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ive been thinking about a v1

i have a 00 vert and i would like to know the best way to install it and were to do it and how does the invisicord work.....do c5's have the plug in behind the mirror?
 

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anyone?
 

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Hey Buddy, I'll throw in my two cents (I know what its like to have a thread go unnoticed... kind of a downer).

I was in the market for a radar/laser detector (before I went to Vegas and lost a grand) and did a lot of shopping around. Every place I went, Car Toys, Best Buy, SoundTrack, and Circuit City all reccomended the Escort 9500 (which is the new one with GPS) over the V1. Apparently the Escort has the most sensitive equipment on the market plus it adapts to the environment via its GPS. Apparently using it in conjuction with changing terrain, false warnings, etc...

There are a lot of product reviews out there, but honestly, my best suggestion would be try out each for the one month trial period they offer. Just check out their web sites and there will be info on how to get this, its what I'm seriously considering doing after my next paycheck rolls in.
 

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Sorry, I clicked submit reply before I got the second half done...

To answer your question about installation, I think both the V1 and 9500 offer the invisicord option, but the retail shops charge you WAY too much to install it (I was quoted $250 in addition to the cost of the unit). I don't know too much about electronics, but I've seen some instructions out there that make it look like a pretty simple do it yourself job to hardwire the power source. Just a few small holes and some wiring tapped into the vehicle power source and you're up and running.
 

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thanks for replying yea it is pretty depressing when no one replies:laughing:

thanks for the advice it really helps that i just bought a gps for 500 dollars:laughing: o well

ive been considering the v1 pretty strongly because of all the reveiws and doing the invisicord install i was just wondering if it was the same steps on the c5 as the c6

thanks again for the reply:cheers:
 

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Sorry, I clicked submit reply before I got the second half done...

To answer your question about installation, I think both the V1 and 9500 offer the invisicord option, but the retail shops charge you WAY too much to install it (I was quoted $250 in addition to the cost of the unit). I don't know too much about electronics, but I've seen some instructions out there that make it look like a pretty simple do it yourself job to hardwire the power source. Just a few small holes and some wiring tapped into the vehicle power source and you're up and running.
250 dollars:surprised

id rather spend a few minutes trying to figure it out myself

it doest look THAT hard
 

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250 dollars:surprised

id rather spend a few minutes trying to figure it out myself

it doest look THAT hard
EXACTLY!!! these people (ahem... car toys) makes it sound like they are the only ones who can do this stuff with tools that are specially made by oompa loompas to the exact specs of a Corvette. You can go to radio shack and for $25 get everything you need to do the install yourself!
 

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EXACTLY!!! these people (ahem... car toys) makes it sound like they are the only ones who can do this stuff with tools that are specially made by oompa loompas to the exact specs of a Corvette. You can go to radio shack and for $25 get everything you need to do the install yourself!
cant you blow a fuse if you put one end in the wrong hole with the telephone line........im not an electrical expert so thats why im asking
 

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cant you blow a fuse if you put one end in the wrong hole with the telephone line........im not an electrical expert so thats why im asking
:huh: beats me... sorry
 

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I have a 2001 coupe, and did lots of searching on how to mount a detector, found instructions on how to wire it yourself. Now as soon as I can find where I saved it I will pass the information on.
Mack, you're in the Cincinnati area right now, correct? If so, come on over to Kil Kare Speedway in Xenia this Sunday if you have some time. Corvette Troy is holding an autocross on the oval track, doesn't cost a thing to just watch, would love to see you there!
 

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Mack, you're in the Cincinnati area right now, correct? If so, come on over to Kil Kare Speedway in Xenia this Sunday if you have some time. Corvette Troy is holding an autocross on the oval track, doesn't cost a thing to just watch, would love to see you there!
:partyon: :partyon: What time does it start?
 

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I hardwired my 8500 x50 myself for free. All I needed was a multi meter and a piece of phone cord, both of which I already had.

I don't remember exactly which wires were pos+ and neg- but I can check tonight for you.
 

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:agree:
Took the link right out of my mouth jjw :rolling:

Mack, the gates open at 9 am for tech inspection, but first car out isn't until 11. If you can make it, just go to registration and tell em Mike Richardson invited you out to see what's going on!
 

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I love my V1....there are hundreds of testimonials about their products on DC.

As for wiring: Its a piece of cake. All you have to do is run it around windshield and down to the passenger floor board. Pull the kick panel out and chevrolet has a nice plug right there for you. If you look in your owners manual it will tell you which wire is what and the V1 instructions will tell you which of it is what. Plug and chug.
 

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Escort is a better detector
V1 is very good and has arrows.

Can't live without my arrows. Went with V1.

I used the tiny cord to plug it into the back of the mirror. I'm certain you can do it on C5's as well though I haven't personally. Don't do any of that running down the windshield nonsense.

Stay safe out there. :thumbsup:


If you can't find who sells that tiny cord send me a PM
 

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thanks for all the replies i think im going to go with the invisicord i think im going to do the 8 inch that should be enough right? or should i go with the 12 inch just to be safe

thanks again:cheers:
 

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If you run the wire down the A-pillar and under the dash, you can put the remote unit on top of your steering column.:thumbsup:

 

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If you run the wire down the A-pillar and under the dash, you can put the remote unit on top of your steering column.:thumbsup:

how does that work is there another detector under the rear veiw?
 
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