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Old 03-14-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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valentine1 mount

anyone seen this type of mount before?

never even knew there were different options for mounting it. seems like it could be a good place for it, good spot for it at least.

http://www.amazon.com/BlendMount-Val...d_bxgy_e_img_b
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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That mount was actually advertised here on E46 - which is where I found this link:

http://store.nexternal.com/shared/St...unt2=540534615


I personally like the looks of the EAS Aluminum holder though ... what do you think?

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2091
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:47 AM   #3
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hmmm interesting! anyone you know have this? i mean dont you think the view of the radar would be in better position compared to the higher mount area where most hard wire it
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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I was actually just thinking about that. I do like the positioning of these mounts a little better than the location where I have mine hardwired.

However, if memory serves me correctly, I remember reading that the V1 should be placed higher up on the windshield and towards the center of the two pillars. Thus, I have mine up top.

Any thoughts on that? :/

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Old 03-14-2009, 01:56 AM   #5
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haha yes he has!

but true i never thought about that hmmmm dang i really dont know how much it would effect my v1 if it is relocated to under the mirror, also i was thinking its kinda not as hidden when hanging under the mirror, i feel it being up close to the roof alot of people over look it.

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Old 03-14-2009, 02:06 AM   #6
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Smart man!

I actually prefer the up top location for the same reason. Plus, I feel as if it's a bit easier to mute it up there then reaching if it's under the mirror.

Plus, my college isn't in the safest of places, so when I take the radar off, the mount isn't too noticeable.

I do know that Mike Valentine talked about it being easier to catch the radar waves (I think) when it's higher up because they bounce? Definitely correct me if I'm wrong ... as i know i wasn't paying too much attention when reading the booklet
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Smart man!

I actually prefer the up top location for the same reason. Plus, I feel as if it's a bit easier to mute it up there then reaching if it's under the mirror.

Plus, my college isn't in the safest of places, so when I take the radar off, the mount isn't too noticeable.

I do know that Mike Valentine talked about it being easier to catch the radar waves (I think) when it's higher up because they bounce? Definitely correct me if I'm wrong ... as i know i wasn't paying too much attention when reading the booklet
You are 100% right..... Mike says that the higher up on the windshield the better. Of course, the sensor should be below the window tint. Just because a product is made doesn't mean it's a good one. The one hanging below the rear view is 1) noticeable like crazy and 2) not high up on the windshield. It's funny because in an EAS thread where it was introduced while still in "development" there was a 90% consensus that it's not the best item, but they still went ahead and made it anyways.... : ) Overstock anyone?
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