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What are you folks running for radar detectors? I'm eyeing the Uniden R7 with a Blendmount and a Wiretap to the mirror. Looks like a pretty simple, clean install on the '20 GT500.

Decisions...
 

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Nice! Any tips on where to get the best deal on them? Looks like they're sold out almost everywhere...
I waited until it was on sale at Best Buy, it didn't take long. I believe I got it for $450, so $50 off.

I've previously only ever had V1's and I much prefer the R7 so far.
 

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I waited until it was on sale at Best Buy, it didn't take long. I believe I got it for $450, so $50 off.

I've previously only ever had V1's and I much prefer the R7 so far.
Yep, the lowest I can find right now is $499 and most places don't even stock them, lol.

That's actually really good to hear - I had an older V1 so that's really good info. Much appreciated.
 

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Just had my V1's upgraded to Gen 2.

Big improvement by eliminating all the bogus hits due to all the cars with all the nanny sensors.

Not expecting miracles on LIDAR tho.
 

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I used a V1 for years but have lately been looking for something different...
V1 gen 2 has been great. Best money that I have spent. I use and iPhone and use the V1Driver makes it even better than it is by itself. If you run android they have JBV1 that works very well.
The new Radenso DS1 looks promising but Thea will soon be a reality.
But if I were to buy again I would still send my money to Valentine One.
 

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V1 gen 2 has been great. Best money that I have spent. I use and iPhone and use the V1Driver makes it even better than it is by itself. If you run android they have JBV1 that works very well.
The new Radenso DS1 looks promising but Thea will soon be a reality.
But if I were to buy again I would still send my money to Valentine One.
V1 has been around for so long, they really have things down pretty well I have to admit.. Solid units.
 

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Check out Vortex Radar. They have the best info on radar detectors and the links to the best deals.

I run the Uniden R7 w/Blendmount in my Range Rover SVR. In my GT500 I run an Escort Max 360c w/Blentmount and wiretap. The R7 has quite a bit better range, but the Escort has MUCH better auto lockouts and and live alerts. Uniden dropped the ball by not building in bluetooth and/or WiFi on the R7 with a cloud service. I do run Waze alongside both radars and it's been super effective.
 

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Check out Vortex Radar. They have the best info on radar detectors and the links to the best deals.

I run the Uniden R7 w/Blendmount in my Range Rover SVR. In my GT500 I run an Escort Max 360c w/Blentmount and wiretap. The R7 has quite a bit better range, but the Escort has MUCH better auto lockouts and and live alerts. Uniden dropped the ball by not building in bluetooth and/or WiFi on the R7 with a cloud service. I do run Waze alongside both radars and it's been super effective.
Funny you should say that.. guess what I’m watching on YouTube as we speak, lol. I was actually looking at the non-WiFi Escort 360 too. Sounds like the WiFi version would be worth the extra money?
 

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Uniden DFR7. Want to upgrade at some point but haven't been given a reason to yet with this one. I think the only thing worth upgrading for would be for less false alerts.
Picked up KA radar bands this morning at least a mile away, over a hilly stretch of road, sure enough at the last dip there were two state troopers shooting radar...
 

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I have used the Uniden R3 this year for about 5000 miles so far and it works great. The R3 and R7 are both available on Amazon. The R7 refurb is available for $449 on Amazon or $479 new.
 

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I have used the Uniden R3 this year for about 5000 miles so far and it works great. The R3 and R7 are both available on Amazon. The R7 refurb is available for $449 on Amazon or $479 new.
I'll be damned... They didn't have any R7s last night at that price. Hmmmmmm......
 

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I tried going away from the V1. I sold my old ones and upgraded 5o the v1 Gen 2. huge improvement and I like I can upgrade the software with my phone. No more having to send them in for software updates.

Blendmount and mirror tap.

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Guys running the mirror wiretap on the 2020+ GT500s: anything to pay attention to / gotchas to report? Looks pretty straight forward?
 

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Running an old Escort Max II and Max 360, love both. It is nice having the arrows on the 360 to help narrow in where the radar is coming from. Having the auto GPS lockouts makes them so much quieter than they used to be.
 

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Check out the Radenso DS1, I have a Pro M on a Blendmount and wiretap, pretty straight forward install.
 
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