Gents - I'm ready to replace my 8500, and looking hard at the 9500ci. I religiously remove the 8500 and secure it top up or down - so I'm thinking a remote model is the way to go.
I'm from a "no front plate state" if that makes a difference on these answers.
Couple of install questions for the experts, if you don't mind!
1] How important is separation on the front laser pods vs height? I can mount higher (in the grill, below the central "wings"), but have less separation - or I can go lower (front air dam) and get more separation.
2] Same with radar antenna, but how important is it to have it centered on the body? I either have to mount it offset, or drop down to the air-dam and center it.
3] Only other option if height is important on the radar antenna, I could try and mount it behind/beside the rear view mirror. This has some obvious downsides - not the least of which is I'm not convinced it will actually fit on top of additional fabrication to make it look decent.
That's basically it - I've got some logistic and aesthetic decisions on the location of the display and control units, but I think I've about got that sorted out.