Best way to hide a radar detector?

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Best way to hide a radar detector?

Postby Mr GoLucky » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:51 pm

i live in california, so radar detectors are illegal here, i know i can spend 1500 and get the sensors installed in the doors and have it hidden in the lower din of my headunit, but i don't want to do that... any suggestion on how to hide the wire? or hook it up to the battery? anyone know how to hide it and still have it work well?

what's the point of having a GT if you can't drive fast? i leave it out obvious but i haven't been pulled over yet...

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Re: Best way to hide a radar detector? (Mr GoLucky)

Postby tribalman » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:17 pm

well i was looking up laws on it to see and i got this from wiki:
"# Indirectly illegal: Minnesota and California (illegal to hang anything from the windshield with suction cups; however both dashboard and visor mounting is allowed.)"

just don't use suction cups.

also, as long as you aren't jamming, you are fine. i have the same regs on that issue. "Laser Jammers and Radar Jammers are illegal in the states of Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois and Washington DC. " from http://www.radarbusters.com/st...e.cfm

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Postby ajflan » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:09 am

I have mine under the passanger headrest.
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Postby northvibe » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:12 am

i have min suction cupped right above the windshield wipers in the middle. A coworker has his sitting on a rubber thing on the middle front of his dash. I figure everyone has gps's suction cupped how is the cop going to notice mine? If so i just pull it down quick and throw it in my arm rest.

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Postby Mr GoLucky » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:13 am

well i have it sitting on my dashboard, but if you haven't driven in california before, let me give you a heads up, the CHP are douchebags! when my buddy got pulled over they took his radar detector and stomped on it right in front of us, well i still want to hide it, i think i might hook it up to the cig lighter in the mid console, i have never put anything in there, will it work if it's in there?
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Postby northvibe » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:34 am

geez, yah thats why if i see cops near me or if i ever do get pulled over I take it down and throw it in my arm rest.

when i had the vibe mine was in the cig lighter in the dash and yes if you had a long enough cord you could wire it to the console.


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Postby Mr GoLucky » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:39 am

i have a cig lighter in the middle console, i have two
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Re: Best way to hide a radar detector?

Postby 09Red_Se » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:07 pm

In Ontario the OPP has radar detector detectors.
Your detector is a receiver, however the circuitry has frequency generators (oscillators) that produce unique frequencies that are strong enough to be picked up by a special receiver.

IE hiding it does no good. They KNOW you have one, and if you don't hand it over your can can be impounded and strip-searched.
Only way around it is to have your good one hidden, and have a power switch handy to turn it off. Then hand the officer a decoy.
However you may need several decoys over the course of a few months.

Depending on the officer, you may not get a ticket, but you will lose a very expensive toy.
So I suspect other provinces/states with a no detector law are similarily equiped.

In my experience, among the false alarms from microwave towers and whatever else ,,, a lot of times you see them way before they can pick you out of the crowd. IE a sharp pair of eyes and good reaction time will save your a$$.

Other times, they are around a bend, and when you get the signal they are right there - ie you are toast.
You need to balance speed and the likely hood of getting caught considering the terrain.

After getting nabbed last spring in the US - I waited for some speeder to pass me and followed at least a mile behind. I saved myself 2 tickets on the return trip using them as decoys.

The OPP here are pretty liberal - I haven't heard of anyone getting a ticket for an actual 15 km/hr over the limit. They usually write you up for something less than you are going, and make it 15 over, which is a lesser fine.

Speedos from the factory are allowed +/- 5km error. So that, and unintentional 5 km or so over at 100 posted speed isn't really speeding (10 km over) (~ 6mph). Folks who get tickets around here generally deserve one as they are going over 120..

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Postby Sublimewind » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:43 am

I've found that the 3 detectors i've had, turned out to be "warning, you are getting a ticket" buzzers, I don't even use mine anymore...

What you need is a FAST car, not one that only goes fast, but one that GETS there FAST... you can only go so fast legaly, you'll GET tickets, regardless of the detector.. I get my speed rush in 0-60.... this is no joke..

Just do us all a favor and slow down...

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Postby imspace2 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:08 am

Dude you have my dream car Scoobie, and I am actually pretty impressed with my Valentine One although it did cost me $400 US it seems to get all radar 1.5+ miles away and well it detects laser once in line of sight. I don't really believe there is a trick to beat laser but my Val saved my but a few weeks ago I heard the warning and slowed before getting over the hill the cop had 4 separate cars stopped over at the red light, lucky me
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Postby Sublimewind » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:48 am

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Dude you have my dream car Scoobie, and I am actually pretty impressed with my Valentine One although it did cost me $400 US it seems to get all radar 1.5+ miles away and well it detects laser once in line of sight. I don't really believe there is a trick to beat laser but my Val saved my but a few weeks ago I heard the warning and slowed before getting over the hill the cop had 4 separate cars stopped over at the red light, lucky me

Thanks man..!!!

Yeah, if I were to own a new radar detector it would be a V1, way to many accounts, just like yours about it range and accuracy, mine (the last 3) cost me less than 150$ and just sucked.. .

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Re: Best way to hide a radar detector? (09Red_Se)

Postby coldmm803 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:37 am

Quote, originally posted by 09Red_Se »
In Ontario the OPP has radar detector detectors.
Your detector is a receiver, however the circuitry has frequency generators (oscillators) that produce unique frequencies that are strong enough to be picked up by a special receiver.

i've heard about that. My dad was driving rigs for a little while and did a trip up to Canada and got pulled over because the company he was driving for had detector box's that would warn you when you were too close to the object in front of you (car, truck, person). But they pulled him over thinking he had a radar detector but it was the distance device and he had to explain it to them and have one of the officers walk in front of the truck and set the device off.

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Postby w8_4_me » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:29 am

What my father has done for years is put a small tissue box on the dash and put the detector sandwiched under a layer of tissues inside the tissue box. I'll have to admit..it works great!
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Re: Best way to hide a radar detector? (w8_4_me)

Postby northvibe » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:32 am

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What my father has done for years is put a small tissue box on the dash and put the detector sandwiched under a layer of tissues inside the tissue box. I'll have to admit..it works great!

is there a hole in the box then?


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Postby w8_4_me » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:09 am

Nope...
It goes through your glass doesn't it?
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Postby engineertwin2 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:19 am

None of these methods will protect against laser.

Personally, I'm not a fan of radar detectors. I mean, I get why people have them, but I just don't think they should be legal.

"I know I shouldn't speed and rather than not break the law, I want to make sure I don't get caught."

Why do we feel it's ok to speed, but not ok to do something (admittedly extreme example) like murder? We justify it by saying speeding doesn't hurt anyone like murder, but by speeding you are putting other people at greater risk of injury/death/loss of equity.

Now, I'm not trying to start an argument here or get on a podium, just stating that it's kinda funny that you know it might be illegal, you don't want to get caught, but "how do I break two laws instead of one?"

As a sidenote, it is fair to point out that I actually support reducing the national speed limit to 65 mph, but I know that this post isn't going to be garnering any popularity.

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Re: Best way to hide a radar detector? (w8_4_me)

Postby northvibe » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:39 am

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Nope...
It goes through your glass doesn't it?

radar will but laser wont Laser is used in MN so I cant block the front of my detector.


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