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  1. #1
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    Default another "Arrows" story.

    It was the first time it reached 70 degrees yesterday (Sunday) since the fall... so I decided to go wash my car real good and drive her around for about 3 hours.

    I put ~100 miles or so on her yesterday.. half of it was highway, other just driving around the twisties... MMMMMMM PARADISE!!

    Anyway, I was heading back home and I was at a high rate of speed (130-135 - I was cleaning out the carbon deposits :twisted: ) when I noticed my Ka band going off. I slowed down quickly and didnt see much of anything. However I did notice a brand NEW Audi S4 convertible, with some guy driving with his woman. I slowed down and let him catch up to me. I thought, hey, lets play with this guy and see what that s4 has! My Ka band is still alerting 4/8 or 5/8. Dammit!

    I am in front of the Audi doing around 75-80 and my Arrows are pointing behind and 5/8 -6/8 strength meter. I was waiting for the S4 to pull up to me and give me a look or a thumbs up, but the s4 wanted no part of me... probably because his girl was telling him, dont race! :twisted:

    After a few miles, I am getting annoyed with the Ka alert and i am thinking where the hell is this cop??? OR it might be from a junk radar detector which is setting off my V1. So I let the S4 pass me and sure enough, the Arrows go from V to <> to ^.

    with any other detector, I wouldve kept on thinking there was a cop around... and have no idea where the threat was. When Ka is that strong, watch out. The Arrows let me isolate the real threat. A junk radar detector.

    Well, I wanted to quiet the V1 without muting so I went wide open throttle and got the heck out of there.

    I'm Lovin it!

  2. #2
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    That must have been a VERY bad detector in that S4. I don't think I have ever gotten a Ka alert from another RD except for the week when I turned off my false alarm guard. Unless that's how you have yours set up?

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    brent_vino,

    i would guess that the new v1 with the "j" function would properly identify this as a junk source and automute which would have helped you even more.

    btw, i wouldn't expect to set that kind of detector in a bimmer - say an m5?

    the veil guy 8)

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    Im sure the x50 would never have had such a problem picking up garbage radar detectors....ooooohhhhh....that should get everyone going now!!! LOLOLOL

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    Could it have been that he had a jammer? Do any active radar jammers transmit on Ka?
    Richard

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    my x50 dosnt pick up cobra's any more...my old cobra did...

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    You should really upgrade the v1 to the POP2 so you can get the J feature. I have seen this feature used 4 times in the 3 months ive had mine...

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    Sethy have you thought about going to an RX65? Are you going to sell your V1 or keep it?
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    I am keeping my v1 because of how i have it mounted, and I dont have to select anything to DIM it. I would have kept my escort x50 if they had the auto dims, and buttons on the side and not the top

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    Forget the inferior X50 I am talking about the mighty RX65
    RIP Duncan my BELOVED black lab son 8/7/99-3/23/11. I will miss you DEARLY.


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