Need a Radar Detector Mount, help me out


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I have an Escort Passport 360c max, got it in 2018. The windshield mount cartoonishly broke on me, where springs shot out of it. I want to hard mount the radar somewhere.

Here's what the radar detector looks like, it's fairly large compared to the 8500x I replaced it with:

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So what would you recommend as far as mounting options? I have a smaller 4 door car, so I want to mount it up high for best detection of signals. I'm not sure how I want to do it, that's why I'm asking. I'd prefer to buy a hard mount, but I'm not sure if I dig the visor mounts, and my rear view mirror is pretty low, so putting the radar underneath it puts it fairly far down my windsheild, which isn't the best for making the best out of the radar.

Let me know what you think or have done, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Looks like really my only option is to buy a better suction cup version or buy a 3m adhesive mount, like you'd mount a new rear view mirror. I just don't want the POS suction cup to break again, after only 2 years of usage. That's garbage, I've never had a mount break before, of any kind.
 

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The cops haven’t figured out how to use radar without being detected yet? They still use “always on” radar these days?
 

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The cops haven’t figured out how to use radar without being detected yet? They still use “always on” radar these days?
Some will flick it on right when you pass them, but yeah, they're just money collecting, they don't care who gets caught as long as someone does.
 

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Some will flick it on right when you pass them, but yeah, they're just money collecting, they don't care who gets caught as long as someone does.
I usually do a compact windshield mount on mine close to the headliner ..the black dots on your windshield block signal so make sure you have a clear view ..tint doesn't seem to hurt them if you have a brow ....ill try and get a pic of mine
 

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This one is a headliner/visor mount in my truck ..I hate suction cups popping loose ...
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I have never had good luck with the suction cup mounts. My Access Port tuner falls off all the time from the Florida heat.

I would probably go with one of the mounts that attaches to the rear view mirror arm but flip it so its on top of the rear view mirror.
 

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The cops haven’t figured out how to use radar without being detected yet? They still use “always on” radar these days?
They can use lidar/laser but they need to be stopped and not moving. They can write a ticket just based on their observation, stop watch method, etc. Lots of cops will run radar far enough up the road that their radar will get you before you see them. They can keep the radar gun off and turn it on the moment they see a vehicle that appears to separate themselves from the pack and are going faster than traffic flow.
 

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I have never had good luck with the suction cup mounts. My Access Port tuner falls off all the time from the Florida heat.

I would probably go with one of the mounts that attaches to the rear view mirror arm but flip it so its on top of the rear view mirror.
I can't man, my rear view mirror stem is basically non-existent.

I just bought a beefy suction cup. There's not any room to put a radar up high bc it won't fit above my mirror and both the visors would hit it on either side, the upper part of the windshield is really tight. I have it mounted at about the same height as the rear view mirror.
 

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The rear view mirror mount for my vehicle is $140, and I'm not sure if I'd even be able to angle the mirror. But we'll see how this cup holds.
 

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Hey buddy... just do the speed limit. It's the "law".


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This is what I would get... hard mount with 3M. Just clean the area on the windshield really well with alcohol... twice.
 
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Hey buddy... just do the speed limit. It's the "law".


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This is what I would get... hard mount with 3M. Just clean the area on the windshield really well with alcohol... twice.
I thought really hard about getting that one. I've had issues with rear view mirror mounts like that not working at all. My og suction cup actually worked really well, the actual plastic just cracked on it for some reason.
 

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This style has worked well for me in some of my vehicles
I may try that out if my current one breaks too.
 

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