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Can someone recommend a really good wireless radar detector. I picked up my R32 yesterday and I'm gonna need it!
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (demastr32)

Wireless, dunno. But I stand by my V1. I use the hardwire kit in my R, have it wired into ignition only power under the dash so that its only on when the car is. It fits wonderfully just under my rear view mirror, just like it did in my Jetta. For my money, it just doesn't get any better than a Valentine One. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Perfekt)

Quote, originally posted by Perfekt »
Wireless, dunno. But I stand by my V1. I use the hardwire kit in my R, have it wired into ignition only power under the dash so that its only on when the car is. It fits wonderfully just under my rear view mirror, just like it did in my Jetta. For my money, it just doesn't get any better than a Valentine One. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I completely agree. I don't think I'd trust a wireless radar detector, and the V1 has been proven to be one of the best detectors out there. Mine has saved me on numerous occasions.
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Justin @ 3 Rivers VW)

The V1 is the best. I cant count how many times i have been saved by that thing. It maybe a little on the expensive side but its worth every penny! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif I have the window mount but was thinking of wiring it into my R32 btu was not sure. The V1 is the way to go!!
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (demastr32)

I use the wireless S2 from Escort....a great detector that performs just as well as the 8500 detector.....but if you go this route, get some rechargeable batteries. Plus, if you have a blue R32 then this detectors display will look great as the lcd display lights up blue
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (speedbirdconcorde)

Yeah I use the S2 also, used to have a V1 but it gave me too many false alarms, the S2 has pretty much equivalent range and sensitivity, runs for at least a month on a single pair of AA batteries, looks MUCH cooler, and can track up to 3 signals at once, so the V1 doesn't really have much on it besides the name. They're kinda pricey (MSRP is like $330) but you can get them new on ebay for like $260-280. Well worth it IMHO. It's saved my arse many a time.
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (KO4motion)

I hardly get any false alarms with my V1, especially with worthless X-band disabled. V1 can track up to 9 signals at once and its black magnesium case matches very well with the rear view mirror it sits underneath, plus the red LEDs, display and direction arrows match well with the red lighting of the R's controls. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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The V1 is great...but I wont buy it untill they make it in a more user friendly size...

Sean
 

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Passport 8500 works great for me. Had over a yr, great results. Driven by VA state troopers before and they didn't "detect" it, so the cloaking works!
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif My buddy has a V1 and when we went to Waterfest together they both performed neck and neck. I do admit the arrows on the V1 are nice, but I couldn't see $100 bucks more for arrows? Both are great detectors.
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (demastr32)

I have used the S2 extensively in NJ and NY without being annoyed by a lot of falses. Battery life is not too bad as the unit shuts itself off after a half hour of inactivity. To me, it is a good detector for the money. Sure the V1 is said to perform better, but it is a huge brick with a cord attached. The S2 is easier to manage. Of course, this is just my opinion
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Perfekt)

Perfek,
I had my V1 hardwired to the dome light in the sunroof area in my 2000 GTI, but for some reason when I went to wire it the same way in my R32, the wiring looks different.. Can you tell me how and where you wired it under the dash?
thanks
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Perfekt)

Perfekt--Please do save us all from horrible wires from the V1 to the power outlet. Our little sliding aluminum door need to be closed.
I tried hardwiring my V1 to the fusebox like i did in my a4 but failed due to the tight fitting door and lack of clue... any hints on how to do this right would be much appreciated.
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (demastr32)

I had my 8500 in my 2001 Wolfsburg wired to the fuse box. If I remember right, wiring it to the fuse box allows the unit to automatically turn on and off when the car is turned on and off. Wiring to the light unit did not allow this (I am not 100% sure if that is correct). Here are the instructions that I followed in my previous car:
http://www.doublearon.com/vwvo...x.php
I have NOT attempted to wire my R32 yet, so I am not sure how useful those instructions are for the R32.
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Hitman)

To wire your V1 to only be on when the ignition is on (ACC+) remove the side panel containing the fuse door and the two driver side under dash covers as well as the black plastic, sound deadening cover. Underneath the dash you should see to the driver side of the car a junction 'row' with about 4 thick red wires and 1 thick black/yellow wire connected to relays. The black/yellow wire is only powered when the ignition is on. Using a spade connector, add your power (+) wire to this junction. For ground, there is a nice grounding point located almost center under the dash/steering column. You'll notice it has 2 black wires running into a black plastic circle with a bronze colored dome shaped nut in the center. Using another smaller spade connector, add your ground (-) wire here. Run your hardwire kit up the a-pillar against the windshield and over to your rear view mirror and you are set! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: R32 Yesterday Wireless Radar Detector Today (Perfekt)

When you run your power wire up the A-Pillar will it interfere with the airbag? That is the only thing I am concerned about running the wire up the A-Pillar.
 

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i had the solo passport loaned it to a kid while in VA and he fryed it trying to use a power cord, then he bought me the v2 escort. just a nice.
 
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