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Old 12-19-2001, 11:44 PM
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Mein Auto: '11 1M;'08 MCS;'02 325iT

I just got my V1, and have to admit I'm a little out of date on the whole radar scene.

Do cops anywhere actually use X band anymore, or do you think X band detection is only good for detecting supermarket doors and office alarm systems?
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Old 12-20-2001, 07:07 AM
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im thinking about turning X off

here in Austin, almost all X signals are from supermarket and malls and stuff, I thought about turning it off, but it's been so long that the X beep doesn't bother me anymore... but also I don't really slow down when X comes on at the usual locations around town.

I'm always afraid that one day all the cops will go back to using X band coz it's cheap and everybody turned it off...
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Old 12-20-2001, 07:14 AM
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Some still do around here

Some of the "county mounties" still use it around here. Kind of funny actually! My V-1 picks them up 2 miles away and I get impatient waiting to finally pass them so that I can get back to the speeds that god intended us to drive!

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