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Old 11-09-2011, 03:50 AM
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LeMans,

my friend has the 9500ix. And we drove down to florida together and did a comparison. the V1 definitely won in that competition, actually won by a long shot..

Thats funny, because we headed to SC on day and my buddy who swears by the V1 brought it, I had my 8500X50 on the left side of the mirror and the v1 on the right side. Same height, clear line of sight. He was bragging how his V1 just had the firmware updated. This was in a 2011 QX56. BIG windsheild, not obstructions.

The 8500 picked up WAY faster then the V1. First time it happened my buddy said the 8500 must be falsing. But as we came over the hill, his V1 went off. But the 8500 picked up way before that. It happened over and over. and coming back through Va. The troopers were standing outside their cars, shooting laser. His V1 NEVER picked it up. the 8500 picked it up everytime. Not like it really will help you once you are hit. But the fact was his never even detected it.
he now owns a 8500 x50 in blue. The V1 went on Ebay
I have not heard great things about the 9500 and 9500i.
That is why I still have both my 8500 units. I send them in once every 2 years or when they start to self calibrate alot. Passport does a full diag, replaces whatever and does a firmware update and they come back better then new. It used to cost only 50-60 bucks and come with new suction cups, but I just sent one in last week and the price is now 79.99 due to them not making the units anymore!

Sorry for the threadjack. Nice X!!!! I wanted the black trim, but now with the high maintinance and seeing your aluminum trim, I wish I had that instead!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:00 AM
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Good lord almighty those adv.1 wheels are amazing.

Congrats on the M stlcity!
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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Congrats! Shes a beauty! No front plate FTW I love it haha

What percent tint did you go with?

And as far as radars go, I have a V1 and I love it, def recommend it.
Keep driving so you can break that big girl in properly. Your talking about the adrenaline rush and your limited to 4K, man juust wait till you can hit that M button and enable launch control! Ahhhhmazing!

Congrats again man, take care!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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Thanks guys for all the compliments. Loving the car so far. The black kidney grills are here. Waiting for the painted reflectors from IND. Will install them both and post updated pictures over the weekend.

As far as tint goes I am not sure what percentage the installer went with. Told him to darken it as much as possible as long as it stays in the legal limit . I will talk to him tomorrow and post it here....
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Nice steering wheel
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I have had a V1 for ever. I think I am on my 6th upgrade. I finally got tired of the false alarms. Heard good things about the built-in Passport 9500ic with GPS. I have a Laser Interceptor installed as well. I decided to keep the V1 on the windshield (with volume tuned down) to see how they differ. I have been driving a year with both. It is a toss up. Some times the V1 picks up a signal first and sometimes the 9500 does. All types of driving (city and highway). One thing is for certain. The 9500ic has 90% fewer false alarms. And Laser Interceptor crushes everything.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:03 PM
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For the people who asked: I talked to the installer for the window tint. He said the front windows has 20% tint.
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For the people who asked: I talked to the installer for the window tint. He said the front windows has 20% tint.

This here seems to be an informative website on the tinting laws for sedans and SUVs by state.
Auto Window Tint Laws | TintCenter Window Tinting
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Wow, congrats! Space grey is the best color! And the white angel eyes look great.

+1 on the adv wheels! If only I didn't have a lead foot that likes to plow through the pothole ridden streets of LA!
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:47 PM
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Two questions about service: when did u guys do the first one? CA told me that the Ms get their first service at 1500 miles unlike the regular X5. Also he told me that although BMW recomends oil changes only every 15K miles, he said it would be better for the car if I did it every 7.5K miles. Any thoughts guys? Thanks in advance.....
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