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    Default going from model 975 to PRO 58

    I've had a Whislter 975 for gosh, at least 5-6 years now. It's starting to crap out so i came hear and found that the Pro 58 was best for me. How much of an improvment will i notice. I see that the dectector technology has gotten a lot better. I'm getting it in the mail today, can't wait!

    oh, and i see that it comes with a "hardwire kit". What exactly is that for?

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    juat to help you out cause it seems people dont look at whistler much.
    I dont much about the 975 But i take it being atleast 5-6 years old, you are very much over due for a new RD. The Pro - 58 is a excellent buy for the money. Make sure you unerstand what I am saying, Radar Roy called it "The best bang for buck!" Its not the greatest detector but it does pretty good. I considered buying this detector till i was offered the bel vector 985, its a older detector not by much tho only about a year give or take a couple of months, but if it had not been for the bell id would have bought the whistler. If you read the fourm alot you will see that most people were surprised about the pro 58 at the GOL testing.
    www.guysoflidar.com Go Check out how it did!!
    The "harwire kit" is a cord like the cig plug but you plug it in to you battery but you have a fuse protecting you RD. Or it plugs in to your fuse box. Its so you can have a wire always connected and not taking up your cig plug. or you are hiding your detector it helps to have it hard wired.
    just depends on what you want.

    Welcome to the Forum.

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    i checked that webiste. Call me a retard but don't understand how it's measured. Does the Pro-58 suck or is it ok. I know it's not the in Bel-Escort class. But is it ok for $$$ I got it for $85 I can't spend hundreds of dollars on a RD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by force perpective
    i checked that webiste. Call me a retard but don't understand how it's measured. Does the Pro-58 suck or is it ok. I know it's not the in Bel-Escort class. But is it ok for $$$ I got it for $85 I can't spend hundreds of dollars on a RD.
    The PRO 58 is an ok detector for the money.
    The whistler has great detection but you may find that if falses to much for your area.
    If you do not have a lot of money to spend or do not want to spend a lot of money on a dectector then this is a good model.
    Another unit to look at for this price range is the Bel 795 sold only at Radio Shack.

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    thank for the reply guys,

    My objective was to get the best dectector for least amount of money. I don't mind the false pickups. I'd rather it detect everything than nothing at all. Thanks for the input.

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    hey,

    I've got the Pro-73 (which is the same as the Pro-58 except for the display) and so does my friend. The detector has decent detection range, I saw this somewhere else in this forum a long time ago:

    "The top 3 detectors are 5x the price, but are they 5x as good? No."

    I can't remember who said that unfortunently, some searching would find it, anyways...

    The key thing to remember is to combine the radar detector with some laser protection, which is the biggest problem. Finding X, K, and Ka won't be a problem for the most part, unless you get one of those $30 detectors from Wal Mart... which you didn't. Try a Lasershield and some Veil to go with that Pro 58 and I think you'll be very happy.

    -gtp405

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    Found that quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by ES13Raven
    Pro-58 Review Update

    I have had my Pro 58 for a few months now, and I have a better opinion on it based on falses and being lit up by several LEOs...

    My opinion now is that you cannot beat the Whistler Pro 58 for the money. Are the $400+ detectors a little better? Yes, but they are not 5x better and do not justify 5x the price.

    The only falses I get are known automatic door sensors on the K and Ka band. I know when I drive through Best Buy/Target/CompUSA parking lot, that I am going to get a 6-9 strength reading on K and Ka.

    Other falses I get are from people with Cobra and other poorly designed detectors. I followed a guy the other day who had a Cobra in the middle of his windshield. He was giving me falses of 3-4 strength on the Ka band. When I stopped following him, the falses went away.

    As far as other people getting falses with the 58, I think it depends on where you live and what things are causing the falses in your area. Get to know your area, and learn where falses are always going to be. Otherwise it is normally another driver in the area with a Cobra or other poorly designed detector.

    The Pro 58 has saved my butt on numerous occasions, and has definitely paid for itself. I get early warnings on a straight road even before I could see the CHP.

    Definitely the best bang for the buck 8)

 

 

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