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    Default I just got a Whistler SRT-35R...is it any good?

    I just got a Whistler SRT-35R for Christmas. How does this thing perform? Should I take it back to Radio Shack and get another one?

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    I'd rather have a Bel 795...

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    Good for the 10 over type. Beyond that, i'd look at something better.

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    Better than nothing. Just don't be too cocky and think it will save you in every situation.

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    Do you drive a firebird??? It is too bad a geo metro cannot be souped up to do a 100. Most officers would assume a radar malfunction.

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    You could easily top 100mi/h in a Swift GT (1,3 litre), you could probably stick in a 1,6 litre from a Esteem and maybe bolt a small turbocharger to it. 130mi/h Geo! 8)

    You'd need much better tires than those little 145-SR12 tires though! Your tire width at the road is like 4,5 inches :shock:

    My personal interest would be a Mazda wankel motor, probably a 13B turbo from a late-80's RX7, or maybe the one from the 1990's RX-7 - 255hp twin turbo Geo, that motor would fit nice under the stock hood too 8)

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    I knew a guy that put a 454 in a pacer a while ago.

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    I have a Red 1998 V6 Firebird (daily driver) and a Black 2000 WS6 Trans Am 6spd (weekend driver).

    So what radar/laser detectors would you'all recommend and for what price? So far my whistler is doing decent...It has picked up 3 out of 4 city cops and it has failed to pick up a trooper (he must have had is gun turned off?)

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    Escort 8500 x50 about $300, Beltronics Pro Rx65 $330, Valentine 1 $400. Anything other than those are crap, or close to it. Those 3 are the only ones you should look at (unless u are really looking for a ticket) Yeah they might cost a pretty penny, but it'll save u thousands!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird98
    I have a Red 1998 V6 Firebird (daily driver) and a Black 2000 WS6 Trans Am 6spd (weekend driver).



    Welcome to the forum! Great to see more fbody guys...

 

 

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