I'm in the market for a higher end radar detector, and I'm hoping to get some input.
I drive a silver BMW E36, and since I live in NC, I have no front plate. I assume that this cuts down somewhat on radar and laser range, anyone have info regaurding by how much?
I've been looking for info regaurding whether laser protection is really necessary here. I found somewhere a list that showed NC as using laser, but I have no idea how common this is. Both times i've been ticketed have been with radar. More specifically I live in the Asheville area, anyone here who can share some info?
I've primarily been looking at the V1 and the Passport SR7 (plus, if I decide I need laser).
The V1 has a very good reputation, and is seen as the holy grail on bimmerforums where I hang out. The SR7 also seems to be a good performer, and what I love about it is that I can do a very clean install. I know exactly how I would install the SR7, the V1 would be much more difficult to do cleanly.
1. Has there been a test with a direct comparison between these two? Is there a consensus on these forums?
2. Is there a way to run a V1 with the radar antenna seperate? I know about the remote display, but is there anything else?
3. I have a tinted windshield (yeah, I know, illegal, intalled by previous owner). Since it's non-mettalic, it shouldn't cause a problem, right?
4. Can anyone give me some dimensions of the radar antenna of the SR7, and of the V1?
Thanks a bunch guys.
Also, if your about to tell me to search, don't waste your breath (er, finger muscles), as I already am.