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Just asking which on is better and why? Haven't received the Z-31R yet and just might get one of these. Thanx Troy
To put it in a nutshell, they will be about the same. They might have different features, but the detection will be the same. They are based on the same platform. If it was me, I'd get a CR95 or 97. They will be all over the CR90 and 93!
 

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To put it in a nutshell, they will be about the same. They might have different features, but the detection will be the same. They are based on the same platform. If it was me, I'd get a CR95 or 97. They will be all over the CR90 and 93!
Like Kenny said, if you have your heart set on a Whistler, go for the CR95 or 97. My friend has a CR90, and it's downright dangerous how poorly it performs sometimes. Kenny and @Marty K have done some extensive testing here and shown that the 95 and 97 have definitely stepped things up for Whistler. I'll always advocate for the Uniden DFR's in the lower price bracket, but I have a soft spot for Whistlers.
 
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Like Kenny said, if you have your heart set on a Whistler, go for the CR95 or 97. My friend has a CR90, and it's downright dangerous how poorly it performs sometimes. Kenny and @Marty K have done some extensive testing here and shown that the 95 and 97 have definitely stepped things up for Whistlers. I'll always advocate for the Uniden DFR's, but I have a soft spot for Whistlers.
Yeah, that's my problem! I have a soft spot for Whistler too! I also have a soft spot for my 2 R1's, Redline-O, V1 and all the rest of them that I own! It's a safe bet that I have a problem!
 
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@TroyB,
I agree with @Kennyc56 in regards to Whistler CR95 / CR97 as the better choice as compared to its previous models. Sensitivity and range are the big difference.
@NorEaster18,
Thank you for mentioning me in this thread. I have not really done much of a testing like other people has, but I have posted videos of all my encounters that are worth showing. So in a way they are real-life scenarios, and I hope they are useful to others.
 

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@TroyB,
I agree with @Kennyc56 in regards to Whistler CR95 / CR97 as the better choice as compared to its previous models. Sensitivity and range are the big difference.
@NorEaster18,
Thank you for mentioning me in this thread. I have not really done much of a testing like other people has, but I have posted videos of all my encounters that are worth showing. So in a way they are real-life scenarios, and I hope they are useful to others.
They are very useful and thank you for posting them! And don't stop now! Vortex is sending my CR97 back and I'm looking forward to running it again!
 

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Yeah, that's my problem! I have a soft spot for Whistler too! I also have a soft spot for my 2 R1's, Redline-O, V1 and all the rest of them that I own! It's a safe bet that I have a problem!
I think we all have problems...lol. Sometimes I hear from my wife or daughter, “Is that a new radar detector? , or Did you get another radar detector? Why? Don’t you have enough already?” I too have a soft spot for Whistler, and I enjoy every detector I own and use. I had about five hours of driving yesterday (2.5 hours each way) , and I took my CR97, R3, and Max 360c with me. I ended up using the CR97 on the trip there, and the R3 (1.48 firmware) on the way back. On the CR97, I kept the TFSR off, alternated between 1-2 on the Ka filter, and I had the K filter up to 3-4 to control the false alarms. I did get a nice 2.2 mile C/O warning against 34.7 (THP trooper) with the CR97 with TFSR off, and Ka filter at 1 in rolling terrain. I did encounter two photo radar vehicles (older unmarked Ford Escapes), and both the CR97 and R3 gave me decent warnings (The R3 gave me a greater warning). I don’t see too much photo radar where I live (thankfully).

@TroyB,
I agree with @Kennyc56 in regards to Whistler CR95 / CR97 as the better choice as compared to its previous models. Sensitivity and range are the big difference.
@NorEaster18,
Thank you for mentioning me in this thread. I have not really done much of a testing like other people has, but I have posted videos of all my encounters that are worth showing. So in a way they are real-life scenarios, and I hope they are useful to others.
Your videos are very helpful and useful, and we appreciate them!! I am going to buy a new dash cam by the end of the month, so hopefully I will be posting some good radar encounters soon.


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To put it in a nutshell, they will be about the same. They might have different features, but the detection will be the same. They are based on the same platform. If it was me, I'd get a CR95 or 97. They will be all over the CR90 and 93!
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I think we all have problems...lol. Sometimes I hear from my wife or daughter, “Is that a new radar detector? , or Did you get another radar detector? Why? Don’t you have enough already?” I too have a soft spot for Whistler, and I enjoy every detector I own and use. I had about five hours of driving yesterday (2.5 hours each way) , and I took my CR97, R3, and Max 360c with me. I ended up using the CR97 on the trip there, and the R3 (1.48 firmware) on the way back. On the CR97, I kept the TFSR off, alternated between 1-2 on the Ka filter, and I had the K filter up to 3-4 to control the false alarms. I did get a nice 2.2 mile C/O warning against 34.7 (THP trooper) with the CR97 with TFSR off, and Ka filter at 1 in rolling terrain. I did encounter two photo radar vehicles (older unmarked Ford Escapes), and both the CR97 and R3 gave me decent warnings (The R3 gave me a greater warning). I don’t see too much photo radar where I live (thankfully).



Your videos are very helpful and useful, and we appreciate them!! I am going to buy a new dash cam by the end of the month, so hopefully I will be posting some good radar encounters soon.


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I do the same thing when I go on trips! I'll run my R1 on the way, and switch to my CR97 on the way back. That's what made me realize how good these CR97's are! I feel just as protected in the real world against anything that gets thrown at me! Especially if I'm getting hit with I/O! This CR97 is faster than everything I own except for my V1 with Ka guard off, and even then it's a tight race! Since Vortex has had my CR97 for the last couple of weeks, I completed my latest project, "Ghetto Arrows"! You know what they say about having too much free time on one's hands! I hardwired my Redline in the back glass of my 99 mustang and still have my R1 above my rear view mirror in the front. They work killer together! I should have done this a long time ago! I can't wait to get some video of them kicking @ss together once these troopers come out of hiding! My CR97 is going back up front too as soon as I get it back. One thing you can't do is to run any Whistler with any other detector, so when I run it it will be solo!
 
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Well I bailed on Whistler. Lol ordered a Uniden DFR7. I hope I made the right decision!
I have heard the DFR7 is a good radar detector. I have never used one myself, but I would think it would give you better performance than your original choice, the Z-31R+. If I we’re choosing between the DFR7 and the Z-31R+, I would also choose the DFR7 over the Z-31R+.


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Well I bailed on Whistler. Lol ordered a Uniden DFR7. I hope I made the right decision!
All that matters is that YOU like the choice that you made! If you don't like it, you can always sell it and try again! I'm sure that DFR7 will work great for you! I love my CR95 and 97, but they have their issues as I'm sure you have read about.
 
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The DFR7 is a mighty fine detector and if you ever need any help with it, feel free to ask! Maybe in the future you can invest in a Whistler and see how they compare!
 

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