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Radar Detector Testing Results






With the exception of the Stinger VIP all the radar detectors used in this test were NOT supplied by the manufacture and were all retail, off the shelf units.

Radar Detector Settings During Testing


Each detector used during this test was powered on prior to the test and we waited for the detector to complete its power on sequence.

On the Passport Max2, the Passport, and the STiR we also waited an additional 30 seconds for the detector to acquire a GPS signal.

During this portion of the test the radar detectors were set to highway, x-band off (with the exception of the segmented V1), laser activated, POP off.

The REDLiNE segmented was 2-5-8 turned on and RDR, TSR and X-band turned off.

Winners of the Shootout

  • Remote Mounted Class – Stinger VIP
  • Windshield Mounted Class – Escort Redline

Radar Detector Brand/Mode
Firmware Version or Serial Number
Adaptiv TPX 2.0
Beltronics STi Magnum QL4G8M3
Beltronics STiR Plus
Cobra SPX 7800 V529M-4-A
Escort 8500x50 02444564
Escort Redline
Escort Redline Segmented
Passport
Passport Max/Max2 1.3
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 Serial - 495102034
Radar Shield Ghost None Listed
Uniden LRD950 1.35
Stinger VIP US Firmware Version
Valentine One 3.872
Valentine One Segmented 3.8930
Whistler CR85 None Listed

Instant On Radar Testing


During this test the radar operator transmitted a 2-second burst of Instant On Radar. The documented location was where the detector was able to first detect this instant on blast.

The remote installed radar detectors were mounted approximately 3.5 feet lower then the windshield mounted radar detectors. Because of this there will be a slight reduction in range.

The Stinger VIP antenna plate mounting location was behind the front license plate (low mount), approximately a foot lower then the STiR antenna and the hood mount location (high mount) was approximately the same height as the STiR antenna location.

Ka-Band Instant On Test - Kustom Golden Eagle 35.5 Ghz


Radar Detector Brand/Mode
Range of First Detection
Adaptiv TPX 9240 feet
Beltronics STi Magnum 10560 feet
Beltronics STiR Plus High Mount 9240 feet
Cobra SPX 7800 7920 feet
Escort 8500x50 9240 feet
Escort Redline 9240 feet
Escort Redline Segmented 10560 feet
Passport 9240 feet
Passport Max/Max2 10560 feet
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 3960 feet
Radar Shield Ghost 0 feet
Uniden LRD950 3960 feet
Stinger VIP low mount 9240 feet
Stinger VIP high mount 11880 feet
Valentine One 10560 feet
Valentine One Segmented 10560 feet
Whistler CR85 7920 feet

Ka-Band Instant On Test – Applied Concepts ATR 34.7 Ghz

Radar Detector Brand/Mode
Range of First Detection
Adaptiv TPX 10560 feet
Beltronics STi Magnum 11880 feet
Beltronics STiR Plus High Mount 10560 feet
Cobra SPX 7800 9240 feet
Escort 8500x50 9240 feet
Escort Redline 11880 feet
Escort Redline Segmented 11880 feet
Passport 10560 feet
Passport Max/Max2 11880 feet
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 3960 feet
Radar Shield Ghost 0 feet
Uniden LRD950 9240 feet
Stinger VIP low mount 11880 feet
Stinger VIP high mount 11880 feet
Valentine One 10560 feet
Valentine One Segmented 10560 feet
Whistler CR85 9240 feet

Ka-Band Instant On Test – MPH Enforcer 33.8 Ghz


Radar Detector Brand/Mode
Range of First Detection
Adaptiv TPX 9240 feet
Beltronics STi Magnum 10560 feet
Beltronics STiR Plus High Mount 9240 feet
Cobra SPX 7800 5280 feet
Escort 8500x50 9240 feet
Escort Redline 10560 feet
Escort Redline Segmented 10560 feet
Passport 9240 feet
Passport Max/Max2 10560 feet
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 3960 feet
Radar Shield Ghost 0 feet
Uniden LRD950 8184 feet
Stinger VIP low mount 11880 feet
Stinger VIP high mount 10560 feet
Valentine One 9240 feet
Valentine One Segmented 10560 feet
Whistler CR85 3960 feet

K-Band Instant On Test – Decatur Genesis


Radar Detector Brand/Mode
Range of First Detection
Adaptiv TPX 9240 feet
Beltronics STi Magnum 10560 feet
Beltronics STiR Plus High Mount 10560 feet
Cobra SPX 7800 7920 feet
Escort 8500x50 9240 feet
Escort Redline 10560 feet
Escort Redline Segmented 10560 feet
Passport 9240 feet
Passport Max/Max2 10560 feet
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 7920 feet
Radar Shield Ghost 125 feet
Uniden LRD950 1320 feet
Stinger VIP low mount 11880 feet
Stinger VIP high mount 10560 feet
Valentine One 10560 feet
Valentine One Segmented 10560 feet
Whistler CR85 5280 feet





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Return Policy


Dash Mounted Radar Detectors, Accessories, Mounting Systems: These products come with our 30-day money back guarantee provided that they are returned in resalable condition. This requires that all parts, accessories, warranty cards and packaging are returned.

Installed Products: Any radar detector/laser jammer product that requires installation is exempt from our 30-day return policy if the product is removed from the packaging and/or if the buyer installs and/or attempts to install the product on a vehicle it becomes a nonreturnable product.

This exception includes all laser jammers, installed radar detectors, and the Veil Stealth Coating.