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      05-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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Valentine 1 mount for e92 M3 mirror

Dear members,

My buddy was asking if there are any mounts available for the e92 M3 where you can install the V1 unit right below the mirror?

He doesn't want to use the suction cups and mount it to the windshield.

If not, what are some clean ways you guys have been installing V1's? (Obviously hardwiring is a given... but besides that)

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Good question....even though I think on the e90 section are few DYIs


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Dear members,

My buddy was asking if there are any mounts available for the e92 M3 where you can install the V1 unit right below the mirror?

He doesn't want to use the suction cups and mount it to the windshield.

If not, what are some clean ways you guys have been installing V1's? (Obviously hardwiring is a given... but besides that)

Thanks in advance for your replies.

-Calvin
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      05-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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EAS has a V1 mount that sits under the mirror. There's also one from "country joy crafts" or something like that for a little less.
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      05-11-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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Kind of like this?




While this is specifically for the e46 M3, we'll be making one for the e9x models soon.
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Kind of like this?


While this is specifically for the e46 M3, we'll be making one for the e9x models soon.
Looks neat. I have seen this on a friend's E46 M3 and it is very clean.
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In my opinion suction cupped to the windshield above the mirror is a much cleaner install. Hanging underneath is right in your line of sight while driving. Not sure that's such a good idea. Plus radar detectors work better the higher you mount them. It improves their range.
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In my opinion suction cupped to the windshield above the mirror is a much cleaner install. Hanging underneath is right in your line of sight while driving. Not sure that's such a good idea. Plus radar detectors work better the higher you mount them. It improves their range.
Not to mention it's much easier to see from behind your car and also from the front for anyone walking by while you're parked who might want to snatch it.
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Kind of like this?




While this is specifically for the e46 M3, we'll be making one for the e9x models soon.
Yes sir!! That's exactly what my friend is looking for.

Please do let me know when the e92 ones are available!

And thanks to the rest of your for helping out!
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Any news? You EAS guys got the E92 ones available yet?
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That looks great! V1 comes with weak suction cups... Keep us posted, EAS!!

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While this is specifically for the e46 M3, we'll be making one for the e9x models soon.
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      02-26-2010, 12:01 PM   #11
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Don't bother...I bought the mount from country joy and it fit, but I couldn't adjust the mirror....there is not enough space for the mount...had to send it back
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search ebay, they have some mounts that should work on e9x cars. It is about $50 i think.
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While this is specifically for the e46 M3, we'll be making one for the e9x models soon.
Please consider this thought: That's nice and all but I'd rather see it mount the V1 to the side of the mirror and a little bit higher. The V1 suction cups have never stopped working for me. In fact, they're the best suction cup mount I've encountered. But the suctions cups against the windshield does make it easier for a thief to see it hanging there. Mounting it from the mirror up behind the tint at the top of the window would make it harder to see from the outside.
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Please consider this thought: That's nice and all but I'd rather see it mount the V1 to the side of the mirror and a little bit higher. The V1 suction cups have never stopped working for me. In fact, they're the best suction cup mount I've encountered. But the suctions cups against the windshield does make it easier for a thief to see it hanging there. Mounting it from the mirror up behind the tint at the top of the window would make it harder to see from the outside.
from what your saying I did the exact same thing on my e93. I WAS going to do the mirror install and all that stuff but the shop I was working with wanted like 3k to do a stealth mirror and put the parts in the headrest etc. so for 0 dollars I mounted it above the mirror on the passenger side and just followed the diy for hardwiring it. its been up there for about 9 months and suction cups havent failed once.
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If someone could produce a mount that did move it up and to the side of the rear view mirror, well that would be brilliant.
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Subscribed, Tom, please let us know when it's available! Had one for my Z06 like this and I really liked it.
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In my opinion suction cupped to the windshield above the mirror is a much cleaner install. Hanging underneath is right in your line of sight while driving. Not sure that's such a good idea. Plus radar detectors work better the higher you mount them. It improves their range.
California Law states:

26708. (a) (1) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows.


AKA suction cups on windshield.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc26708.htm
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California Law states:

26708. (a) (1) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows.


AKA suction cups on windshield.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc26708.htm
This was repealed last year in favor of portable NAV systems.
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from what your saying I did the exact same thing on my e93. I WAS going to do the mirror install and all that stuff but the shop I was working with wanted like 3k to do a stealth mirror and put the parts in the headrest etc. so for 0 dollars I mounted it above the mirror on the passenger side and just followed the diy for hardwiring it. its been up there for about 9 months and suction cups havent failed once.
Yes, this is likely the best place to put it. I want a way to mount it there but not use the suction cups. From the outside the suction cups "footprint" on the window give it away. By placing it on a mount that does not use the suction cups it should be "stealthier".
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