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Seeing it in action in Raffi and Sergio's car on the way to Vegas convinced me. I figure $399 is a lot cheaper to pay than the increased insurance premium AND a third speeding ticket within a year.

If it all goes well, I will probably be installing it this weekend.
 

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You won't regret spending the little extra cash for a V1. Mine has more than paid for itself in the year i've had it. Those who don't have the V1 can try and down play the importance of the bogey counter and directional arrows, but, on the Hardy toll road here in Houston the Constables almost always work in tandem. The V1 will display them both every time. :thumb: :D
 

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You won't regret spending the little extra cash for a V1. Mine has more than paid for itself in the year i've had it. Those who don't have the V1 can try and down play the importance of the bogey counter and directional arrows, but, on the Hardy toll road here in Houston the Constables almost always work in tandem. The V1 will display them both every time. :thumb: :D
What scared me the most was the trap that was set today. There was a CHP cruiser on the road up ahead, pulled off the 10 freeway onto 57 south. I see people start to open it up (it's a long, down hill stretch), next thing I know, there was a CHP on motorcycle sitting on an obscured-view entrance ramp with a radar gun pointing at every car that's going by and radio ahead 2 exits for 2 police cruisers to start pulling people over. Luckily I was driving my sister-in-law's Ford Escort and couldn't go faster than 70 mph anyway. :) Saw everything happen in front of me.

By the way, I was in the middle lane ALL THE TIME except for about 2 minutes trying to get the car to go faster than 75 passing a slow moving SUV in my lane. NEVER did I cross over to the fast lane and not pass within 1 minute.

To tell you the truth, I hardly ever use the fast lane unless I'm passing. Of course, in my car I'm ALWAYS passing people. :(
 

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WRS said:
You won't regret spending the little extra cash for a V1. Mine has more than paid for itself in the year i've had it. Those who don't have the V1 can try and down play the importance of the bogey counter and directional arrows, but, on the Hardy toll road here in Houston the Constables almost always work in tandem. The V1 will display them both every time. :thumb: :D
once i move to houston (two weeks) i'll be getting a V1 very quick. with the 55 mph on the highways, i will need it.... )=
 

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eugeneDC/TX said:


once i move to houston (two weeks) i'll be getting a V1 very quick. with the 55 mph on the highways, i will need it.... )=
The County is suing the EPA to get it raised again, looks like it will work :thumb:

It will still be slower that I want to go :eeps:
 

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You're gonna love it. I put off the decision for a couple years. Had a hard time convincing myself I needed a $400 detector when I had a $150 one and no tickets.

I don't know what it is about the V1 I really like, but I REALLY like it. Don't let the others minimize the arrows and bogey counter.

The only challange I have adjusting to is my old detector used a numeric value for the radar strength. This uses a bar gauge and a numeric value of the bogey. So when I see 1 or 2 on the display it takes me a second remebmer that's the bogey counter and not the radar strength.

You're gonna love it!:thumbup:
 

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Seeing it in action in Raffi and Sergio's car on the way to Vegas convinced me. I figure $399 is a lot cheaper to pay than the increased insurance premium AND a third speeding ticket within a year.

If it all goes well, I will probably be installing it this weekend.
Congrats HACK! :thumbup: Did Andy order his too?

My V1 has paid for itself at least 100 times. It usually saves me from a ticket or two every time I go to the track.

Let me know if you need help hard-wiring it or figuring out which wires to tap into. :confused:

Later.:D :D
 

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Re: Re: Finally bit the bullet and ordered a V1...

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Let me know if you need help hard-wiring it or figuring out which wires to tap into. :confused:

I hardwired mine when I got it, it's the only way to go! I took my car to the dealer last week for the initial 15k service, the service tech must have been impressed with the hardwiring because he poped the overhead cover off to check it out. How do I know this? Because he knocked one of the connections loose, and didn't snap the cover back in place!:dunno:

Oh well.
 

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dredmo said:
any advice on installing the unit very hidden like, its illegal in california i think but i really want to buy one
AFAIK detectors are only illegal in VA (maybe DC) and some provinces of Canada. Is this a new law, or is it a county thing.
 
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