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What's the latest and greatest for use in an the cockpit of a 718CS? Mostly interested in it being bulletproof, also ease of mounting and cosmetics. Will be used in other cars. I'm luck enough to have good relationships with regional law enforcement and this has helped me avoid many tickets. However, the Cayman may take me beyond the limits of officer discretion. I also don't get as much face time with police in my new job and thus less recognition if pulled over. Ironically I've been let go for triple digit speeds in NJ, but got my only ticket in decades going 5 over limit in rural VA in an ancient Volvo wagon.
 

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Others will give their prospective but I purchased a Uniden R3 and returned it promptly. I purchased it on the recommendations of several people to include the youtube blogger "Vortex Radar" and programmed it as that blogger recommended but that darn thing chirped at everything. It was so incredibly annoying I had to get rid of it post haste. If you can live with a radar detector in your Porsche your a better man they I am.
 

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I have an Escort Maxx hardwired to mirror and cannot be more satisfied. I pave it in Highway mode and it works, no tickets and I use my 718BS as a DD.

It’s not even the newest one but it works well.

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I have the escort Xi that I hardwired and used a blend mount to the mirror. It works extremely well. There is the newer version that has 360 directional, but I don’t feel that is important. I hooked it to the rain sensor power and set an auto off for 1 hour. It uses gps to detect movement, as well as to identify false signals or speed trap reminders.
 

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I have a simple solution. Don't speed. Yeah, right. Just kidding. The acceleration and handling of this car is addictive. And I have the base model.
 
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I have a simple solution. Don't speed. Yeah, right. Just kidding. The acceleration and handling of this car is addictive. And I have the base model.
I never speed it's that darn car........and if you believe that then.........the sun was in my eyes, my dog ate my homework, fill in your own lame excuse_______________________..................;)
 

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If your area 5-0 use laser guns then you have no choice but to get some laser shifters. ALP is arguably the best one to get. My next weapon of choice is Waze. The final defense is a windshield mounted radar detector- I previously used an Escort 9500ix of which worked well, however they state its technology is slightly outdated. I recently purchased a Uniden R3, have not installed it yet- stay tuned.
 

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This is a topic I've done extensive research on. I don't have time to post my findings right now, but I'll try to do so as soon as possible. I get my sources from researching different websites, different point of views, personal use, and asking others with really fast cars that are used as intended. Bottom line: I have good stuff here. Stay tuned...
 
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This is a topic I've done extensive research on. I don't have time to post my findings right now, but I'll try to do so as soon as possible. I get my sources from researching different websites, different point of views, personal use, and asking others with really fast cars that are used as intended. Bottom line: I have good stuff here. Stay tuned...

I look forward to your research.
 

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I like the Valentine 1 that I have had for about 15 years now. When I am out with my buddies, they are always radioing me where is it coming from (they have the older Escorts). I used the Blendmount to attach it to the mirror and mirror tap to hook it into the upper console wiring so it goes on and off when I turn the key on.
 

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My current daily has the Passport 9500ci. That's a real expensive unit that's built into the cars wiring with sensors in the front and rear bumpers of the car. The 2013 Golf R it was purchased by me when the car already had the system installed (I bount the R 14 months ago). At the time the original owner bought it, it was sometime in 2013 or 2014 for about $4,500 installed. The install alone costs almost as much as the unit itself. Very effective unit (there's even a better, updated unit available now), if money is no object and you're looking for one of the Best and Most effective radar detector/ radar jammers available today, I would highly recommend the newer updated version of the Passport 9500ci. I get a lot of false alarms, mostly from blind spot monitors from other cars. But when my unit says "Ka band" it's 100% a Police Officer, whether you can see them or not. The new and updated version supposedly has substantially less false alarms, but I personally can't confirm that...

I previously owned a Subaru STi when they first came out in 2004-2005. I bought the "best" unit available at that time, which was the Beltronics RX65-STI Red Professional Series Radar Detector. At that time it was just under $500 shipped. It had some tough competition at the time, and I specifically chose it to the proven Valentine One because I assumed the Valentine was going to come out with a new and updated model, simply because the original Valentine One was so old and outdated, at least as far as looks and design. I simply assumed that a new version was around the corner. Years later (till current day), the Valentine One is exactly the same unit, with a few internal updates. Long story short: I was pulled over in the middle of the Arizona desert, going from Phoenix to LA at 9am, on a Sunday morning. NO cars on the road, roads as far as the eye can see, completely straight for dozens of miles at a time. I was "cruising", not speeding, at 120mph. A cop was hiding behind 2 cactus in the center median. I was arrested, clocked at 116mph. The cop was nice enough to shoot my Beltronics RX65STI with his radar gun, 6 inches away from my detector to prove to me it was a p.o.s. I called Beltronics, they told me it was working fine, I tucked it away and of course, never used it again.

Now, my 718 is less than a month from delivery. My 718 will be a 24 month lease. Porsche will likely try and pull me out and put me in a different car in 21 months of ownership. I am not in the financial position to spend $4,500 for a car that I will likely have for 2 years, then spend a pretty penny to have it taken out and installed on the next car. Again, if money was no real object, that's definitely the route I would go. The updated version of the Passport 9500ci is worth the money, I'm just not in the position to spend that kind of coin for for a detector/jammer...

End result: I will be purchasing the best detector for the money rated by many non paid people online, personal friends and family, law enforcement, etc... The ancient Valentine One that looks like it was created in the early 90's, because it was... It seems to be the best unit that's stood the test of time and can be mobile enough to pull out and put in other cars for road trips (road trips require our BMW X5). One problem with any of these post to your rearview mirror, dash, or windshield units is the obvious: they are openly visible to law enforcement, which makes me feel uneasy, even if it completely legal in the State of Arizona. It just seems like admitting to wrong doing. I'll likely be ordering my Valentine One in a couple of weeks.
 

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I have a slightly different question. Aside from the "built-in" units, anyone have any neat ideas about how to install a conventional detector (e.g. Valentine) so that it can't be easily swiped when the car is parked with the top down?

I've thought about enclosing the unit with a small cage with a small(ish) rattlesnake in the cage. I may try this.
 

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I bought the Valentine 1 and mounted it to the mirror with the Blendmount. I also bought the direct wire accessary and I love the setup.
 

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Just bought the latest snooper 4zero bt for use in the uk.

Had a valentine 1 in previous Audi TT’s but was never convinced! Though I never got caught there were very few alarms either!

Will feedback findings, after initial checks I’m looking at installing on the bar above the engine so it points front/rear and not in the way relying on voice alerts ad beeps to alert me.
 

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i have an old beltronics vector 995 that has served me well for many, many years. that being said it never gets put in the cayman. the car just looks too fast when it is sitting, so i don't really speed in it.
 

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Cayman and Boxster interiors are small. Have a look at the Radenso Pro M. Small, light and quiet as a mouse to BSM's and great range. Lots of talk about it on the Radar detector forums and on YouTube. The latest firmware is superb.
 

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Hi Nithros,

I am interested in acquiring a Blendmount and doing the mirror tap like you have done but have a few questions.

I have opened up the upper console and can see two(2) blue connectors. Did you tap into the blue connector on the right or on the left? Please see attached photo.

Does this set up obstruct your view in a serious way?

Thanks in advance!

Jeffrey
 

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