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aaron7114
01-28-2007, 02:32 AM
I was just wondering if there was a specific place and way you should mount a radar detector for best results? Ive seen some people put it in the middle on their dash. But I have also seen people put it on the middle of their windshield.

If it needs to go on the dash does it need to be sitting level, or faced a little downward, or upward?

There might not be any difference but I was just kind of curious. Thanks.

wanginloud1
01-28-2007, 02:35 AM
haha well think about.. which way it points .. because i am not going to tell you if your that dumb

hatemonger
01-28-2007, 02:35 AM
I was just wondering if there was a specific place and way you should mount a radar detector for best results? Ive seen some people put it in the middle on their dash. But I have also seen people put it on the middle of their windshield.

If it needs to go on the dash does it need to be sitting level, or faced a little downward, or upward?

There might not be any difference but I was just kind of curious. Thanks.

a little off the dash in the window. putting it up in the window may help in the mountains a little, but why advertise your radar detector?

aaron7114
01-28-2007, 02:37 AM
haha well think about.. which way it points .. because i am not going to tell you if your that dumb
I didn't ask which way to point it. So maybe your the dumb one who can't read properly. ;)


a little off the dash in the window. putting it up in the window may help in the mountains a little, but why advertise your radar detector?
Just curious but why a little off the dash?

hatemonger
01-28-2007, 02:41 AM
Just curious but why a little off the dash?
i'm no expert on radar, but i'm sure the metal on the hood and the dash could possibly interfere with receiving the radar signals. just so you know, radar detectors are next to useless for detecting the laser radar that some cops have.

CarAudio.com Admin
01-28-2007, 01:58 PM
The best placement is as high up as possible in the center of the car, with no obstructions, front or rear.

Also, watch the tail lights in front of you. They use what's called POP radar today (short bursts on/off of their radar gun), which does not give you enough warning time to slow down, so be careful!

Pick up a Valentine 1 if you want the best protection out there...

slick rick
01-28-2007, 02:13 PM
The best placement is as high up as possible in the center of the car, with no obstructions, front or rear.

Also, watch the tail lights in front of you. They use what's called POP radar today (short bursts on/off of their radar gun), which does not give you enough warning time to slow down, so be careful!

Pick up a Valentine 1 if you want the best protection out there...

I like the mount I found for my v1...and no its not angled up its just the pic. :)

http://plaza.ufl.edu/gator68/V1.JPG

aaron7114
01-28-2007, 02:16 PM
The best placement is as high up as possible in the center of the car, with no obstructions, front or rear.

Also, watch the tail lights in front of you. They use what's called POP radar today (short bursts on/off of their radar gun), which does not give you enough warning time to slow down, so be careful!

Pick up a Valentine 1 if you want the best protection out there...

so it needs to be up high?

Djpac
01-28-2007, 02:24 PM
best idea is to get a radar jammer, most cops will turn on their radars at the last minute, before your detector can detect it. and once it does, its too late.

photocrazy8
01-28-2007, 02:26 PM
http://www.radarbusters.com/support/maximize-detector/2.asp

read up...


AND NO DONT MOUNT IT HIGH!!!

photocrazy8
01-28-2007, 02:30 PM
The best placement is as high up as possible in the center of the car, with no obstructions, front or rear.

Also, watch the tail lights in front of you. They use what's called POP radar today (short bursts on/off of their radar gun), which does not give you enough warning time to slow down, so be careful!

Pick up a Valentine 1 if you want the best protection out there...

http://www.radarbusters.com/support/speedlabs-2004/pop-radar-testing.asp

also in most tests the Valentine one did not detect POP at all :(

BUT the 8500 X50 did and its a lot cheaper :)

aaron7114
01-28-2007, 02:31 PM
best idea is to get a radar jammer, most cops will turn on their radars at the last minute, before your detector can detect it. and once it does, its too late.

Ive thought about that before but I didn't know how well they actually worked.

photocrazy8
01-28-2007, 02:33 PM
best idea is to get a radar jammer, most cops will turn on their radars at the last minute, before your detector can detect it. and once it does, its too late.

most CHP have theirs on all the time and i detect most of em about 1/4 a mile away with my 8500 X50 :)

hatemonger
01-28-2007, 02:40 PM
The best placement is as high up as possible in the center of the car, with no obstructions, front or rear.

Also, watch the tail lights in front of you. They use what's called POP radar today (short bursts on/off of their radar gun), which does not give you enough warning time to slow down, so be careful!

Pick up a Valentine 1 if you want the best protection out there...

don't waste your money on valentine 1 or rocky mountain. they are no better than a good quality 75 dollar detector.

hatemonger
01-28-2007, 02:42 PM
best idea is to get a radar jammer, most cops will turn on their radars at the last minute, before your detector can detect it. and once it does, its too late.

your detector will still work if there are other cars on the road being painted with the gun. if you're the lone vehicle at 2 am, just go the speed limit.

slick rick
01-28-2007, 06:21 PM
don't waste your money on valentine 1 or rocky mountain. they are no better than a good quality 75 dollar detector.

you are an idiot. My dad had a RMR C-430 and I got him a V1 before I got my own V1. I tested both and the V1 owned it. Please, educate yourself before you let people waste $ on walmart detectors.

hatemonger
01-28-2007, 06:25 PM
you are an idiot. My dad had a RMR C-430 and I got him a V1 before I got my own V1. I tested both and the V1 owned it. Please, educate yourself before you let people waste $ on walmart detectors.

i got my info from a former cop that tested them *******. kill yourself before you pollute the world with children.

slick rick
01-28-2007, 06:32 PM
i got my info from a former cop that tested them *******. kill yourself before you pollute the world with children.

lol. I won't get into a flame fest with you, but people beware: not all detectors are the same! Any car enthusiast will recommend a V1 over a walmart detector. Moreover, if you do a google search, the results will be the same.

edit: I read your an 06'er so I understand your lack of decorum. ;)

NoLimit
01-28-2007, 07:05 PM
He's not talking about a walmart one

hes talking about the escort 8500 x50

read sir :)

slick rick
01-28-2007, 07:08 PM
He's not talking about a walmart one

hes talking about the escort 8500 x50

read sir :)

check post 14...walmart doesnt sell $75 detectors??:)

ssonic
01-28-2007, 07:10 PM
i got my info from a former cop that tested them *******. kill yourself before you pollute the world with children.

i guess that make 2 ignorant ********* in one room
:crap:

billabongcr
01-28-2007, 07:11 PM
everyone bashes the phazer 2..but its gotten me out of numerous tickets. i commute on the highway back and forth to school everyday, and its saved me on atleast 2 accounts in the month ive had it.

people knock it because "there have been tests that show it is ineffective". thats true, within 150 feet of the cop he will be able to read you speed because from the time the signal is comming at the phazer to the time its been reflected off your vehicle, if its within 150 feet it doesnt have enough time to scramble it. (did i explain that so it could be understood?) but it can scramble radar gun signal from as far as 2 miles away (line of sight usually). i use it with just a regular radioshack radar detector, and it hasnt failed me yet, knock on wood.

you just gotta read the booklet that comes with it explaining all the guidelines..theres like..2. and if you send in the little paper, they pay for the ticket if you get one. but id rather not get the ticket in the first place.

BlownEARdRUMS
01-28-2007, 07:26 PM
Keeping the radar as close to the front license plate area is the best. Since they train you to aim at the front license plate. But if it can sense 360 degrees then you need to have it high enough to see outa the back window also.

carguy83
01-28-2007, 07:52 PM
you get what you paid for...

anyhow, i have my X50 right in the middle of my windshield.

billabongcr
01-28-2007, 07:53 PM
my phazer is right in the middle of my windshield right below my rearview with my radar detector mounted on the dash

OldManTod
01-28-2007, 10:11 PM
lol. I won't get into a flame fest with you, but people beware: not all detectors are the same! Any car enthusiast will recommend a V1 over a walmart detector. Moreover, if you do a google search, the results will be the same.

edit: I read your an 06'er so I understand your lack of decorum. ;)

An '06er with over 2000 posts no less...

aaron7114
01-28-2007, 10:24 PM
what would be the cheapest most effective radar jammer I could find?

slick rick
01-29-2007, 12:53 AM
what would be the cheapest most effective radar jammer I could find?

Make sure they are legal in your state before you purchase one. I would consider a nice unit such as a V1 or X50 prior to a jammer IMO.