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      10-16-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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VI Effective Nor Cal?

Hey Guys, I am looking at getting a V1, but I wanted people's opinions in regards how effective they are, specifically 280 to San Jose/101/680/80 to Sacto

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      10-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Very effective.




A friend has one, and it went off 1/4 mile before we saw the cop.
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i think alot of us have it up here. I have one and it's saved me a few times. It works well on trips to LA and such. But i've noticed cops here pace you more than shoot the gun.

Overall it's worth it in my opinion.
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i think alot of us have it up here. I have one and it's saved me a few times. It works well on trips to LA and such. But i've noticed cops here pace you more than shoot the gun.

Overall it's worth it in my opinion.
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i've had mines since 2001, 280...there are alot of false alarms from SF to SJ

101...not so many (i commute back and forth to fremont via 280, 380, 101, 92, 880) and radar usually never hits in that route

going to sacramento, slightly more occurence, but still not so much

going up to tahoe right after sacramento, big help, lots of shooters, saved me a few times now

no need for it just in the city, but as someone mentioned, the cops pace you more than shoot

i've seen radars being used right around the crystal springs area on 280 though...not much, but the only ive really seen it
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had it since 2001, love it, and won't give it up... although I've thinking of sending it in to upgrade the fw...
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Thanks everyone for the replies, looks like I am on the Market for a V1
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