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  1. #1
    dalef

    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I hope there are a few Garrett owners that read this part of the forum. I have gotten back in to MDing recently and am using a GTI 2000. The latest model is the 2500.

    I happened to read on the Garrett forum that an upgrade is available and found out from Garrett it is $250. My question is whether or not the upgrade is worth it or should I put that money towards a new detector?

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2

    Mar 2003
    Ottumwa, Iowa USA
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    Take a really close look at the new Tesoro DeLeon. I personally think your money would be better invested in it. It is much lighter and very easy to use. ALso you will never pay for any repairs do to the lifetime warranty.

    Doug-Iowa
    DJs Detectors
    Doug-Iowa
    http://www.djsdetectors.com

  3. #3

    Apr 2003
    Inland Empire, CA
    GTI 2500
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I've got a 2500 and i'm not sure what the difference is between the two. If I was you, I would save for a second detector, like a gold detector or one you can use in water. No use upgrading to something you may already have. - Robert -
    Is that a jewel encrusted bottle cap?

  4. #4

    Mar 2003
    Dunmore, Pa.
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I tend to agree with doug. The tasoro has a great warrentee plan and it a good machine for your dollar.
    Diggin The Trash :-)

  5. #5
    dalef

    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    Thanks for the replies. From what the Garrett rep told me the electronics are better in the 2500 and it has more choices in the menus. But I think that saving for a new detector is a better option. I have never considered buying a Tesoro but will take a new look at what they offer.

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    us
    May 2003
    Seattle, Washington
    White's XLT
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I use a White's XLT currently.

    I have to say if White's came out with a 250$ upgrade I would probably not be interested, and rather put that money aside for a new detector (most likely an underwater or gold detector).

    Listening to these forums has showed me to rely more on my eyes and ears and less on the electronics.

    just my 2 wheat pennies
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  7. #7

    Mar 2003
    New Jersey....
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasivian
    Listening to these forums has showed me to rely more on my eyes and ears and less on the electronics.
    I have to agree totally with that. All the electronics and gizmos are great, but it us just like getting a high-end computer, if you don't know how to use it, it isn't worth anything but to the extent of your ability. The better you know how to read areas, what your sounds mean, how to identify good targets and how to discipline yourself, the better MD'er you will be.

    Practice.........

    HH
    Chiz
    8)
    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose........

  8. #8

    Apr 2003
    Sycamore, Ohio
    4

    GTI upgrade

    I bought a 2000 when they first came out . The programing was often unstable a lot of false signals it just seems to me that it didn't ground balance very well. I got the upgrade this year and now it works great. I wish I had done it sooner. It is now stable they also replaced the coil that could have been the problem all along. The upgrade also adds a backlight to the display I feel it was worth the $250 bucks. Now if they could do something about the battery holders to keep them from cracking. Good luck on whatever way you go.
    Happy Hunting
    Ed Ohio

  9. #9
    dalef

    Re: upgrade

    Thanks for the info Ed. I haven't totally ruled out getting the upgrade. However, I have been looking at the DFX and Explorer 2 recently. The GTI 2000 was top of the line once and the DSP works pretty good overall but I would like to try another brand. Too bad there aren't any detector rental places that I know of here in Wisconsin.

  10. #10

    Jun 2003
    107

    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I was lookin at a gti 2500 but maybe i'll think twice,, maybe a whites mxt eh??

  11. #11

    Mar 2003
    Dunmore, Pa.
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    Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    The MXT's a Great Machine!
    Diggin The Trash :-)

  12. #12
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    us
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    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
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    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET

    Re: Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    I see a GTI 2000 on Ebay now and they want why to much for it seeing that the cost to upgrade it is also high..
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2010
    southeast PA
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    Re: Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    if your having problems with the battery holders cracking just call garrett and they will send ya out a pair for free, they sent me out a couple pairs if battery holders for both of my machines. i have the gti 1500 and really have gotten spoiled by the size imaging, i haven't really used the back light yet but i'm sure i will next summer. i'd do the upgrade and get a different coil, thats a whole lot cheaper then shellin out another 8 or 9 hundred bucks on another detector that your gonna have ta relearn esp when ya have a great detector already. garrett also has great customer service
    down and dirty

  14. #14

    Re: upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by dalef
    Thanks for the info Ed. I haven't totally ruled out getting the upgrade. However, I have been looking at the DFX and Explorer 2 recently. The GTI 2000 was top of the line once and the DSP works pretty good overall but I would like to try another brand. Too bad there aren't any detector rental places that I know of here in Wisconsin.
    Both my digging bud and I are former GTI users who switched to Explorers and there was never a moment of thought of going back. To spend $250 on the upgrade when that would be half of a used Explorer would crazy in my opinion. Now is the explorer for everyone, no, but for those who get it, or have the patience, it's one great detector.

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    us
    Feb 2010
    Formerly NH now East Tennessee
    Garrett GtaX1250
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    Re: Garrett GTI 2000 vs. 2500

    The original post is from 7 years ago.. just sayin..
    Live Free or Die

 

 

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