: Passport 9500ix vs. Valentine 1



lordbaby
12-09-08, 12:27 AM
which one is better?
and the 9500 doesnt detect stuffs from behind?
i do freeway/city mix during school/work days
more freeway during holiday

thx

thebigjimsho
12-09-08, 03:23 PM
I have owned a Valentine 1 for over 14 years. I've had mine upgraded, which is a nice option. I now have 2. 1 permanently mounted in the V, the other in my Town Car. My brother has one. I bought 1 for my parents. I have at least a half dozen friends that I either talked into buying one or they bought one on their own.

They have an amazing following and that is for a good reason. They work amazingly well. You can't go wrong with a V1...

As with anything, there will be detractors. They will be coming...

Night Wolf
12-09-08, 10:24 PM
I have the Passport 8500 X50, I've had that sucker for about 4-5 years now, works great. It was the top line model until the 9500ix replaced it. My 8500 X50 has rear detection, so I am pretty sure the new one does as well.

Mine has been great, if I was to ever get another in the future, it would probably be an Escort.

MauiV
12-10-08, 12:25 AM
Both are made in the same plant at Cincinnati Microwave if memory serves.

My 8500 Blue is getting sent back tomorrow for a fix since my boost makes the laser go off and it scares the crap out of me.

Night Wolf
12-10-08, 05:16 AM
Both are made in the same plant at Cincinnati Microwave if memory serves.

My 8500 Blue is getting sent back tomorrow for a fix since my boost makes the laser go off and it scares the crap out of me.

Just about every car that I've had my 8500X50 in, the horn makes the laser go off :confused: Ah well, been that way for years.

CIWS
12-10-08, 10:35 AM
Just about every car that I've had my 8500X50 in, the horn makes the laser go off :confused: Ah well, been that way for years.



Laser Falsing
It is unusual to get false laser warnings. Some cars and other electronics put out more RF interference than others and that interference may cause a false laser alert when certain devices are used. Although rare, using the horn, windshield wipers, or accelerating, can generate RF interference in some vehicles. Does it do the same thing in other cars/trucks? New cell phones, new cars with laser adaptive cruise control, and the wind-shear equipment at some major airports can also cause false laser alerts.

If you are experiencing false laser alerts of this type, please call our Customer Service Department at 800-543-1608 and they will give you a repair authorization number and instructions on how to return to us. We will be able to make modifications to your detector that will help.

CIWS
12-10-08, 10:42 AM
I have the 9500i, works great and the built in GPS function to block out B.S. signals kicks ass. My normal drives to and from work are now silent unless it's Law enforcement or a new signal has been introduced that's not already been blocked, but I only get it once then it does get GPS blocked.

Either detector will do their job of warning you of possible bad guys if the situation of advance warning is possible. (no instant on) So it really comes down to a case of desired features of the device and each has different pluses and minuses.

The 9500 series has 360 degree sensing.

" 360-Degree Radar and Laser Detection "

MauiV
12-10-08, 04:11 PM
Well I am finally sending my 8500 X50 off today. $60 service fee since I am out of warrenty.

While looking online for the shipping info I found that Escort is offering trade in credits on upgrades....

$80 Trade In
Purchase any new Escort detector* plus trade in a Passport 8500, Passport 8500 X50,
Solo S2, or Passport 9500i, and receive an $80 rebate.

$50 Trade In
Purchase any new Escort detector* plus trade in any older model Escort, Passport, or Solo detector and receive a $50 rebate.

$30 Trade In
Purchase any new Escort detector* plus trade in any other brand radar detector and
receive a $30 rebate.

*Trade in offer not applicable to Escort C65 purchases.

Personally my X50 is worth more than $80 to me but if anyone is considering a new purchase and has an old detector layin around you may wanna check into this.

heavymetals
12-11-08, 05:56 PM
The only time my V1 didn't save my butt was when I ignored it (duh!). :bonkers:

Works great.

Night Wolf
12-11-08, 08:17 PM
I agree, my 8500 X50 is worth it to me... I got the thing many years ago in Texas, was originally around $350 but my cousin worked at Best Buy so I got it for $230 or something. They didn't have the blue at the time.

It's been good, except the cord has a weak spot and I gotta wrap it once or twice around the unit after it plugs in... I did have it hard wired into the '93 Coupe, mounted up above the rear view mirror, out of view, and would turn on/off with car. The telephone end wire was bought at radio shack for cheap.

I thought I passed my go-fast stage... when I used to drive the Town Car, I'd set the cruise at 65 in a 70 on the interstate for better gas mileage... and the Isuzu isn't really capable of speeding on the interstate (seriously) But then I got the BMW, and honestly, now I drive stupid at times... I want to stay at 75 on the interstate and get 28mpg... but then 80....90....100....120 and beyond comes along... and becomes the new crusing speed, so the radar detector has newfound life.

It is way out of warrantee, and I don't know if I want to spend $60 to send it back. Personally, I never had laser (or POP for that matter) be a real cop, and you can go into the menu and disable them, which I have done in the past.

I usually just leave it set to auto, and for display it is set to display the charging system voltage, which I think is really cool, and has actually helped me to diaagnose a few problems with the car.

C0RSA1R
12-12-08, 12:42 AM
Well, Autoweek.com (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/FREE/70326007/1025/FREE) and RadarTest.com (http://www.radartest.com/article_2.asp?articleid=100578) both rated the Escort Passport higher than the V1 - mostly for it's ability to remember false signals and also record known speed trap/radar camera sites using the GPS feature. Both had around the same sensitivity levels - the V1 seems to work better for X-Band, while in the K/Ka+- band ranges the Passport worked better. The difference was usually marginal at best, though it's worth noting that around here (Upstate NY) the cops use K/Ka band radar 99% of the time - every X-band radar I've encountered has been traffic signal timers or automatic doors/carwash sensors. Popular Mechanics rated the Passport as higher as well.

Personally, I use an old $40 Cobra brand detector that seems to work fine. If you understand the fundamentals of radar (reflections, terrain masking, point echoes), pretty much any radar detector will work for you. The GPS feature on the Passport just adds another function that to some is useful, but to others might be too much of a hassle to really be worth it. However, I do plan on buying the Passport 9500 Blue when I get my tax returns, mainly because I'm a gadget freak and my friends call my ETC "The Star Destroyer" and "The Batmobile".

Edit - And just to allay any accusations that I'm sippin' Haterade talking about the V1, my friends' girl has one in her Civic and she loves it, and I actually have a speeding ticket while she doesn't. Of course, I got mine with my Cobra, but I guess I can still claim the V1 is better than a Cobra. I've heard that the directional indicator on the V1 doesn't always work, but the source for that is the comment section of a blog I visit from time to time (the post the comment was on was about whaling in the South Pacific, of all things). The only person I know who has one loves it, so there you go. I don't know anyone with a Passport - I just love the features and the different display modes it has.

CIWS
12-12-08, 09:32 AM
Well, Autoweek.com (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/FREE/70326007/1025/FREE) and RadarTest.com (http://www.radartest.com/article_2.asp?articleid=100578) both rated the Escort Passport higher than the V1 - mostly for it's ability to remember false signals and also record known speed trap/radar camera sites using the GPS feature. Both had around the same sensitivity levels - the V1 seems to work better for X-Band, while in the K/Ka+- band ranges the Passport worked better. The difference was usually marginal at best,

Personally, I use an old $40 Cobra brand detector that seems to work fine. If you understand the fundamentals of radar (reflections, terrain masking, point echoes), pretty much any radar detector will work for you.

:yeah: I've been essentially saying the same thing here for years.

But this forum, certainly in the V sections is heavily sided toward the V1 for some reason still unknown to me. Despite the fact my military training was in ESM/ECM and Radar and that I've worked in Radar both for DoD and the government ever since getting out of the service (20+ years) that doesn't matter to the die hard V1 owners. Most detectors do a good enough job of detecting in real world everyday situations that anymore it comes down to the extra features a particular device offers over its competition.

I bought the 9500i because of the GPS block feature (which I love), not because it was a "better" detector than the V1 or the other major brands out there in everyday driving.

thebigjimsho
12-13-08, 08:21 PM
And a modified Supra Turbo may have more power than a ZR1. But that means jackshit if you're actually trying to use that power. V1 and its arrows FTMFW! The end.

CIWS
12-14-08, 12:35 AM
And a modified Supra Turbo may have more power than a ZR1. But that means jackshit if you're actually trying to use that power. V1 and its arrows FTMFW! The end.

Hey it's understandable that some folks need training wheels when they ride their bikes. There's nothing wrong with that. :thumbsup:






;)

thebigjimsho
12-14-08, 02:04 AM
Bad analogy, son. Arrows are key to understanding everything. The arrows are handlebars, not training wheels.

CIWS
12-14-08, 02:58 PM
Bad analogy, son. Arrows are key to understanding everything. The arrows are handlebars, not training wheels.


As you will old timer, but the vehicle I drive uses neither. It has a steering wheel so the V1 won't quite cut it. :D

thebigjimsho
12-16-08, 02:49 AM
As you will old timer, but the vehicle I drive uses neither. It has a steering wheel so the V1 won't quite cut it. :D
All V1s own.

dondullabadazz
12-16-08, 09:58 PM
passport ftw!!!

pUT IT LIKE this i was doing about 100+
a truck in a couple of cars in fron( had v 1)

and the benzo didnt have shit he was leading

well i was last my KA band went crazzy i slamed on the breaks and i thought the front of escalade was going to scrape.
so when i slowed down to about 50 the truck finaly hit breaks benzo didnt have nothin..
At the next redlight the guy in the truck asked what ihad, i told him 9500Xi he said he had V1 and he said he slowed down when he seen my head lights dip before his even went off. and he was about 2 cars in front of me..

So imo the passport is the most useful one for me

C0RSA1R
12-16-08, 11:18 PM
:yeah: I've been essentially saying the same thing here for years.

But this forum, certainly in the V sections is heavily sided toward the V1 for some reason still unknown to me. Despite the fact my military training was in ESM/ECM and Radar and that I've worked in Radar both for DoD and the government ever since getting out of the service (20+ years) that doesn't matter to the die hard V1 owners. Most detectors do a good enough job of detecting in real world everyday situations that anymore it comes down to the extra features a particular device offers over its competition.

I bought the 9500i because of the GPS block feature (which I love), not because it was a "better" detector than the V1 or the other major brands out there in everyday driving.

I figured a guy with the handle of CIWS would understand quite well what I'm talking about. Let's see - buncha big box stores with big flat, glass-plated store fronts ahead of you, the detector beeps, and no cop in sight. Start looking in your rearview mirror . . .

PS - whaddaya think of the new RIM-116 RAM systems they're replacing those Phalanxes with? I'm just a computer chair, Tom Clancy reading naval buff, but I think they shoulda tried to work with both. Sometimes a gun is your best friend, y'know?

And let me be the first to smack myself in the face . . .

:Offtopic:

CIWS
12-17-08, 09:31 AM
PS - whaddaya think of the new RIM-116 RAM systems they're replacing those Phalanxes with? I'm just a computer chair, Tom Clancy reading naval buff, but I think they shoulda tried to work with both. Sometimes a gun is your best friend, y'know?


They look and sound like the combo system (RAM and CIWS) would be the way to go on the small boys. Anything AEGIS should take out the threat with a SM long before they need those.

But like anything else, being on the outside now, we don't get to hear the real deal on how the system performs. Only what makes it to the public. Phalanx had it's flaws initially that had to be discovered and worked out. LPWS is a pretty serious upgrade to the original block1a system. :D


As far as off topic, I think this one has been beat. Although the OP has never come back and said which way they've chosen to go.

blunted
12-17-08, 11:33 AM
passport ftw!!!

pUT IT LIKE this i was doing about 100+
a truck in a couple of cars in fron( had v 1)

and the benzo didnt have shit he was leading

well i was last my KA band went crazzy i slamed on the breaks and i thought the front of escalade was going to scrape.
so when i slowed down to about 50 the truck finaly hit breaks benzo didnt have nothin..
At the next redlight the guy in the truck asked what ihad, i told him 9500Xi he said he had V1 and he said he slowed down when he seen my head lights dip before his even went off. and he was about 2 cars in front of me..

So imo the passport is the most useful one for me

Not trying to make excuses, but if the guy had his for a while then perhaps it needs a tune up. I've had mine a for almost 4 years and it seems to have lost a little sensitivity. Good part is they will bring it back to new for around $40 .. alot of the time they'll even do it free.

Zero187
06-18-09, 04:17 PM
Bad analogy, son. Arrows are key to understanding everything. The arrows are handlebars, not training wheels.

Nah, the analogy makes perfect sense.

Arrows are virtually useless unless you are trying to RUN from the cops. Knowing where they are sitting doesn't make a difference, just slow down!

Definitely go for the 9500ix. False alarms on the V1 are way too annoying.

Florian
06-18-09, 04:22 PM
Valentine is made by Mike Valentine
Escort is made by Cinti Microwave (Mike's old employer and developed the logarithms behind both)
Mike is the poo!

V1 FTMFW.


F

CIWS
06-18-09, 05:52 PM
For anyone to claim that the V1 is really a better detector than the Escort is either full of fanboism or BS. For anyone to claim the Escort is a better detector than the V1 is either full of fanboism or BS. Their detection abilities isn't really what any potential customer should be concentrating on. They are both tested and proven in the lab, test bed, and street. However they both have other design differences and features that appeal to different folks. Those should be the considerations taken into account.

Eric Kahn
06-18-09, 08:34 PM
I have not had a speeding ticket since I quit using a detector in 1994, just pay attention to whats around you

Jon2001sc2
06-19-09, 01:42 AM
I've used the v1 for 8 years now and I'd not change a thing if I were to do it over. I'm now looking for another v1 to hard wire in to the beater so I don't have to keep moving it to what ever car I'm in. In the end it comes down to personal preference, both are out standing and are sworn by but for me I like arrows.

thebigjimsho
06-19-09, 02:19 AM
Arrows are virtually useless unless you are trying to RUN from the cops. Knowing where they are sitting doesn't make a difference, just slow down!


You obviously have not used one. I have used V1s for 15 years. "Doesn't make a difference" is one of the most ignorant, uninformed statements you can make. Thanks for bumping...:thepan:

C0RSA1R
06-19-09, 07:10 PM
Unless you expect the cops to be shooting RPGs at your car, it doesn't matter where they are - if they're painting you with their radar, slow the heck down. IMHO, the only concern should be the frequency of the radar in question and the signal strength. Any competent detector can show you that - and the 9500 will show you multiple radar sources, and their relative signal strengths. The V1 just shows "bogeys" on the "bogey counter". What are you, Tom Cruise? You got MiGs inbound at Mach-plus, hotshot? Well, then flip on that ECM and stand by your decoys and jammers . . . we got bandits at two o'clock high!! Make sure Iceman is tight on your wing, and keep a running count of those scary "bogeys"!! Oh noes, all the arrows are lit up - zoinks, Scooby, we're surrounded!!

Ooops - only Rocky Mountain Radar makes radar jammers that work. My bad. Can't do that with either the V1 or the Passport 9500 . . .

Arrows = useless. Unless, as mentioned above, you're running from the cops. With the signal strength display options of the 9500, you can accomplish the same thing if you know what you're doing. People who do not understand the principles behind radar (and it may be either more or less complicated than you think) should probably just be careful on the road, rather than use a radar detector. If you do not understand radar but want one anyway, buy a cheap Cobra like I used to have. The detection range is almost as good as the premium ones, and if all you want to know is when you're being painted, just listen for the beeps and check the display. It'll tell you the frequency band and the volume will give you a rough idea of the signal strength. If it beeps, slow down. If it's silent, stomp it. Nevermind the intricacies.

Anyone who thinks that a radar detector totally absolves them of the need for common sense and foresight will learn different real fast.

Playdrv4me
06-19-09, 07:19 PM
What are you, Tom Cruise? You got MiGs inbound at Mach-plus, hotshot? Well, then flip on that ECM and stand by your decoys and jammers . . . we got bandits at two o'clock high!! Make sure Iceman is tight on your wing, and keep a running count of those scary "bogeys"!! Oh noes, all the arrows are lit up - zoinks, Scooby, we're surrounded!!


:histeric: :histeric:

That was great.


Anyone who thinks that a radar detector totally absolves them of the need for common sense and foresight will learn different real fast.

:werd:

GizmoQ
06-19-09, 10:25 PM
Unless you expect the cops to be shooting RPGs at your car, it doesn't matter where they are - if they're painting you with their radar, slow the heck down. IMHO, the only concern should be the frequency of the radar in question and the signal strength. Any competent detector can show you that - and the 9500 will show you multiple radar sources, and their relative signal strengths. The V1 just shows "bogeys" on the "bogey counter". What are you, Tom Cruise? You got MiGs inbound at Mach-plus, hotshot? Well, then flip on that ECM and stand by your decoys and jammers . . . we got bandits at two o'clock high!! Make sure Iceman is tight on your wing, and keep a running count of those scary "bogeys"!! Oh noes, all the arrows are lit up - zoinks, Scooby, we're surrounded!!

But I have seen a V1 remote mounted on the back of an Aggressor's F-5, top that Passport! And who needs ECM in 2D space, just slow down or speed up. I wouldn't waste my time or money putting a black box in a car (but I do hear Rocky Mountain is doing some great stuff against instant-on). Can you imagine the litter and Wild fires caused by chaff and flares? :duel::airforce:

MauiV
06-20-09, 01:42 AM
I had the shot, I took the shot, I wasnt below the hard deck for more than a few seconds

GizmoQ
06-20-09, 04:21 AM
I had the shot, I took the shot, I wasnt below the hard deck for more than a few seconds
Screw the hard deck if you're not trimming the shrubs, you haven't used all the airspace available.

C0RSA1R
06-20-09, 12:28 PM
I had the shot, I took the shot, I wasnt below the hard deck for more than a few seconds

Ha! Perfect follow-up! :highfive:

C0RSA1R
06-20-09, 12:32 PM
But I have seen a V1 remote mounted on the back of an Aggressor's F-5, top that Passport! And who needs ECM in 2D space, just slow down or speed up. I wouldn't waste my time or money putting a black box in a car (but I do hear Rocky Mountain is doing some great stuff against instant-on). Can you imagine the litter and Wild fires caused by chaff and flares? :duel::airforce:

Hmmmm, never thought of that . . .

I guess I need a new post in the Eldo forums, "How to add a chaff dispenser to my ETC - w/pics!". I'm actually toying with the idea of buying a RMR system and mounting it behind the grille of my Eldorado, but I'm already about to buy the Passport 9500ix (blue display), so I don't think that would be right away. At some point in the next year, I'm going to find myself doing a lot of highway driving, and I think a radar jamming system might come in pretty handy. Decisions, decisions . . . :sneaky:

thebigjimsho
06-20-09, 02:17 PM
Arrows = useless. Unless, as mentioned above, you're running from the cops. With the signal strength display options of the 9500, you can accomplish the same thing if you know what you're doing. People who do not understand the principles behind radar (and it may be either more or less complicated than you think) should probably just be careful on the road, rather than use a radar detector. If you do not understand radar but want one anyway, buy a cheap Cobra like I used to have. The detection range is almost as good as the premium ones, and if all you want to know is when you're being painted, just listen for the beeps and check the display. It'll tell you the frequency band and the volume will give you a rough idea of the signal strength. If it beeps, slow down. If it's silent, stomp it. Nevermind the intricacies.

Anyone who thinks that a radar detector totally absolves them of the need for common sense and foresight will learn different real fast.
Anyone who thinks a law to massage the coffers of the local government and has little to do with safety(on Interstates), that bunches up vehicles into a dangerous environment and that basically absolves the need to "stay right or pass" obviously hasn't thought out the "common sense" theme.

No one needs to teach to me common sense on the roadways. I have one accident in my name and that was last year when I was doing 25 in a 30, had something in my eye and the car in front of me panic stops at just the wrong time. As for my driving habits, I keep myself at a pace where I do more passing than most. Doing so means that I don't need to worry about merging traffic. I can keep my focus on cars in front of me and keep an eye behind. If I'm in the left lane, half of my surroundings doesn't need to be monitored so much. All the traffic is directly in front, directly behind and to my right.

I drive quickly, no doubt. But my machinery now at 80mph is still infinitely safer than machinery in 1973 at 55mph. And since I don't weave in and out and I don't tailgate, I'm just as safe, if not safer, than those who sit in the slow lane at 55mph and have to try to move over or speed up or hit the brakes to merge with joining traffic.

I use a detector for 2 reasons: (1)to keep my pockets full and keep the state from bilking me of money. (2)to know exactly where the officer tagged me so that when it comes time for court, I can tear down his case(since he didn't use proper protocol for using that speed gun in the first place, which happens 95% of the time).

And since I've got a great thing going with a clean driving record, minus my accident last year, since buying my 1st V1 in 1994, I'm perfectly happy recommending a V1 and it's wonderful, useful arrows.

Of course, I hope that anyone reading this sees that I take my craft very seriously and that I'm not just speeding right along without a care. I do use my eyes like a hawk and scope out in front of me and behind for cops constantly. I am not the "rabbit". I stay in the right in little traffic. It does take smarts as well. No doubt.

CIWS
06-22-09, 12:09 PM
376 ohms.

thebigjimsho
06-22-09, 12:28 PM
376 ohms.
What color bands are those?

Ranger
06-22-09, 12:54 PM
if they're painting you with their radar, slow the heck down.
Isn't it too late at that point?

CIWS
06-22-09, 04:23 PM
What color bands are those?

Orange, Grey, Brown, Brown

thebigjimsho
06-22-09, 04:54 PM
Orange, Grey, Brown, Brown
Ah, I need to freshen up....no, wait. No I don't...

GizmoQ
06-23-09, 03:40 AM
Isn't it too late at that point?

No, on a flat plain, my V1 picks them up a good 15 seconds for radar and 10 to 20 seconds for laser before they can get a lock on me for everything but Instant On. Over hills and valleys and around curves, I'll get a hint from the V1 way earlier for radars cause I'll pick up their transmitter way before they see me.

Speaking of which, got pulled over on south I-57 just inside Chicago today. Never saw him coming, never got a pep outta the V1. Guy was in a beater of an old 90s Pontiac Grand AM with illegally dark tint all around. I saw him pull in behind me at a quick clip (I was doing 75) and thought nothing of it. Then I see what I thought were odd triangular lights on his passenger sun visor - blue and red. I thought OK kids playing a bad joke. Then he turned on the siren and started flashing his headlights. OOOPS, better pull over.

Long story short, no radar, no laser, no ticket, he saw my Car Computer on my dash as I passed him and wanted to inspect my car for an illegally placed video player. I read the law and is exceptions to him off the computer screen and he said he was going to tell me the same thing (I guess I was being kind of a smart ass since I was sitting instead of getting closer to home). He and his partner (sneaking up on me on the passenger side of the car) watched me demo some of th capabilities of the CarPC and after 15 minutes, he let me go about my business. Needless to say, I waited till I had to floor it to get back into traffic and screeched the tires shifting into second. Then the V1 let me know I was being painted by Ka radar from the rear. I kept it under 75 and he exited 3 exits later.

Playdrv4me
06-23-09, 02:18 PM
Needless to say, I waited till I had to floor it to get back into traffic and screeched the tires shifting into second.

Had they been real douchebags they could have had you for exhibition of speed and/or reckless driving for that little stunt, whether you "needed" to floor it or not.

Sounds like they weren't real cops LOL.

V-Eight
06-23-09, 02:37 PM
Had they been real douchebags they could have had you for exhibition of speed and/or reckless driving for that little stunt, whether you "needed" to floor it or not.

Sounds like they weren't real cops LOL.

Can they really get you just for squealing your tires?

Playdrv4me
06-23-09, 03:36 PM
Can they really get you just for squealing your tires?

Yep.

States have variations on this theme, but I imagine they all have it:

"No person shall engage in any motor vehicle exhibition of speed, or aid and abet in any such exhibition, upon any highway. This offense includes excessive acceleration so as to cause the tires to scream loudly and lose traction. (Grier (1964) 226 Cal.App.2d 360.)"

http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36340

MauiV
06-23-09, 03:42 PM
Hookin tires FTW!!!

Douchenozzle Cops FTL.

Ranger
06-24-09, 01:31 PM
Can they really get you just for squealing your tires?

They can get you for anything if they want to.

Rolex
06-24-09, 02:01 PM
Can they really get you just for squealing your tires?

BTDT X 3 when I was in high school. In my home town is was called "hazardous driving" and cost you $150 per offense. I made my last offense count: I laid a black mark that was almost a quarter mile long. :hide:

V-Eight
06-24-09, 03:19 PM
BTDT X 3 when I was in high school. In my home town is was called "hazardous driving" and cost you $150 per offense. I made my last offense count: I laid a black mark that was almost a quarter mile long. :hide:

What were you driving?

Rolex
06-24-09, 05:33 PM
What were you driving?

1991 GMC Sonoma. 4.3 liter V6, 5 speed, hypertech goodies, etc. I used to be able to run circles around those 5.7 TBI Chevys, and I even beat the first gen S10 SS (advertised 210 bhp) by 5 car lengths in a quarter mile run. It was a fun little truck.

It would do the longest open diff peg-legged burnout you've ever seen (especially with well worn tires). When the spinning right rear tire slowed, you could just ride the brake a little to slow the truck down and keep it spinning. I was hard on tires back in those days.:D

V-Eight
06-24-09, 06:20 PM
Yeah, my truck is the 1994 5.7 and I couldn't do that lol

MauiV
06-25-09, 01:49 PM
My buddy had a worked 4.3 Sonoma extra cab and it would give my Formula 350 all it wanted back in the day.

Now if you want THE 4.3 litre....................














































http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w52/jdinmaui/Stuff025.jpg

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V-Eight
06-25-09, 06:11 PM
^ Well said

Rolex
06-30-09, 12:30 AM
My buddy had a worked 4.3 Sonoma extra cab and it would give my Formula 350 all it wanted back in the day.

Now if you want THE 4.3 litre....................

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w52/jdinmau/Stuff025.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w52/jdinmau/Stuff026.jpg

I tried to pick a fight with one of those once. The guy driving it probably had a good laugh at me. :histeric:

Rodya234
06-30-09, 03:07 AM
If you want THE 4.3 Liter, you get a Caprice 9C1 :D

http://iciss.net/members/domeniclaudato/memberprofile.jpg

man i love those things.