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Radar Mounting Escort 8500 X50

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I have had an X50 Blue LED radar detector for a few years now and it has always worked well. Since getting a 987S 2007, I decided to try a new mounting location. I purchased a cell phone mount with a large suction cup and placed it onto the back windscreen insert (plastic) located between my seats such that the detectors rear is almost touching the insert. I also programed the detector such that it is completely dark so no one can see the blue LEDs in the rear. I don't need to see the detector because each mode emits a different sound.

So my question is do you think that I will lose sensitivity of radar detection from the front of the vehicle since it's not mounted directly on the front windshield? I did take a test drive and it seemed to pick up the grocery stores door openers fairly well.


Will post pictures later.

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double the speed limit and see if you get caught hehe

but yeah, you will loose some sensitivity.

With the help of a dremel tool, I bent some tin and made a bracket that slid under the frame on the windshield. It doesn't bounce much, and is above the mirror.

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