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#1 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 08:55 PM
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Thinking of getting K40 detector. Is it any good as advertized. They say that if you get a ticket, they will pay for it. Is there ant other good detectors out there?
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I just ordered the passport 8500 x50 for $300 and I heard that it is pretty good. I also heard that the valentine one is an awesome detector but it's like $400. How much is the K40?
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the valentine is the best right now and the passport 8500 is right below it....i havent heard of that k40

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the valentine is the best right now and the passport 8500 is right below it....i havent heard of that k40
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according to a lot of surverys, the passport X50 is slightly better then the valentine one, and plus a little cheaper. I just got that too.

if anyone is interested , read these links for proof:

BEL vs. Escort X50 vs. Valentine One


Shootout: BEL vs. Escort X50 vs. Valentine One

Radar Test

plus the valentine one is huge and looks a lot more old school in my opinion, dont want a huge thing sitting on my windshield...sure it is a good one thou, dont get me wrong!!

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Ive always favored the V1, But you can hide the v1 under your seat or wherever desired and hook it up to InV1si Mirror , you cant tell its there when its off, it is OEM as well.
It is $399 USD, but its very cool if you got the cash


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K40 (they also call it RS8500 I think) goes for $599 and up. Top of line goes for $1200. It needs to installed by the company with front / rear license plate diffuser and on-board warning display.
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Hum, are radar detectors illegal in GA?
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ok.... You guys are all wrong...

if you have read all of the posts, sites and Top Radar Reviews...

you would have read that the BELTRONICS or Bel RX 65 is the top competitor... beating out the Val. 1, the passport 8500, and 8500 x50....

yes, the price is a little steep, but i have one, and i must say its worth every penny, i got it a few months ago, a little after it came out, and i couldnt tell you hwo many times it has saved me...

also, it detects POP mode....
which, the Valentine 1 does not detect, and the passport 8500 does not detect it...
the passport 8500 x50 does infact detect the POP mode, but not as well as the RX65

Your Welcome!

(also if you guys wanted to know.. i can get the bel rx 65 at discount) but im not gonna promote it on the site, jsut letting anyone knwo if there interested... PM me
b/c its almost 400 if you buy it retail, i can get it for almost 150 off
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Well I just bought the 8500 x50 and the price was right for me so I went with it...besides my car is already wired especially for it. I heard you can upgrade the 8500 x50 and get it hardwired to your car and have a rear radar detector on your rear liscense plate as well. Also it would allow you to leave your detector in your glovebox.
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bmwfanatice36: it is illegal for the cops to catch you on POP mode i beilieve, so that feauture is kinda pointless....

did no one read the links i posted to make some legitimate comments ???
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bmwfanatice36: it is illegal for the cops to catch you on POP mode i beilieve, so that feauture is kinda pointless....

did no one read the links i posted to make some legitimate comments ???
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From the manual of the POP radargun
A note of caution: Information derived during the POP burst is non-evidential… Citations should not be issued based solely on information derived from the POP burst.”
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I think the only state they illegal in is Virginia.
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Yea. Radar detectors are only illegal in Virginia. All other states are fair game.


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I have a 40$ whistler lol.
works fine for me, no tickets yet

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