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    Hello everybody. I have an escort x50 red mounted low. About 2 inches above my windshield wipers dead smack center. I mounted low preferably because I want some laser detection on highways. However, I believe that mounting low affects my range alot. My question is...am I mounting it too low? or is it in a perfect spot? How far above my windshield wipers should I be mounting it for the most range.

    also..I've talked to a few cops and told me that mounting it high can get you pulled over for obstruction of view. Pretty gay if you ask me.

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    Default Re: range on x50

    Quote Originally Posted by nvazn1
    Hello everybody. I have an escort x50 red mounted low. About 2 inches above my windshield wipers dead smack center. I mounted low preferably because I want some laser detection on highways. However, I believe that mounting low affects my range alot. My question is...am I mounting it too low? or is it in a perfect spot? How far above my windshield wipers should I be mounting it for the most range.

    also..I've talked to a few cops and told me that mounting it high can get you pulled over for obstruction of view. Pretty *BEEP* if you ask me.

    Ride around with it in that spot, then move it up...see if you see any difference.

    I dont know about your state, some states you cannot have anything attached to the wideshield, mine it has to be at least 3 inches out of your point of view. Try looking it up yourself and see what it says.

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    I've never seen a state outlaw items on the windshield if they don't block a major view. If there are such states, what do they do about rear view mirrors? A detector mounted above a mirror would not hinder forward view at all.

    Since laser is a minor problem in all but .1% of the U.S., I'd mount it high for better non-laser detection.

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    In Jersey you cant have anything below your rear view mirror

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    Default Re: range on x50

    Quote Originally Posted by nvazn1
    Hello everybody. I have an escort x50 red mounted low. About 2 inches above my windshield wipers dead smack center. I mounted low preferably because I want some laser detection on highways. However, I believe that mounting low affects my range alot. My question is...am I mounting it too low? or is it in a perfect spot? How far above my windshield wipers should I be mounting it for the most range.

    also..I've talked to a few cops and told me that mounting it high can get you pulled over for obstruction of view. Pretty *BEEP* if you ask me.
    I agree with you and I think you should mount the detector as high as you can. I have also tryed mounting it low and I do see a loss of range.

    As for the cops you talked to I would check the laws of your state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy173
    I've never seen a state outlaw items on the windshield if they don't block a major view. If there are such states, what do they do about rear view mirrors? A detector mounted above a mirror would not hinder forward view at all.

    Since laser is a minor problem in all but .1% of the U.S., I'd mount it high for better non-laser detection.
    Where do you figure .1%?

    According to http://www.radardetector.net/List-of...e-U.S-589t.php

    27 states use laser, in fact, the state of hawaii has switched to exclusive laser use, not one radar gun there. Laser is actually pretty widespread, not as much as radar, but a threat nonetheless.

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    I have my x50 mounted on the instrument cluster hump on the dash. I have not noticed a loss of range. In fact, I have gotten alerts so far out I thought they were falses (or Cobras...), but they turned out to be legit Ka signals from LEO's. I have heard from many people (but not LEO's) that California is one of those states where they can get you for having things attached to the windshield. Also, mounting the unit low puts it in your line of sight (just make sure it doesnt obstruct it). This is good for discouraging tailgaters and for those times you dont hear the alert for whatever reason...

 

 

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