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How much did everything cost you after all was said and done?
 

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I placed mine here, it's very easy to read in this location. Where did you locate the main unit?

 

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I already had the V1 and remote display. I did buy another ash tray assembly (~$60) so I could keep an unmodified version. I also spent a few bucks on ABS sheet (3/16") and some acrylic cement.

The main unit is to the right of the mirror. The web page has all the details.
 

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Is the V1 really worth the money and is it one of the best or the best out there?

ABSOLUTELY!!! It is a must have for highway driving. Not very useful in the city. Last month I drove 2400 miles round trip from Louisiana to Pennsylvania, set the cruize on 95 and the tickets I avoided are too many to count.

The only thing I hate is when people realize you have a radar detector they follow right on your a$$ and don't give you much room to slam the brakes when the detector goes off


i really like the ashtray mount for the remote display leres...i only wish i had the patience to do mine.
 

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Got to do that mod:thumbsup:
 

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I see you used .034 S/S for the mount. Do you have any vibration problems? I used 18 ga at first and had vibration problem. I just went to 11 ga and milled slots so it would slide into the [lastic part of the visor mount and now it is solid as a rock. I mounted my remote just to the left of the center line of the instrument panel. It does cover a portion of the tach (C5) but it is the area under 1000 rpm but I can live with that.
 

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With mine the main unit is only visible if you are looking right at it and also when it is working only the light on the remote light up, not the main unit. If the remote is down low then it can't be seen from outside the car
 

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The main unit needs to be mounted high so it has a good front/rear view but that also means people behind you can see the LEDs; these are disabled when the remote display is present. You're also able to hit the mute without reaching your hand up to the mirror.
 

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I am not trying to be a smart a** but what is the purpose of a remote if the main unit is in view?
Good question. For me, I don't like people hanging behind me when the see the arrows light up on the main unit. With the remote attached, the main unit doesn't light up. I placed my remote unit dead center on top of the steering column, very easy to pick up with a quick glance.:thumbsup:
 

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The main unit needs to be mounted high so it has a good front/rear view but that also means people behind you can see the LEDs; these are disabled when the remote display is present. You're also able to hit the mute without reaching your hand up to the mirror.
Yes, the mute capability is great if you are at a stop light and it just keeps going off while you are trying to talk to a passenger or on the phone.
 
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