hey everyone its been some time since ive posted here. with that said I've been a V1 user for a while now, updated later to V1 ESP using custom sweeps which has Ka gaurd off and great range for all situations. lately though with %99 city driving I was finally wanting to tryout gps filtering, seemed more ideal for in city then 30sec automute which works great on the V1 but still noisy somewhat and calls for muting most of the actual real K band threats.
anyways, I was almost saved up for a 9500i and saw the max was coming out. they mentioned it still has gps filtering and even better range then the redline which I think the redline uses the same s3 dual antenna design as the 9500ci, which I know is supposed to have better range in alot of cases then the V1.
its been 2 weeks with the max ans gps filtering is great and range is still very good, but its hard to tell honestly since Im not getting alot of strait on encounters w/o curves that always affect range but ive still seen good range on narrow 35.5 but so far nothing Ive seen blow away my V1 running with the gaurd off.
so I was thinking it'd be better to save for a 9500ci instead so that i can safely run it & the v1 as others have. seems like a sweet setup, too bad the 9500ci cannot be purchases w.o the shifters though. I was wondering though, if anyone has happend to have / tryout atleast a 9500ci & a passport max somewhat to compare, range / sensitivity.
for most of my testing of the max i've be running it by itself to insure no interference, itd be great to test it next to the v1 if it were shielded but i know that even 2 good rds can still interfere, but my dad has an 8500ci actually on his truck in the lower grill exposed so the laser sensor can see too and I know it uses the narrow M4 antenna design like a 9500i. ive had about 6 encounters with using the 8500ci and the max and the max would only alert 1-2 seconds before the 8500ci shortly followed the max. upon a curve the max actualy gave 3 good more secs then the 8500ci but on 35.5, which would have made all the difference. again, nothing my v1 probably couldnt see though. on a side note with these few tests the 8500ci only had KA & laser on and on a last encounter with 34.7 i think the max and the 8500 were interfering because one would totally loose the signal for 3 seconds then it switched...really weird & never saw what it was since it was dark.