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has any one uses the v1 radar in a c5? I need a new radar reader and in my old camaro's the cords were always to short from the lighter to the dash and lower window. Everything i have read says the V! is the best with the bell 840(?) after it.... any feed back?:surprised :excited:
 

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has any one uses the v1 radar in a c5? I need a new radar reader and in my old camaro's the cords were always to short from the lighter to the dash and lower window. Everything i have read says the V! is the best with the bell 840(?) after it.... any feed back?:surprised :excited:
Lots of folks use the V1 in a C5. Could you clarify what you mean about the cords?

Most say V1 is the best. Probably right. But, I spent $100 less and got the SECOND best, the Escort 8500.:thumbsup:
 

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I use mine on the cups on the windshield mounted low and drape the power cord down to the ashtray with out a problem. I move the V1 car to car.

I am looking at the ESCORT SRX or SR7 (one is installed by dealers only) and or the ZR3 Laser shifter with it as a stealth install for both the Vette and my wife's suv as she likes, no tends to not pay attention to speed limits. One unit is a radar detector, the 8500 and laser warning, but detectors up front and in rear transmit to a small unit on the dash right in front of you. The laser shifter actually "shifts" the laser signal so it doesn't reead correct to the um ah...police.
 

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the one i have now.... i cheap old brand... the cords will not reach from the lighter to the window.....

Laser shifrter huh... never heard of one... I live in CA... i wonder if there is a place were you can buy it out here.
 

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One thing on the shifting laser, If you are doing 90 let's say, and the laser shifter shifts the beam, you're still going to get stopped. They are trained to visually estimate speed. So they know what is exceeding the speed limit. So you may not get the tag for doing 90, but you'll definately get the tag for failure to obey a posted sign (the speed sign). I'm not really sure I believe all that stuff about fooling a laser/radar. Plus not to many people use the laser. And the one's that do, also use the radar as a back up. You can have the best laser/radar detector in the world, but if they use a hand held gun that doesn't emit a signal all the time, except when they press the trigger, they're going to zap you. Anyway, happy motoring.:smokin:
 

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I have talked to a few of the ILL State Troopers and they have confirmed that they use LIDAR, a form of laser. My son has 2 tickets same cop, same place with both cars he had, they were for no front plate. The cop told him he knew he didn't have a plate because the laser did not come back, it reflects off the plate. One car was his Vette and the other his Grand Prix.

By the way that cop makes a living at that same location day in and day out.
 

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has any one uses the v1 radar in a c5? I need a new radar reader and in my old camaro's the cords were always to short from the lighter to the dash and lower window. Everything i have read says the V! is the best with the bell 840(?) after it.... any feed back?:surprised :excited:
Get the V1 with the hardwire kit. Easy to install and power is from the foot well fuse box.
 

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I have talked to a few of the ILL State Troopers and they have confirmed that they use LIDAR, a form of laser. My son has 2 tickets same cop, same place with both cars he had, they were for no front plate. The cop told him he knew he didn't have a plate because the laser did not come back, it reflects off the plate. One car was his Vette and the other his Grand Prix.

By the way that cop makes a living at that same location day in and day out.
Does that mean if I live in a state that does not require a front plate(Ga) I don't have to worry about LIDAR?
 

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NO it does not.

The license plate is the best source of laser reflection because of it's size, the fact that it is flat and there is no chance of the beam hitting at a weird angle and not reflecting AND the fact that most plates have a reflective coating to reflect light.

The front of your car will still reflect laser.

V1's website http://www.valentine1.com/ does a good job of explaining reflections of laser.
 

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stilcrazee said:
I have talked to a few of the ILL State Troopers and they have confirmed that they use LIDAR, a form of laser. My son has 2 tickets same cop, same place with both cars he had, they were for no front plate. The cop told him he knew he didn't have a plate because the laser did not come back, it reflects off the plate. One car was his Vette and the other his Grand Prix.

By the way that cop makes a living at that same location day in and day out.
LIDAR? That would explain how the cop clocked me at a high-rate-of-speed an my Escort 8500 never went off.

I hate not having notice!:bang
 

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That's correct! and that's also why I bought the Passport SRX for my wife's Cayenne. I am amazed that she hasn't ...well I don't want to jinx it.
There is a guy in the for sale section here selling it for $725 I think, he's the guy I bought mine from.
I'd like to be able to get one for the Vette and for my other daily driver. Too many places for the $ to go. (as if I am telling you something)
V1 claims to pick up Laser too, the difference with the SRX is it difusses it, sends it back scrambled and give you a chance to back down.
 

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Might want to check your local laws gents, some areas such as DC have detectors of any sort strictly illegal. Supposedly a signal can be induced from the receiving antenna, even turned off. Even if your out of area, they can supposedly nail you for posession.

Heres a relevant link out of motortrend
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I'd hate to see what a cop would do when confiscating a embedded detector.

On an even Brighter note! Some of the more urban areas in the US (DC being most notable) have started deploying camera cars. These are just plain, unmarked vechiles that get parked roadside and track your time between two reference points. Move too fast, and you get your plate photo taken. No way to detect because its all done optically.

Welcome to the future friends. On the brighter side, color printers have made it easier than ever to produce plates that look ok more than 5 feet away! :laughing:

As I read once not too long ago. speeding tickets aren't really about public safety, if it was the fines would be set high enough so you could only do it once (say, around $5k)
 
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