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Hi all, thanks for this, very good resource that I'm thankful for. In short:

1. What kind of vehicle you have and do you want a remote or a windshield mount? 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6
2. What's your budget? $1k
3. Where you live ( address not needed of course) and what states , country or areas you primarily drive? ( this is essential) DFW area of Texas. Roadtrip soon from NJ to Texas, through NJ, MD, DC, TN, AR, KY
4. How you drive? Generally I stay within 5-10mph of the speed limit. Occasionally I'll do a bit of high speed 0-100mph or something, but usually not sustained high speed unless the rest of traffic is moving.
5. What your daily drive is like (short trips? long trips? city? highway?) we ask this because of falsing issues that exist in many areas or cities. I don't have a daily drive, I work from home. A lot of city driving to go out to dinner, etc. Mostly city/residential and some country roads, major freeways.
6. How long you have been using countermeasures, if at all? I've used Waze for years if that's considered a countermeasure.
7. Are there curves, hills, obstructions or is the area flat as a pancake. Mostly flat to very flat
8. Are there Redlight cams/speed cams in your area and do you need / prefer a GPS enabled unit? That would be nice but not a necessity, I use Waze.
9. Thanks to ahl: "Are you willing/do you want to use your phone to pair with the RD?" and "What kind of device do you own (iOS/Android)". There is Escort LIVE and droid only YaV1 for the V1 apps one can use to adjust their RD. There is also V1 Driver in the ios APP Store for V1 users who wish to use an Apple device. ** Note that many of these apps allow you to use the APP (either droid or Apple) to readjust your settings for the V1. Escort Live allows you to do this as well on Escort products that are LIVE compatible. ****** Yes, willing to pair with iPhone.
10. Do you face MRCD and/or MRCT in your area? No earthly idea.

Thank you!
 

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Here are a couple of considerations based on the criteria you posted. Although you don't commute during peak enforcement times but tend to get into the triple digits of speed and drive a very high profiled car I would suggest you build a robust system starting radar and then jamming countermeasures. Not knowing your general location also may determine the proper system so that would be beneficial.
 

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Here are a couple of considerations based on the criteria you posted. Although you don't commute during peak enforcement times but tend to get into the triple digits of speed and drive a very high profiled car I would suggest you build a robust system starting radar and then jamming countermeasures. Not knowing your general location also may determine the proper system so that would be beneficial.
I'm in Fort Worth, Texas.
 

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I am sure someone from or familiar with Texas will chime on the specifics of bands and devices used for enforcement in the area. I tend to avoid texas like the plague due to previous encounters but that is another thread.

When looking at a fresh start on your rig you can either go simple and just hang a detector and call it good, this works for most peeps that don't want to meddle with things and aren't that tech savvy and will provide good detection of the bands and when coupled with waze can provide early detection.

you should also consider your ability to do your own installations when looking at more robust solutions. A ton of money can be saved going this route and you would have a better understanding of the system and its intricacies to your specific vehicle and needs.

driving a new vette and getting into the triple digits I would suggest more than a standard stand-alone windshield mount detector.
 

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I am sure someone from or familiar with Texas will chime on the specifics of bands and devices used for enforcement in the area. I tend to avoid texas like the plague due to previous encounters but that is another thread.

When looking at a fresh start on your rig you can either go simple and just hang a detector and call it good, this works for most peeps that don't want to meddle with things and aren't that tech savvy and will provide good detection of the bands and when coupled with waze can provide early detection.

you should also consider your ability to do your own installations when looking at more robust solutions. A ton of money can be saved going this route and you would have a better understanding of the system and its intricacies to your specific vehicle and needs.

driving a new vette and getting into the triple digits I would suggest more than a standard stand-alone windshield mount detector.
Thanks, I would tend to start with a detector that works well in most situations. R3? V1?
 

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R3 is a good choice if you prefer all-out sensitivity and don't mind some BSM falses on K band. The more urban your driving, the more BSM falses you could get. The main culprits are Honda/Acura and Chrysler Pacificas though there are a few GM's that also give off false alerts. It's also good if you face a lot of 35.5 Ka band as it's one of the best at sniffing it out.

A V1 would also fit your needs but it really does need to be paired with your phone to give it the features that put it up with the other detectors in consideration. In your area, the sensitivity of the V1 is a good fit. It also has arrows so you know if the signal is coming from in front or behind you.

A ProM would be a great choice if you prefer the detector most immune to BSM false alerts. It also has great sensitivity, almost up with the Uniden, though if you face a lot of 35.5 Ka band, it falls a bit further behind.

An R7 is coming out soon and is basically an R3 with an extra horn/antenna to pick up rear signals. It adds arrows like a V1. It's more expensive than the other options.

I would definitely stick with a windshield mount and then save the money that you would have used on a remote mount for a laser Jammer. There's a lot of Stalker XLR and other laser guns being used in Texas.
 
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I think I'll grab an R3 and be done with it...thanks all.
 

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I think I'll grab an R3 and be done with it...thanks all.
Good choice! Just be prepared to be branded as a fan boy now...
 

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I think I'll grab an R3 and be done with it...thanks all.
The R3 is a great choice. I have been very pleased with my R3’s performance. The R3 is a beast. I used a V1 for twenty three years, and I loved the V1 as well. I think both are great choices. If your budget is $1k, you could get both and get the best of each. Or you could get an R7......There are a lot of great choices out there.....I will leave it at that.


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