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Old 11-26-2007, 08:47 AM
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We just bought a new car. 2008 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi. It is too nice to hang a radar detector off the windshield. Does anyone know of a good built-in dash unit? We have lots of speed traps here and I know I will have to set up an account at the local cop shop if I don' t get one.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:08 AM
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K-40 works pretty well for a permanent install. If you change your mind about the windshield mount, Valentine One is the hands down winner.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:32 PM
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k-40 and bell are the ones that i am familiar with for "built ins"
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:38 PM
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I have a valentine one, and love it. It tells you if the radar signal is in front, behind, or on the side of you. Really helps. I have not got one ticket since my wife bought it for me 3 years ago.

I read a article on the internet, some retired cop webpage that tests radar detectors and jammers. The site said the advertised jammers don't work.

The site also had results of a test they perofrmed. I think the Passport was the best out of Bel, Passport, Valentine one, and one other I can't remember.

I am not sure if the others tell you where the radar target is like the valentine?

I would recommend valentine one to you, and would buy another.
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A good friend of mine does the installs on a lot of Ferrari's and high end cars in Greenwich CT. He swares by the K40 built ins. I personally love the Valentine's. Hands down the best I have used.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:27 PM
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i used to swear by my valentine one, but also my passport 8500 works just has good for 100 dollars less, never got a ticket with the passport, got hit with a ka band insta on radar when i was running the valentine one, it was too late once it beeped they had me
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There was a guy on Ebay who would incorporate your V1 into your rearview mirrow. Was a neat setup, but wasn't cheap as I recall.
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Have the K40 in my black 928 works o.k. Like my Passport 8500 X50 despite the window mount. With the built ins kind of like real estate, location, location! The passport I have more choices and it seems to pick up ka band sooner; as in long before you and the Cops will see each other. For instant on like that don't think any others can beat it on this area. It's almost a waste of money to have 17'' Brembo crossed drilled on my car!
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by matt81 View Post
i used to swear by my valentine one, but also my passport 8500 works just has good for 100 dollars less, never got a ticket with the passport, got hit with a ka band insta on radar when i was running the valentine one, it was too late once it beeped they had me
We have both and have gone down the freeway together. The V1 detects just slightly quicker and much quicker from behind in 8 out of 10 cases. The arrows also help immensely.
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