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Old 06-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #2451
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^ Yeah, but you'll remember that Anna's dinner time is, like, 5:30 to 6, and by 7, we're upstairs giving her a bath. By 8, she's tucked in.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:23 PM   #2452
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:00 AM   #2453
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^ Yep, most of the Legacys here are stock - actually most Scoobys you'll find here are stock. As a part of the Snow Belt, well, as you can imagine, Scoobys are very, very popular, and appeal to the droves of drivers who want reliable all-season traction and safety.

There's honestly not even many force-fed Scoobys to be found, outside of the usual WRX/STI crowd.

I can count on my hands and toes the unique force-fed Legacys and Foresters that I've seen in the past 4 years.
Now in the D.C. area it's not hard to find a Legacy with at least wheels or a BBK. I bet in 3 days if I went back I could spot 4 ppl from the lgt site w/o going over their house or a Dave & Busters meet.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:36 AM   #2454
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Well then maybe when Anna grows up, she can come with you to the meet
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:53 AM   #2455
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^ I'm *sure* she will.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #2456
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Who's the silver peanut/helicopter-eye that I keep trading waves with, in the afternoons, on Fairmount, in Cleveland Heights?

I typically am headed eastbound at around 3:30 to 4PM - you're coming the other way.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #2458
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Look for the M27, M37 or M47.
There is no M37. Although I guess you could buy a M27 and then buy a seperate head on your own, but it's not packaged this way from Blinder, at least not in the states.

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The V1 is a sure-bet
Not so fast. The v1 has great sensitivity BUT it also has very BAD selectivity, resulting in high falses. Not very good for city use but OK for some highway use, although I know many people who got rid of theirs because even there it falsed way to much and was very annoying after a while. It's like putting a canary on your dashboard. Like all tuner sections a truly good one has BOTH good sensitivity AND good selectivity. The v1 just has good sensitivity but terrible selectivity. For most people I think the 9500ix is a more well rounded detector in that price range.

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The speed-detection countermeasures industry is one of the worst cases of "dog eat dog" that I've ever seen
Sadly I would have to agree. Many products are over hyped and make promises that they cannot deliver. Some products like the rocky mountain, cobra or k40 are not even worth wasting your time looking at. Other companies like Whistler make a great product but you hardly ever hear about them. While they are not as good as the Escorts or Bels, for most people they are a very good value and offer great protection on a budget.


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you could probably score a late-model Escort 8500x50 or a Bel RX65 for about $150 to $200
Before we got our 9500ci we had a RX65 and it was a GREAT detector for the money. It doesn't have all the GPS bells and whistles but then not everyone needs them. For a great performing detector at a mid-fi-ish price you can't beat the RX65.

We should be getting our M47 today or in the next couple of days. Looking forward to dissecting it and putting it through its paces. I'm sure it will be a very good performer.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:23 PM   #2459
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There is no M37. Although I guess you could buy a M27 and then buy a seperate head on your own, but it's not packaged this way from Blinder, at least not in the states.
No, not packaged directly, but as a re-package from end-level resellers, a 3-head unit is not at all uncommon.

With the previous iterations of the Blinder, this was popular, and heck, even the Laser Pro Park, AntiLaser, or the Laser Interceptor can be purchased in such an "a-la-carte" (where are those accents?) manner.

And when a noted authorized Blinder reseller was hawking his wares, he often cited his own "M55" system.

It's just nomenclature, and I wanted to be sure that I covered the bases, since most of the individuals here are not speed-detection countermeasures enthusiasts, themselves, but instead are newcomers to the field. I wanted to be sure that they knew what they were buying, and did not get taken-in by the many scams running in this particular industry/hobby.

[ Aside: I wonder, though, how many 3-head units will be sold of the new Mx7 series, as early indications are that its receptive as well as jamming capabilities, as a two-head unit, should be more than sufficient for the average Import Sport-Compact type vehicle.

We'll all have to await further individual end-hobbyist level testing of production-retail units to confirm the performance of the new Mx7 series, but I'm hopeful.
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Not so fast. The v1 has great sensitivity BUT it also has very BAD selectivity, resulting in high falses. Not very good for city use but OK for some highway use, although I know many people who got rid of theirs because even there it falsed way to much and was very annoying after a while. It's like putting a canary on your dashboard. Like all tuner sections a truly good one has BOTH good sensitivity AND good selectivity. The v1 just has good sensitivity but terrible selectivity. For most people I think the 9500ix is a more well rounded detector in that price range.
^ I simply leave the choice of detector up to the end user.

Some like knowing everything - some like to have a bit more filtering.

Of the countermeasures enthusiasts I know, those who favor the V1 simply run it totally unfiltered, and they, themselves, as the end-user, serve as the final filter - these are the same people who will cry foul any time that the filtering capabilities of the 9500-series has been reached (i.e. "Locking Out" a true enforcement signal, including both cases of TrueLock use as well as AutoLearn).

It's just different strokes for different folks, and I don't try to press my own tastes on anyone else.

To-note, though, two practices can substantially decrease the "falsing" from the V1:

(1) Aggressive use of its advanced programming capabilities.
- The negative to this is that it's, essentially, imposing filtering. Given that the mission for the V1 is complete situational awareness, even at the fault of rather atrocious selectivity, with numerous false-positives in urban-usage, one could argue, fairly, that to impose such filtering via programming of the V1 is essentially self-defeating. Why not buy an Escort?

(2) Pairing the V1 with one of the Cheetah GPS-based devices, such as the C100 or the GPS-Mirror, which, with the detector interface, would limit the audible alerts from the V1 from intruding into the cabin, when set under a certain vehicle speed. No true negatives here, but it will require extra caution in driving areas where the PSL is, of course, under that of the set mute limit.

No detector is faultless - it's up to the end-user to determine which faults he/she can live with, and which is just unbearable.

Just like the selection of tires, there's compromises.

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Sadly I would have to agree. Many products are over hyped and make promises that they cannot deliver. Some products like the rocky mountain, cobra or k40 are not even worth wasting your time looking at. Other companies like Whistler make a great product but you hardly ever hear about them. While they are not as good as the Escorts or Bels, for most people they are a very good value and offer great protection on a budget.
Its even worse than that.

There are routine cases we're becoming aware of in the speed-detection countermeasures community where "professional installers" do a shoddy or absolutely inappropriate/unacceptable job, but who flaunt their work as if it's the best thing since sliced bread - and then, when questioned/criticized, blame it on the manufacturer, in outright lies.

Additionally - in an effort to grab more market share - sometimes, even top-notch products are often "shilled" by less-than-scrupulous individuals who will try to stir up as much controversy as possible, in order to drive the sale of their vested-interest products.

It's not just bad products. Sometimes, it's even the people selling GOOD products that you've gotta watch-out for!

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We should be getting our M47 today or in the next couple of days. Looking forward to dissecting it and putting it through its paces. I'm sure it will be a very good performer.
^ I really do hope so! Best of luck!

Hey, I just noticed that you're, like, "post #1" new on NASIOC! Are you in the Cleveland-Metro area? or are you like me, just stopping in on some of the various threads where countermeasures are mentioned?

Also, you speak of "we" - is that a "we" as in "me and the wifey" (my kind of "we" , as we own two Scoobys, one for her, one for me) - or "we" as in you're a shop or a group of local speed-detection countermeasures hobbyists? If the latter, I honestly did not know of one that existed locally, and would love to meet up.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:48 PM   #2460
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I simply leave the choice of detector up to the end user.
That is good, and I commend you on that, but they deserve to know BOTH sides of the story. A good detector is not just about picking up a signal two miles away, it's also about picking up the right signal and not falsing. It is, after all, supposed to be a radar detector, and not just a x/k/ka band detector

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some like to have a bit more filtering.
LOL A bit more? I think you mean some filtering, as the v1 has almost none to speak of when compared to other products currently on the market.

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and they, themselves, as the end-user, serve as the final filter
Been there. Tried that. But in the end if you can't trust what your detector is doing, then why not just flip a coin every minute or two and use that as your detector, instead of buying an expensive detector. The results will be the same.

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including both cases of TrueLock use as well as AutoLearn
Have not had any problems with that. I'm beginning to think that they are either using it wrong, or don't understand how these features are supposed to work.

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To-note, though, two practices can substantially decrease the "falsing" from the V1
Actually there is a third; simply do not turn it on

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but it will require extra caution in driving areas where the PSL is, of course, under that of the set mute limit.
Bottom line, a detector either works correctly or it doesn't. If it doesn't work properly on its own then personally I see no reason to buy or use it. I'd rather have a Whistler. At least it won't false every two minutes.

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No detector is faultless
No, no detector is perfect, but that's disingenuous if the conversation is still about the v1. It has many faults and many fanboys. Saying they own a certain product (even if it doesn't work right) can become adictive to their ego.

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There are routine cases we're becoming aware of in the speed-detection countermeasures community where "professional installers" do a shoddy or absolutely inappropriate/unacceptable job, but who flaunt their work as if it's the best thing since sliced bread
Personally I love reading those kinds of threads. It's a great source of entertainment. I was reading one a few weeks ago where some installer took a new Audi R7 and proceeded to hack the hell out of the front grille, and then mounted the k40 (yes a k40 ) heads at a 45 degree angle (pointed at the curb and not straight ahead). They then proceeded to advertise this installation as if it was just as you described - the greatest thing since sliced bread How embarassing must that have been? LOL First they take an incredible car, then blindly hack it to pieces, then install a jammer that doesn't even work if it's installed correctly.

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I really do hope so! Best of luck!
Thank you. I'm hoping that this crop of Blinders really delivers so that LI is forced to make a better and much more reasonably priced product. If the new Mx7 Blinders perform as good as the first videos that I've seen, then there is no reason for people to spend extra money for a LI. Our quad LI works fine but I also feel that people are ripped off for paying that much for it. In this country they call that gouging. Hopefully the Mx7's will help make the market more realistic again. Fingers crossed.

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I just noticed that you're, like, "post #1" new on NASIOC!
...and I picked the best thread to post in Actually I can't take any credit as I was just googling to see if Escort has released the replacement for the 9500ci yet, and I came across this thread in the results

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I honestly did not know of one that existed locally
Currently looking for a plot of land big enough to build a test track so people can have a place to test their radar/lidar setup. Came close but zoning wouldn't allow it. Hopefully within the next couple of years my dream will come true. Then the company can go national
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:25 PM   #2461
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That is good, and I commend you on that, but they deserve to know BOTH sides of the story. A good detector is not just about picking up a signal two miles away, it's also about picking up the right signal and not falsing.
I agree - all sides of the story need equal representation - indeed that's what I strive to do, to make clear that there are choices, and that with EACH choice, there are compromises to be made.

In your post above, you said that you're here from a Google search - if you'll search up my other posts here as well as in other communities, you'll see that I'm very, very consistent in this: that I present all sides, without bias.

None of the current detectors is a perfect entity in an onto itself. Each has specific downfalls, and I truly believe that the end-choice needs to be one that's made by the individual user.

I've been an exclusive Escort user since 2003 (much earlier, actually, if you count my skipping a few years with Bel, in that my first Escort detector was purchased in 1998) - where I most drive, I require the extra filtering. And even though I could have likely achieved the same with the V1, given aggressive programming as well as coupling with the Cheetah devices (I use a Cheetah GPS-Mirror), I believe that the end result of that would have been counter-productive.

The gadget-guy and control-freak in me screams for a V1, but I know that it would be impractical for my daily use, which is 99% of my road-time as well as my road-mileage use. It's why I upgraded to the 9500i from my old S7-antenna, Rev5, x50 (which still serves "primary use" in my wife's FXT).

It's a concession/compromise that I've had to make, and I've, so far, yet to be disappointed in living it.

But at the same time, I can list, for each fault of the V1, also, tooth for tooth and eye for eye, a fault with the Escort 9500-series.

I may be a proud and loyal Escort owner - but I carry no illusions. I know that it's far from perfect.

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It is, after all, supposed to be a radar detector, and not just a x/k/ka band detector
But to be fair, to present, fully, the flip side of the story, as we've been discussing above - it is, based on current technology, more than possible to "over-filter."

Escort's "TrueLock/AutoLock" presents the case, perfectly, with an inability to further "resolve," via either the signal frequency "chunking," signal strength, or approximate GPS location, to properly and definitively rule-out the possibility of "locking out" a true enforcement signal.

This case has been presented now time-over in the speed-detection countermeasures community, and it goes well to again serve as illustration that NOTHING is perfect, yet, in this area.

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A bit more? I think you mean some filtering, as the v1 has almost none to speak of when compared to other products currently on the market.
^ That's just not true.

The V1 has plenty of filtering capability - if one wished to enable it. It's actually one of the most comprehensive, in so far as allowing the end-user the ability to choose specific preferences in terms of what's suppressed.

I am supposing, by these posts, that you are an active part of the speed-detection countermeasures community (do you have a screen-name over on RadarDetector.net or RadarReviews.net? I don't recognize your screen-name here, although your style of writing reminds me of someone, very distinctly, my screen-name in nearly all other communities is "TSi+WRX," I took the "LGT" prefix here since I had then recently gotten my Legacy, but I am one and the same, as my old LERSOC friends here can testify to, and also, if you'll search up my other posts here on NASIOC, you'll also see that I've repeatedly come forward with this information as to who I am - it's no secret, and I apologize if I've confused you, for it truly was not my intent - this swap of screen-name has stuck with me here since I joined back in July of 2005, but I've only recently begun active posting here).

If that's true, that you've been a member of our community for more than just the last year or so, then you should have seen the staton's video composition - his "retort" to the Escort's then-popular advertisement video for the then-new 9500i.

the staton, one of the original members of the GOL, was able to, using no tricks, program his V1 to be even more silent - to have even stricter filtering - than the parameters which Escort showed on its promotional video for the 9500i.

In all honesty, it's all about how you set up the V1, but I truly think that in doing so, that practice is simply totally counter-productive.

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Been there. Tried that. But in the end if you can't trust what your detector is doing, then why not just flip a coin every minute or two and use that as your detector, instead of buying an expensive detector. The results will be the same.
Exactly.

And you'll find that if you used the various search engines incorporated into the discussion Forums of the speed-detection countermeasures community, you'll see that I frequently bring up the issue of "detector de-sensitivity," in-particular in-context to the V1's "barrage" of information.

I also tend to cite one specific example, of a member of our community who was gracious enough to come forward, himself, with his own personal example where he - because he became de-sensitized to the warnings of his V1 in one specific area of his commute (granted, had he been paying to the Bogey Counter, he would have spotted the threat, but alas, he'd become so de-sensitized to the warnings that his V1 gave, at that area, that he ignored it completely) - earned a speeding citation.

I've often referred to this as the "Cardinal Sin" of detector usage.

RE: TrueLock/AutoLock locking out actual threat signals
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Have not had any problems with that. I'm beginning to think that they are either using it wrong, or don't understand how these features are supposed to work.
Again, if you are in the community - as I suspect you are - you've undoubtedly read CJR123's excellent presentation on the "Tricks and Tips" to the usage of the 9500-series Escort detectors.

Also, you've undoubtedly seen my posts to the effect of "resolution" - that what's happening is that the threat situations/setups, in these cases, simply exceeded the ability of the 9500-series detector's technical capabilities (again, as presented prior, its (1) frequency "chunking" resolution, (2) GPS localization capability, and (3) strength determination) to resolve the fact that there was a genuine threat, mixed in with the locked-out (either end-user enabled or automatically learned/determined by the detector).

It's not a fault of either the detector - rather, it's a physical limitation, as it currently exists, to the technology.

It would be akin to asking us to look at a piece of notebook paper held a quarter-mile away, and asking us, our very human eyes, to "resolve" the fact that there's two quarter-sized dots on the piece of paper, placed an inch apart. That's just the physical kind of limitation that's being reached here.

To an extent, it can be said to be improper usage, and I've expressed this sentiment many, many times on various Forums. Based on the "Threat Scenarios" that CJR presented, in such areas, TrueLock should not have been implemented by the end-user, or, alternatively, its usage should have been modified.

However, the problem has recently arisen with the AutoLearn function *automatically* locking out - and the best-illustrated of these cases has been presented by happya$$, who is yet another "Old Timer" on RadarDetector.net, and is a widely known speed-detection countermeasures enthusiast, as well as a founding member of the GOL.

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Bottom line, a detector either works correctly or it doesn't. If it doesn't work properly on its own then personally I see no reason to buy or use it.
True - but none of the top-flight detectors can be said to be non-functional.

Each is simply very, very specialized, for its very, very special service and purpose.


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No, no detector is perfect, but that's disingenuous if the conversation is still about the v1. It has many faults and many fanboys. Saying they own a certain product (even if it doesn't work right) can become adictive to their ego.
Very true.

Nevertheless, the same kind of fanaticism exists for the Escort products as well.

Again, I suspect that you are indeed a member of the speed-detection countermeasures hobbyist/enthusiast community - and I have a fair idea, I think, of who you are, by your writing style. Certainly, you must also have seen on both the RadarDetector.net as well as the RadarReviews.net Forums similar levels of rabid devotion to "brand X" as which you've cited of the "V1 Zombies."

But in getting back to detectors, again, nothing is perfect, and it doesn't matter if it is the V1, the 9500-series by Escort, the Bel STi-series, or any other product.

Just as there is no perfect tire for every occasion (since we are, after all, an automotive-hobby Forum), there truly is no detector that fits all purposes, without compromises.

There's nothing disingenuous about that - it's a simple fact.

The V1 isn't perfect, but neither is the Escort.

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Personally I love reading those kinds of threads. It's a great source of entertainment. I was reading one a few weeks ago where some installer took a new Audi R7 and proceeded to hack the hell out of the front grille, and then mounted the k40 (yes a k40 ) heads at a 45 degree angle (pointed at the curb and not straight ahead). They then proceeded to advertise this installation as if it was just as you described - the greatest thing since sliced bread How embarassing must that have been? LOL First they take an incredible car, then blindly hack it to pieces, then install a jammer that doesn't even work if it's installed correctly.
You mean an R8?

You'll have to find that one for me! I totally missed it! That would have made for something to send to AgentR8 (of BlackBird fame), for sure! He would have gotten a tremendous kick out of that one!

RE: the new Blinder Mx7 -
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Thank you. I'm hoping that this crop of Blinders really delivers so that LI is forced to make a better and much more reasonably priced product. If the new Mx7 Blinders perform as good as the first videos that I've seen, then there is no reason for people to spend extra money for a LI. Our quad LI works fine but I also feel that people are ripped off for paying that much for it. In this country they call that gouging. Hopefully the Mx7's will help make the market more realistic again. Fingers crossed.
That's my hope, too, but I honestly don't know.

The market just seems so hotly contested - and so "tight," in terms of how many, even in the automotive enthusiast community, are willing to spend *any* money on this kind of stuff, at all - that every supposed "price revolution" has quite fallen flat.

If you've been around for a while, you'll undoubtedly remember when LI first made its blip on the Stateside scene.

Their then-hoped price was less than $450, for a dual-head unit.

We all hoped that would signal a price-revolution, with the then market-price of the AL and LPP coming in at well over $600, for but a single head.

Sadly, that, was a price-point that was never reached, with the initial batch coming stateside at $675, shipped, for a dual-head unit.

While it did prompt LPP to drop down in price, over time, the cost of the LI has slowly climbed, too.

To me, it's just what the market will pay, and it seems that the parties involved are rather more inclined to just go with the flow, and price accordingly, with perhaps just a few dollars given to try to sway some first-time buyers or buyers otherwise on budget....but not in any way in-earnest trying to drive the market in a different direction.

Perhaps they are afraid of cannibalizing what is already a very, very limited and hotly contested market?

Nevertheless, if a two-head M27 can perform as well as we're all hoping it will - and if a M27 setup mounted to the rear of a vehicle can confer to it a level of protection that is at least above what the Escort ZR4 is capable of, then, hopefully, you'll be right, and we'll see some movement on the market towards lowering prices.

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...and I picked the best thread to post in Actually I can't take any credit as I was just googling to see if Escort has released the replacement for the 9500ci yet, and I came across this thread in the results


To the best of my knowledge - although I'm no longer nearly as active on RD.net as I used to be, and I've ceased posting on RR.net, I still "keep an ear to the ground - Escort has yet to do so, and it's also been a while since their last firmware update on any of their remote-reflash enabled products.

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Currently looking for a plot of land big enough to build a test track so people can have a place to test their radar/lidar setup. Came close but zoning wouldn't allow it. Hopefully within the next couple of years my dream will come true. Then the company can go national
^ Like I said, you sound very familiar.

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #2462
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Time for a new clutch!!! Finally, I'm rid of this friggin' dual-mass POS!

I knew it was slipping, since my last semi-hard launch resulted in plenty of slippage in first gear - but today, when I tried a friendly run against a late-model Impala-SS, I slipped through all of 1st, 2nd, and even part of third, from only a 3.5K launch (my typical launches are from about 4.5K).

Yeah, yeah, why did I keep trying in 2nd and 3rd? Because I thought that it might have held (it did the last time I tried this stunt).

By all means, I should've decimated the SS, but by the time I rowed out of first gear, I had started laughing, and saying to myself: "oh no, there she goes!"

36K on the stock clutch, with about 2 launches per week since I've owned her (I got her as a lease, she was a dealer demo for the first 6.5K miles of her life), and she's been "Stage II" since about 10K miles.

(Re)Taught Sara's uncle how to drive a stickshift on her, too.

I'm honestly surprised that it lasted so long.

Now looking at the ACT Modified Street kit, paired with an OEM '06/'07 WRX flywheel to preserve streetability.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:17 AM   #2463
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Time for a new clutch!!! Finally, I'm rid of this friggin' dual-mass POS!

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36K on the stock clutch, with about 2 launches per week since I've owned her (I got her as a lease, she was a dealer demo for the first 6.5K miles of her life), and she's been "Stage II" since about 10K miles.

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Wow, only 36,000 miles!?!? I believe my stock clutch is still going strong at 99,350 miles . Of course, my WRX has been stock power for it's entire life (though, maybe that'll change in the coming year, as my 100k mile warranty expires) and I don't really launch that often. My Subie is going to a dealership next week for belt and water pump replacement.

Oh, I should also mention, that my driveway apron (long story there ) beat up my stock splash guard and many of the plastic pieces under the front bumper: I replaced the splash guard with a 1/8" aluminum skid plate, and used plastic zip ties to hold everything else together!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:40 AM   #2464
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^ That's an awesome solution!

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Yep, only 36K on the stock clutch, but I'll readily admit to the more-than-frequent launches. I've taken good care of her, but I haven't been easy on her, either.

This wasn't unexpected, and frankly, given the varying reports, I'm decently surprised that it lasted this long, given how many times I've slip-launched, and also that rather harsh lesson, trying to teach Sara's uncle.

My longest clutch life was about 110K, on my first DSM, which was an NA, at stock power level all her life.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:44 AM   #2465
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^ That's an awesome solution!
Considering that a new OE plastic splash guard and associated clips from the dealer would've cost me nearly $100, the Primitive aluminum skid plate wasn't that much more expensive...and it should't fall apart on me. I did have to buy an inexpensive Harbor Freight tap and die set to clean up the five bolt holes (after five years of road salt), but it was a good excuse to buy more tools. Now, if only I could get my city out to properly fix my driveway apron...I wonder if a homemade apple pie is a good enough bribe?
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #2466
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Spotted, July 4th, around 6pmish, Warren road in lakewood on the bridge over 90 East/West, WRB 04-05 WRX, CF hood. I flashed ya and we exchanged waves passing. Saying hello
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #2467
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Sighting -

Beachwood - 11:30 AM, Sunday, July 5.

Silver '09 Forester XT, turned from westbound Shaker onto southbound Richmond.

We were in my wife's '09 Forester XT, Spark Silver Metallic - your twin. We passed you at the next intersection, also headed south on Richmond. I looked over and you were looking the other way. You went right on Green, we turned left.

Just wanted to see if you're here, and to say "hi!"
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Allen you should have took the family down to Superfly tonight. There was a firework show after that I'm sure your Daughter would have loved. The view wasn't the best from where we were with the treeline in the distance but it was still a good time. Lots of nice Subies there, of corse mostly WRXs but there was another WRB 05 Sti so I didn't feel too left out.
All in all a good time.

Hope to get to meet you and some more of the guys and gals at QS soon.
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^ Oh man, you should've seen Anna on Saturday night.

She started off loving the local fireworks (we mooched off the Country Club over in Orange, which is located right next to the subdivision where my in-laws live), but as soon as it got loud, she jumped on Sara and started crying to go inside.

The poor little thing, but I couldn't help but laugh... We went inside, and watched the fireworks at the Indians game, on TV. She loved it. Next year, I think I'll bring ear-muffs for her.

She also didn't like the roller coaster at Memphis Kiddie Park. WTF? She goads me to go full boost in my car, and screams in delight, but doesn't like the roller-coaster?

My theory is that the other kids screaming and how noisy the coaster is sets her off. She said that she wants me to ride with her next time (that's gonna be hilarious) - maybe she just needs my reassurance? I don't know that that little coaster has enough giddyep to get my fat ass up that hill!
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If you have a problem with a user outside of NASIOC take it up elsewhere.

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What the heck was that?

At first I thought my wife hacked my account! Then I noticed it wasn't "Allen."
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Crazy posts reported...maybe the mods will delete them, as the posts have no business here.

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^ Oh man, you should've seen Anna on Saturday night.

She started off loving the local fireworks (we mooched off the Country Club over in Orange, which is located right next to the subdivision where my in-laws live), but as soon as it got loud, she jumped on Sara and started crying to go inside.

The poor little thing, but I couldn't help but laugh... We went inside, and watched the fireworks at the Indians game, on TV. She loved it. Next year, I think I'll bring ear-muffs for her.
Do loud noises/music actually cause pain to younger children? I recall not liking loud music when I has younger, and a child of some friends of mine covered his ears during the fireworks after the Indians game when we went a few weeks ago. Just thinking out loud...

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She also didn't like the roller coaster at Memphis Kiddie Park. WTF? She goads me to go full boost in my car, and screams in delight, but doesn't like the roller-coaster?

My theory is that the other kids screaming and how noisy the coaster is sets her off. She said that she wants me to ride with her next time (that's gonna be hilarious) - maybe she just needs my reassurance? I don't know that that little coaster has enough giddyep to get my fat ass up that hill!
What's this: Allen ventures over to the westside and doesn't give any of us westsiders a heads up? I often wonder what the Memphis Kiddie Park is like, as I drive by there occasionally. I usually wonder if it's any fun or even safe, as it sometimes it just looks scary. But if the kids enjoy it, I guess that's all that matters!
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^ I thought the same thing, but they've been around for a while - actually, I had just read an article about amusement park safety (or lack thereof, even at the big-time level)....

So, I then thought to myself - I promised that I wouldn't be one of "those" parents.

The staff is actually quite attentive. I don't know how well-maintained the rides are, but they all at least had sturdy safety belts that the ride operators all individually tugged on, before each ride. Dunno.

I'm honestly am not sure if loud noises are actually "painful" to kids, I just know that some - like Anna and perhaps your friends' child - really don't like them. Strangely enough, Anna loves Winky's noises. Go figure.

I think a part of it is the context, and the other part is just what they're expecting, versus the reality.
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hey I'll be up in the area (Lorain, Ohio) next week through the 24th. if you guys see a 08 with Virginia plates that's me, give me a wave or something.
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