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charlie_sheen 07-16-2011 05:35 PM

Radar Detector setup
 
hey guys when i bought my car it came with a passport radar system. it has a seperate mute module next to the XM radio and from there it looks like it goes under the dash to the passenger side pillar where the wire runs along the windshield and pops out so i can plug in the actual scanner. question is, i hate seeing peoples radar's just sitting on the dash and obvious to anyone who feels the need to steal a nice setup.

if anyone has pics of their's stuck ANYWHERE other than the lower center of the windshield please post pics. ive heard the higher it sits, the better it scans....so im primarily looking to get it up near the rear view.

bottom line, just let me see your radar setup if its creative or anything other than the normal.:lol:

dcris 07-16-2011 05:44 PM

I'll have to post a pic later, but I have my Passport 8500 right under my rear view with one of their new large single suction cup mounts.

lieutenantcolumbo 07-16-2011 07:52 PM

Check out the Blendmount, a nice sturdy aluminum base that lets you mount it directly under your mirror, without the ridiculous suction cup marks all over your window:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ght=blendmount

Then look at the stealthcord that lets you get power directly out of your mirror:

http://www.stealthcords.com/shop/home.php

dcris 07-16-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lieutenantcolumbo (Post 3469142)
Check out the Blendmount, a nice sturdy aluminum base that lets you mount it directly under your mirror, without the ridiculous suction cup marks all over your window:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ght=blendmount

Then look at the stealthcord that lets you get power directly out of your mirror:

http://www.stealthcords.com/shop/home.php

I'd prefer that mount over the suction cup mount, but the one I got is much better than the one that came with mine, with the two small cups. I also wanted to use the smart cord, which I mounted where the ashtray is, having Dremelled (is that a word?) out behind the ashtray and fed the Smart Cords display unit through.

I also had a hard time justifying $80 for a radar detector mount.

lieutenantcolumbo 07-16-2011 08:49 PM

Yeah I got both mounts with the Escort too, the one with two suctions cups is still in the box. The other one is better, good enough for a trip in the wife's car or if I need to take it in another car.

dcris 07-16-2011 09:01 PM

I got mine "for free" when I sent in my 8500 for a firmware upgrade.

lieutenantcolumbo 07-16-2011 09:16 PM

Mine was free too, part of some promotional accessory package I got. Think there was direct wire power cord too (not a smartcord), six month free financing, etc. Too good to pass up since I needed a replacement at the time. Their SuperCup windshield mount should really just be the standard one included in the package in my opinion. The dual suction cup one reminded me of the one I always hated on my Solo.

underground000 07-17-2011 03:50 AM

Cant take a pic since my car is at my friends place and staying there for over a week :(

What I used was a screen protector that uses solution to apply. Like this brand. These are more flexible and stickier then the screen protectors from the store. I placed this (using the solution) on the black dots above the rear view mirror. Then used the supplied suction cups with the radar detector for mounting (Note let the screen protector dry for 24hrs). This has been holding my Valentine1 for over a year without any problems at all. Still holding strong

My Valentine1 is not visible from the outside and the 'sensor' is just below the blue tint line (so no interference). If you have a oem navi or in dash navi, it may set off the laser warning on the detector. So I placed my business card between the radar detector and rear mirror. Fixed the warning and is still holding:lol:

Im Happy with the result, and most people will not notice it unless they look for it. I have a remote display too so that helps with the lights not showing the the detector

Easy removal too if do get pulled over. Remove the radar detector and move the wire to the driver's side and put down the visor (or tuck the wire)

Note: if you go this route choose a phone with a large screen, the screen protector will be larger


edit: I have used packaging tape and that did not stick well enough to the dots. And mounting it either to the left/right of the dots, the visor came into contact with the detector making the visor useless

dcris 07-17-2011 11:49 AM

The Blendmount is definitely a cleaner look, but anyway, here's my setup.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/...c3b0c19d_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/...92392682_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/...f144acaf_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6136/...d72588f2_z.jpg

2005legacy2.5i 07-17-2011 02:32 PM

^What is that mount called? Do you know if they make one for a V1?

dcris 07-17-2011 06:05 PM

That's a new type that comes with Passports.

Miro 07-18-2011 12:07 AM

I'll snap a couple photos of my V1 setup hopefully tomorrow. Nothing too fancy, yet totally hidden from public view.

2005legacy2.5i 07-18-2011 01:39 AM

^ Thanks!

charlie_sheen 07-18-2011 07:34 AM

So that picture up there that dcris posted, is that the flushmount or no?

dcris 07-18-2011 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie_sheen (Post 3470575)
So that picture up there that dcris posted, is that the flushmount or no?

The one I have is not the Blendmount. It's the new Passport mount.

Here's the Blendmount site and they have for the Passport and Valentine.

http://www.blendmount.com/


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