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  1. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    Yeah, Youtube does compress video so all these videos will be at least slightly better in real life. It looks like we have the same camera only the 0906 must be the newer version I guess. I think it sure is a great camera for the price. That dashcam review website I posted says the Mini 0906 was a great camera for the price but possibly less reliable. Maybe that's why the older model has trouble with the continuous loop function. Maybe mine will also when its older. So far so good though.
  2. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    I forgot to add, the Grdian Krios cam that I hated could ONLY be setup through your Android or Apple phone via wifi connection. There was no screen to set date time or change any settings on the cam itself, it all had to be done via the phone interface. That system absolutely sucked and the wifi didn't connect half the time which made it impossible. Avoid that at all costs.
  3. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    I'd recommend reading through an article like this one or search for similar terms and see what the experts say. I used this article to decide to buy the Mini 0906. You can easily spend $400+ if you're chasing the best cam with best options etc. That's way over my budget though. https://dashcamtalk.com/best-dash-cams-of-2019/
  4. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    I have this one in my wife's Dart. Its decent quality picture and fairly decent sound. But my favorite cam that I have is still the Mini 0906. https://www.cobra.com/collections/dash-cam/products/dash-2308
  5. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    As another example, Here is a video from the 2nd cam I posted, the Black Box G1W cam. Notice how even with extreme snow on the windshield the cam is still focused on the outside and the snow on the window is slightly blurry. With the junky Grdian cam it seemed to focus ON the windshield instead of focusing THROUGH it.
  6. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    I DO NOT recommend this one! Only reason I even share it is so people can avoid it. It was a $140 when I bought it and its just junk. Supposedly that brand's high priced cams ($200+) are decent but I was not willing to spend that after having poor quality from the $140 one. I see it's much cheaper now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K88JWRC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Notice how poor the audio is in this video. Also, the center of the field of view is always slightly out of focus. NOTICE that the few rain drops on the windshield are in focus but looking through the windshield out past 25ft or so and things are slightly blurry. I contacted the company and they agreed it was blurry and sent me a replacement cam, this was the replacement cam. It was the same way.
  7. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    Here is the first dashcam I ever bought. It is an entry level cam but it has a high level chipset inside. Its actually a midlevel chipset and probably the best quality you'll find at that price. The audio isn't as good as the Veckle Mini 0906 I posted above but its half the price also. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FONBG1A/?coliid=I124B3BZIC36W1&colid=1O1792YP2I7N0&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Night quality isn't as good as the Veckle Mini but still decent. The quality isn't quite as good but still not bad. You can hear a few clicks and pops in the audio and it does it a lot more on rough roads but its still not bad. I still recommend this one for a buyer on a budget.
  8. SMOKN05

    Dash cam for 2018

    I have had a few different ones, they can vary a lot in quality. I recommend no less than a 1080p cam otherwise you won't be able to read license plates or they may fail upon impact when you need the recording most. The one I'm currently using in my Challenger is this one. It's a dual 1080 front/rear cam and still fairly inexpensive. I'll include video from it as well. It's dual 1080 at 30fps but if you just use the front cam it can do 1080 60fps or 1920p at 30fps. I should add, I run a 128gig card in here and it works great and lasts quite a while before it overwrites. I think its about 8hrs of video from both front and rear 1080 cams before it overwrites. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0746BCFBF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 One last video showing how good the microphone is. Most dashcams don't pickup audio very well, even the expensive ones can sometimes have poor sound quality and lots of clicks and pops on rough roads etc. For a $120 dual cam, I'm very impressed with the sound quality of this one.
  9. SMOKN05

    Pm issues

    I don't claim to know the answer but I have an idea you might try if it happens again. Try refreshing the page or possibly hit the back button on your browser then hit the forward button to load the page again. I've been typing a post before and my laptop messed up and went back a page in the browser. I thought I lost everything but when I go back forward to my post it saved my text right where I left off. So that might be worth a shot for you.
  10. SMOKN05

    Daytona Beach Turkey Run 2019

    Where is the jaw-dropping emoticon? WOW! That's friggin awesome! Gonna have to share that one with my Dad. I bet it sounded awesome too!
  11. Nitromethane is just simply awesome. No matter if its a 4cyl, 2cyl Harley or a V8, nitro turns any engine into the most awesome thing on earth. https://www.dragzine.com/news/larry-spiderman-mcbride-smashes-motorcycle-record-at-the-man-cup/
  12. What kind of parking job is that? Lol
  13. Those can be a lot of fun, and a lot of work! Haha. Nice rigs!
  14. SMOKN05

    Do you need a DOT# or CDL?

    So just for my own understanding because I'm a little confused, where does a small truck/trailer fall? Like say a 1/2ton truck pulling a competition racecar but it's a 2000lb Miata on 2000lb trailer. Say the who combo is under 10,000lbs buts it is a competition vehicle. Or say a 3/4ton vehicle with trailer that's 12-15,000lbs combined and used for competition. Does all this mess only apply if you're going to be over 20,000lbs or 26,000lbs or something like that?
  15. SMOKN05

    Do you need a DOT# or CDL?

    Just a thought, if you are being inspected or weighed or whatever, if the officer is going to write you a ticket for something doesn't he have to cite which regulation you are not in compliance with? Point being, if the state says you are illegal, tell them to prove it or go pound sand.
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