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    Default RX-65: Less K band falsing w/ higher mount?

    I recently hard wired my RX-65 and mounted it just below my rear view mirror. I would have expected more falsing realative to having it mounted just above the dash. It's about 1 ft higher now.

    I'm actually getting less K band falsing around town. Some of the stores with K band doors that I used to get alerts for when driving by don't anymore. I seem to get the same level of X falses.

    Does this make sense to anyone?

    BTW, I do have it in "City" mode which is the same mode I had it in before.

    I haven't had a chance to tests it out on the highway yet. I'm just worried that for some strange reason it has reduced my K detection range.

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    Makes sense to me. As RD's are illegal up here I have no choice but to put mine in between my Sun Visor and Headliner. Yes I have found that detection is somewhat reduced, but I still get plenty of warning from real radar threats.
    Relax, you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the horn13
    Makes sense to me. As RD's are illegal up here I have no choice but to put mine in between my Sun Visor and Headliner. Yes I have found that detection is somewhat reduced, but I still get plenty of warning from real radar threats.
    Relax, you should be fine.
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    Yeah, but mine still has a 100% clear view to the front of the vehicle. It's still below the rear view mirror.

    Although my large hoodscoop did not appear to be blocking the detector's view of the road I'm wondering if it was somehow reflecting off axis radar right at the detector.

    Not my car, but close:



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    I guess I'll try higher my self.

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    i think that putting it up high makes the detector less sensitve... which is a bad thing. When its up high, the window has that slite curve to it, which slants the detector, which is why i think it has less falsing on K band. I noticed that when i moved mine DOWN from the top of the window, my detector was a lot more sensitive.... ( did detect the false alarms sooner, but also the cops) and my arrows were a lot more responsive, seems like right when i passed a false spot the arrows went to <-> then V so i dunno, mount high at your own risk, i think RIGHT below the rear view mirror, in the center is the best spot... its high enough to get a clear view front and back.... and is level.... whats another 6 to 12 inches going to do??

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    There isnt a tint at the upper part of your windshield is there? That could be cutting your range huge

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    I have the x50 and I have also mounted it the same way, I find that it does reduce the K band signal but still gives you plenty of warning time.

    It depends on your area, or the area you are traveling, as to find out if it is a good way to mount your detector there because of how cops are. Around here, they aren't the brightest bunch so they leave it on most of the time. I also see very little K band alerts coming from cops (mostly coming from those speed signs).

    One thing I have noticed tho, and I am making a video regarding mounting... The higher you mount, your range shortens and your signal strength does as well. It is all based on what type of car you have though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clasen24
    i think that putting it up high makes the detector less sensitve... which is a bad thing. When its up high, the window has that slite curve to it, which slants the detector, which is why i think it has less falsing on K band. I noticed that when i moved mine DOWN from the top of the window, my detector was a lot more sensitive.... ( did detect the false alarms sooner, but also the cops) and my arrows were a lot more responsive, seems like right when i passed a false spot the arrows went to <-> then V so i dunno, mount high at your own risk, i think RIGHT below the rear view mirror, in the center is the best spot... its high enough to get a clear view front and back.... and is level.... whats another 6 to 12 inches going to do??
    It's just as level as it was at when I had it 1 ft lower.

    BTW, I already have it mounted BELOW the rear view mirror, not above.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    There isnt a tint at the upper part of your windshield is there? That could be cutting your range huge
    There's no tint strip but there are those dots for about 4" above the rear view. Anyway, I'm at least 6" below the bottom of the dots.

 

 

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