This mounting bracket is designed to hold a Valentine One radar detector, though may work with other models as well.
Bolts up to Elises and Exiges without requiring any modification to the car. No holes drilled, no sticky tape to apply to the car. Completely reversible.
Provides a theft resistant (not theft proof) way of mounting the V1.
The mounting location is optimized for forward visibility; mounting the detector low like this is not ideal for rear laser detection so if that’s a priority, you might want to look elsewhere. Keep in mind that if you move the detector up high to improve rear visibility, front visibility may be reduced due to the rearview mirror there.
Weight is approximately 4oz (excludes the weight of the detector).
The bracket is constructed of laser cut aluminum, NC formed and black anodized with a colorfast dye suitable for outdoor use (to prevent fading due to sunlight exposure).
The detector is held in place with a hook and loop strap (velcro), so will accommodate other detectors as well.
The Valentine 1 may be mounted facing either rearwards (for use with the optional remote display module) or facing forwards (for those other cases).
Moves the interior light forward a bit, possibly improving cabin illumination.
This bracket does not work with most harness bars.
This kit includes the bracket mounting assembly only – it does not include anything needed to wire up the detector to your Elise. There is a good writeup of how to hardwire the V1 in the Elise here. Or, you can just run a cable from the V1 down to the accessory plug right below as I’m currently doing (note, the accessory plug is always on, it does not turn off with your ignition).
For more pictures, see the gallery.
Cost: $65 (includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the US)