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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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Thanks for the "backing off the screws" idea... I havent used mine because of the difference in rake.
 

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I use suction cups and "balance" the V1 slightly above the mirror. Adhesive comes off when it gets hot.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
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It Still Exist! And Yes! They Can Confiscate Your Radar Detector! And! Anything Else You Have Mounted On Your Windshield!!!
 

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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.
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For me, the good ole clip with the suction cups that came with V1 work just fine. :)
 

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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.
 

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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!

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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. :)
 

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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!

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I did the same, but took the whole mount apart and kept just the magnetic part. I just glued it to the ProClip vent mount, nothing sticking out / bulkiness. I love that set up, I'll post pics later.
 

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