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Hey everybody, my wife is getting a crimson red Subaru ascent limited in a few weeks. I wanted to get her a radar detector for it. I am looking between the Escort Max 360c and the Uniden R3. Does anybody have experience with these? Also these are window mounted, how do they work with the eye site system. Thanks!
 

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I have the Max360 and love it. The radar count helps you detect the difference between K band blind spot radars as they normally pick up 2 signals at once. Also nice when you pass someone with the blind spot radar you see the arrows move from the front around to the back to confirm that was the signal you were seeing and not someone up ahead.

That combined with the Waze alerts keeps me safe.
 

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I have the Max360 and love it. The radar count helps you detect the difference between K band blind spot radars as they normally pick up 2 signals at once. Also nice when you pass someone with the blind spot radar you see the arrows move from the front around to the back to confirm that was the signal you were seeing and not someone up ahead.

That combined with the Waze alerts keeps me safe.
Safe or do you mean out of trouble lol? I would recommend anything from Escort. I used my buddies Max360 and was very impressed with it. I think I might sell my Passport 9500 bring it sits in the laundry room.
 

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Yeah, safe from tickets :D
 

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Unfortunately lots of cops are now using laser. By the time your alert goes off you’re already tagged. The only thing to counteract that is a laser diffuser. But afaik those are not legal in most jurisdictions.
 

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I have owned the Uniden r3 for awhile now. I researched forever the Uniden Vs Escort 360 conundrum with 2 of my coworkers having the escort 360. I bought the Uniden and could not be happier. It chirps and gives me sometimes 1 to 1.5 miles of warning (straight roads and perfect conditions). Uniden is also coming out with a new model with directional arrows and a somewhat canted screen to face the driver a little more. Pretty slick.

My coworkers have been stopped and ticketed multiple times... I have not. We each drive 30 minutes to work daily.

That's good enough for me.
 

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I have owned the Uniden r3 for awhile now. I researched forever the Uniden Vs Escort 360 conundrum with 2 of my coworkers having the escort 360. I bought the Uniden and could not be happier. It chirps and gives me sometimes 1 to 1.5 miles of warning (straight roads and perfect conditions). Uniden is also coming out with a new model with directional arrows and a somewhat canted screen to face the driver a little more. Pretty slick.

My coworkers have been stopped and ticketed multiple times... I have not. We each drive 30 minutes to work daily.

That's good enough for me.
Uniden R3 in conjunction with WAZE is the way to go-i've been very pleased with the Ascent at speed, but using the above mentioned haven't been stopped.
 

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^ Yup - any of the top tier detectors plus a real-time end-user updated app is the way to go. In the old days before WAZE, (not that far back, actually - early oughts - I'm showing my age!) you'd need an angel (and even then, it was no guaranty: I've talked about the Blackbird before, but it's always a good example), but these days, a solo driver can easily manage.


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Unfortunately lots of cops are now using laser. By the time your alert goes off you’re already tagged. The only thing to counteract that is a laser diffuser. But afaik those are not legal in most jurisdictions.
With the right vehicle (lack of front plate and other reflective surfaces, profile, color, and even how dirty it is), it's actually far from impossible to literally "out brake" even modern LIDAR, and this has been demonstrated as far back as c.2007 (although I am not sure if there have been repeated attempts since, but even so, it's worth remembering/understanding that just because a police LIDAR is manufactured more recently doesn't necessarily mean that it is any "more deadly" than the older units of yesteryear) by the hobbyist speed-detection countermeasures community. ;)



As far as legalities go, I've honestly lost track since I stopped being an active member of that community. Back when I was active in the oughts, there were only a handful of states (including D.C.) where their use was explicitly illegal. It's worth noting that some units now do have operator jamming/interference warnings - back in the day, this was unreliable and thus not given much attention, but I am unfortunately ignorant as to how far enforcement technology has progressed in this area.


RADAR, when used in an "instant-on" manner and is specifically targeting you (i.e. you're the lone vehicle in that area of the roadway at that time)...that's truly inescapable. Luckily, there are relatively few enforcers who are sufficiently dedicated to the job: most just get lazy and run their RADAR constantly, looking for the low-hanging fruit of the mindless speeder. :smile_big:
 

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You can't go wrong with either of those detectors. I have the 360 because of the Bluetooth which allows me to use it on the motorcycle. My understanding is that Uniden is better on filtering false alarms and a little better range but I have no issues with range my 360 or any Escort I ever owned. Anything around 1 mile works perfect.

Like others said combine with Waze for full protection.
 
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