Advice for MA newbie considering Escort/ALP combo?

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Hi,

Thanks to help from some other forum folks, I'm pretty well set on going with Escort Max Ci for radar and ALP for laser. My question - here in the New England, how important is rear protection? WIth the setup I'm considering, I'm already looking about $4200 installed. If I add rear protection, I'm looking at another $2k or so. Is it worth the extra $? I live in Boston, do most of my driving in the area, but will do trips up to ME/NH/NY fairly often.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Much appreciated.

-Brian
 

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Welcome fellow New Englander. Drive up to often NH/VT as well but can't say that I haven't experienced or seen any set up for rear shots. Dead set on the CI? Considered Radenso or NR?
 

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Why Escort Max Ci?
 

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Hi,

Thanks to help from some other forum folks, I'm pretty well set on going with Escort Max Ci for radar and ALP for laser. My question - here in the New England, how important is rear protection? WIth the setup I'm considering, I'm already looking about $4200 installed. If I add rear protection, I'm looking at another $2k or so. Is it worth the extra $? I live in Boston, do most of my driving in the area, but will do trips up to ME/NH/NY fairly often.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Much appreciated.

-Brian
By far I've not seen much "backshooting" here in the Northeast, it's rare but it does happen !
I've been shot in the back 3 times(MA, CT & NY), all from high up on the 'On-Ramps' to the Interstate highways. This is why I ALWAYS look out my Pass. window when rolling by an 'On-Ramp' to see if a Trooper is parked there w/ Radar or Lidar.

I have not found it necessary to install rear Parking Sensors yet. ;)
 

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Why Escort CI? Because from what I've been hearing it's my best bet. This is both from folks here on the forum and I did a little consult with the Vortex radar guy - Best Radar Detectors, Radar Detector Reviews and Guides: Vortex Radar.

His tests showed the Escort to be a good bit better than the Radenso (which is a bummer - the Radenso integrates with the ALP system, Escort doesn't). Same with the ALP NR. From what I've heard (and the Vortex tests showed) it's good, but the Escort is a bit better.

Thanks for the responses. Boy, $6k or so for full front/back protection sure seems stiff. If anyone else has any opinions/experience to share, I'm all ears...
 

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Thanks for the responses. Boy, $6k or so for full front/back protection sure seems stiff. If anyone else has any opinions/experience to share, I'm all ears...
You do not really need FULL Front/Rear protection !
You could cut the cost 50% by not doing a rear install along w/ some personal "restraint" to be significant speed above PSL when passing ambush hideouts.
You could further cut Front install cost by doing the install yourself.
 

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I live in the Boston area. I've had a Jammer of one type or another for about 10 years. I've never been shot in the rear. Used to be just the State Police had LIDAR. Now it seems even small towns around here have LIDAR too.

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I live in the Boston area. I've had a Jammer of one type or another for about 10 years. I've never been shot in the rear. Used to be just the State Police had LIDAR. Now it seems even small towns around here have LIDAR too.

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Which towns? I’ve only heard reports of BPD also running laser.
 

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If you are in Boston, you owe it to yourself to get it installed at JK Automotive Designs - absolutely one of the best and most talented installers in the United States. He is so good that I just trailered our SEMA car 14 hours to have him do the install on it instead of going with someone local.

https://www.jkautomotivedesigns.com/

As for the Escort Max 360 CI being better than the Radenso, let me put it this way - nobody with a RC M has ever submitted a ticket to our ticket free guarantee. There is a reason that most of the best installers in the USA are using our system. Driving in NY, if you go with Escort you are also giving up modern technologies such as MRCD detection which will impact you that Escort does not have the capability to detect. If I was investing $5k in a system, I know I would want an up-to-date platform that can protect me for the foreseeable future.
 

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HAVE TO AGREE WITH JON

I have been using RADENSO PRODUCTs since the Launch of RADENSO WS RPSE !!

I now own the RCM And its WS equivalent for trips in friend's Cars !!

The RCM as with ALL RADENSOs just " "DECIDES" if an ALERT is Legit or not !!

With the Radenso Platform ....
The RCM WILL ONLY ALERT WHEN IT MATTERs. !!

I own the NR DSP, R3, RCM, Pro M, DFR7, and ESCORT KA KING REDLINE (sans K Band).

I ALWAYS end up returning to my RCM AND PRO M !!

just sayin'

The CI is very good at Detections !!
Right up there with Redline-Orig !!,
BUT ....
NOT so Good at False Filtering.

Depends on what you're after.
EVERY LAST OUNCE of KA distance= CI
EVENLY BALANCED KA + Awesome Filtering = RCM.

Some things to ponder b4 you commit.

Benzr


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