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    Default Escort x50 couple of questions

    hey guys,

    I own the escort x50 red

    There is alot of false pop alerts, i dont even pay attention to them anymore. I went on a road trip from NYC to Daytona Florida and i had atleast 12 false pop alerts each way. freaking annoying.

    Someone mentioned Expert mode should be turned on, is there any other tweaks i should be aware of?

    thanks

    i also drive a 2005 pathfinder SUV, where is the best place to attach it, bottom middle or top of windshield?

    i will be driving up to canada next week so whats to expect on the thruway?

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    you can expect it Ka instant-on K-band and laser...If POP is too annoying to you shut it off i only keep POP on on my detector because i hardly get any POP falses

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    if you're going to be driving through canada you'll want to have it hidden so above the mirror would be best in that aspect, however you are making your laser detection worse by mounting high, but pretty much with laser, you're already screwed because of the small window of reaction time.

    Out of all the pop alerts I have gotten (100s), i'd have to say the ratio around here is 1:35, thats 1 real to every 35 false. Around here they like to get you by visually clocking a speeder then switching on their radar for at least 5-10 seconds to get you. (CHP does that here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by N3T_K1LLA
    if you're going to be driving through canada you'll want to have it hidden so above the mirror would be best in that aspect, however you are making your laser detection worse by mounting high, but pretty much with laser, you're already screwed because of the small window of reaction time.
    In Canada you don't even want to have you detector plugged in or even just mounted on the windsheild turned off In canada there are huge fines for running radar detectors as will as confiscating the detector

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    yea will not even be taking it into canada, im guna leave it at our camping ground in NY lol

    so since my SUV is pretty high, i still need to mount the device high even though its higher then a regular sedan?


    this forum is great btw, i spent all of last night reading through posts lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by N3T_K1LLA
    if you're going to be driving through canada you'll want to have it hidden so above the mirror would be best in that aspect, however you are making your laser detection worse by mounting high, but pretty much with laser, you're already screwed because of the small window of reaction time.
    In Canada you don't even want to have you detector plugged in or even just mounted on the windsheild turned off In canada there are huge fines for running radar detectors as will as confiscating the detector
    LMAO so true :cry:

    why the governement have the right to BAN Radar detector, why thay make it such a big deal over here :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikie
    yea will not even be taking it into canada, im guna leave it at our camping ground in NY lol

    so since my SUV is pretty high, i still need to mount the device high even though its higher then a regular sedan?


    this forum is great btw, i spent all of last night reading through posts lol
    When you're in a tall vehicle, the mounting location shouldn't be as crucial as in a small car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Quote Originally Posted by quikie
    yea will not even be taking it into canada, im guna leave it at our camping ground in NY lol

    so since my SUV is pretty high, i still need to mount the device high even though its higher then a regular sedan?


    this forum is great btw, i spent all of last night reading through posts lol
    When you're in a tall vehicle, the mounting location shouldn't be as crucial as in a small car.
    i think in a high car you could mount lower since you are towering over everybody else which will still make you radar detection capabilities good

    you are a much bigger target for laser! wouldnt lower be better if your not using a V1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f_399
    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Quote Originally Posted by quikie
    yea will not even be taking it into canada, im guna leave it at our camping ground in NY lol

    so since my SUV is pretty high, i still need to mount the device high even though its higher then a regular sedan?


    this forum is great btw, i spent all of last night reading through posts lol
    When you're in a tall vehicle, the mounting location shouldn't be as crucial as in a small car.
    i think in a high car you could mount lower since you are towering over everybody else which will still make you radar detection capabilities good

    you are a much bigger target for laser! wouldnt lower be better if your not using a V1?
    In the past, when using my RX65 in a friend's Dodge Ram 2500 we've mounted low on the window and had good results, but never come up against laser.

 

 

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