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      11-26-2012, 04:56 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by smokinpeanuts View Post
Get the V1! I currently use the V1 right now and it's been my 4th radar detector, and it saved me countless times. I commute from SD to SF all the time, and I love it. I now know which city has most CHP's and where I can/can't speed. Like some of the guys said, you can turn off K/X band, that will eliminate false signals. There are a couple spots I know that doesn't have cops, but my radar goes off for laser. But still, I rather have it go off for a false laser than not having it go off at all. You can't always rely on the radar either, you still have to watch out! Watch video's to help guide you through turning the K/X band off if you still don't understand. My buddy has a Escort Passport I believe a 8000 series. It's good too, hands down, but no arrows. It also does detect false signals like the V1. Same spot too and we both commute from SD to SF. (We drove two cars and tested both radars)
Originally Posted by smokinpeanuts View Post
Laser jammers I believe are illegal. I've asked many stores that sell them and they all tell me these jammers don't sell often. I almost got a set for 300 bucks, but just saved it for a JB4.
I do agree on the false signals are better than none but I'm kinda sketch towards driving around 6x as paranoid as I do now. But hey, its nice to get a heads up esp. With arrows
I've tried out a car with a jammer but all it really does is send out an error code. 9/10 times the cop will ask if you are equipped with a jammer/ laser deflection system. You can lie all you want but once they see them, hello FAT ticket lol. I've heard of something called veil coating for head lights and tail lights that stop the reflection of the radar for a bit so you can slow down but it only comes in one color that isn't very appealing to me(ice blue). See now if they made it in different colors such as yellow or even a lighter blue, id be sold on that too. Kinda sucks that its permanent and our headlight covers aren't exactly cheap because as I last recall, they're not sold separately. I think my new set up will be a hardwired v1 and some veil coating I just wish they made a removable one or at least in different color..
Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
I'm going to use a very simple analogy, I hope you'll understand.
Driving is like having sex.
It really is. You can read up all you want about how to please a woman, you can look at all the diagrams in the world, but just like the clitoris, you won't know what the hell an apex is before you actually find it.