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It is hard to say, the fastest has been overnight where I received a mirror priority and shipped it out the same day, the longest up to 4-5 weeks. The things that impact it are getting hold of the mirror (whether yours or an alternate, some steps that need to be outsourced and need scheduling and of course my time (I make these in my "spare" time. For a fairly common mirror like the Porsche ones I usually recommend buying a mirror to modify, they are only $70-80 new so I can order one, modify it and ship it without you having to be without the one in your car, the cost can also be minimized somewhat as I can take your old mirror in exchange as it will come in for the next person along. If I have to order one (I ordered a 996 mirror yesterday) it typically takes 5-10 days to get here depending on whether the dealer has it in stock or has to order it in. So, in short... it varies. Once I know what you want and which mirror I can usually give you a pretty firm estimate. The nice thing about both the V1 and Escort installs is that the system can be installed and fully operational then the mirror added later if necessary. I tried a group buy a while ago but it didn't gain any momentum, if we can get a few people together then I can discount things as I save by doing them in lots rather than one offs. Chris.
I do not but I have a buddy who does, PM me your email address and I'll get you in touch with him.
Same type of mirror, different type of detector...
This was $425 for everything except the display which was supplied by the owner (as it comes with the kit). Cheaper still if you supply the mirror.
Just finished this for a 997 owner so I thought I'd share a few pictures, this is the display unit for the Escort 9500ci radar detector / laser shifter installed in an OEM Porsche mirror. The mirror is manual dimming as the auto dimming Porsche mirror does not respond well to modification.
Do you have the Escort 9500ix? I am getting a lot of requests for integration with the 9500ci now which is a very neat (if expensive) unit that installs as you say, radar detector in the front bumper area and laser shifters front and back. With the display in the mirror it makes for a very neat install. I find the combinations interesting, I am currently working a Lamborghini mirror that will have the V1 and Blinder displays in it, an Audi one that will have 9500ci and Laser Park Pro as well as an Escort 9500ci install in a GTR. The YouTube clip below provides a preview of the next offering I am working on where the display is 100% invisible when off. Chris.
It depends on the car, in a Boxster it can be attached to the rear wind shield, a 996/997 a bracket on the headliner or rear window, just about any car it can be elevated from the back shelf... I made acrylic brackets for a while but couldn't get access to enough cars to make all varieties. A good starting point is to reverse the suction cup mount and see how it looks at the very top of the back window.
For those of you who expressed an interest you might like to check out the group buy here http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31429 which could get you up to 25% off the purchase price.
I've never taken an iPod apart but I have done so with an iPhone, the inner workings are so small and delicate I don't think I'd ever try it again. As you probably found out that don't containg "cables" but super thin ribbon connecters with hirosh connectors and the like, very difficult to modify without proper tools. I suppose that depending on the mirror a complete iPod nano could be placed inside with the display then in landscape orientation, could it then be controlled from some sort of remote maybe if that is what you're looking for? There are headphones with controls on them and so on, I think it'd be a lot of work though and I'd question if the mirror is the best place for the iPod to be located but that's all personal taste.
The mirror contains the concealed display, not the whole V1, it does not make it any thicker, the mirror is the same with the addition of a jack plug onthe back to connect to the V1 and the mute/mode button also on the back. The guy I made this for hasn't responded to emails for a month so I am considering it available if anyone is interested, if he resurfaces I can always make him another one. Chris.
The mirror has been etched from behind to allow the display to show through the glass. I suppose that in theory I could do this with an iPod but I doubt it lends itself to being disassembled and reassembled easily. Have you tried taking an iPod apart? Obviously the V1 Concealed Display is the main item I have worked with, I'll soon be testing the Escort 9500 display for someone else all being well. Chris.
Thought you guys might be interested to see this, I just finished integrating the V1 concealed display in to an OEM cayenne mirror for someone.