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cardude007617
12-24-2007, 11:06 AM
quick question-
does it matter where you mount your radar detector? like in the how to's, who ever made the how to mounted their's above the mirror and basically at the headliner http://www.grandamgt.com/radar.html or is the traditional middle of the windshield method best?
thanks

Ajaxus
12-24-2007, 11:34 AM
if it can "see" out both front and rear..it's good to go.

cardude007617
12-24-2007, 11:40 AM
meaning middle of the windshield is best..... lol ? or not really.

iceman
12-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Unobstructed view to front (and rear if you happen to have a V1), the higher the better as you will get better range. I had mine in the GA up near the mirror, kind of similar to this (how it was mounted in my equinox):

http://www.ice8420.com/iceman/equinox/P1190390.JPG

cardude007617
12-24-2007, 12:56 PM
well i just have a better cobra.... (dont start on cobras...mine works well lol) but it has the 360 degree thing, so it would work better higher up? meaning mounted how it is shown in the how-to?

by the way, my parents have a torrent....nice car for the money, we really like it. you like your 'nox?

Metallman56
12-24-2007, 01:27 PM
i had a cobra and i thought that it said in the instructions the lower the better. you might want to check your manual

cardude007617
12-24-2007, 01:29 PM
lol no idea where that would be and WTF is a manual? ...... so basically just leave it where i got it (the normal middle of the windshield type of thing)

Ajaxus
12-24-2007, 02:03 PM
here: speed by the police station as fast as you can each day with the detector in different locations. figure out which location got the most cops on your tail and keep it there.

iceman
12-24-2007, 02:42 PM
i had a cobra and i thought that it said in the instructions the lower the better. you might want to check your manual

No. Higher the better.

drumking1721
12-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Seth how is the valentine?

cooter55
12-24-2007, 03:05 PM
mine is mounted on the dash right above the radio and vents.

WeibSunder
12-30-2007, 02:55 PM
mine is mounted on the dash right above the radio and vents.

Then chances are, you are only getting frontal protection.

In my Escape I have mine mounted about 3 inches below the mirror.