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Radar Detector Mounting

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2012 Mustang GT. I've got 2 options:

1. On the dash there is a little depression right above the 12V plug in. Seems perfect for a radar detector to sit on.

2. Use the provided suction cup mount on the windshield.

Option #1 would be my preference, however I can't help but wonder if that raised area in the middle of the hood would cause interference.

Where is yours mounted?

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My detector is mounted roughly 3 inches off the indent you mentioned. Some radar detectors have a 360 degree detection range and if the detector is mounted directly on the dash, there may be some interference from the hood and the rear dash.
mine is mounted and wire-tapped into the rear view mirror.
The higher you mount your detector, the longer the range it is capable of. If you look on Valentine One's website, they explain it in a lot more detail. Mine is mounted to the bottom of my tint strip right by my rear view mirror on the passenger's side. I commonly pick up Ka band from 1/2 to a mile away or more, plenty of time to recognize the threat and do whatever I need to do way before we can even see one another.
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mine is mounted and wire-tapped into the rear view mirror.

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Mine is mounted just below the window tint next to the rear view mirror. I have an Escort Live smart cord routed through the headliner and bundled with the rv mirror's wire.
Those of you who have an escort but don't have escort live just do not understand what you are missing out on. It is by far the best investment you could make. You get alerts for things that a regular radar detector just can't compete with. Speed traps, airplane patrol and cops that aren't using radar or laser. I can deal with the wire hanging down for that extra security.
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i use this, i stick it on to where the radar is about 2 inches off the dash.. then i hardwired it to the radios antenna 12v in the passenger footwell. Its not a fuse, its an actual wire. You can push the wire down behind the dash and windshield and itll stay in there. little did i know that when the radio is off the radar turns off too, It kinda comes in handy that way though., i guess you could say its like a kill switch for it lol New Permanent Windshield Mount for Beltronics Escort Passport Radar Detectors | eBay
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mine is mounted and wire-tapped into the rear view mirror.
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BlendMount mirror mount with a wire tap. Nice and clean.

BlendMount Radar Detector Mount Escort Beltronics Valentine One
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+2 (my old seats)

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Ebay 3m permanent mount. Works flawlessly.

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I've heard that mounting them higher hurts their ability to detect lasers anyone know any truth to that?
I've heard that mounting them higher hurts their ability to detect lasers anyone know any truth to that?

I actually have read the complete opposite. Higher is better.
I actually have read the complete opposite. Higher is better.
i would think lower would be better for lasers, they aim for the front bumper area.. as long as you have a clear view forward and backward out the windows you will be good tho.
Oops. Lasers. Didn't see that. It's tough to get old. That could be.
Oops. Lasers. Didn't see that. It's tough to get old. That could be.
i mean it doesnt really matter. If you get hit with a laser you have no chance of changing what your doing anyway. Better off just going with the flow of traffic. Unless there going slow.. then go like 3 over
Higher is better for radar. Lower is better for laser as the cops usually aim for the front plate or a headlight as they are the most reflective.

Given that laser detection is pretty much futile (once you're warned, you're pretty much caught), you might as well aim for what you have the best chance of detecting (radar). Go high.
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Or you can shell out an additional $600 and get a laser shifter system.
I wouldn't worry about laser, most areas have stopped using it (At least around here).
The higher the better for more detection from the rear.
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