Advice for MA newbie considering Escort/ALP combo?

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  1. bmahoney59

    bmahoney59 Learning to Drive General User

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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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    pgiller Learning to Drive General User

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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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    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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    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.