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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by coachi, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    please give me suggestions. I have been using a passport and a Bell but they seems antiquated. What do you suggest...before christmas of course...thanks
     
  2. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Valentine 1. There is no equal.

    --Dan
     
  3. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
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  4. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Glad this thread came up. I just ordered another one 2 minutes ago (forgot to do it last week).

    That is my 3rd now. What does that say? :D

    --Dan
     
  5. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    V1..................JUST ASK HUTCH..............
     
  6. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    next question, where do you buy one? Are they all 399 bukcs? No discounters?
     
  7. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    THRU THEIR WEBSITE ONLY

    YES...THEY ARE ALL 399.00

    BRUCE
     
  8. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    next question: does the windshield attachment, the cigarette adapter and the coiled wire come with it? There is an Ebay auction and he makes it sound like they're accessories.
     
  9. MondialTCab

    MondialTCab Formula 3

    Sep 5, 2001
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    Check the site but pretty much everything but the remote display comes with it. I have 3 and have never ordered anything but the unit and the remote display for complete install.

    - JMG
     
  10. Noelrp

    Noelrp Formula Junior

    Aug 30, 2001
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    They also sell refurb for 10% less. I just recieved my new V1 last week (my 2nd V1). And this time I ordered the refurbished, it's as good as new. You cannot tell the difference.
     
  11. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    V1s work;

    Radar Jammers fall into 2 catagories, those that don't work, and those that are illegal. Laser can be legally jammed, however, the cop can still give you a ticket.
     
  12. RacerX_GTO

    RacerX_GTO F1 World Champ
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    Nov 2, 2003
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    As mentioned above, there are those cheap-o jamming boxes that do nothing and as in Kalifornia, Vehicle Code made a blanket code that goes something along the lines of, "it is unlawful to jam, interfere blah, blah, blah, a speed measuring device used by a peace officer" In a nutshell, they closed off jamming to radio waves and light waves.

    UNLESS... *evil grin*

    you jam it ALL! We are talking your car creating a black hole to all sorts of radio waves. Police can't phone home, cell phones, radar and quite possibly air radar. The news media might throw a fit as to why their doppler does not work.

    I want you to meet my little friend:

    Raytheon Model: AN/ALQ-184

    http://www.raytheon.com/products/alq184/ref_docs/alq184.pdf

    Install this bad boy, and you can glide by at most any speed!
     
  13. DrewH

    DrewH F1 Rookie
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    Nov 4, 2003
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    I have heard nothing but good things about the Valentine 1. The only problem is that the cops in my town packed up their radar gear for Lasers.

    They have lasers mounted on their dash and tripods for the side of the road. I installed the Escort SR7 Detector combined with the Escort ZR3 Jammer.

    I went with Escort for the Jammer capabilities. I have no clue if the Jammer will actually work? Once the cop targets you with laser your Valentine 1 beeping isn't going to help you! Escort claims that their Jammer is 94% accurate?

    Anyone out there actually know if my new Jammer will actually work?
     
  14. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2001
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    Valentine 1 Rocks!!:)

    RacerX_GTO, LMAO!! Would love to get one of those. Somehow I think I would wind up in a little bit of trouble though.;)
     
  15. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    very funny indeed
     
  16. MAHOOL

    MAHOOL Formula Junior

    May 24, 2004
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    Rocky mountain Radar has a laser/ radar detecor and a laser scrambler builti into one unit anyone have any feedback regarding this unit it sells for less then a $100 on Ebay.............
     
  17. RocketBoy

    RocketBoy Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2004
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    Doesnt work... at all. Do a quick search on Yahoo and it'll show. I think a real good site, http://www.radarbusters.com/products/jammers/default.asp, even offered a 50 buck discount to any of their products as long as you handed in your piece of junk Rocky Mountain. In my teens, I was tricked by the awe of their promises by buying the Phazer II. It never worked. None of their products do.

    My experiences are with the Passport S2 and 8500, both great. However, others suggest V1 all the way. Until I try it, Im not sold but very trusted people go by it so that will probably be my next purchase.

    RocketBoy

    PS: Im pretty sure Ebay is trying to phase out the sale of Phaser IIs.
     
  18. wonkazoo

    wonkazoo Karting

    Aug 23, 2004
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    20+ years of driving...
    Only one answer...
    V1

    Which by the way will do you absolutely no good whatsoever if you're zipping down 280 on a Sunday morning at better than 145 in your 328!!
     
  19. PassionIsFerrari

    PassionIsFerrari Formula 3

    Aug 15, 2004
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    Make sure it is the current version...I am an Ebay fanatic and buy EVERYTHING off it (except groceries). This is one of the few things I did not buy off of Ebay because they tend to sell for about $50-$100 less, and most of the time they are used. And everyone is trying to sell their older versions...Buy it from the website....Ebay is great, but not on this purchase.
     
  20. crimson96

    crimson96 Rookie

    May 24, 2005
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    I use a K40 2000 undetectable, with a laser jammer on my 911T 996. It's a hidden install, with detectors in both front in rear bumpers, laser jammer in front bumper and lights installed in the dahboard. So can easily use it in Cali.

    It's been great, no idea about the laser jammer - I got it because it was the best you can get - apparently, and no stupid dash-mounted crap, which is useless for laser because they aim at the number plate/bumper and the 18inches higher detector on your dash won't 'see' a thing.

    Anyone, with more experience, tell me if they know if the k40 is any good? Seems great for me.

    I also have a dash-mounted version of the K40 (freebie when I bought the K40-2000) and use it on my other cars - also seems good. But I have nothing to compare... would welcome feedback.

    Rich
    Vegas
    996 911T
     
  21. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
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    There's another approach: I once saw a device that doesn't detect radar or laser, but detects the police radio bands! So if a cop car is near, you're detecting the car itself. Anyone know about this?

    Ken
     
  22. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    Would be interested to know myself

    ON another note, where's the best place to mount your V1, i mean what point on the windshield, lower down or higher up near the rear view
     
  23. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    The Uniden Bearcat BCT7 police scanner detects activity on highway patrol bands and sounds an alarm when a highway patrol transmitter is detected within three miles. The signals these units detect come from the mobile repeaters that most highway patrol cruisers have in their trunks in order to extend their radio range. The Bearcat scanners detect these repeaters and alert you if they are within an approximate three-mile radius, according to Uniden.
     
  24. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    #24 Greg G, May 26, 2005
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    the best place to mount your V1...
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  25. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    you gonna foot the bill? :D
     

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