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      11-04-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Blend Mount for radar detectors

Blend Mount has finally brought out a mount for BMW's that have automatic high beams. I have been waiting for this for a year since I bought my X1.
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What's wrong with mounting the radar detector at the top, beside the mirror?
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What's wrong with mounting the radar detector at the top, beside the mirror?
Too much range, apparently. Higher is always better.
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I am certainly not an expert, but from everything I have read, the center of the windscreen is the optimal mounting location. The detector has an unobstructed view to the front and rear. When an officer points laser at your vehicle they usually aim for the headlights. With the detector high on the windscreen, it is more difficult for it to receive laser. If they are focused on your vehicle, you will probably not receive an alert. If however, they are focused on cars in front of you or shooting from an overpass, you should get an alert from the scattered beam.

The other problem with the suction cup mount here in Florida, is that cars get very hot when they are parked in the sun. I have seen temps as high as 130 degrees upon getting back into my car. I have returned to my vehicle three times to find the detector hanging by the hard wire with the suction mount attached to the detector. The last time it fell, it hit the dash and the front cover of the detector was found next to the drivers seat on the floor.
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I've had the detector fall as well... Putting in a clear protective tape on the windshield and then gluing the suction cups with silicone fixed it for me. Plus I don't have it in very often so I like that it's up and away as well.
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The detector is way to visible with mounts under the rearview mirror. Unless you remove it every time you exit the car, I would be afraid of break-ins. I currently have it on my visor. Sure the laser sensitivity is reduced but it hasn't failed me so far.
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