. How much do I sell them for? One is an escort redline
>>25609899Imagine being older than a teenager and still thinking speeding is cool. Take the boomer pill and do EXACTLY the speed limit
>>25609918the idea is that you'll detect radar emissions before it gets the line of sight reading necessary for measurement. whether that's because they leave the radar on or because a car in front of you triggers it doesn't matter as long as you're not staring it down without warning
>>25610721>i use the r7 all the timehow are your false positives? >>25610135 has an entirely acceptable rate of falses, has that carried over?
>>25612680Yeah I get my fair share of that and psychos who pass me on double yellow or just pass me aggressively in general. You can tell they're convinced I must be on my phone or something or must be some old as dirt driver. Nope, just a 30 yo boomer. I just soft smile and carry on. Totally unbothered
>>25610444thsts only instant on. turn off your drl's you can beat 90%
Poorfag radar detectors, go
>>25612691>His personal time is that meaningless to him he takes longer to get anywhere when he doesn't have toNGMI
>>25613782Your time isn't important. You aren't capable of managing your car at high speeds.
>>25613790You say this yet I get up to 85 in some spots in my commute twice daily, and there's still other cars flying past me
>>25613808Those people arent long for this world, anon. They believe they can drive that fast because their shitbox has a 5 star crash safety rating (it doesn't, especially not how they drive), and the tires are good (they were the cheapest chinkshit they could find, and they haven't checked tread depth in 18 months), the mechanic did the brake pads and rotors (actually he changed the pads with some fro. RockAuto, then stripped the brake rotor screw so he left the old ones on).But whatever, you do you, Im sure none of this describes you.
>>25613808>likes cars>doesn't want to go fast
Cop here.Anybody who thinks a radar detector will save them from a ticket is naive or misguided. Don't worry, I know as much about them as you do, which means I know all the ways to outdo them.>>25610370Waze is a cool app. I use it too. I can hang out in one spot waiting for a speedy speed boy for at least half an hour before I show up on it, usually longer. Once I show up on it, I move up or down a couple of miles, because I know douchebags will only slow down when they're right by where I am on the app. I'll just catch you a mile further down instead.>>25610721Sometimes, I take a lidar gun. They're a pain in the ass to use, so I usually don't bother, but if I do, it also gets your speed nearly instantly. If you're super slick with a laser jammer, it returns a jam code, and now you're at the top of my shit list and get every ticket and equipment violation I can find thrown at you instead, and you better bet that'll include a reckless driving if I saw you weaving between lanes or doing anything retarded. Usually I use instant-on radar, though.>>25612697Instant-on radar will destroy you - I get your speed in a second, and you get no warning. If you're lucky, maybe I radared someone a mile or two ahead of you and you got a brief little blip on your detector. That's why I keep my powder dry until I see someone worth radaring, like you.When your radar detector is screaming at you for a mile before you pass me it's because I'm sitting around drinking my coffee and not giving a fuck with the radar set to constant. I wasn't going to pull you over anyway unless you blasted past me going 120 in a 65 in your fartcannon shitbox. If I'm proactively hunting, lidar and instant-on radar will destroy you and no detector, jammer, or waze will save you.
>>25613892>I can hang out in one spot waiting for a speedy speed boy for at least half an hour before I show up on it, usually longerAmerican cops are a meme kek
>>25613892Eat shit faggotI hope Tyrone or Juan destroy your rectum
>>25613892>t's because I'm sitting around drinking my coffee and not giving a fuckso like every single day you go to work?
>>25613957Fuck America is beautiful, I want to go there and live among the bison.
>>25613790>nooooo you can't go heckin fasterino noooooooo
>>25613892How fast over the speed limit do you have to be doing before being pulled over?
yes, but they don't give you licenses to be an idiot on the road. I run one alongside Waze, and it's saved me countless times. if you're someone who weaves in and out of lanes around traffic, you deserve to get caught. but if I have to do a few hundred miles on mostly empty highways, or find a nice piece of twisty, I like the peace of mind of knowing when there's a radar posted up ahead
>>25613962It's so I'm available for emergencies. Tickets are an exercise in "Fuck this guy and his shitty driving" when I feel like doing something extra and we have enough coverage to handle things.>>25615546I don't really care if you're cruising on an empty highway unless you're going 20-25 over. If you're weaving between lanes in traffic, I'll tag you for 5 over because you're an asshole. Everything else falls in between those two.
>>25616577You seem reasonable. My Father was RCMP, and they'd expect a certain amount of tickets issued when he was GP. That was one reason he transferred to plainclothes, to avoid that bullshit.
>no badge on hood
>>25613892>Cop here. Anybody who thinks a radar detector will save them from a ticket is naive or misguided. Don't worry, I know as much about them as you do, which means I know all the ways to outdo them. Waze is a cool app. I use it too. I can hang out in one spot waiting for a speedy speed boy for at least half an hour before I show up on it, usually longer. Once I show up on it, I move up or down a couple of miles, because I know douchebags will only slow down when they're right by where I am on the app. I'll just catch you a mile further down instead. Sometimes, I take a lidar gun. They're a pain in the ass to use, so I usually don't bother, but if I do, it also gets your speed nearly instantly. If you're super slick with a laser jammer, it returns a jam code, and now you're at the top of my shit list and get every ticket and equipment violation I can find thrown at you instead, and you better bet that'll include a reckless driving if I saw you weaving between lanes or doing anything retarded. Usually I use instant-on radar, though. Instant-on radar will destroy you - I get your speed in a second, and you get no warning. If you're lucky, maybe I radared someone a mile or two ahead of you and you got a brief little blip on your detector. That's why I keep my powder dry until I see someone worth radaring, like you. When your radar detector is screaming at you for a mile before you pass me it's because I'm sitting around drinking my coffee and not giving a fuck with the radar set to constant. I wasn't going to pull you over anyway unless you blasted past me going 120 in a 65 in your fartcannon shitbox. If I'm proactively hunting, lidar and instant-on radar will destroy you and no detector, jammer, or waze will save you.
>>25612691based reasonable non aggressive forget-and-forgiver
>>25610721Waze + intuition is really all you need I feel like. Cops know where people tend to speed, what hours they speed the most, and where to hide so you can’t slam your brakes fast enough. They always camp out on downhills, behind trees/bushes/ or on the side of the road that has the rising/setting sun glaring at drivers, wherever there is a sudden and unexplainable drop in speed limit(like a 50 mph highway suddenly becoming a 25 mph zone cause there’s a gas station and a post office which somehow constitutes a “town”). It’s pretty easy to figure out where they’ll be most places.
>>25612622go exactly 9 over and you will NEVER get pulled over
>>25617617idk I've heard people say they got pulled over for doing 5 over, maybe the baconator in this thread could comment on that
>>25613782>adding tons of stress and rage to your drive by trying to speed>still don't get anywhere much faster because you have to slow back down for traffic every 8 seconds>spend extra money on fuel, wear, and ticketsI'd rather arrive to my destination relaxed and enjoy listening to an audiobook or something on the way.
>>25618068based life enjoyer
>>25613818>brake rotor screwLmao excellent way to top off this bait
>>25618090he obviously means the threads you use to remove the brake rotors or drums
>>25618907You mean the things that not a single shop has ever taken the time to use because it's faster and more effective to use a mallet?
>>25618973You've clearly never worked on rusty shitMallets do jack fuck all
>>25618998I lived in Iowa and rural New York, if a mallet didn't do it, a torch and a sledge did, and your retard screw method would literally never work even in theory.
>>25613782Imagine having an iq so low you still think speeding makes any fucking difference in your average commute time. It saves no time, just endangers you, raises your stress levels, adds wear and tear on your car and burns additional gas.... and puts you at risk of a ticket. One time getting pulled over in 5 years eats any and all time you think you saved in 5 years of driving like a low watt dickhead
>>25613790I finally realized how trashy speeding was when it clicked my smartest friends NEVER sped. Like not at 16 not at 21 not when they got nice cars in our mid and late 20s. They were mature and had impulse control, hence they were successful in school and in their careers. It's the dipshit retards who are speeding like maniacs, think getting pulled over and dealing with cops and court is normal... it's not anons. It's loser shit.
>>25619050>your retard screw method would literally never work even in theoryIt worked when I was removing seized up rusty drums from a 60s truck that had been half buried in the dirt for 20+ years, sneed and cope more faggot
I've had one speeding ticket in my 35 years of driving and that came when I was using a radar detector.
>>25619104Congratulations on your fluke victory, all 20-30 times I've attempted it or seen it attempted, the only thing that happened was the threads ripping out or the bolt hole cracking and letting the bolt jump the threads. It's literally worthless.
>>25619180Shut the fuck up and take the L you retarded faggot.
>>25619180The trick is to lever the bolt sideways so it forces up against the side of the drum/disc as well as the threads. good to have a bolt with a long head so you can put a lot of leverage with your breaker bar
A guy at work was telling me about detectors that have sensors mounted in the bumper. Claimed it did radar, lidar and all that other shit.
>>25619198Why the fuck would I bother with that when I can hit it with an oxyfuel torch and hit it once or twice with an 8 pounder in half the time?
>>25619208Oh right I forgot that I was talking to a wrench monkey who would prefer to bash shit around and burn everything rather than use a non-damaging method.>b-but its ok because the customer wont noticeok paco
>>25619199yeah it's just a normal detector/jammer setup but some of the wires are on the outside and run out to the bumper
>>25619221>no, don't damage the rusted-out used-up brake rotor, the customer will be upset!The customer is always happier that I haven't spent 4 and a half hours farting around with rusty holes that used to have threads trying to appease some dickboy that thinks everything is exactly like he sees it in his sterile dealership shop in the south.
All you faggots talking about rotor screws forgetting that a lot of manufacturers use a screw or two to hold the rotor to the hub.Fuck you stupid idiots I hope you die
>>25619238Don't act like I haven't seen you monkeys at work. You people are never careful with the hammer and the torch and you will no doubt singe some plastic or rubber parts along the way.
>>25619268and they get replaced when that happens, because it's faster than farting around with rust for hours and upsetting your customer base by forcing them to sit around waiting.I know customer satisfaction is irrelevant for you in the warranty repair department of your dealership, but most people care about it.