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Old 04-21-2004, 10:49 PM
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V1 rules! Had a Passport, got the V1 as a gift from a friend, would never use anything else.

Was on I5 going to the track (Thunderhill) a few weeks back and it picked up 3 speed traps in 30 minutes of driving. All traps were the same--cop sitting in his car behind an overpass (thank God they're so damn lazy!). V1 picked it up miles ahead. Cranked it right back up to triple digits again after safely passing the cop.
 
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. Looks like V1 is the winner hands donw. I have heard alot of back and forth on this subject, but I will go with you guys and get the v1. Now Just have to find a good way to install cleanly.
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Whats this about some new radar technology that Passport has a detector for? Also, I heard the new passport blew away the V1, is it true?
 
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I heard the same. The new Passport 8500X50(like 50 times stronger than the original--clever) Anyway, this new passport is much stronger than the old one that beat the V1 in several tests and lost in a couple. Supposed to blow the competition away and also it detects pop 3 whatever that is where the V1 does not. Any feedback, you guys here anything about this new passport?

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Personally, I have the V1 and the concealed display (I live in Canada where it's illegal to have a radar detector). The V1 is awesome, the arrows are awesome. The only thing I don't like is that it is HUGE! A few times I had to take the V1 off so I could hide it (cops were around). And finding a place where I can stuff it is hard (I usually try sticking it in my jacket pocket).

Anyway, the Passport 8500 X50 looks interesting. It's probably not worth the price difference (just like the X-50 option for the Turbo lol), but it's STILL better than the regular one by far.

I'm considering trying the Passport 8500, but my V1 has been so good to me, I don't know if I'm ready to try something else!!!

One problem for me is that some police cars in Canada use "Spectre" which CAN detect radar detectors. (That's why I sometimes take it off when cops are around).

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Really old thread I know, but didnt want to start a new one. Anyone use the Passport SRX, got a new 911 which had one already installed. I had a Passport 8500 in my old car. Just wanted to get some feedback.
 
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Don't know if they use laser in your area but you can't put your foot on the brake faster than the speed of light. The Valentine is useless against laser.
 
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I use a detector/jammer combo for full coverage. 8500 X50 to detect and the Laser Star Jammer to foil laser hits. It has worked quite well so far...
 
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I've got two V1s that I use in my cars. I've yet to get a ticket (knock on wood) using it.

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the escort series are good, havnt had a ticket since i got it. my wife been pulled over twice driving behind me. lol. just go wireless for gods sake
 
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the new escort redline got great reviews from radarroy V1 is good too*shrug*
 
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Has anyone been pulled over while using a laser jammer? I always figured that if they saw me flying they would just pull me over and make up something anyway and potentially really throw the book at me because I'm deliberately stopping them from clocking me (despite it being "legal")

What's the idea? They look at their gun which says "eRR" or something and go "oh well...he's not speeding" better let him keep on driving and only give tickets to these other guys.
 
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3 x V1's. I need two more to stop having to move them around. I'll turn around and go home to get one if I accidently left without it. And.. Upgrading is nice.
 

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