BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All AlbumsBlogs Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 03:39:52 PM   #1
castaway
¯`•...¸><((((º>`• .¸¸.•´¯`•.¸
 
castaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 512
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 castaway is on a distinguished road
Location: philly burbs

Poland




Default Valentine 1 display in rear view mirror: Stealth Mirror

i've been really interested in these mirrors for quite some time now, the only problem being that they were no longer being produced so you'd have to wait until one popped up for sale used (few and far between).

well, they started making them again!!

http://www.stealthmirror.com/index.html


you can request them with a 2-way mirror (replacing your autodim mirror glass) or get your current mirror etched to retain autodimming. the etched design is definitely the coolest i've seen!!!







Quote:
Etched Mirror Solutions
For an integrated solution that matches up to advanced features in your mirror and etched installation is often ideal. In this scenario the actual mirror glass is etched such that the radar detector display is visible through the glass. With this approach the display is clearly visible and can be integrated with features such as auto-dimming but is not as stealthy as other solutions.

Two-way Mirrors
When a more stealthy integrated install is required options are available to replace the mirror with two-way glass, in this way the radar detector is almost invisible when switched off but can be seen clearly when the system is active. If you are concerned about other people knowing that you have a radar detector then a two-way mirror combined with a kill switch is often ideal.
just thought i'd pass this along.
__________________

2003 ///M3 6MT
Steel Gray / Imola
Jump to top castaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 03:44:52 PM   #2
WkboardAtx
"What a long time to be gone, and a short time to be there"
 
WkboardAtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,469
Reputation: 0 WkboardAtx is on a distinguished road
Location: Austin

United States




Default

I get the impression that with these you still have to have your V1; Installed somewhere where it can get both front and rear view; The V1 is not built into it... Am i wrong about this?
__________________
Daily Driver: E53 X5- Manual Transmission
2003 E46 Convertible ///M3
6sp, Cold WX Package, Titanium Carbon Fiber Interior Trim,Hidden Valentine one with StealthONE, Dinan exhaust, Dinan Stage 2 Software, Time Attack 19" M6 Wheels, AFE intake, RPI Scoop, CDV Delete, Depo smoked corner lights, Black kidney grills, Black side grills, Smoked reflectors, ZHP knob, EAS aurora 2 angel eyes, more to come...

Jump to top WkboardAtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 03:48:41 PM   #3
castaway
¯`•...¸><((((º>`• .¸¸.•´¯`•.¸
 
castaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 512
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 castaway is on a distinguished road
Location: philly burbs

Poland




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WkboardAtx View Post
I get the impression that with these you still have to have your V1; Installed somewhere where it can get both front and rear view; The V1 is not built into it... Am i wrong about this?
correct, this is just a remote display. you still need your V1. you'd just hide the V1 somewhere in your car and have the alerts displayed in the mirror.
__________________

2003 ///M3 6MT
Steel Gray / Imola
Jump to top castaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 03:51:36 PM   #4
bimmer777
I drive an AWD Turdbro
 
bimmer777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,537
Reputation: 0 bimmer777 is on a distinguished road
Location: NYC

Ukraine




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WkboardAtx View Post
I get the impression that with these you still have to have your V1; Installed somewhere where it can get both front and rear view; The V1 is not built into it... Am i wrong about this?
You are right in your assumption. While the mirror integration looks super cool, I don’t see the where the stealth comes from. The monitor is slightly off from where the main unit is usually mounted and is still visible to all other drivers including LEOs.
__________________
"Good drivers have dead flies on the side windows" - Walter Röhrl
Jump to top bimmer777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 03:55:05 PM   #5
WkboardAtx
"What a long time to be gone, and a short time to be there"
 
WkboardAtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,469
Reputation: 0 WkboardAtx is on a distinguished road
Location: Austin

United States




Default

This would be more useful if they took apart the valentine one and installed the sensors in it; the front in the front and the rear sensor looking through the mirrored glass (if that d work). I doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to do although you'd lose auto dimming.
__________________
Daily Driver: E53 X5- Manual Transmission
2003 E46 Convertible ///M3
6sp, Cold WX Package, Titanium Carbon Fiber Interior Trim,Hidden Valentine one with StealthONE, Dinan exhaust, Dinan Stage 2 Software, Time Attack 19" M6 Wheels, AFE intake, RPI Scoop, CDV Delete, Depo smoked corner lights, Black kidney grills, Black side grills, Smoked reflectors, ZHP knob, EAS aurora 2 angel eyes, more to come...

Jump to top WkboardAtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 04:00:33 PM   #6
castaway
¯`•...¸><((((º>`• .¸¸.•´¯`•.¸
 
castaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 512
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 castaway is on a distinguished road
Location: philly burbs

Poland




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer777 View Post
You are right in your assumption. While the mirror integration looks super cool, I don’t see the where the stealth comes from. The monitor is slightly off from where the main unit is usually mounted and is still visible to all other drivers including LEOs.
i see your point, however i think it's still "stealth" for 2 reasons.

1st, being in the mirror most people would assume it's a compass as opposed to a radar detector.

2nd, you can park your car on the street/parking lot safely knowing that somebody isn't going to look in, see the radar detector and smash a window to get it. that is a HUGE concern for me, and it's getting to be quite a pain in the ass to take it down/put it up almost daily.
__________________

2003 ///M3 6MT
Steel Gray / Imola
Jump to top castaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 04:01:15 PM   #7
Quicke46
I'm in the Pepper Bmer...
 
Quicke46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 802
Reputation: 0 Quicke46 is on a distinguished road
Location: Clearwater & New Jersey

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer777 View Post
You are right in your assumption. While the mirror integration looks super cool, I don’t see the where the stealth comes from. The monitor is slightly off from where the main unit is usually mounted and is still visible to all other drivers including LEOs.
same here.
__________________
My ///Mph's are protected by the badge...

E46 TiAg ///M3 : Smoked Umnitza LED Tails, BBS RS-GT(Powdercoated Black), Interior Linked LED Angel Eyes, 8000K HID Headlights, ZHP Shift Knob, BFG KDW2's, Shark Injector
Jump to top Quicke46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 04:05:38 PM   #8
castaway
¯`•...¸><((((º>`• .¸¸.•´¯`•.¸
 
castaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 512
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 castaway is on a distinguished road
Location: philly burbs

Poland




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WkboardAtx View Post
This would be more useful if they took apart the valentine one and installed the sensors in it; the front in the front and the rear sensor looking through the mirrored glass (if that d work). I doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to do although you'd lose auto dimming.
hey, anything's possible with enough time and money.

the benefit to hiding the main V1 radar detector somewhere and having the remote display in the mirror is that the V1 can still be moved from car to car, and it is still covered under warranty. if you took it apart, goodbye warranty. oh, and the cost. it would cost a hell of a lot more to take a V1 apart and "rebuild" it into a mirror.
__________________

2003 ///M3 6MT
Steel Gray / Imola
Jump to top castaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 04:22:11 PM   #9
Jamesh007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 189
Reputation: 0 Jamesh007 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

Quote:
hey, anything's possible with enough time and money.

Yeah, but it would probably be cheaper and better to get the escort 9500ci if your going to do that.. I know I need a radar detector, thinking of picking up a v1 to hold me over while I stealth a 9500 (may take a while to install completely stealth and custom
Jump to top Jamesh007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Nov-25-2009, 04:37:13 PM   #10
sddynamix
Registered User
 
sddynamix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 570
Reputation: 0 sddynamix is on a distinguished road





Default

I'm curious - where else would you put it in the car and still have the full benefit of the front/rear sensors, as well as the line of sight (by having it mounted up high), WITHOUT taking it apart?
__________________
Jump to top sddynamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
display, inv1si mirror, inv1simirror, mirror, radar, rear, stealth, stealth mirror, valentine, view

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:30:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2014 M3Forum.com
Discussing Valentine 1 display in rear view mirror: Stealth Mirror in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)