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330soon2b
06-07-2005, 08:06 AM
I am about to purchase the V1. Price is $399. The advertisement states that the device detects laser and radar?

If hardwired, what do you do with your V1 if you go somewhere? Put in glove box? Do you tuck the wire into the headliner after removing unit so that no one assumes that you have a unit hidden in the car? I don't want someone breaking my window to look for the unit.

Nic3quik
06-07-2005, 08:45 AM
It does DETECT laser and radar. I hardwired mine into the otherwise useless homelink switch. Its line level with my rearview mirror and because of the bracket the V1 uses its easy to take down on a hot day and put under my seat. There are plenty of links on how to hard wire it on the net. http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_valentine_v1.shtml (thanks to madrussian!) Done right you can make it look invisible unless someone is really looking for a bracket and knows what to look for. The plug can be fixated up by the headliner for incognito steathliness.

Fast Bob
06-07-2005, 08:50 AM
I am about to purchase the V1. Price is $399. The advertisement states that the device detects laser and radar?

If hardwired, what do you do with your V1 if you go somewhere? Put in glove box? Do you tuck the wire into the headliner after removing unit so that no one assumes that you have a unit hidden in the car? I don't want someone breaking my window to look for the unit.

Or, alternatively, you *could* go for the Escort Solo, which is cordless and makes life a hell of a lot easier....I`ve been using mine for 15 years, and can tell you that *real-world* performance between the top three detectors does`nt amount to a gnat`s ass....if you run into a well-concealed, head-on instant-on trap, NO detector will save you....

Regards,
Bob

330soon2b
06-07-2005, 09:42 AM
Or, alternatively, you *could* go for the Escort Solo, which is cordless and makes life a hell of a lot easier....I`ve been using mine for 15 years, and can tell you that *real-world* performance between the top three detectors does`nt amount to a gnat`s ass....if you run into a well-concealed, head-on instant-on trap, NO detector will save you....

Regards,
Bob

I agree with your assessment. I was so anxious about getting something I purchased the V1 and will do the hardwire install. Ultimately, I will be better off than with nothing. :)

jconley
06-07-2005, 01:02 PM
I have a V-1. You can't mount it in the glove box- it needs to be out in the open, but you can conceal it and use a remote display. I mounted mine betwen the headliner and the rearview mirror. I am quite tall, and had it mounted there on my Audi RS6, and enjoy it just inside my field of view.

I love the V-1. It does detect laser, but usually it is too late.


J

operknockity
06-07-2005, 04:07 PM
Mine is mounted up near the headliner to the left of the mirror. The only time I remove mine is when the car is going in for service (at which time I remove all of the loose items in the car and sometimes also remove the OEM tools), or when the car is on the track. I just let the power cable dangle out of the headliner.

ekaz
06-09-2005, 10:01 AM
Does anyone have the stealthone hooked up to their V1 and if so, how does it work?

operknockity
06-09-2005, 10:04 AM
Does anyone have the stealthone hooked up to their V1 and if so, how does it work?
Several folks have StealthOnes. If you don't want to wait for them to chime in here, do a search for their old discussions.