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    Where is the best place to mount the almighty V1? near the top by your head, or near the bottom by the dash and windshield... is there a perfect spot?

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    Mount the V1 right below the tint band at the top of the window.

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    Hey tom, a FAQ sticky on the top of this thread would be golden...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Hey tom, a FAQ sticky on the top of this thread would be golden...
    Also you can follow the instructions in the manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Hey tom, a FAQ sticky on the top of this thread would be golden...
    Also you can follow the instructions in the manual
    Or on the V1 website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potter11
    Where is the best place to mount the almighty V1? near the top by your head, or near the bottom by the dash and windshield... is there a perfect spot?
    If you want better laser detetion, mount it near the bottom of the windscreen and if you want better radar detection, mount it near the top of the windscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Mount the V1 right below the tint band at the top of the window.
    EXACTLY!! The V1's superior laser detection won't be affected by being further away from the targeted area of the car. This is where mine is and I have never missed a laser alert. NEVER.

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    Jimbonzzz said this not too long ago:

    "First, it is a good idea to follow manufacturer's recommendations:

    Passport x50 and BEL RX-65:
    "Using the Windshield Mount, mount your Passport level, and high enough on your front windshield to provide a clear view of the road from the front and rear."

    Valentine One:
    "Valentine One works best when mounted high in the windshield, and toward the center between the windshield pillars. Use your choice of windshield or visor mounts"

    However, here's the different points of view on this:


    High mounting

    -Good for Radar: higher mounting gives you more "line-of-sight" with the targeting radar. If you do the math, one foot higher mounting gives you an few tenths of a mile extra, maybe even more than 1/2 mile. Tthe average driver isn't likely to notice such a small difference in range, but it might help out in a pinch (detecting brief instant-on at long range)

    - Good for laser targeting vehicles ahead, since it can "see" through their windows better etc...

    - Bad for laser targeting you, since it is mounted further from the aiming point (front plate).



    Low mounting

    - Not as good for radar, but you might not be giving up too much.

    - Good for Laser Targeting you: closer to the aiming points(front plate/lights). More likely to give a laser warning when you are targeted, and you'll have time to slow down if they don't get a reading on the first shot, if you have a dark vehicle, are using VEIL, etc.

    - Not as good for laser targeting vehicles ahead, since it can't see through their windows as well



    In my humble opinion, as far as mounting and performance goes:
    - If you don't have a Blinder, and have a dark car/VEIL, then mount low, you'll have a good chance of geting a warning when you're being hit and can slow down before he gets a reading.
    - If you have a Blinder then you covered for laser pretty well. You might as well mount the detector high to maximize radar range.
    - If you have a light-colored car that can be easily targeted by laser, no blinder or VEIL, then mount high, and you might have a better chance of getting lucky with a prior warning when a vehicle ahead is targeted.

    Something else to keep in mind: if you mount TOO low then you could obscure the rear radar or laser sensor on your detector."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash
    Quote Originally Posted by potter11
    Where is the best place to mount the almighty V1? near the top by your head, or near the bottom by the dash and windshield... is there a perfect spot?
    If you want better laser detetion, mount it near the bottom of the windscreen and if you want better radar detection, mount it near the top of the windscreen.
    For the V1 laser detection doesn't matter if you mount it high or low...It is a true champ at detecting off axis Laser

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