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Old 11-08-2010, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ajs76 View Post
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.
They look at the gun, look up at the car, look at the gun - too late - you're past. Oh well, here comes the next guy...

That's been my experience anyway. I think as long as you're not obviously going 3 times the speed limit, they give you the benefit of the doubt. Jammers are not that popular but errors are so I don't think they give it that much thought.
 
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I like my V1, although I rarely use it because I don't do that much speeding. It's perfect for the country drives (vacation road trips!) where I am not familiar with the territory and also enjoy going faster than the PSL. Definitely has saved me at least once and has alerted me to policy presence many times.

I had a mount hard-wired by the passenger vanity mirror, along with the concealed display behind my shifter between the two seat heater rockers. It's not a perfect placement, but those who pull me over definitely can not see either when standing at the driver or passenger side windows (a plus imo).

I bought the hard case for the V-1 and keep the unit in my trunk when it's not vacation time.
 
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This is a very old thread but my answer has not changed! V1

I would also suggest some type of lidar jammer if they use that in your area...
 
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I've been lurking here....and thanks to everyone's feedback just ordered a V1.
 
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Originally Posted by boston 7777 View Post
valentine one .. No questions asked.. By far the best.
+ 1!
 
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Enjoy your laser ticket.
 
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I have had 2 different built in models Calibre K40 and one Valentine One.

K40 I had in my E55 was terrrbile. K40 built into my Turbo works well, however the Valentine One works way better. It gives warning earlier, less false alerts, and arrows
 
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Valentine 1 by far!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Have had a Valentine for 10 years and they have a great upgrade program. Hardwired all my cars for a nice clean look. Once you live with the arrows it's hard to not have them.
 
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I bought the V1 3 weeks ago. The bogie counter has been going crazy and the thing has beeped non-stop for 3 weeks. The good news is I haven't been speeding (it's always alarming) but it hasn't IDed a cop yet.

I think I'm hosed by city driving. I'm sure it rocks on HWY.

I'm returning it and getting a Passport 9500ci installed for $1899. I think I need the GPS. The invisible install is a huge bonus; I'm tired of hiding the V1.
 
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Over on radardetector.net you will be banned for even discussing the K40. If you don't live in VA or a surrounding state I'd go with a V1 and Laser Interceptor without a front license plate. Those along with keeping a watchful eye should protect you from getting any tickets. If you live around VA substitute the Bel Sti Driver for the V1.
 
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I have the V1 and it does work well. Stay with a name brand and you can not go wrong.
 
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Originally Posted by deckman View Post
Over on radardetector.net
I have been running the V1 for over 3 years with great success, I did all my research on that site, my next car I will install laser jammers to work with the V1...
 
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Originally Posted by climbingcue View Post
I have been running the V1 for over 3 years with great success, I did all my research on that site, my next car I will install laser jammers to work with the V1...
saw a show on the speed channel that the jammers do not work.
 

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