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I've used a visor mount tucked it the front of my headliner for 15+ years... But now a new car and that's not possible. I dont like seeing the suction cups inside or outside - so since no frits on this car am going to get a dark tint strip and use the suction cup mount with the 3M tape deal and see how that works.
 

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The V1 Visor mount is great, and only use windshield mounts in rentals or loaners. I made a custom V1 Visor mount sure based on the corvette V1 mount and have not turned back since.
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I'm actually going to revisit that option...
 

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ok, i got the 3M tape mount today that replaces the suction cups on that mount. The rake of my windshield will not allow for the mount to be level as it has a fixed angle of the plastic on the mount. The suction cup mount "gives" enough to make the V1 level - the taped adapter does not "give" up or down. I'm going to have to rig the mount in some way to wedge the taped area to be level on my windshield. Otherwise the V1 will point at about a 25 degree angle to the sky. I'm pretty sure I can do this - if not I'll just use the suction cup mount instead.
 

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Yeah 2 guys....an Aggie and "Don Pedro" gave it one star. You could invent a pill that cured ugly and somebody would give it one star because they could not figure out how to open the bottle. You can fix bad hearing with hearing aids, bad eyesight with glasses/contacts....but you just cannot fix stupid.
It is rock solid and works great. Even in the South Texas heat for a couple years now.
I highly recommend this mount.
Sarge, did you have any trouble leveling the unit? I could not get it close to level due to windshield angle. I ended up 3M taping the suction cups to the frits / windshield, that seems to be holding up well. Thanks.
 

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I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Blendmount.
I have the Blendmount in my Honda and it is awesome, can't use it in my Audi though. I think there is a special mount that may work with my rearview but I just use the suction cup mount and it fits very nicely above the rearview and below the headliner.
 

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Still think this has a lot of potential.
And they make mirror mounts too.


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This was the easiest, more permanent mount i have done. 3m VHB tape strip and mount the suction cups right to it.

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This one was a little more complex for my RedLine and CD, just screwed the RedLine bracket to a mettle plate and mounted it.

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Nice and kinda hidden. Class a motorhome.
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Moved it to the car, hardwired with a fuse tap, concealed display, splitter and Bluetooth dongle hidden under dash. Have a permanent mount on order as the curvature of the window makes it at an angle and it annoys me.
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This was the easiest, more permanent mount i have done. 3m VHB tape strip and mount the suction cups right to it.

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This one was a little more complex for my RedLine and CD, just screwed the RedLine bracket to a mettle plate and mounted it.

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Do you run both the Redline and v1 are the same time?
 

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Do you run both the Redline and v1 are the same time?
Sometimes. 90% of the time the V1 only, 5% of the time both and the other 5% RedLine only for high speed twisty's.

I used to run a remote 9500CI(M3) and V1 at the same time all the time, was a great set up.
 

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For those running the permanent adhesive mount in the original post, how do you deal with it when the rake is too steep to level out the V1?
 

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For those running the permanent adhesive mount in the original post, how do you deal with it when the rake is too steep to level out the V1?
Just slide the V1 in/out to accommodate the rake/angle. I don't think there is a windshield the V1 mount wont accommodate. But i use the stock mount and use permanent adhesive on the suction cups.
 

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It turns out there is. Mounted up high on the windshield almost at the visor level on the fiancée’s Passat, it was pointing at the sky, like 30 degrees probably. Pushing it forward in the mount hit the glass well before it was level. Had to remove it from the windshield and switch back to the suction cups.
 

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It turns out there is. Mounted up high on the windshield almost at the visor level on the fiancée’s Passat, it was pointing at the sky, like 30 degrees probably. Pushing it forward in the mount hit the glass well before it was level. Had to remove it from the windshield and switch back to the suction cups.
Yeah, if you have the mount in the first post there is no wiggle room since there are no suction cups. You will need to build up the angle with something.


For the suction cup mount i made permanent, even if the RD front hits the glass just keep pushing it forward till its level like mine in post #37.

Its why i make my own mounts, they always work.
 

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It turns out there is. Mounted up high on the windshield almost at the visor level on the fiancée’s Passat, it was pointing at the sky, like 30 degrees probably. Pushing it forward in the mount hit the glass well before it was level. Had to remove it from the windshield and switch back to the suction cups.
Same for my Land Cruiser. I'm going to have to figure out how to build up the mount so it doesn't do that.
 

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