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elduderino 04-21-2004 02:58 PM

Radar detectors... any advice?
Just wanted to know what everyone on the board prefers. It looks like its between the v1 and escort 8500. What do you guys prefer? And what kind cool installs are there out there?

boston 7777 04-21-2004 03:20 PM

Valentine ONE .. No questions asked.. by far the best.

Bobby G 04-21-2004 03:33 PM

Eldude - You have my vote for the V1. I've gotten used to the arrows and feel that I can read it quite well. It's already saved me a few times.

I have hard-wired my V1 in front of my driver's side visor in my cab. It's easily viewable (and catches my eye if it blinks) but doesn't obscure my driver's view. No wires seen, either. And one last benefit is that if a cop is behind me (and I don't want to get harassed), I can put down my visor and it covers up the detector.

I'll take some pics if interested.

-Bobby G

20C4S 04-21-2004 03:36 PM


WARDHOG 04-21-2004 03:38 PM

I chose the V1 because of the reliability and because you can send it in for upgrades. The installation took some time but I clip mine to the passenger visor and ran the wire for it through the visor clip. Had to slightly modify the visor clip by making a hole inside to allow the wire assy to slip through. If for some reason I have to remove the V1 from my car permanently, all I have to do is pull the wires out of the clip and secure the cap on it and you won't even know that the thing was modified. I mounted the covert indicator to the batwing with velcro so people behind don't see that you have a V1. Here's a link for installation;


trueloans 04-21-2004 03:48 PM



They will reimburse you if you get a ticket within the first year. They have alot of confidence in their products and they are TOTALLY Stealth installs....mine looks like it came from the factory....beeps and blinks on the left hand side of the dash for Radar in Front...beeps and blinks on right hand side of dash for bogies behind...mute volume and city/highway switch is down by the seat so nobody can see them..laser jammer license plate frames front and rear. No Tickets for 2 years and I have had 26 in the past!

Dave 04-21-2004 03:53 PM

Bought a V1 about 18 months ago. Recently I got pulled over without a peep from the unit. (Received just a warning.) After being clocked a number of times without a sound, I suspected something was wrong with the unit. I called V1 and they asked that I send it back to be checked...in the original box.....I don't have a lot of spare time.
So, in the meantime, I bought a Solo S2. The very first day that I used it, I got tagged on the NJ Turnpike. Yes, the very first day. This time I was not as lucky. I received a ticket. I have never had any luck with the S2 since I bought. It only warns me when I am right on top of the radar or laser. No way near as sensitive as the V1 (when it was working.)

Mike V. I know you are out there. Just a suggestion: If my Palm Pilot goes bad, I give Palm my credit card number, they send me a "rebuilt" palm, and a box with a return postage in it. I send my Palm to them and they test it. Once finished, they send mine back and charge my credit card if the repair was needed/approved. It is a great system and keeps their customers with a "working unit." I think this is a great selling point as well as a customer service "wow". Just my $.02.


deeroff 04-21-2004 03:53 PM

V-1 -- There Is No Substitute

NYSEGuy 04-21-2004 03:53 PM

V1 hands down

topdaytrader 04-21-2004 03:57 PM

V1 = #1

John in Norcal 04-21-2004 03:58 PM

Get the V1. Don't know how many times I've been saved by it. Can't imagine driving my TT without it.

elduderino 04-21-2004 04:21 PM

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.

rockitman 04-21-2004 04:35 PM

v1 :D

DEETZ 04-21-2004 05:08 PM

V1!!! I bought mine last week and I haven't even installed it!

John in Norcal 04-21-2004 05:10 PM

With this kind of support, Mike Valentine should really consider becoming a sponser on this board.

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