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As per title - what do you fellas recommend for a radar detector?

 

I'm stuck between the three kinda obvious ones -

- Uniden R3NZ

- Escort Redline EX

- Escort MAX 360C

 

Price isn't a worry to me, just which any of you fellas would recommend. Also where is the best place to get one?

 

Also, if someone wants to recommend me one for a motorbike, would be appreciated too 😂

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I use and Escort Passport 9500ix. It's pretty good, but I've been driving past heaps of cops lately without the ka band going off. Not sure if they don't have their radar on or if they have new radar that can't be detected.

 

It picks up laser pretty well too. 

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Check out vortex radar for the details reviews. R3nz is kinda best overall at the moment but be aware that r7 is coming out end April and will have better range in redflex (the speed vans)

 

i use waze right now and has saved me multitude of times. Am Not a hoon by any means but I do what’s necessary in passing lanes and quite often there are revenue gatherers waiting there (how is that making no safer??? Would rather they catch speeders where public safety is on the line) , so this kinda thing is big motivator for me to get RD . Plan to use both waze and rd when I get the r7 

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I have the previous redline one and it’s as good as any. 

Bonus is it’s a solid alloy case and take abuse well. 

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for a few years i was using the valentine one + bt module + yav1 phone app.

it performed well but was getting to be a pain in the ass to use.

 

last year i switched to the uniden r3.

it is a superb performer, that's also easy to setup and use.

currently the best windscreen mount detector sold in nz, with maybe the radenso pro m.

 

a big bonus is that uniden have finally made software updates readily available to users.

 

as mentioned above, the uniden r7 will be out in april.

big bonus is valentine style arrows updated for the 21st century.

it will be more expensive than the r3 (currently $899nzd/399usd), us rrp will be $599. nz  ???

 

lots of good info at vortex radar

https://www.vortexradar.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelCam1111

 

 

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Cheers for the input fellas!

 

Definitely gonna be going the Uniden R7, as I'll be putting this in the new Mazda. Probably gonna get it later in April. So I can wait for the R7NZ to come out :).

Plan on doing quite a bit of road trips with it, so wanting a RD for when on the road for the Highway Patrol cops that prowl around.

I should be able to use Waze with the Mazda's infotainment system hopefully - if not I'll just get the upgrade you can get for them.

 

1 hour ago, Zeus said:

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These are pretty good to avoid speeding tickets

 

Especially considering the speedo in my S401 is basically dead accurate (1-2km/h read error at 110km/h) hahaha

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OmG DoNt Go OvEr ThE SpEeD LiMiT EvEr, jUsT GeT aN N/a

 

My dad has the STI and another of the beltronics and those have been very good over the years, I’m out of the loop now though

 

are any of these new ones undetectable by the police radar detector detectors? 

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2 hours ago, chulozumo said:

OmG DoNt Go OvEr ThE SpEeD LiMiT EvEr, jUsT GeT aN N/a

 

My dad has the STI and another of the beltronics and those have been very good over the years, I’m out of the loop now though

 

are any of these new ones undetectable by the police radar detector detectors? 

radar detectors are legal in NZ so not a big deal, but yeah many of the new ones are undetectable. laser jammers are illegal if you have that, it'll be something youw anna keep low key.

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