Uniden DFR9 Vs Uniden R1 Comparison

Uniden DFR9 Vs Uniden R1

Uniden DFR9 Uniden R1
Receiver Type: Double Conversion Superheterodyne Self-Contained Antenna Same
Antenna Type: Linear Polarized E-vector Vertical Same
X 10.525 GHz Same
K 24.150 GHz Same
Ka 33.400 – 36.000 GHz Same
Laser 800 nm – 1100 nm Same
GPS Yes No
MRCD Alerts No Yes
Operating Temp. -20° to +85° C Same
Dimensions 126.00 mm (D) x 79.00 mm (W) x 36.00 mm (H) 110.00 mm (D) x 69.00 mm (W) x 29.50 mm (H)
Weight 6 oz (170g) 4.8 oz (135 g)

 

What Are The Differences between The Uniden DFR9 And Uniden R1?

The Uniden DFR9 and R1 are both great radar detectors for their price and have a number of cool features. I’ve listed out some key differences between these two detectors which will help you in making a purchase decision.
  1. The Uniden DFR9 has GPS whereas the R1 does not
  2. The Uniden R1 has MRCD alerts that are absent in the DFR9. Keep in mind that to detect MultaRadar, you would need an MRCD detector. As the DFR9 does not have MRCD alerts, an option you have, if MultaRadars are used in your area, is to use WAZE maps to see where people have marked police vehicles equipped with MultaRadar or there are even Facebook groups where people talk about MultaRadar locations. Check out VortexRadar’s video on MultaRadar to learn more.
  3. The R1 has a longer range and better BSM filtering than the DFR9 but still with the DFR9, people report that the device can detect radar even from 0.5 to 0.7 miles.
  4.  The DFR9 has 4 user-defined sensitivity levels which can be set from 100% down to 40% in decrements of 20%  while the R1 has 8 sensitivity levels which can be set from 100% to 30% in decrements of 10%. Also, keep in mind that lowering the sensitivity level will not affect the radar’s range but only the bandwidth at which it alerts you.
  5. As the DFR9 has a GPS chip it also features speed camera alerts and red light camera alerts and will alert you when you are approaching a speed/ red light camera. The DFR9 can detect speed cameras within 984 feet. The Uniden R1 does not have this feature as it doesn’t have a GPS chip.
  6. Another feature with the Uniden DFR9 as a result of its GPS chip is that you can mark areas (using the mark button)  which are known to have radar transmissions or areas where police vehicles are known to hang around so that the next time you approach these areas it will let you know that there is a User Mark Ahead. You of course also have the option to delete a mark. The DFR9 can store up to 500 marks. The Uniden R1 does not have any of these features.
  7. When it comes to the display, the DFR9 allows you to display three different options in the center of the OLED screen. You can either display the scan cycle,  the time or the mode (highway, city or advanced) while on the left side of the screen you can display either the speed (in km/h or mph), compass, voltage, altitude or speed+compass. With the R1, you can only display the voltage on the left side and the mode (highway, city or advanced)  or scan cycle on the right side.
  8.  With the DFR9, you can also mute common areas of false alerts by using the mute memory option. The device will then remember the place where you muted the audio via it’s GPS capability and will then automatically mute alerts for that particular frequency when you travel to that area again. However, if there is an alert for a different frequency it will sound the alert. The Uniden R1, of course, cannot do any of this.
  9. The DFR9 has a light sensor to automatically adjust the display brightness based on the ambient light whereas with the R1 it can only automatically adjust the display brightness based on the time as there is no light sensor.
  10. The R1 can detect both K Pop and Ka Pop transmissions while the DFR9 can only detect Ka POP transmissions.
  11. The DFR9 also has a quiet ride option which will mute alarms for K and X bands when you drive under the speed limit that you set here. It also has a limit speed option which will sound an alarm when your vehicle reaches a certain speed. As both these options require the use of GPS, they cannot be enabled in the Uniden  R1.
  12. The R1 has a mini USB port while the DFR9 has a micro USB port.
  13.  The DFR9 is slightly bigger in size and also weighs a bit more.
Apart from these differences both the R1 and DFR9 feature K Band and Ka-band filtering as well as setting band priority as well as threat level alerts that will display all signals with varying threat level indications on the screen when you are receiving multiple signals.

Which Should You Choose?

Between these two radar detectors, I would say the Uniden DFR9 is the better option due to its GPS capabilities that will be very useful not only in preventing false alerts but also in marking areas where police vehicles hang around and letting you know when there are speed /red light cameras ahead. The Uniden R1 does have a bit better range and can detect MultaRadar but unless MultaRadar is being used a lot in your area, I would say the DFR9 would be the better choice overall or if you can afford the Uniden R3, that would be a great choice as well as that comes with MRCD alerts as well as a GPS chip.



Toyota Camry Front And Rear Bumper Replacement Cost (2001 – 2019)

How Much Does A Front / Rear bumper Replacement Cost For A Toyota Camry?

The cost to replace a front / rear bumper for a Toyota Camry is between $955 and $1540 depending on whether you get it done at a local mechanic or at the dealership and also your location as labor rates vary from place to place. If you get it done at a local mechanic shop you can expect to pay between $950 to $1100 but if you get it done at the dealership expect to pay between $1200 to $1500 for a front / rear bumper replacement. In some parts of the US, you might be able to get it done for around $750 to $800  but for the most part, you can expect to pay over $900. This cost includes the cost of the painted bumper cover plus the labor. Also, if you are getting it done at a local mechanic, make sure you ask them if they will be using an OEM Toyota bumper cover or an aftermarket one.

 

Toyota Camry
Year
Bumper Replacement Cost (Front / Rear)
2001 – 2003 $1055 – $1540
2004 – 2005 $1073 – $1517
2006 – 2008 $1028 – $1490
2009 – 2011 $1010 – $1540
2012 – 2013 $955 – $1510
2014 – 2015 $968 – $1460
2016 – 2018 $980 – $1530
2019 $970 – $1535

 

Toyota Camry Bumper Cover Price (prices taken from parts.toyota.com)
Year OEM Front Bumper Price
OEM Rear Bumper Price
2001 $412 $425
2002 – 2005 $341 $323
2006 – 2010 $297 – $326 $306
2011 – 2019 $246 – $288 $239 – $323

 

Things To Keep In Mind When Getting A Front / Rear Bumper Replacement:

Keep in mind that if there is further damage to things under the bumper cover such as the shock assembly or lighting or damage to the side fenders then the cost might be higher.

If you do decide to do the bumper replacement yourself you could possibly lower your costs by half or even less than that. An OEM bumper cover for a Camry will cost you around $200 – $300 whereas a non-OEM one would cost you roughly $50 to $100. These prices are without factoring in the cost of painting the bumper (around $200) which will have to be done later or there are also options to buy pre-painted aftermarket bumpers for around $200 to $250. However, there are mixed reviews from people who have ordered aftermarket front / rear bumper covers from sites like eBay with some saying that the bumpers fit and color match perfectly while others say that neither the color nor the fit is great and some people find that there is damage to the paint during shipping.   If you are not keen on non-OEM bumper covers but still want an affordable one, looking for bumper covers at a salvage yard might be an option which after you pick it up would have to be sanded down, primed and then painted.

Is it better to repair or replace your bumper?  In most cases, the cost of repairing your bumper would almost be the same as just getting a new replacement unless there isn’t serious damage to your bumper like if there is just a dent, you can probably just pop it out from the inside or if there are only some cracks, you could probably just use something like the Bondo bumper repair kit to get it fixed.

Honda Civic Key Replacement Cost (2003 – 2019)

 

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Honda Civic Key?

The cost to replace a Honda Civic key varies between $95 to $145 on average and this includes the cost of the key as well as the cut and programming. Doing it at your local locksmith (nowadays you can find locksmiths that have the equipment to program the key as well) might be slightly cheaper than doing it at a dealership so it is best to shop around. Also, in some cases a Honda dealership might refuse to cut keys if you don’t purchase it from them, so you might want to inquire about that although this isn’t really an issue as you can get it cut at a locksmith.

Honda Civic
Model year
Key Replacement Cost (includes key+cut+programming)
2003 $95 – $135
2004 $95 – $130
2005 $100 – $140
2006 $110 – $140
2008 $100 – $135
2009 $105 – $120
2010 $115 – $130
2011 $100 – $135
2012 $100 – $135
2013 $100 – $145
2014 $100 – $135
2015 $100 – $135
2016 – 2019 $120 – $140

 

How Much Does The Key Cost?

The blank key for a Honda Civic will cost you around $40 to $50. You can find some non OEM ones that cost around $25 but there are mixed reviews when it comes to these as some people find either the transponder chips to be missing or the buttons to be not working properly.

 

How Much Does The Programming Cost?

The cost to program the blank key for your Honda Civic will be around $55 to $95 and it should take them around 10 to 15 minutes to do it.

Ford Explorer Key Replacement Cost (2013 – 2019)

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Ford Explorer Key?

The cost to replace a Ford Explorer PATS key varies between $50 to $100 on average and this includes the cost of the key as well as the cut and programming. Doing it at a place like Walmart or your local locksmith might be slightly cheaper than doing it at a dealership. Also some dealerships might try and quote you prices in excess of $200,  in which case be sure to look somewhere else.

 

Ford Explorer

Model year
Key Replacement Cost (includes key+cut+programming)
2013 $50 – $85
2014 $60 – $95
2015 $55 – $90
2016 $55 – $90
2017 $65 – $100
2018 $55 – $100
2019 $60 – $100

How Much Does The Key Cost?

The blank key for the Ford Explorer will cost you around $15 to $35. You can find blank chip keys for your car in this price range on Ebay.

 

How Much Does The Programming Cost?

The cost to program the blank key for your Ford Explorer will be between  $35 and $65 and it should take them around 10 to 15 minutes to do it.

Nitto Ridge Grappler 20 Inch Tire Sizes Chart

Here is a list of 20 inch tire sizes for a Nitto Ridge Grappler,  a popular all terrain tire amongst owners of light trucks like the Ford F-150 or the Toyota Tundra . In the table below you can see various aspects of the 20 inch tires such as it’s size, width , maximum load, maximum PSI and it’s weight.

Nitto Ridge Grappler 20 Inch Sizes

Tire Size Tread Depth Diameter Width Rim (measured rim) Range Max Load (lbs) Load Range Load Index Speed Rating Max PSI Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
265/50R20 111T XL 13.5 30.47 10.91 7.5-(8.5)-9.5 2403 XL – Xtra Load 111 118 mph 50 682 43.12
LT265/60R20 E 121/118Q 16.4 32.76 10.71 7.5-(8.0)-9.5 3195/2910 E – 10 Ply 121 99 mph 80 634 56.04
LT275/55R20 E 120/117Q 16.4 32.13 11.18 7.5-(8.5)-9.5 3085/2835 E – 10 Ply 120 99 mph 80 647 53.13
275/55R20 117T XL 13.5 31.89 11.18 7.5-(8.5)-9.5 2833 XL 117 118 mph 50 651 47.55
275/60R20 116T XL 13.5 32.99 10.98 7.5-(8.0)-9.5 2756 XL 116 118 mph 50 47.22
LT275/60R20 E 123/120Q 16.4 33.23 10.98 7.5-(8.0)-9.5 3415/3085 E – 10 Ply 123 99 mph 80 625 59.08
LT275/65R20 E 126/123Q 16.4 34.09 10.98 7.5-(8.0)-9.5 3750/3415 E – 10 Ply 126 99 mph 80 605 60.85
285/50R20 116Q XL 13.5 31.26 11.69 8.0-(9.0)-10.0 2756 XL 116 99 mph 50 665 45.26
LT285/55R20 E 122/119Q 16.4 32.6 11.69 8.0-(9.0)-10.0 3305/3000 E – 10 Ply 122 99 mph 80 637 61.07
LT285/60R20 E 125/122Q 16.4 33.7 11.5 8.0-(8.5)-10.0 3640/3305 E – 10 Ply 125 99 mph 80 616 61.62
LT285/65R20 E 127/124Q 16.4 34.8 11.5 8.0-(8.5)-10.0 3860/3525 E – 10 Ply 127 99 mph 80 597 63.71
LT295/55R20 E 123/120Q 16.4 32.76 12.17 8.0-(9.5)-10.0 3415/3085 E – 10 Ply 123 99 mph 80 631 62.29
LT295/60R20 E 126/123Q 16.4 33.94 11.77 8.0-(8.5)-10.0 3750/3415 E – 10 Ply 126 99 mph 80 602 65.88
LT295/65R20 E 129/126Q 16.4 35.12 11.77 8.0-(8.5)-10.0 4080/3750 E – 10 Ply 129 99 mph 80 585 69.41
305/50R20 120Q XL 13.5 32.05 12.44 8.5-(9.5)-11.0 3086 XL 120 99 mph 50 648 49.87
LT305/55R20 F 125/122Q 16.4 33.23 12.44 8.5-(9.5)-11.0 3640/3305 F – 12 Ply 125 99 mph 80 625 63.85
305/55R20 116Q 13.5 33.23 12.44 8.5-(9.5)-11.0 2756 SL – Standard Load 116 99 mph 44 625 51.57
LT325/60R20 E 126/123Q 16.4 35.35 13.03 9.0-(9.5)-12.0 3750/3415 E – 10 Ply 126 99 mph 65 588 69.82
33×11.50R20LT E 118Q 18.3 32.76 11.42 8.0-(9.0)-10.5 2910 E – 10 Ply 118 99 mph 80 634 66.36
33×12.50R20LT F 119Q 18.3 32.76 12.52 8.5-(10.0)-11.0 3000 F – 12 Ply 119 99 mph 80 634 69.52
35×11.50R20LT E 124Q 18.3 34.76 11.42 8.0-(9.0)-10.5 3525 E – 10 Ply 124 99 mph 80 598 71.4
35×12.50R20LT F 125Q 18.3 34.76 12.52 8.5-(10.0)-11.0 3640 F – 12 Ply 125 99 mph 80 598 73.47
35×13.50R20LT F 126Q 18.3 34.76 13.58 9.5-(11.0)-12.0 3750 F – 12 Ply 126 99 mph 80 598 78.4
37×12.50R20LT E 126Q 18.3 36.77 12.52 8.5-(10.0)-11.0 3750 E – 10 Ply 126 99 mph 65 565 81.06
37×13.50R20LT E 127Q 18.3 36.77 13.58 8.5-(11.0)-11.0 3860 E – 10 Ply 127 99 mph 65 565 86.07
38×13.50R20LT E 128Q 18.3 37.76 13.58 9.5-(11.0)-12.0 3970 E – 10 Ply 128 99 mph 65 550 81.24

Ford F-150 Windshield Wiper Blade Size (1992 – 2020)

Here is a list of wiper sizes for a Ford F-150. Refer the model year in the table to find the corresponding wiper size for your vehicle.

Ford F-150
Year Wiper Size (Driver Side)
Wiper Size (Passenger Side)
1992 18″ 18″
1993 18″ 18″
1994 18″ 18″
1995 18″ 18″
1996 18″ 18″
1997 22″ 22″
1998 20″ 20″
1999 20″ 20″
2000 20″ 20″
2001 20″ 20″
2002 20″ 20″
2003 20″ 20″
2004 20″ 20″
2005 20″ 20″
2006 20″ 20″
2007 20″ 20″
2008 20″ 20″
2009 22″ 22″
2010 22″ 22″
2011 22″ 22″
2012 22″ 22″
2013 22″ 22″
2014 22″ 22″
2015 22″ 22″
2016 22″ 22″
2017 22″ 22″
2018 22″ 22″
2019 22″ 22″
2020 22″ 22″

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity (1995 – 2020)

Here is a list of towing capacities for a Toyota Tacoma. The towing capacity and gross combined weight rating (GCWR) for a Tacoma will vary based on the model year as well as the engine and whether it is a four-wheel-drive or a two-wheel-drive and whether the model itself is an access cab or a double cab. The GCWR is nothing but the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, cargo in the vehicle, trailer, and cargo in the trailer.  You can reference the table below to see applicable the towing capacity for your Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota Tacoma
Model Year Engine Towing Capacity Gross Combined Weight Rating
1995 – 2001 2.4 L 2RZ-FE I4 3500 lbs 6700 lbs (two wheel drive)
3.4 L 5VZ-FE V6 5000 lbs 8300 lbs (two wheel drive), 9000 lbs (four wheel drive)
2.7 L 3RZ-FE I4 3500 lbs 7400 lbs (four wheel drive)
2002 – 2004 2.4 L 2RZ-FE I4 3500 lbs 6700 lbs (two wheel drive except prerrunner)
3.4 L 5VZ-FE V6 3500 lbs (without towing package),

6000 lbs (with towing package)

6800 lbs (two wheel drive except pre runner),

7500 lbs (four wheel drive and prerunner, and without towing package),

10000 lbs (four wheel drive and prerunner, with towing package)

2.7 L 3RZ-FE I4 3500 lbs 7400 lbs (four wheel drive and pre runner)
2005 – 2015 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 3500 lbs 7500 lbs (two wheel drive except pre runner),

8000 lbs(four wheel drive and pre runner)

4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 3500 lbs (without towing package),

6500 lbs (with towing package)

8100 lbs (four wheel drive and prerunner, without towing package),

11100 lbs(four wheel drive and prerunner, with towing package)

2016 – 2020 2.7 Liter 2TR-FE I4 3500 lbs 7810 lbs(2WD), 8020 lbs (4WD)
3.5 Liter 2GR-FKS V6 3500 lbs (without towing package),

6800 lbs (with towing package, 2WD, Access Cab, SR5),

6500 lbs (with towing package 4WD, Access Cab),

6700 lbs (with towing package, 2WD, Double Cab, TRD Off-Road),

6400 lbs (with towing package 4WD, Double Cab, TRD Pro)

7890 lbs (without towing package, 2WD),

11310 lbs (with towing package 2WD),

8150 lbs (without towing package, 4WD),

11360 lbs (with towing package 4WD)

Subaru Forester Windshield Replacement Cost (1997 – 2019)

The cost to replace a windshield for a Subaru Forester varies greatly between a local mechanic and a dealer and it is usually around $400 to $500 more expensive at a dealership than at your local mechanic or at Safelite. The replacement cost, in general, is more for Forester cars from 2014 onwards that have the Eyesight safety system as there is an extra cost associated with the recalibration of the cameras used for the Eyesight system. Recalibration is said to be required because there is a possibility that the new glass that is being fitted might not have the same refractive index as that of the one you are replacing and also there is a possibility that the camera might have been nudged while fitting the new glass. Some people do say that they have found Eyesight to work absolutely fine even without re-calibration but it is probably better to get it done unless you are really sure that the new glass being fitted is exactly like your original one or the camera has not been moved out of its original place.

Subaru Forester
Year Local Mechanic / Safelite Cost Dealership Cost
1997 – 2002 $329 – $419 $729 – $819
2003 – 2009 $345 – $457 $737 – $877
2010 – 2013 $327 – $495 $695 – $842
2014 – 2017 $363 – $655 $863 – $1360
2018 – 2019 $375 – $688 $877 – $1340

 

How much does it cost at the dealership?

The average cost at the dealership varies between $695 and $1360 including parts and labor.

 

How much does it cost at a local mechanic?

At a local mechanic, the cost would average between $327 and $688 including parts and labor.