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Old 06-09-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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How many times has your radar saved you?

Got a *&^%*^ speeding ticket last week...finally deciding on investing on a stupid V1 (does that thing ever go down in price!!!)

But for this particular ticket I wonder if it would've saved me since it was a hill and I wouldn't have enough time to react?
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Had mine for about 2 years... yes, it is worth every single penny. Depending on the cop, if he is just hanging out with radar on in the middle of the highway or on a road, you can pick it up anywhere from a quarter mile all the way up to a mile. On an empty highway where you are higher in altitude (say driving downhill) you can pick up Ka band a mile away... gives you plenty of time to slow down.

Remember, it is a radar detector, not a cop detector. Some cops don't leave theirs on, they'll just flip it on and off that way they can catch you when you are already in range. But yes... the V1 is amazing and its a nice piece of mind knowing you have a little eye in the sky.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Had mine for about 2 years... yes, it is worth every single penny. Depending on the cop, if he is just hanging out with radar on in the middle of the highway or on a road, you can pick it up anywhere from a quarter mile all the way up to a mile. On an empty highway where you are higher in altitude (say driving downhill) you can pick up Ka band a mile away... gives you plenty of time to slow down.

Remember, it is a radar detector, not a cop detector. Some cops don't leave theirs on, they'll just flip it on and off that way they can catch you when you are already in range. But yes... the V1 is amazing and its a nice piece of mind knowing you have a little eye in the sky.
Love your car man...you rocking a CF hood as well?
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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Love your car man...you rocking a CF hood as well?

Thanks bud. No sir, jet black roof and that's it. Had it painted about 6 years ago
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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Definitely worth the money in my opinion.

I've had my V1 for about 3 years and never gotten pulled over in 40k+ miles of travel for work.

Just be smart, know the geography and the spots where the cops like to hide, what kind of unmarked cars your local PD uses, and learn what your detectors alerts mean.

I would also suggest using the Waze app, its a turn-by-turn GPS app that lets people report cops that they see, its really useful for highway travel.
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