Newbie questions

Discussion in 'Cobra' started by loneryder, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. loneryder

    loneryder Loneryder General User

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    I've been lurking on here learning as much as I can but it can get complicated and the less new tech I have to learn the better. Some questions.
    Looking at getting a used x50 or 9100xi. Are these RD's invisible to RDD's? I do a lot of driving in VA and have gotten more tickets for having a RDD than speeding in the past and want to avoid that.

    Any comments on the cobra wireless units?
    Thanks all
     
  2. CobawLT2010

    CobawLT2010 Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! Advanced User Premium Member

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    9500ix I presume?

    No you NEED a Redline. That's your only option if in VA.

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    The Escort RedLine is the only solid option that's RDD proof across the board, its also the top preforming RD. But it will cost you up words of $450.

    cobra wont even compare to the X50 or ix, so your better off with ether of those even though they aren't 100% RDD proof.
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
  5. mtbinva

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    Welcome to the forum.

    In VA, the Redline is what you need. I drive through VA for work and can attest to the performance and none detection. Saved me more times than not.


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  6. loneryder

    loneryder Loneryder General User

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    I guess that's a no!
     
  7. Jack Wojcik

    Jack Wojcik Learning to Drive General User

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    Hello. I'm new to Rd. Recently I purchased a Cobra SPX955. So far I'm very happy with it. It may have to many false warning in the city, but On the highway it performs well. Enough bragging. My question is which bands are the best to run in South Carolina? I also purchased for almost nothing a Cabra IRAD 600. Is it possible to run both RD at the same time? Thank you. Jack.
     
  8. Up All Night

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    Welcome to the forum
    No, it’s generally not recommend to run two detectors at the same time. Have a look around and take in the information. I remember chuckling when I read ‘friends don’t let friends buy cobras’ as long as you are happy, just be careful.


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  9. thebravo

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    Definitely don't run two detectors at the same time, they can and will interfere, it will potentially make you less secure. as far as the cobra's them self, they aren't the best, more prone to falses and the range and reactivity isn't great. feel free to try them out, but for more solid protectino I would upgrade to something a little better, ( uniden DFR6 or DFR7 would be a good starter unit, good filtering and solid performance.)
     
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  10. drtoddw

    drtoddw Überschreitung der Höchstgeshwindigkeit Advanced User Premium Member

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    I've had a few acquaintances with Cobras and I have never found one that DOESN'T set off my other detectors if it's turned on within 50 feet of my detectors. I agree with @thebravo , I'd choose something else. The only one I'd consider using is the DSP 9200 BT, but that would only be for testing.
     
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