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This is a discussion on Laser/Radar detectors within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by rajalucy it comes with every thing i need i am going to order it now but my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    it comes with every thing i need i am going to order it now but my question is can i put it on lower side of windshield or has to be upper side.
    the pain is going to be that i have to remove it every day from windshield since some AH can break my window for
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    it is 494 on amazone but 399 on V1 site
    You'll want to mount it as high on the windshield as possible - this is true for ALL radar/laser detectors, not just the V1. I'd recommend a hardwired line that comes down to the mirror from the headliner, so you can leave the mounting plate attached to the windshield and simply unplug the device to hide it while not driving. No curly power line in your line of sight, and it keeps the install clean.


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    just paid 413.80
    i have home link mirror is there any way i can take power from mirror and plug it in to the V1

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    just paid 413.80
    i have home link mirror is there any way i can take power from mirror and plug it in to the V1
    I have no idea. Google is your friend.

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    i think it is just simple phone plug and i will try to make one to fit in it (will sold 1.5 amp fuse to the cable)
    invisicord $25 for just a simple ph plug cord.
    Last edited by rajalucy; 03-25-2013 at 01:53 PM.

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    just installed hardwire. very easy to do just open seat head light box. inside the box there is a plug to power the home link mirror. all u need is bite the black wire with white line with red wire from V1 and ground the other wire.

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    Made a trip from NJ to Oh for Easter on Friday. No RD, but I'm now a believer in Waze. It let me know of all, but 1 police officer running radar. Never saw so many cops out and I drove this route a lot. One big speed trap at the Poconos exit off the NE extension (at least 8 cops setup). Another 12 at least on 80 from that exit till OH. I wasn't going fast enough to draw their attention as they had bigger fish. Had my cruise set to 74 (9 over) and cars were flying be and some were later passed as they were pulled over on the side of the road.

    Saw a lot of "selective" Instant On so I doubt a RD would've helped anyways.

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    [QUOTE=rquinn19;3000237]Made a trip from NJ to Oh for Easter on Friday. No RD, but I'm now a believer in Waze.


    +1 for Waze very helpful and free

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    Well, I'll bite: whats waze ?
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    Well, I'll bite: whats waze ?
    Navigation app for iphone not sure if it's on android too. The cool part is when you see a cop, accident etc. you can enter it and it shows up on everyones map, I check it everyday before I start my commute helped me out a few times in the last week alone. Also is give you the speed of users on your route helps you decide which way is quickest

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    It is also available on most android devices. Just Google waze gps

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    Trapster > Waze fo sho

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    Escort 9500ix and V1 rock

    Been using both V1 and the Escort series since the 1970s... V1 was started by an ex-Cincinnnatti Microwave (makers of the Escort series) engineer. A great detector- I switched to the Escort 9500ix last year to acquire the 'learning' signal filter capability of the 9500ix. Its built-in GPS feature is great- I can 'lock out' signals which I know are false positives, and if that exact signal changes at that location even slightly the 9500ix treats it as a 'new' signal and ever alerts me when I next pass that GPS location. The Escort also has the Waze-type feature in the cord plug for iPhones and Android phones, too- works well. Its software update-upgradeable vis Escort's website and also alerts for stoplight cameras too. I almost always know about laser from signal/light bounce off other vehicles... X, K, and Ka radar bands I usually learn of *miles* before I pass Mr. Local Constabulary- the selectivity and sensitivity to signal and even 'backscatter' signal are amazingly good. The Escort is maybe 399.00 or so from the Escort website. The schnizzle would be the GPS- enabled 9500ix with the V1's directional arrows. But if I have to choose between GPS signal 'learning' and directional arrows, I'll take the former. The 9500ix's sensitivity is arguably the best out there too. My 2 cents about detectors, anyway. My first radar detector was velcro'd to the dash of my 1969 Chevelle SS 396 when I was sixteen driving on the infamous I-95 in CT and NY... the old black Escort in a big black alloy case with a mechanical meter and a single LED on/off indicator saved me every time then and the Escort 9500ix still does on a regular basis. In 39 years of driving, all but 10 have been without a radar detector- the only ticket in all that time I've ever gotten was for an expired tag that I went over on by 3 (!) days. I've also owned the Escort 8500 and it too is a great device.

    I do not drive my '04 WRX sedan like I stole it, but 5-15 mph over the limit in appropriate (for me) conditions- light/no traffic, clear weather, longer trip- discretion is my best friend- always. Car & Driver, a looong while back, published a study/article that analyzed when best to go fast and when to back off on a long(er) trip, to best avoid tickets if one's intention is to speed... the beginning and the end of trips are where the majority of folks get snagged... the middle range of a trip of (over maybe 30 miles) is the best place to 'go fast'. You reduce trip time the most by doing that, apparently. I've found that to be true, too- YMMV... '^)
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