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I m just wondering where do you guys place your radar detector? I have mine just in the center of my windshield. I want my radar to be a little bit more hidden, so cops and theives dont see it so easily. Any suggestions?
 

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left bottom corner of the windshield just abouve in my 4th gen the tweeter. also if you have long enough wire you can do it where your rearview mirror is just run the wiring across and fown the side.
 

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left bottom corner of the windshield just abouve in my 4th gen the tweeter. also if you have long enough wire you can do it where your rearview mirror is just run the wiring across and fown the side.


I've been googling to get some more ideas. Here is some interesting mounts i found:

http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/escortmount.htm


http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/20...ort-8500-install-hardwire-w-custom-mount.html

I think they look awesome, but the bracket is 40 bux! I m thinking about attempting to make my own. Im sure its not going to be as nice as what they have though. What do you guys think?
 

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thats what i was talkin about yeah also you could place it flesh with your dash just use some sort of double sided tape something atleast in most cases would look good
 

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thats what i was talkin about yeah also you could place it flesh with your dash just use some sort of double sided tape something atleast in most cases would look good

Most of them come with stick-on velcro that you can use to do that

I like the ones on the rearview but it looks pretty visible.

You could always get one that installs on your front and rear somewhere and has a readout inside that you could hide
 

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Most of them come with stick-on velcro that you can use to do that

I like the ones on the rearview but it looks pretty visible.

You could always get one that installs on your front and rear somewhere and has a readout inside that you could hide
they make those?
 

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Yeah I've heard of them. I think the valentine one has stuff that goes in front and back and the console part mounts anywhere inside your car
 

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Here is my set up in my Lude. I took apart the remote box for it and integrated it to a dummy plug next to the fog lamp switch. This is my old one as now I am running a 9500 Xi Escort and pictured is the 8500 X50.





I also did the samething for my CR-V with the mute button.


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Nice placement honda4life and what car are those rims on?

If I got a radar detector I would put it as low as possible on the window like hondaraver stated
 

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Nice placement honda4life and what car are those rims on?

If I got a radar detector I would put it as low as possible on the window like hondaraver stated

Read the instructions of the radar for placement. They work better and are supposed to be placed up high.

As for the crome lipped rims, it is this vehicle.








And yes it has a Super-Charger as well under the hood. Also runs an Escort 8500 X50 and here is a crappy pic of his mute button that we mounted inside custom like.




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I've been googling to get some more ideas. Here is some interesting mounts i found:

http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/escortmount.htm


http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/20...ort-8500-install-hardwire-w-custom-mount.html

I think they look awesome, but the bracket is 40 bux! I m thinking about attempting to make my own. Im sure its not going to be as nice as what they have though. What do you guys think?
very cool, ive never seen anything like that before....nice. as for my mounting pt. i did have mine in the center of the windshield but moved it down to where the windshield meets the dash.

The suction cups kept losing suction and it would drop hard onto the dash and i was afraid it would crack it. This way, if it falls, it just slides off the dash into the floor.
 

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^^i think b/c people expect to see them close to the rear view mirror, seems to be a common place
 

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Here is my set up in my Lude. I took apart the remote box for it and integrated it to a dummy plug next to the fog lamp switch. This is my old one as now I am running a 9500 Xi Escort and pictured is the 8500 X50.


I also did the samething for my CR-V with the mute button.


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I really like your set up. Looks very nice especially the mute button on the left side! My problem is that my radar also drops pretty often when mounted high. I guess there are pros and cons for your radar placement. Having my radar on the bottom left side of the dash, I think would lose its sensitivity. While having it high will increase its senstivity, but I risk the chance of it dropping.

What do you guys think of this location :







I was planning on hardwiring and then using velcro. I just don't know how sensitive my radar will be once placed here. Is this even a good idea? lol
 

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Mine has only fallen when the suction cups are getting bad. The Escorts actually come with extra cups.

If it falls, time to change them. If you notice they flatten out over time.


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Here is my set up in my Lude. I took apart the remote box for it and integrated it to a dummy plug next to the fog lamp switch. This is my old one as now I am running a 9500 Xi Escort and pictured is the 8500 X50.





I also did the samething for my CR-V with the mute button.


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noob question - where is the power cord? or is it battery - or where n did you wire
 

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Here is my set up in my Lude. I took apart the remote box for it and integrated it to a dummy plug next to the fog lamp switch. This is my old one as now I am running a 9500 Xi Escort and pictured is the 8500 X50.





I also did the samething for my CR-V with the mute button.


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That's done really well. I like the switch goodjob.
 

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Yep - radar placed as high up as i can. I have tint on front windshield so right below that is where it goes in the center. I have mine hard wired into my JDM foggies too.
 
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