V1 mounting ideas (1 Viewer)

Deacon

TXCTG
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
9,677
Reaction score
12,098
Awards
0
Location
Hill Country, TX
The closest thing I’ve found was a home-made version a former coworker @MrZ2u made from a small block of wood, plywood I think, and spray painted black. Worked pretty well actually. You could bond the block to the metal piece and use 3M adhesive between the block and the windshield I guess. Just need something as a spacer, right?
 

TomsMoComp

Lifetime RDF Contributor
Beginner User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2012
Messages
77
Reaction score
72
Awards
0
Location
Northern California
I ended up using the inclided suction cup mount, I cleaned the windshield well and moistned the suction cups before fastening.

Hopefully it holds up!

I ended up using the Magic Mount for my phone, it works great and is much more conveinent than the ram X-grip I used before.
 

codesplice

Professional amateur
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
775
Reaction score
419
Awards
0
Location
AL
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.
You can actually slightly unscrew the hex bolts that attach the adhesive mount to the V1 bracket to let the whole thing pivot a bit. You'll then be able to adjust the angle of the dangle V1 by sliding the unit forward or backward, just like with the stock suction cup mount. That's what I did with the steep windshield of my BRZ and it works beautifully.
 

Deacon

TXCTG
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
9,677
Reaction score
12,098
Awards
0
Location
Hill Country, TX
I’m honestly not sure there was enough play in the bolts to let it slide down and not vibrate against the glass. I went ahead and got her a remote mute button anyway, which will help since most of the time when I get in her car the thing is tilted down a little since she shoves the whole thing forward when muting alerts. But I’m now shifting toward trying to cut and bend the visor mount so that I can permanently mount the metal spring portion, and the detector is fixed in place as well.
 

dchemist

Lifetime RDF Contributor
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2017
Messages
2,973
Reaction score
5,394
Awards
0
Location
Benton, AR

surprisinguy

Government can only give what it takes...
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2015
Messages
1,269
Reaction score
1,190
Awards
0
Location
North Carolina
Thanks for the "backing off the screws" idea... I havent used mine because of the difference in rake.
 

MichaelC

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
28
Reaction score
18
Awards
0
I use suction cups and "balance" the V1 slightly above the mirror. Adhesive comes off when it gets hot.
 

btmgov

ProCharger LS1 GOAT
Intermediate User
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2018
Messages
595
Reaction score
690
Awards
0
Location
Central Florida
I use suction cups and "balance" the V1 slightly above the mirror. Adhesive comes off when it gets hot.
Use better adhesive products and clean your surface throughly. I live in Florida and have one of my detector mounts stuck directly to my WS about the RVM with 3M adhesive tape. It has been there going on 2 years now and is still in good shape.
 

codesplice

Professional amateur
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
775
Reaction score
419
Awards
0
Location
AL
Use better adhesive products and clean your surface throughly. I live in Florida and have one of my detector mounts stuck directly to my WS about the RVM with 3M adhesive tape. It has been there going on 2 years now and is still in good shape.
+1. I use 3M VHB for attaching radar detectors, dashcams, and other accessories to my windshield since I got the car in 2014 and have never had an issue with them falling off, despite hot Alabama summers.
 

Rocket Jockey

Lifetime RDF Contributor
General User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2013
Messages
28
Reaction score
47
Awards
0
WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET TO ORDER THE X-LARGE SUCTION CUPS FROM V1???!...

You Can "ONLY" Place A Phone Order For the Extra-Large Suction Cups From Valentine One!
They Don't Advertise It On Their Site! "Y" You Ask? I've Asked That Very "?" For 15-Years!!!

Still Waiting For A Definitive Answer!...

There Use To Be A Seller On Ebay From The UK That Sold the Metal Mount That Went Into the Head Liner!
Was Popular Throughout the Middle 2000's! I Think I Last Saw Them In 2010! or 2012! During the Cheetah C100 Craze!
Remember dem??? Speed Camera Detector C100? Escort Purchased Their Photo Database!

Just To Remind Everyone! Minnesota Has A LAW Forbidding Anything Attached To Your Vehicles Windshield!!!
It Still Exist! And Yes! They Can Confiscate Your Radar Detector! And! Anything Else You Have Mounted On Your Windshield!!!
 

auskip07

Lifetime RDF Contributor
Intermediate User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
764
Reaction score
1,044
Awards
0
Location
Atlanta Georgia
25 dollar/shipped ebay escort mirror mount works for V1.

I thought the blendmount wasnt worth 100 or so dollars. I gave this mount a try and have found it to be an excellent alternative. Ive owned it for 7 years since i bought my V1 and its has lasted.

This mount will use the V1 mount. Just attach it where the suctions cups come in.

Stability: With the V1 mount it remains stable. You do need to really torque down the adjustment points but after that it remains in the same spot.

how has it fared in accidents? ive been involved in a few accidents all have been rear end hits while my vehicle was stopped in traffic one that was hard enough to total the car. The mount worked fine and didnt break. It did move with my rear view mirror but it kept the V1 attached

You can still buy these for the same price if you search mirror radar detector mount.
110456
 
Last edited:

asleeper

Premium RDF Member
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2011
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
1,841
Awards
0
Location
Virginia
For me, the good ole clip with the suction cups that came with V1 work just fine. :)
 

Charger12

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Apr 25, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
3
Awards
0
I used to have a V1, which I got in 2010. I always had problems with the suction cups so I would hook it up inside the sun visor, if you don't mind a cable hanging down. You would think that its view might get blocked, yet I remember getting great range with it.
 

johnboy00

Geaux Tigers!
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2016
Messages
3,728
Reaction score
6,861
Awards
0
Location
Raleigh, NC
I know this is a V1 mounting thread, but I wanted to share what I ended up doing to mount my phone in my new Charger.

I love Scosche Magic Mounts (I have a bunch of them in several other cars), but I didn't want to stick it to the dash in this car. So I got a ProClip base for the center vent and attached a Scosche Magic Mount to it instead. Perfect so far!

IMG_20190505_091732.jpeg
IMG_20190505_091715.jpeg
 

BlueV1

You won't be saved by alerts you don't get.
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2016
Messages
3,062
Reaction score
5,623
Awards
0
Location
Western NC
Similar to what I ended up with JohnBoy00! I also have been using a ProClip for about 10 months. It isn't as tight a fit as it was when new but it hasn't fallen off or anything. :)
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

Unregistered User Ad


ATTENTION: Want ads to disappear? Register for an account by clicking here - it's free and NO ADS ARE DISPLAYED TO REGISTERED MEMBERS! Thanks!

Donation drives

RDF Server & License Fees (AUGUST 2019) (ACTIVE)

This donation drive covers the server and licensing fees for RDF for the month of August 2019...
Goal
$541.00
Earned
$180.00
This donation drive ends in

Latest threads

Latest posts

Social Group Activity

Forum statistics

Threads
76,505
Messages
1,165,990
Members
19,642
Latest member
SR45
Top