2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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I finally got my install to the point where I'm happy to share it with the membership here. Testing was supposed to take place recently but life got in the way. My signature block will take you to my Profile About where you can see all of the settings that I run.

The R7 was the easiest to update. It's running on a DFR6/7 Blendmount clip with a couple of felt furniture bumpers to keep it snug against the rear view mirror. You'll see a Blackvue DR650-2CH just above that and to the passenger side on the front windshield.

The Valentine 1 I've had for 4 years and won't part with. You can see more about that install process here.The features in JBV1 make running the V1 worth any potential penalty in performance to the R7. That said, I haven't tested it and I rarely run the two together. I did not see any penalty in limited testing between the R3 and the V1. I have custom tail number tracking in FlightRadar 24 that helps fill in that gap.

The TMG Alpha-15 is the last addition. My only lidar threat where I live is Ultralyte and ProLaser. Nearby, as far as I know, the "strongest" threat is Stalker XLR/RLR. I am only guaranteed to "see" DE in twice annual runs across OH. I'm very happy with the progress on the firmware, and it's potential. The system went in a little more easily than I thought. Getting the car level was the biggest challenge, and I'm still not 100% sure it was. I did some geometry to figure out the angle of my grille and trunk, and then replicated that angle for the heads; so I'm fairly sure they are square to the car. I used Sugru all around, leveled the heads and taped them in place for 24 hours. The biggest challenge was getting the front cables through the firewall. I taped the front cables all the way with Tesa tape. A local mechanic helped with a pass through on the passenger side, which helped keep as much of the cables straightened out. I'm happy with how it turned out and can't wait to test it.

Driver Front to Center (Inside to Inside) 10.75”
Driver Front to Center (Center to Center) 13.75”
Driver Front to Center to Passenger Front (II) 24.75”
Driver Front to Center to Passenger Front (CC) 26.75”
Driver Rear to Passenger Rear (II) 18.75”
Driver Rear to Passenger Rear (CC) 20.75”

Driver Front Height 26”
Center Height 23.5”
Passenger Front Height 26”
Driver Rear Height 34”
Passenger Rear Height 34”

Thanks to everyone for their help and advice.
 

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No custom kill switches?
 

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Nice stuff! I like your attention to detail. It took me forever to look at it all because all the photos kept crashing Tapatalk :D

That rear center console housing, the top part with the vent, where did you get that at? It looks very similar to the one I think I've seen at Radar-Mirror's website previously -- and now can't find it there any more. Am I imagining things?
 

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That, sir, is impressive.
 

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Why is the V1 Box so thick? What kind of foam is that?

Where did you get the V1 (BMW alarm cover) cover from?
 

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Great install, and very nice pictures. Those front heads look to be in the perfect spot.
 

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FYI, you can embed uploaded images in the post using either the "Insert Image" button,
Code:
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or by wrapping ATTACH tags around the media ID:
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This makes it easier to view the pictures, and also takes advantage of xyd's image optimization to speed up downloads and reduce bandwidth usage.

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Edit: Huh, worked in preview. Is the image optimization working @xydrine, or are these pictures too large?
 
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No custom kill switches?
Not yet. I have one, but it was just easier to put the CPU next to the mute/mark remote button for the R7
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Why is the V1 Box so thick? What kind of foam is that?

Where did you get the V1 (BMW alarm cover) cover from?
It’s 6”x6”x6”. I made it tall enough to “see” over the center brake light. It’s Fastcap Kaizen foam. The BMW cover came from eBay. It could be a little shorter but not by much.
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Nice stuff! I like your attention to detail. It took me forever to look at it all because all the photos kept crashing Tapatalk :D

That rear center console housing, the top part with the vent, where did you get that at? It looks very similar to the one I think I've seen at Radar-Mirror's website previously -- and now can't find it there any more. Am I imagining things?
They probably had one in their install pictures and I believe that’s where I got the idea. It’s a BMW E36 (i believe) alarm sensor cover.
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That, sir, is impressive.
From you, in particular, that means a lot. Thanks.
 
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