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    Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Curious if anyone has attempted this "stealth" install of a V1 radar detector?
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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Quote Originally Posted by jraVegas View Post
    Curious if anyone has attempted this "stealth" install of a V1 radar detector?
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    No one? Really? Looks like I give this the old college try and see what happens. The most obvious roadblock will be finding a suitable location to "hide" the V1 unit. It looks like they are usually installed inside the center rear headrest, but that's obviously not an option with the V.

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Installed many stealth radar systems years ago... Since there is so much laser out here, it hasn't been top of mind lately... What's your question about the install?

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

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    Installed many stealth radar systems years ago... Since there is so much laser out here, it hasn't been top of mind lately... What's your question about the install?
    How is the effectiveness of the radar affected, if any, when its buried into something like seat foam?
    Thanks,

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    i just paid a 200 dollar ticket for just having the V1 mounted in the car not even turned on or plugged in so i am also looking for stealth ways to install it

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Wow! where are you located. Cool stealth install.

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Quote Originally Posted by jraVegas View Post
    How is the effectiveness of the radar affected, if any, when its buried into something like seat foam?
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    Further research seems to suggest that the impact of "radar" is de minimis. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for laser capabilities (back to the drawing board re laser defense). Parts are on order and write up on the install to follow.

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    Wow, you live in VA? Is it illegal just to own a detector?

    I have my blendmount with my V1 tucked tightly under my mirror so it is somewhat hidden from view as it looks like one big, massive mirror to the casual eye. I ran the remote to my steering column so only I can see it and not some wanker from behind who ends up following me and tailgating for miles on the Interstate. The V1 main unit stays black with no lights as long as the remote is plugged into it.

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    I talked to the guy who does them. IIRC he wanted $400 for the conversion.

    Personally, from where I have my v1 mounted, it wasn't worth the cost to move the display less than 3 inches.

    He can only put the display on the right side of the mirror due to internal space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman
    Wow, you live in VA? Is it illegal just to own a detector?

    I have my blendmount with my V1 tucked tightly under my mirror so it is somewhat hidden from view as it looks like one big, massive mirror to the casual eye. I ran the remote to my steering column so only I can see it and not some wanker from behind who ends up following me and tailgating for miles on the Interstate. The V1 main unit stays black with no lights as long as the remote is plugged into it.
    Any chance you could post a pic for us to see and consider? I too am wanting hidden system, but not quite ready for the remote mount price tag. That's a nice hp upgrade, lol.

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    Re: Custom Valentine V1 Mirror System

    where does the radar detector go? all i see in the back view mirror is the remote display?

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    So I've decided to pull the trigger on this project. I'm going with an Escort 9500ci as opposed to the V1. I'm on the fence about doing the install myself. I know it'll be a difficult project, any advice or recommendations on doing the install in the garage.

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