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    Default Buying whole new setup, budget around 1k

    This if or a E46 M3 Cabriolet in San Diego.

    I'd like to get a whole system detector/laz jammer in place and possibly VEIL also, I'm budgeting around 1k but I would like to spend less if possible.

    Basically, I'm looking for a hardwired solution that will give me a good amount of early warning, I don't hoof it to 120 mph or anything but I often go faster than the flow of traffic which is mostly 80-90mph here on the freeways.

    I am torn between just getting a decent $120 lower end radar detector temporarily since from researching it seems the police have the upper hand right now and current detectors / jammers aren't doing that well.

    I'm primarily looking at the RX65 and Escort 8500 X50 since I borrowed a friend's V1 and it lit up like I was under attack by the USAF and was just incredibly annoying.

    Anyways, what do you guys recommend for someone looking for the best bang for the buck. I would have everything professionally installed as I tend to break things when I poke around my car.

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    I know what you mean when you say that the V1 lit up like you were under attack.... ops: I had one for a while but couldn't stand the false alarms especially in the city. So I sent it back and got an Escort X50 with the blue display. So my recommendation to you is not to get a remote installed system but to go for the Escort X50. Then wait for the Guys of lidar's results for a laser jammer. It seems like the Antilaser which is a prototype does the best but its not out yet.
    The big three (X50,RX65,V1) have the best range on radar that you won't find with a remote system from like escort.(SR7 or SRX ect.)
    So if you get the X50 your talking around $350 and I suggest to spend the extra $30 and get the 2 extra years of warranty and then say for instance a blinder laser jammer for $450 installed which comes out to be around $800.....a little less than your budget
    But dont forget the veil for around $80 I think so there you go... 8)
    Hope this helps

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    I forgot to add to always buy from Roy....he will take care of you
    Don't mess around with ebay and thus not getting a warranty... :x

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    For $1k you can have one hell of a setup.

    1) Antilaser AL6($350 to 400 is the rumored price, but nobody knows...)
    2) Veil ($80)
    3) Laser Shield ($20)
    4) V1 ($400)
    5) JTW laser simulator to make sure your laser jammer diode isn't burnt out. I use mine weekly to make sure everything is working okay :-) $30.00. $25.00 if you bought anything from radarbusters.

    Total price -- $905 to $960

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    haha I think we have to figure in installation costs.

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    Default Re: Buying whole new setup, budget around 1k

    In my opinion no one needs to spend this kind of money on any radar detector system but if you got the bucks then you can't go wrong with a Escort SRX or Bel RX75.

    I still feel that the better idea is to just get one of the big 3 and save your money.

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    I would like to go with a hidden hard wired system because it is a convertible with an easily knifed roof and I don't want to leave tell tale marks on my windshield and carrying the RD with me everywhere is not a solution.

    Can't seem to find many reviews of hard wired solutions, should I just go for the Escort and hope its as good as the 8500 X50?

    Definitely would like to get Anti-laser if its offered at reasonable prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyPenFly
    I would like to go with a hidden hard wired system because it is a convertible with an easily knifed roof and I don't want to leave tell tale marks on my windshield and carrying the RD with me everywhere is not a solution.

    Can't seem to find many reviews of hard wired solutions, should I just go for the Escort and hope its as good as the 8500 X50?

    Definitely would like to get Anti-laser if its offered at reasonable prices.
    I would try to go get all the info that you can on the SRX or RX75 before buying any detector.

    I know that the SRX was based off the 8500 so you should be ok but like I said your talking about alot of money here so I would try to read up on it as much as you can.

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    My vote's for the RX75 Plus Remote.

    http://www.radarbusters.com/products...onics/rx75.asp

    Completely concealed, plus front and rear laser jamming.

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    Yes it is true that the RX75 is one sweet system saying anything less would be a lie.

 

 

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