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He guys I saw this Radar mount and wonder if anyone uses this and how they like it,I have the big suction cups and am tired of coming out and finding amy detector hanging by the cord
 

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I feel your pain brother. I would be interested in one of those also. I found this on google but it could be an isolated problem:

What a PITA install! I couldn't get the escort radar detector bracket to fit properly onto the nut and rod, just when I thought I had it fitted, I went to tighten it and see if it will hold the RD, and the rod snapped off the screw in the windshield mount. To make things worse the RD mount came loose from the rod and nut.. So now my rear view mirror is attached to the windshield with a "headless" screw. Any way to get it out? Or am I SOL if I ever have to change my windshield.

Only asking, because if I can get it out - ZIP will send me a replacement one and I plan on drilling a centered hole in the RD mount that is smaller than the rod that should work just fine. Using the existing holes in the RD mount is the problem.
 

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just curious....how do you keep the detector from getting stolen when youpark in public ?

I've been looking at detectors that are "built in" but jeez are they expensive !
 

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You may have to drill and tap to get it out,but guess what,I found a mount made by Southern car parts,it attaches to the stop on your sun shade.,Well I copied pictures of it
Went home and cut a strip of heavy gauge aluminum about 2" wide by 12" long and bent it correctly, mounted the small suction cup bracket that came with the detector,then drilled a whole in the other end where it slips under the visor mount and put the screw back in the visor stop,looks good and I believe it will be as strong as needed,I will check it out this weekend to see if any adjustments are needed,I will let you know with pictures after trial run.
 

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just curious....how do you keep the detector from getting stolen when youpark in public ?

I've been looking at detectors that are "built in" but jeez are they expensive !

Not sure why it hasn't been stolen yet but I've had my bel since 2001 and its been installed in every vehicle I've owned. I always mount right in the lower corner of the windshield by the A pillar.
 

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just curious....how do you keep the detector from getting stolen when youpark in public ?

I've been looking at detectors that are "built in" but jeez are they expensive !
I have mine hard wired and mounted in the tinted area of the windshield next to the rearview mirror in both of my vehicles and I haven't had one stolen yet. "Knock on wood"
 

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Yea,I have had GPS units and Radar detector mounted in all my cars for years.Never had one stolen,I had my srevice weapon stolen many years ago while I was in church. A detective in Flatbush N.Y. called me when they confiscated it from a person in a traffic stop.Traced it to my department.
 

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I took Bucwheat out this weekend for a trial run on the mount and it bounced a little ,just enough to bug me, so I cut another piece of metal and mounted it to the original to make it double thickness. It seems to have worked,I love the local of the detector.
 
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