I recently registered for this site since there seems to be a lot of useful information here. I've been driving for about 5 years now and never gotten a speeding ticket (knock on wood). The only tickets I got were 2 for modified exhaust (legal) and 1 for my intake (legal but didn't have CARB sticker at the time). Those were my 2 bad experience with the cops.
Anyways, my first detector is a Bel 955 but I rarely used it. I decided to put it up for sale and I went ahead and got a used Passport Escort 8500 X50 red for $130. Good deal? I'm just wondering if there's a way to look up the software version of it even though there's no serial number on the bottom of the unit. Yesterday, I hardwired it with the direct smartcord kit but I'm having trouble finding a good spot to mount the button/lights. It's currently sitting on my steering column but I would like to do a more OEM install so that the button/lights look like they're integrated into a panel.
That pretty much sums it up and I look forward to learning more information about radars and stuff. Maybe I can contribute later down the road. Thanks!