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    Default Question abount mounting 8500x50

    I just puchased the detector last week....I was hammered doing 55 in a 35 in a speed trap town in PA by VASCAR (I know the detector won't help with this problem) The dump was Locust Township Police in Central PA.

    I knew the trap is set there, he caught me right after the 55 dropped to 35, (my fault, I was slowing down though, I could see if he clocked me at 45.....but never 55)

    Anyway I have a 2004 Chevy ZR2 Blazer, and there doesn't really seem to be the ideal place on the dash where something won't interfere with it. I had no problems with it on interstate driving, but the doubt is still there yet that I will obscure the range.

    The suction cup mounting brackets seems a little lame because the Blazer has a natural rough ride and knocks the suction cups of the winshield. (I ordered another set)

    I'm new at detectors and still quite pi$$ed thatI got the ticket, the cop had no give and gave me the 4 points.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance!


    I'm albout ready to velcro the darn thing down already!!!

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    If you are a PA resident you will want the detector not visible or in a place where you can easily remove it and hide it....PA only the Staties use instant -on stationary K-band out side of that Vascar is what is more likely to be used

    you could try a visor mount if you don't have passengers that use the visor often.....When i put my detector in my sisters jeep i usually take it down when i go off roading

    But try the Velcro on the Dash board and have the detector leval and above the windshield wipers

    interstates use the supplied mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    If you are a PA resident you will want the detector not visible or in a place where you can easily remove it and hide it....PA only the Staties use instant -on stationary K-band out side of that Vascar is what is more likely to be used

    you could try a visor mount if you don't have passengers that use the visor often.....When i put my detector in my sisters jeep i usually take it down when i go off roading

    But try the Velcro on the Dash board and have the detector leval and above the windshield wipers

    interstates use the supplied mount
    Thats a good idea! Escort also has visor clips and hardwire kits.

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    Make sure your window is clean and press the suction cups REAL hard. You should hear them pop when they're on good. Take the detector off the mount when you stick it to the window.

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    I agree that the suction cups on that x50 do suck, I myself had to get industry strength ones and put them on there (their black) and a lot bigger than most cups. Here are the pictures of where I have it mounted and my suction cups.

    http://n3t.bounceme.net:2525/counter...0mounting.html

    I don't have a directwire kit yet but I plan on getting one soon. Where my x50 is mounted is right below the rearview mirror, giving it a clear view of behind me as well. The suction cups, I bought them from a local hardware store and just slid off the old ones and replace them with the new.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    If you are a PA resident you will want the detector not visible or in a place where you can easily remove it and hide it....

    Just curious....why?

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    Default Re: Question abount mounting 8500x50

    Quote Originally Posted by Intruder
    I just puchased the detector last week....I was hammered doing 55 in a 35 in a speed trap town in PA by VASCAR (I know the detector won't help with this problem) The dump was Locust Township Police in Central PA.

    I knew the trap is set there, he caught me right after the 55 dropped to 35, (my fault, I was slowing down though, I could see if he clocked me at 45.....but never 55)

    Anyway I have a 2004 Chevy ZR2 Blazer, and there doesn't really seem to be the ideal place on the dash where something won't interfere with it. I had no problems with it on interstate driving, but the doubt is still there yet that I will obscure the range.

    The suction cup mounting brackets seems a little lame because the Blazer has a natural rough ride and knocks the suction cups of the winshield. (I ordered another set)

    I'm new at detectors and still quite pi$$ed thatI got the ticket, the cop had no give and gave me the 4 points.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance!


    I'm albout ready to velcro the darn thing down already!!!
    If I were you I would try to fight the ticket if at all possible. VASCAR tickets in PA have to be for at least 10 mph over to stand up in court. Ticketing is such an important source of revenue to PD that some officers will exaggerate the speed just so the ticket will stick in court. In all likelihood the officer saw you were slowing down and had made up his or her mind to ticket you before even finishing clocking you. This is especially true if you have out-of-state tags because they know that you will be less likely to fight it.

    I would argue about how dependent the officer's reaction time is on estimating what your speed is especially over a short distance. If the officer started timing you after you had already passed the first landmark and finished timing you before you passed the second landmark then it would inflate your speed. Find out the distance that you were clocked and get some official estimates the fasted reaction time that a human is capable of. From this you can estimate a maximum amount of error that could be introduced into the speed reading by the officer if he made a mistake at the beginning and end of the timing. Also depending on how far into the 35 mph zone you were clocked you may be able to argue that it was a deliberate speed trap. If you need a lawyer get one if you can especially if the 4 points really puts your license in jeopardy if you are caught again or will result in a large increase in your insurance rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intruder
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    If you are a PA resident you will want the detector not visible or in a place where you can easily remove it and hide it....

    Just curious....why?
    Local cops can not use radar...so they rely on vascar so if they see a detector it's 100% ticket....they like to take advantage of the fact that your radar detector won't do jack...it's always good to have a detector in a spot that is hidden or easy to hide since on the off chance that you get pulled over and the cop sees the detector it is a guaranteed ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by N3T_K1LLA
    I agree that the suction cups on that x50 do suck, I myself had to get industry strength ones and put them on there (their black) and a lot bigger than most cups. Here are the pictures of where I have it mounted and my suction cups.

    http://n3t.bounceme.net:2525/counter...0mounting.html

    I don't have a directwire kit yet but I plan on getting one soon. Where my x50 is mounted is right below the rearview mirror, giving it a clear view of behind me as well. The suction cups, I bought them from a local hardware store and just slid off the old ones and replace them with the new.

    Hope this helps.
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    I bought them from b&b hardware they are part of 'do it best' hardware, but I imagen that places like home depot and osh have them.

 

 

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