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  1. #1

    Default Introducing myself, a new member and longtime V1 user.

    Hi guys, I've been lurking this forum for a while. I guess it's time to register and introduce myself.

    I've been a V1 user since early 2000. I have a V1 1.8, don't know the exact firmware, but it's the first of the "thin" models and I do not have the new 2 way pop.

    The V1 has saved me so many times, I've lost count. It's probably one of the most useful pieces of equipment I've ever bought and I've more than paid back the purchase price in tickets avoided.

    But let's get one thing straight. I do not like to break the law. However, when speed limits are set to such unreasonably low speeds, I am faced with no other choice. :twisted:

    I drive an Audi S6. I've been to the Atlantic coast, the Pacific, gone as far north as Edmonton or Quebec, as far south as Los Angeles, and many places in-between. What can I say? I like to drive and I love road trips. There is really no better way to see the continent.

    Well that's about it guys. All I need now is to figure out which laser jammer to buy, install a Uniden scanner, and hook up a CB radio.




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    Welcome to the board, Tabula!

    I just had to respond because I *love* your car. I dream of owning an Audi someday. Probably an A3 or A4, since there's no way I'd ever be able to afford anything beyond that. :shock:

    You have good taste in detectors as well. You can find out your firmware version by: holding down the button while turning the V1 on, for about 5 seconds until the LEDs light up, then release the button, press it again and release it. The firmware will flash in the bogey counter. For example, if you have 3.826, it would flash "3." followed by "8" followed by "2" followed by "6", then a pause, then it repeats.

    My V1 is similar to yours, a pre-POP 1.8 model. I upgraded in 2004 from a 1.7 unit I bought in 2000.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

    Active Countermeasures: V1 3.858, Escort Redline, Beltronics STi-R+, LI Dual 7.1x CPU/8.7 Heads (front)
    Other/Backup Countermeasures: V1 3.813 (loaned to friend), Beltronics Pro RX65 M4 6.3
    Vehicle: 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    LEO Toys: Kustom Pro Laser II & III
    Encounters/Saves August 2011: Radar 3/1, Laser 0/0


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    Welcome......

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    Welcome! Be warned that this place is EXTREMELY addictive and may hinder your ability to get anything else done . But it's worth it for all the good information that gets posted. Enjoy!

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    WOW, is that all the Audi can do, nice and smooth baby? LOL

    Thats mine just getting its wind

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    I just had to respond because I *love* your car.
    Thanks. I bought mine used and they are expensive to buy new, but used, you really can't find a car as nice and luxurious or with as high performance for the money. They look kindof plain jane on the outside but that's good to keep attention away from the cops. 8) I've got close to 140k miles now but these cars are really built to last and I'm sure I'll get 200k+ out of it. New A4 or A3, I can't afford one either.

    http://www.karquattro.com/cardetail.asp?carid=67

    WOW, is that all the Audi can do, nice and smooth baby? LOL
    Well the car redlines at 7200 RPM and that picture was taken in 5th (top) gear. It will do 160mph easily but at that speed, it will drain the 21 gallon fuel tank in about 30 minutes. At 135-140ish MPH, I'm driving right where the peak HP point of my engine is and it allows me get about 280 miles per tank. So really, driving slower is faster.

    http://www.xxtuning.com/dynocharts/dyno2.php?Data1=1|1|14|29&Data2=1|9|20|41

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabulaRasa
    Thanks. I bought mine used and they are expensive to buy new, but used, you really can't find a car as nice and luxurious or with as high performance for the money. They look kindof plain jane on the outside but that's good to keep attention away from the cops. 8) I've got close to 140k miles now but these cars are really built to last and I'm sure I'll get 200k+ out of it. New A4 or A3, I can't afford one either.

    http://www.karquattro.com/cardetail.asp?carid=67

    Well the car redlines at 7200 RPM and that picture was taken in 5th (top) gear. It will do 160mph easily but at that speed, it will drain the 21 gallon fuel tank in about 30 minutes. At 135-140ish MPH, I'm driving right where the peak HP point of my engine is and it allows me get about 280 miles per tank. So really, driving slower is faster.
    I was walking by a new car auto show in Salt Lake City yesterday and happened upon a new Audi S4 parked in the parking lot. It was one good looking car. It wasn't as flashy as some, but there's something to be said for subtlety. When I have too much spare time, I contemplate owning one, or possibly an M5 (yeah, that other German company). It's easy to make comparisons and wishes when you can't afford either. 8)

    My brother lived in Berlin for two years and returned to Utah last summer. He describes driving an Opel (shudder) on the Autobahn. He said there are few experiences in life quite like going 160 kph (100mph) and feeling like you're cruising along pretty well-and then a Porsche/BMW/Audi/etc. absolutely flies by you. Since returning to the states, he complains that he feels like he's crawling until he hits about 85 or 90. He doesn't yet have an RD, so he'd better watch his crazy European ways.

    Welcome to the board.

    BTW. Interesting choice for a user name. :wink:

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    I recommend the Blinder M 20, 30 or 40 depending on how much protection you are interested in. After doing my homework though I am going for the Blinder.

 

 

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