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      05-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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San Diego Radar Detector

Hey everyone

So I did my searching and came up with very little. What I would like to know is if anyone here is in the San Diego County area and has a radar/laser detector. Lots of stores and etc here and I would like your input on how reliable getting a V1 or Escort would be versus the false alarms I am sure to hear.

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      05-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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I run the v1 and its perfect.

only thing is getting hit with a laser, then its game over.
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      05-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Im aware of laser = game over,
But if you react fast enough you can at least reduce your speed by 5-10

But Im looking for experience with speed traps etc. I live in Encinitas and there are a few speed traps, but also LOTS OF TRAFFIC. Just running the numbers puts the likelyhood of being targeted in a speed trap at the low end. Then again I did get 2 in a year haha. I want a detector, but I also dont want every store I pass to set off the darn thing!
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You can react all you want but by the time the laser goes off on the V1, its just telling you that you are about to get a ticket. (laser moves like ~billion feet per second i think)

but regardless, the v1 is a great investment and like what you will read many times, has literaly paid for itself.

for the stores, you just turn off the x band and that solves most of the false alarms.

I have yet to see any cops use the K band, all the times its saved me its the Ka band but i still leave Ka and K band on the V1 just for safety.

Definetely worth it and while in the city, the cops usually use the Ka band. I've only seen laser out in the middle of CA like going from norcal to socal on the I-5 where its straights, where they know for sure you are speeding
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radar.

I have V1 and love it. paid for it self many times over i live in carlsbad and always in encinitas, hardly get false alarms but yea laser your done for.
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Really can't go wrong with V1 (and can't do better)
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v1 is the way to go.
go ask in SD chat if you like:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471209
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      05-15-2012, 02:08 AM   #8
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Yea I was gonna ask in SD chat but its easier for people to input their ideas on a separate thread haha

And thanx socal glad I was able to reach someone in my exact demographic lol
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