Radar Detector Recommendation for PitProPudge

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What kind of vehicle you have?
2013 Kia Optima (Daily Driver) and 2019 Corvette C7 Z06

Do you want a remote mount or windshield mount detector?
Windshield, Remote Mount

What's your budget?
$300

Where do you live and where do you primarily drive?
Humble, Tx and Houston,Tx

How do you drive?
Speed Demon

What is your daily drive like?
Mostly on the local freeways in around the Houston Area, Use radar on interstate and out of state trips always.

How long you have been using countermeasures, if at all?
Always

What is the terrain like where you normally drive?
Houston area is flat with mostly freeway driving.

Are there red light and/or speed cams in your area?
Yes

Do you need / prefer a GPS enabled unit?
Yes

Are you willing/do you want to use your phone to pair with the RD?
No

Do you face MRCD and/or MRCT in your area?
Unsure

If you have any preconceived notions or thoughts about RDs, please tell us how long you've been using RDs or other units? etc. -- or any other relevant info you think might be important, let us know that as well.
Its really hot mostly here and I wonder how the heat affects the RD? I need one to be able to use in any car that I decide to drive.
 

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For that amount of money, your only real option is a Uniden R3.
 

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Uniden R3
 

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@PitProPudge , I would also suggest the Uniden R3. I have an R3, and it is a great value in a high performance radar detector.
 

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What is lidar?
Just know that the laser function on radar detectors are known as 'ticket notifiers'. When they go off, you're getting a ticket 99.9% of the time. The only defense against lidar/laser are: laser jammers, which are quite a bit more expensive.
 

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Just know that the laser function on radar detectors are known as 'ticket notifiers'. When they go off, you're getting a ticket 99.9% of the time. The only defense against lidar/laser are: laser jammers, which are quite a bit more expensive.
Ok so if I can spend the money what would be the recommended combo of Lidar and RD to purchase?
 

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For radar r3 is great, very well reviewed.
I'll also through in the Radenso xp which you can also research.
For Laser jammer, ALP seems to be popular and highly rated.
 

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Ok so if I can spend the money what would be the recommended combo of Lidar and RD to purchase?
If you have Dragon eye laser in your area, the ALP TX system is the best. If you don't have Dragon eye laser, than the TMG system is cheaper. The Uniden R7 or R3 (no arrows) would make a great combo :)
 

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There’s no dragons in our area, so tmg would be a good option if you’re on a budget. Humble uses stalker xlr and hpd uses stalker xlr/prolaser3. I have seen dps using an ultralyte by the old on-ramp in humble too.
 
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