Hello guys. I am new to the forum but I have spent a couple weeks reading for hours on end about the difference is detectors. I had bought the top of thhe line GPS Cobra XRS-R9G, the one where the detector and GPS box mounts up by the tint strip and it has a wireless 2.4 GHz remote display unit. I got it for 280$ on sale at Circuit City, regular 400$. Boy am I glad I decided to read your wonderful forum! I had no idea Cobra was as terrible as everyone says...noob haha.
Good news is I never installed the Cobra and I bought the 9500i instead. I've got a couple questions. First off I read the the Blue LED direct install smart cord had an incredibly bright blue LED and some people cover it up.. I was wondering if the RED hardwire smartcord was as bright? See I have a souped up awd Turbo Mitsu Eclipse turbo and I have a SUPER bright air\fuel gauge that blinds me at night so I am trying to come up with a fix for that. Along with my other gauges and upgrades I have a very blinky light cockpit already :? . The direct wire cord display is going on my A-frame gauge cluster and I do not want another bright light in my face. I would do a better job searching the forums but I want to install the wiring today so if the blue is too bright I will go exchange it for a red smartcord.
My second qustion is my 9500's born on date is 0908. I have read about the ramp up issues etc and I think I am in the clear but is there anything else I should do, or need to know? Sorry this got so long! Thanks in advance, I already see I will have a new hobby on my hands. I had no idea such a community for detectors existed, I will be looking into the Escort zr4 jammer as soon as it is released I think. Look forward to hearing from you guys Thanks-Trent