My friend's Dad was really impressed with the V1 in my Range Rover when we were at the beach this weekend and I told him how great they would be in his cars as in had a heavy foot and some really nice (and super fast) cars.
I told him what he really needs is a V1 and a laser jammer setup, but across 3 vehicles that gets really expensive, really fast. Although I suppose you could move the V1's back and fourth... kind of a pain.
Anyway here is the car list:
Mercedes S65 Sedan
Aston Martin DBS Coupe
Ferrari 599-GTB Coupe
I'm perfectly comfortable pulling the S65 apart to run wires, tap power with an add-a-circuit at the fuse box, etc... In this car I would put the V1 above the mirror and the remote display on the steering column most likely.
As for the Aston Martin and the Ferrari, I am not interested in popping any panel off - ever I suppose this means the best I can do is put the V1 above the rear view mirror and run the wires down the A-Pillar and and to a remote display somewhere - essentially just like the S65 now that I think about it.
Does anyone make a custom V1 remote display that is smaller? I know you can take them apart and make them significantly slimmer, it would be nice if I could get a slimmed down one with the phone cord soldered into it so I don't need to have such a think display and it would also make running the wire much easier. Does someone make this?
I'm kind of thinking as I type and I think that is the best way to go, there has to be access to the fuse box in all of those cars so that makes tapping the power and running the wiring quick and easy. I'm game to mount the units above the mirror but I need a better remote display option - ideas? input? advice? anything?
Lastly - what about a laser jammer? I'm pretty sure these all need to be hardwired. I don't mind running wires around the engine bay but then getting the wires inside the car for the brain and display would kill it - I don't suppose there is a system with wireless heads... I'll post this in the laser sub-section as well.
CLIFF NOTE VERSION:
- Tap Power at Fuse Box
- Mount V1 above rear view mirror
- Run all wiring from hardwire kit to V1
- Find a slimmed down remote display and install it around the cluster
- Laser jammer - wireless somehow??
Any and all input and advice would be greatly appreciated!