Fast car = here I am

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  1. Kruppa

    Kruppa Learning to Drive General User

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    Got a new X5M recently and back in the radar detector game. Got a Uniden R3 with blendmount/wiretap, all set good to go. Upgraded to 1.46 then promptly downgraded and looking around for best settings to run in MA. Lot of apparent false K alerts, may try K narrow vs wide. Looking forward to learning here!
     
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    Welcome aboard! Congrats on all the new toys.
     
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    The car or the road isn’t what limits your speed, it’s LEO. Don’t forget you don’t have a cop detector. Use all the observational skills in addition to your R3. Remember that pacing and aircraft are passive and won’t trigger any detectors. I/O and laser are virtually indefensible unless you detect scatter from a car targeted in front of you. Laser jammers are the only real defense against laser. A good rabbit is among the best defensive tools if you are lucky enough to get one.
     
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    Welcome to the RD Forum!

    Using any other available counter measures?

    I am the perfect example that old dogs CAN learn new tricks! This Forum is packed with tons of useful information from best detector for where you live and drive mostly (so far there is NOT a single detector that is best for everyone/everywhere), proper mounting possibilities, additional counter measures, fast but intelligent driving habits, and of course @Vortex videos!
     
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    Late welcome to RDF. Another addition of distinctiveness to the collective.
     
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    The R3 is an excellent choice
     
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    Kruppa, welcome aboard! My recommendation: K filter on, ADVANCED mode with K band attenuation set to 60% or so, TSF on.

    I've been playing around with K narrow vs. K wide. You've got to learn via the spectrum analyzer if your local police are operating tuned equipment. You DON'T want to run into equipment that's outside the K narrow range. This could happen if you travel out of state, for example. In a perfect world, yes, K narrow should chop out some of the pesky BSM falses from Honda/Acura. Ohhh, don't forget about the laser threat...
     
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    Thanks for the tips! That's exactly what I'm running right now - K Wide, K Filter on, advanced with K at 60%, TSF on and it's been so much quieter. No need for K narrow at this point but I'll definitely keep a lookout for what the local police use.
     
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    Good strategy. (I try to force myself to look at each K band alert on the display...)