Hi Guys, introducing myself. Aleks or Zhukov1945.
I used a Beltronics 955, fell in love with radar detectors and decided to upgrade to a Beltronics STi.
I did not get an Escort 9500 because there are lots of hills where I live, and although I live in CA I prefer to be completely silent. I drive from San Diego to Sacramento quite often and the unmarked cop cars hide behind hills bored and reckless pull people over for going a few miles over down a hill. I'm sure most of them use RDD's because lots of trucks drive by.
Anywho I have noticed there is some flaming against Sti's here (YIKES haha) So I would like to mention that both products, sti and 9500i, are amazing and several of my friends use the 9500.
I have a lasershield on my front license plate, along with a veil coating over my grill+headlights+lasershield.
Nice to meet all of you.