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    Default radar detector lifespan, how long has yours lasted!

    i thought this could be a good topic on radar detector lifespan!

    how long has your detector lasted without anything going wrong with it..

    like chips burning out or receiver / antenna failing etc..

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    I've had my RX65 for just over a year, trouble free. I had a Cobra 9870 for about 2 months once before it died, and the Bel Pro 925 I got for my mom failed after a couple months, but Bel seems to have fixed it satisfactorily.

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    had a vector Sti and had it for 3 years, got a 880 had it for 2 years, had the rx for 6 months

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    I have a BEL 980 that I have had since 2002 and it still works.

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    I've had a Bel Vector LR (970) for 3 years and it works still.

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    RadioShack X/K detector: 3-4 years, no problems (1989-1992?)

    Uniden Stalker: 4-5 years, no problems (1992-1997)

    Bel Vector STi: 3 years, developed nasty falsing habit, especially after a couple years (1997-2000). Had my friend crush it with his Camaro.

    Valentine 1, 1.7 version: 4 years (2000-2004) but in '01 it started getting a POST error after the battery needed a jumpstart in my car. It still worked other than the "E" code so I just lived with it until I upgraded to...

    ...Valentine 1, 1.8 version: 1 year and counting, no issues yet.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

    Active Countermeasures: V1 3.858, Escort Redline, Beltronics STi-R+, LI Dual 7.1x CPU/8.7 Heads (front)
    Other/Backup Countermeasures: V1 3.813 (loaned to friend), Beltronics Pro RX65 M4 6.3
    Vehicle: 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    LEO Toys: Kustom Pro Laser II & III
    Encounters/Saves August 2011: Radar 3/1, Laser 0/0


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    I had my Cobra 9870 for about 6 months before I sold it and got the V1. I've had my V1 since May of '04. No problems, haven't upgraded it yet.

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    Cobra 9210? lasted 8 month then tryed to hardwire it and I inverted the power, little smoke was comming out of the detector, I now have a RX-65, for about a year now

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    I've had my V1 since '01, no issues.
    I still have the Passport in my sig.
    The Escort in my sig was working fine when I threw it away in '03.

    Ed

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    I have never had a RD stop working or break.
    Unfortunately the Cops technology is changing so fast you're pretty much stuck buying a new RD before your old one even has a chance
    to wear out

 

 

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