A radar detector is an electronic accessory that mounts in your car and alerts you whenever officers nearby are actively running radar, looking for speeders. Note: A radar detector is not a police car detector. It’s a radar detector. It alerts only when officers nearby are actively running radar. It will also alert to some …
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Is Vortex sponsored by any manufacturers?
I am not sponsored by any manufacturer. I don’t do paid or sponsored reviews or recommendations. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter to me personally which radar detector you buy. I want you to run whichever detector is best for you, to understand how it works, and to enjoy the experience. If …
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Which dashcam should I get?
At minimum, you’ll want a high quality front facing dashcam recording while you drive. Many dashcams also offer parking mode recording too. For additional protection, you can also get a 2-channel dashcam that records front and rear. There’s also dashcams that record inside the vehicle (popular for Uber and Lyft drivers), an LCD display, cloud …
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What are the differences between radar detectors?
There’s a bunch of radar detectors on the market, some good and some bad, expensive or cheap, simple or fancy. What’s the difference? The most basic ones will beep when they detect radar, but typically the range is poor and you’ll get a ton of false alerts so I recommend avoiding the super cheap ones …
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How do I set up my radar detector?
Check out my radar detector tutorials.
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How much range will my radar detector give?
Radar detector alert distance can vary due to many different factors. In ideal situations you can get over 10 miles of range. Here in Seattle, my maximum alert distance is no more than a mile due to the terrain and trees. In tougher situations you may get 1/4 of a mile or less. Lower end …
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Which radar detector should I buy?
The radar detector that’s best for you depends on your preferences, budget, and even personality. There’s no detector that’s best for everyone. Fortunately there’s a lot of great options and I’m happy to help you decide. Check out my radar detector recommendations here.
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Where’s the best place to mount my radar detector?
Generally the best place to mount a detector is up high by your rear view mirror. That gives it the best view of the road and thus the best performance, you can hide it behind your tint strip so it’s less visible from the outside, and it leads to a cleaner install when you hardwire …
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Can police shoot radar behind them?
Yes. Many police cars are equipped with one antenna that points out the front of the vehicle as well as a second antenna that aims backwards.
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