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Old 03-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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I will be building in my Valentine1 radar detector at the end of this week. I haven't decided on where to mount the hidden display for it. Any ideas? It will all be hard wired in with a kill switch under the steering console. This is on a 2013 wrx that's brand new so if I can avoid it I don't want to do any cutting or drilling to mount it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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get one of those clip on jap style wide rear view mirrors and remove part of the backing for the hidden display unit
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Mounted mine inside a 60mm fake defi gauge in the autometer twin pod near the speedo. Includes the button for mute. I posted it up a few times. I get comments of how cool and stealth it is all the time.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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Do you have any links to the pictures
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Where does the radar it self sit?
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:43 AM   #7
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Above the mirror behind window tint.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:46 AM   #8
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Why must you hide it besides the clean look? My radar is on the dash.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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Yeah why go to all the trouble when the radar it self is exposed?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Yeah why go to all the trouble when the radar it self is exposed?
I have mine "hidden" as well by the rear view mirror behind window tint. It is hidden when looking from outside the vehicle. This helps with 2 things.

1. I live near the city and when I go downtown I don't like to leave anything visible in the car to entice anyone to break in. Having the radar unit hardwired and hidden from the outside really helps. If you leave a $300-$400 unit sitting in plain view you are asking for a smashed window.

2. Cops never like to see a detector. While it is perfectly legal around me it is common knowledge that cops do not like detectors. It shows you are actively trying to avoid them and raises their suspicion of what you are doing. I know I have had people in my car ask why I have it and if I use it to "street race"

So hardwiring and hiding a detector only brings positives.

To the OP, props on a clean and stealth install, I love it. I have the Passport 9500ix and have the remote hardwire kit. I have the mute button and lights under my dash by my right knee. I need to clean it up and want to hide the unit in the shifter cubby hole.
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