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      02-06-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Alekshop: 2011 E93 - V1 Radar Mirror and iPhone Integration

On this 2011 E93 M3 we decided to install Valentine 1 Radar Mirror with V1 custom enclosure and connect it all to iPhone.

As anticipated, everything works great



V1 Mirror









V1 Enclosure



at the end we added front and rear cameras and exhaust cutouts to bring V8 rumble to life









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      02-06-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Nice work. What exactly is the iphone doing?
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      02-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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The app is Trapster right?
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      02-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Nice work. What exactly is the iphone doing?
Showing V1 display, map, speed and traps ...
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The app is Trapster right?
nope ... different app
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      02-06-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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which app and very nice i see you did the cutouts as well
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Nice mods.

The app appears to be RadarActive, free on the iTunes store.
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Nice mods.

The app appears to be RadarActive, free on the iTunes store.
Wow. What a SICK app.. The police traps were SPOT on.
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Whaaaaaat! Nice!
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Nice car (it's mine.) Aleks did a great job.

Yes, the iPhone app is RadarActive (http://radaractive.com/). There's a module that connects the V1 to the iPhone and it automatically reports radar signals back to their database. You can use the app without the V1 and just report traps manually.
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Nice job
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      02-09-2011, 01:02 AM   #12
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Nice car (it's mine.) Aleks did a great job.

Yes, the iPhone app is RadarActive (http://radaractive.com/). There's a module that connects the V1 to the iPhone and it automatically reports radar signals back to their database. You can use the app without the V1 and just report traps manually.
Thanks Tom,

It was a cool project and I am glad it all worked out !
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Do you use bluetooth to make phone calls from your iphone in your car? How does that work while using the app and the radar transceiver.
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Nice setup - cool app.
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Do you use bluetooth to make phone calls from your iphone in your car? How does that work while using the app and the radar transceiver.
I think it works fine, but I'll have to check.
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What is the difference of how well the radar detector works since it is mounted in the enclosure VS the Dome light?

Looks good guys, can't wait till my cutouts come in!!!!

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tlr,
Thanks for the photos. Waiting for a reply back from Aleks. Also wondered about function with it being lower in the back.
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Thanks for the photos. Waiting for a reply back from Aleks. Also wondered about function with it being lower in the back.
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I can't send you PMs. Please feel free to send me an e-mail info@alekshop.com and I will be glad to go over the installation process with you.

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Is the V1 enclosure made from a OEM headliner cover? I have been wanting to make something like that for my Z4M. Any hints as to where and what parts I should get to make my own? =D
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Is the V1 enclosure made from a OEM headliner cover? I have been wanting to make something like that for my Z4M. Any hints as to where and what parts I should get to make my own? =D
Yes it's a BMW part. You'll have to ask Aleks exactly which one.
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Is the V1 enclosure made from a OEM headliner cover? I have been wanting to make something like that for my Z4M. Any hints as to where and what parts I should get to make my own? =D
We sell them, feel free t send me PM or e-mail ) info@alekshop.com (

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