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Old 04-02-2005, 07:46 AM   #16
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In missouri they use laser guns which dont pick up on a radar detector, or they turn it on at the last second and before the detector can pick it up they have already got you. I still have one though and it has saved my a$$ at least twice,
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:48 AM   #17
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In missouri they use laser guns which dont pick up on a radar detector, or they turn it on at the last second and before the detector can pick it up they have already got you. I still have one though and it has saved my a$$ at least twice,

They pick up laser, it's just harder for them to pick it up. All they have to do is use it on the car in front of you and it'll pick it up no problem.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:52 AM   #18
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really? I was told by a cop that the laser could not be picked up.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:52 AM   #19
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really? I was told by a cop that the laser could not be picked up.

Haha "told by a cop" pretty much gives it away, just like the cop told me that "It's illegal to have an underglow kit on your car no matter what, even if it's not being used" which I then looked up and law states "Red in front, white in rear, blue and green cannot be used on highways, can use any colours if the vehicle is parked" I even got in an argument about that with the pig, but then he said he could give me another $95 ticket because my license wasn't signed, then I shut up. That ticket would forsure top everybody's "stupidest ticket ever" list.

See a pattern? Cops just want you to make everything so you can't break a law or... a lot. As I said earlier, on my way to the Metallica concert, May 7th of last year, it picked up laser just in time for me to slow down, just barely, but the cop was on the other side of the highway so it wouldn't have mattered. When shopping for radar detectors just look to see if they can pick up laser or not, all 3 radar detectors I've gone through could. Other than that one occassion it's never detected laser before, so either it's just gone by me, or it's really un-common here because our government's poor because of a local un-working breed. My vote goes to the second.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:02 PM   #20
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100-300? Where do you shop? Wal-Mart? They range between about 75-1000. I got a mid grade one, Escort 8500. Put me down a little under $400, since one of my buds works at an electronics store. There's much, much more expensive ones out there, though. My cousin put out $800 in his, and still not top of the line., I'm just not willing to spend that much. To my knowledge, jammers are legal here too.

They don't always work, though, especially with the lasers. On my way to a metallica concert, a cop was within 1/2km before the dectector picked it up, and we were goin' a good 140kph to get there, the cop was on the other side of the divided highway though, so it was all good. (this was all with my cousins detector, since he came with us, so just goes to show you can't even depend fully on the high-dollar ones, though it saved us two or three times on the way...)
yeah, i know the price range but i didnt want car-expert to get intimitated by the prices,so i told him the really low end prices. i have a Escort Passport SR7
which is top of the line and cost around $1100. Expensive for a detector i know but i like to speed so its a good investment.
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:19 PM   #21
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I didn't know that jammers were legal here in SK.....I know detectors are, but jammers? you sure about that?

Heres a page my buddy was handed after he got busted with underglow(well, he got handout, I found the web address)

http://www.police.regina.sk.ca/soup_veh.htm

Thats our local laws governing mods...apparently Nitrous is legal here, but if its deemed that you were using it while racing, and wreck, then insurance doesn't cover you. oh well.
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:32 PM   #22
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I didn't know that jammers were legal here in SK.....I know detectors are, but jammers? you sure about that?

Heres a page my buddy was handed after he got busted with underglow(well, he got handout, I found the web address)

http://www.police.regina.sk.ca/soup_veh.htm

Thats our local laws governing mods...apparently Nitrous is legal here, but if its deemed that you were using it while racing, and wreck, then insurance doesn't cover you. oh well.

I think jammers are legal here, but I'm not sure, I've never even seen one so I don't know, just going by what one of my buds told me. I wouldn't use a jammer on a hunch, that'd be a heafty ticket I would assume.

That's the sheet I got the info from! It was handed to me when I had to go to some retarded class at SGI because my license is at -12 or something along those lines. I was using blue at the time when I got caught so yah, it was illegal, but he was trying to tell me to take them off and I was ready to tell him to go **** himself. My underglow kit can do 18 colours, or a million transitional ones, so I can easily make it a legal colour like... purple... which is pretty much the only legal colour it has...

What kind of emergency vehicle uses a green light....?

Our laws about tint are retarded, this province licks nuts compared to Alberta or any other pretty much. I'm getting my windows tinted next week anyway. Screw the cops.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:16 PM   #23
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rear windows can be done as black as you want...if the cop is a dick, he may give you a ticket about it, but it is legal. but front windows?....ive noticed a lot of those lately...cops dont really, notice, or care, provided that it isnt blacked out, just sort of a smoked glass look.

as for the glow....

theoretically, you could use red on the sides and back, and a clear(white) tube on the front.


my sisters boyfriend is currently doing up a 94 ford probe gt(sensei kit, flares, spoiler, rims(already had the stereo)) and hes looking at the kit similar to yours. LED tubes
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For the radar dectector, Does it beep when it sees a laser or do you have to keep your eyes on it when you speed?

And where do you put it?
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:18 PM   #25
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rear windows can be done as black as you want...if the cop is a dick, he may give you a ticket about it, but it is legal. but front windows?....ive noticed a lot of those lately...cops dont really, notice, or care, provided that it isnt blacked out, just sort of a smoked glass look.

as for the glow....

theoretically, you could use red on the sides and back, and a clear(white) tube on the front.


my sisters boyfriend is currently doing up a 94 ford probe gt(sensei kit, flares, spoiler, rims(already had the stereo)) and hes looking at the kit similar to yours. LED tubes

LED's the way to go, especially in our city, I'd like to see a neon tube last a season here, I can't believe they can get away with how bad our roads are, I ripped out the plastic in my wheel-well about a month ago.. $700 deductable so, SGI wouldn't do dick.

On that sheet it only mentions the highway, does that mean it's legal in a city...? I got nailed just outside of Regina, right beside the #1 (I live in Emerald Park so that's where most of my time is spent) so I'm not sure if it's legal in the city or not.

I know the rear can be tinted, but in Alberta the front can be as dark as you want. I'm thinking 2% in the rear and either 35% or 50% in the front, just so the cops don't bother me much.

My cousin (you've probably seen his car (everybody has..), it's the blue neon R/T with the white stripes) got nailed hard last summer, had to take off his tint and tailights and had to amber his turn signal lights. He had to get the car saftied because a cop felt like being a dick mucher.

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Radar detectors have a small LED display (most of the time) that will tell you what radar it has detected, they also have sound to go with that, which isn't very useful with the stereo pounding. You generally attach them to your windshield, but some of them (hidden ones) are built into your dash, so when a cop pulls you over, in an area where you're not supposed to have one, he can't find it so you don't get it taken away or ticketed for it.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:30 PM   #26
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for someones name who is carEXPERT, that has gotta be the most retarded question....

Low-end models will just beep or chirp at you when it detects a radar band signal(either police, automatic doors at malls, home alarms)

High-end models will beep, or talk to you when it detects the signals, and it will differ depending on the signal that its picking up. Most high-end models are also sophisticated enough to filter out automatic doors and alarms, thank god.

As for location of a radar detector, some people believe that the lower on the windshield that it is it mounted, the better it hides. Sure, it hides, but it also has a higher chance of not picking up signals(blocked by low rises, hills, or other traffic). The best place for a radar detector to be mounted is above the rearview mirror, with the power cord tucked up into the head lining. Couple reasons, firstly, it hides it even better then having it in the middle of the windshield, secondly, it will pick up a lot more signals.

Personally, I am looking into a Valentine1, with a concealed display mount - anyone ever use this?( http://www.valentine1.com )
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:40 PM   #27
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any road is considered highway driving. dont ask why, it just is lol

as for getting nailed on the #1....i know all about the RCs on the 1....I live on the #1, but west

as for window tint in alberta, I believe it is still illegal for front tinting.

The only reason your cousin had to remove the tint was because of the other modifications. There are certain aftermarket tail lights that are okay for road use. As for the turn signals, its law to have them amber....

"Signal lamps must emit either amber or red light. Brake lamps (not bulbs) must be red. Tail lamps (not bulbs) and the required retro-reflective reflectors (usually a part of the red lamp lens) must be red. Side marker lamps (not bulbs) and side retro-reflective reflectors must be red. Clear tail lamp covers only permitted where all of the above requirements are met."

Same applies for blacked out housings.

and just a side note, i cant recall having seen your cousins car.
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:17 AM   #28
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For the radar dectector, Does it beep when it sees a laser or do you have to keep your eyes on it when you speed?

And where do you put it?

dont bother wasting you money on a radar detector, you can still get caught..
Most of the cops are using different kind of detectors now
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:21 AM   #29
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ah see but i do a lot of highway driving, in a flat province.....its great for me, hilly areas and cities they dont do as good....but i also have a sixth sense when it comes to cops....i know when they are around....kinda creepy.
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:40 AM   #30
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i got caught doing 105 in a 55 mph. i got a 290 dollar ticket but i took it to court and they dropped it to 100.
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