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  1. #1
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    Default The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    It's been serviced 3 times, so I think it's just time to say goodbye. These are what I'm currently looking at, though I'm open to other suggestions:
    8500 x50 Black - $170
    Bel RX65 - $150
    SmartRadar - $200

    I live in Wisconsin and drive north of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls - Germantown - West Bend area's mostly if that helps the suggestions at all.


    Thanks

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    It's been serviced 3 times, so I think it's just time to say goodbye. These are what I'm currently looking at, though I'm open to other suggestions:
    8500 x50 Black - $170
    Bel RX65 - $150
    SmartRadar - $200

    I live in Wisconsin and drive north of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls - Germantown - West Bend area's mostly if that helps the suggestions at all.


    Thanks
    The Smart Radar or the Black would be my suggestion.

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Try doing a factory reset on the detector.If fully dead time to buy another detector.
    Radarrob is a approved radar detector and Parking sensor installer Anywhere in the United States.Has access to Radar and Lidar Guns to test systems.Need Help Choosing a Radar Detector or parking sensor for your needs? Visit my Install Thread:

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    It's been serviced 3 times, so I think it's just time to say goodbye. These are what I'm currently looking at, though I'm open to other suggestions:
    8500 x50 Black - $170
    Bel RX65 - $150
    SmartRadar - $200

    I live in Wisconsin and drive north of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls - Germantown - West Bend area's mostly if that helps the suggestions at all.


    Thanks
    While I've owned all 3 units you're looking at, I still own and use the SmartRadar Android version and I LOVE it. It has the best range of all three and has built in bluetooth as well as a year of escort live premium included with it. Also, it has the best laser detection of an escort model built to date. I love mine and the price one can buy a new one now is a steal. Remember, these came out only 2 years ago and the MSRP was $449. I bought mine brand new for $179 shipped. I'm sure you can still find them that cheap new. They are getting harder to find and they will all be gone in the very near future (new ones). You can't go wrong with any of the three you listed though.

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Smart radar or Rx65.
    Radarrob is a approved radar detector and Parking sensor installer Anywhere in the United States.Has access to Radar and Lidar Guns to test systems.Need Help Choosing a Radar Detector or parking sensor for your needs? Visit my Install Thread:

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    It's been serviced 3 times, so I think it's just time to say goodbye. These are what I'm currently looking at, though I'm open to other suggestions:
    8500 x50 Black - $170
    Bel RX65 - $150 - Do not buy this RD w/ the "M4" version antenna,only buy the "S7" model RD...it's a much superior performer !
    SmartRadar - $200

    I live in Wisconsin and drive north of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls - Germantown - West Bend area's mostly if that helps the suggestions at all.


    Thanks
    Lucky you living in WI...& nearby Chippewa Falls - I love Leinenkugel beer,been a favorite for 20+ years.

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    I ended up getting the smartradar for $160 new. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    I ended up getting the smartradar for $160 new. Thanks for the help.
    Very good choice. One of the best M4 platform detectors and at an awesome price point.

    Well played!

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veil Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    I ended up getting the smartradar for $160 new. Thanks for the help.
    Very good choice. One of the best M4 platform detectors and at an awesome price point.

    Well played!

    VG
    +1, very good choice.

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    Default Re: The 8500 is dead, looking for suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veil Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    I ended up getting the smartradar for $160 new. Thanks for the help.
    Very good choice. One of the best M4 platform detectors and at an awesome price point.

    Well played!

    VG
    SR is a great M4 unit, BUT beware that on Ka IO shots it can be a lil bit doggy as well as K band with TSR on.

 

 

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