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britdave

2017 991 Radar Detector Install & Type

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Just bought my new  2017 - 911  Carrera 991 C2 , and wondering what type/brand of radar detector I should buy, and how to install it (hard wire it) ?

  I also read somewhere, one must be careful, where to place/mount the detector, due to some windshield (windscreen) tints, as that will adversely affect the performance of the radar detector.

Anyone have any thoughts or info, on name brands, how to install one, and the windshield tint issue ?    Much obliged & thanks 

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You are correct about tints as some of them contain metallic materials which can totally block a detector.  For best reception, the detector should be mounted as high as possible without being blocked by tints.  Valentine Research, manufacturers of the highly regarded V1 detector have an excellent "white paper" on their website about optimum mounting locations.

 

Mounting the device has many options, from suction cups to mechanical mounts that suspend from the rearview mirror mount, but all are a matter of personal choice usually based on cosmetic appearance issues.  You need to do some research in this area to make a decision.

 

There are multiple hard wiring options available, all you really need is access to a wire that is hot with the ignition in the on position, and a good ground.  Some people have used the wiring for the dome light controls above the mirror.

 

As for which brand, you will get a lot of opinions, most based on personal preferences rather than actual performance.  My personal choice is the V1, which offers 360 degree detection, bogey counter, and unlimited upgrades as new threat technologies pop up.  My choice is based upon reading side by side performance reviews, and nearly 20 years of never being hit with a ticket from radar or laser that went undetected as I have roamed all over the US.  Others will probably chime in to tell you this or that brand is better, but to date I have not seen another device to equal the V1's history of consistent  performance.  Do your homework, you are buying something to keep you out of trouble, so know what you are buying.

 

Good luck.

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