STEP 3: MONITORING - RADAR DETECTOR + DASHCAM
The radar detector is Valentine 1 and was a carry-over from the Audi. It served me well. I'm not a racer. I just want to know when I'm being monitored and serves as a check on my own speed.
I like the brand because of the arrows. I know where the threat is and can adjust accordingly especially if it's on the opposite side. You can also upgrade to the latest model by sending it in and the form factor remains the same. This means the brackets for the install also remain. No need to buy new ones.
Here's the Valentine 1 hard-wired on the rear view mirror using MirrorTap MTX series wiring. While the actual radar detector is held up by BlendMount which is an aluminum bracket that latches on the stalk of the rear view mirror.
For the dashcam, I chose the Thinkware F750 which is a Korean brand. I like the iOS app which you can connect to the unit via Wi-Fi to download the videos and change the dashcam settings.
For now it's wired via their 12V cig adapter. I also have the direct to battery wiring but I'm just lazy to do a wire tap on the fuse. Probably after Summer.
Here's both of them from the driver side:
From the passenger side:
From the rear passenger view:
And how it looks from outside:
Valentine 1 radar detector: $399.00
WireTap MTX: $39.99 (20" length)
Thinkware F750 dashcam: $349.99
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