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Old January 20th, 2018
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Originally Posted by 22R View Post
Bought a new 8500 X50 black old stock detector. How good is it for use today ? Mostly wanted for highway driving. Years ago I had a 4500 and was always impressed by it. Good to hear the beeps on start up again...


This was a good unit in its day, but you can expect a lot of K-band false alerts owing to Blind-spot monitoring systems and Collision avoidance systems in new vehicles.


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