Escort Max ll vs Escort Max lll

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Hello guys, I have an two escort radar detector a Max ll and a Redline so if I wanted to sale one or trade one in for the Max lll or the 360 which one will you trade or sale? Is the Max lll a good upgrade, my wife bought me the Max ll so I kind of would like to keep it but I'm still deciding. I was look on the Max lll but anyway let me know what you guys think.
 

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I doubt that anyone here is going to highly recommend buying a Max 3 based on the testing. If you're going to go with one of the two you mentioned, choose the 360 (but also be aware that it has some potential sleeping issues). I'm assuming you have an original Redline and between that and the Max 2 (I bought my Max 2 and Redline at the same time), I'd sell the Redline due to the BSM falsing. If you haven't updated the firmware on the Max 2 over the past couple of years, do that because it definitely helps with the BSM issues.
 

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Okay great, so what do you think about the 360C? I can sale my old Redline to go with that one.
 

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I have a Bel GT-7 (Bel's version of the Max 1) and the latest firmware makes a huge difference in blind spot falses.
The only remaining issues with TSR off are the Mazda 24.124 which is a weak signal and the Acura/Honda 24.19X ones and they don't ramp up to more than a couple bars.

I use it a lot more than the Redline-O these days as I was getting non-chalant over K-bands and had a couple near misses. With the GT-7, I've had a couple of sneaky saves that I probably would have chalked up to "noise" with the redline-o
 

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Okay great, so what do you think about the 360C? I can sale my old Redline to go with that one.
Personally, I avoided the 360 series after the sleeping issues were reported (I was planning to replace my Max 2 with a 360). I'm not sure if the 360c had the same issues. I'd recommend checking the Escort section of the forum and see what you can find. If there's information lacking, make a posting. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people really like their 360's so mine is just one opinion. As @Easy Target posted, the firmware updates on the Max 2 make it a much better detector than when it was initially launched.
 

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Okay great, so what do you think about the 360C? I can sale my old Redline to go with that one.
Personally, I think it worth the extra money for the RL360c vs the Max360c. I have never used the original Max360, but the performance of the Max360c and Max360 is similar.

I have experienced problems with my Max360c (multiple units with sleeping issues), and I personally do not fully trust the Max360c platform. The Max360c is a very good detector with out the sleeping issue. The sleeping issue is a very random and not a frequent issue, but I decided to buy a RL360c to replace my Max360c as I just needed to “move on”.
 

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Hello guys, I have an two escort radar detector a Max ll and a Redline so if I wanted to sale one or trade one in for the Max lll or the 360 which one will you trade or sale? Is the Max lll a good upgrade, my wife bought me the Max ll so I kind of would like to keep it but I'm still deciding. I was look on the Max lll but anyway let me know what you guys think.
I would sell the RL and keep the Max II. The RL does not have any BSM filtering and unless you plan to use it in an area where you can turn K-band off it will drive you crazy. The Max II is still a decent RD.

As for your replacement, the Max360 or Max360c are both good choices and from my experience any/all 'sleeping' issues have been addressed. If you do not plan to use the wi-fi features of the 'c' you can buy the standard M360 and save a few dollars as performance between the two are identical.

I would avoid the Max III as it is not a true 'Max' series RD given their internal design changes, although it does have great sensitivity, better than the Max 360 series, there are a number of current issue with that unit that still need to be fixed.

The Max 360 series are fast reacting units with great BSM filtering, but the new Redline 360c, V1G2, and R7 are more sensitive. Each one of those units has it pros and cons as well.
 

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I would take a Max II over the Max III any day of the week. Max III randomly Ka falses and is super slow to react to instant on shots.
 

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Personally, I avoided the 360 series after the sleeping issues were reported (I was planning to replace my Max 2 with a 360). I'm not sure if the 360c had the same issues. I'd recommend checking the Escort section of the forum and see what you can find. If there's information lacking, make a posting. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people really like their 360's so mine is just one opinion. As @Easy Target posted, the firmware updates on the Max 2 make it a much better detector than when it was initially launched.
Okay, I have updated my Max ll to the lastest firmware but I will re-check this for sure, thank you.
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Wow, man I have been out of the loop here lately and I'm trying to get caught up here but I did just posted up my Redline and my Uniden D7 that I haven't use in about a coupe of years now, thank you guys so much I really appreciated the info.
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So how is the new Redline over the 360?
 
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Another question, how much are a Older Redline going for these days?
The best place to sell it will be Ebay, Facebook, etc. I sold mine here (mint condition) for $185. I could have easily gotten well over $200 on Ebay. The Redline will still sell because it's invisible to RDD's so people living in areas where they're illegal, or truckers for example still buy them. Take some time to research what they're selling for on Ebay and that will give you a better idea. GLWS!
 

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I have the Max II, Max 3, DualPro 360(redressed Max 360), among others.
The only detector I classify as do not buy at this time, the Max 3
Bothersome frequent Ka falsing (it falses to itself) poor reactivity to Instant on, and unknown if it is able to do the job against MRCD.
The Max II I don't recommend anymore because it needs K Block very much, and not likely to get it.
Personally I enjoy the Cobra DualPro 360 the most, as it's a rebranded and styled Max 360 platform, that can be had on Cobra/Escort eBay site or retailers for as low as $369 USD. New with warranty. It's very BSM resistant. Decent performance.
Max 360 could be found used or on sale but stll more than a DualPro. Prices are high right now..

Max 3 needs an update to save it, and do not buy until Escort fixes the issues.
 

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Okay, I finally sold my Redline and my Uniden D7, I sold it on OfferUp the lady bought both of them, now my birthday is coming up so if I will get up some more money for my birthday I will add some more on it to get the Redline 360C,I think.
 

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Hello guys, it look like that Escort don't have any Redline 360C so who are carrying them?
 

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Okay, I'm getting ready to order or pick up a redline 360c and want to find a permanent window mount so I can mount it high, can anyone point me it the right direction on where I can pick one up? Or, I have a Max ll now will the same mount work on the Redline?
 

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Okay, I'm getting ready to order or pick up a redline 360c and want to find a permanent window mount so I can mount it high, can anyone point me it the right direction on where I can pick one up? Or, I have a Max ll now will the same mount work on the Redline?
I don't know about permanent mounts for the RL360, but the Max II mount will not work on the RL360. The RL360 uses Escorts latest Mag Mount which is the same as the Max 360c. The Max II uses an older non compatible mount.
 

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Oh, okay thank you for clearing that up, so I guess that I need to get a setup for that.
 

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You can find the magnet mount without suction cup on eBay, it uses 3M mounting tape to a plate directly to windshield.
Helps to tighten up mounting distance to glass.
If you search for one for the Max 360c it will be the same.
Also you can get a hardwire kit to eliminate exposed coiled cord from power socket.
 

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Okay, I found it and I did order two of them and I'm getting ready to order my Redline 360c off of BestBuy thank you.
 

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I have two of the mounts coming off of ebay and I do have my Max ll hardwire so it should just go right in and thank you.
 

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