I am thinking about having this installed in my ML350 - not that I drive so fast, but because I seem to be going faster than I think in this truck! I haven't been able to find too many reviews on this unit, and was wondering if anyone has personal experience.
Where did you put the display? How long did it take to install? I have been quoted 4 hours to install the detector and the laser shifters. Total cost, with detector is about $1,200.00.
I decided not to get the Escort 9500ci because it is gawd-awful expensive to install and I will not get a dash mount. I understand the 9500 is a superior detector, but I'm just not going to pay $3,000.00.
No personal experience, but according to Radar Roy and others (of whose credibility I have no idea) the QI45 uses exactly the same laser "shifters" -- love that term! -- as the 9500ci. Installation should take 45 minutes (hence its name -- Quick Install 45) in part because there is only one wire to run through the firewall, and the shifters add another 15 to 30 minutes. The main difference from the 9500 is lack of rear protection.
should check out radardetector.net. lots of info on there. i hear those shifters are not that great. i don't think there's really a great place to put a remote unit either. i think the best (cleanest) solution is the V1 interface that hooks into the display, though i have some issues with the design of that as well
Where does the V1 go if the concealed display is used? I read the explanation on the Valentine web page to say that the display on the main unit is blacked out, but the actual detector must still be on the dash/window.
Maybe I missed something on the Valentine page? I do not want a detector mounted in the interior either on the dash or the windshield.
not sure who bought who, but yes they're the same company now. i still prefer their bel lines better *shrug*
if youre trying to buy direct off their site, yea i'm sure they're not pushing it anymore since they have other more expensive stuff. but then that's kind of my point -- you get as good/better coverage with the sti, while not paying for mediocre laser stuff packaged in with it, at a lower price for the unit itself as well.