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Thread: 8500 X50 Mount

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    Default 8500 X50 Mount

    Go! t tired of the mickey mouse suction cup setup on windshield.... didn't
    matter whether it was high, low or in between, still looked like ****..... I
    removed the suction cups from the escort 8500 x50 mount, took and rebent it
    to suit, drilled 2 holes thru it, then match drilled 2 pilot holes in back
    of mirror. Screwed it in (make sure you account for mirror not being
    parallel to windshield !! ) and ran a 10.00 hard wire from escort up into
    headliner, down windshield column at end and into fuse box and spliced the
    fused hardwire into the 15 amp radio, so radar turns on and off with
    ignition. Works great, is very simple to adjust or remove/replace and is at
    about eye level......






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    Looks good!!
    The one thing to keep in mind is over time with the added weight and the bouncing of the radar detector it may pull that mirror off the window.

    Just something to keep an eye on.

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    looks really nice

    i love how the 8500 looks

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    Looks great - Nice job!

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    mmm... Camaro

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    does it bounce?

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    that's nice! but i'm sure you know to take it off if you ever get pulled over. by law youre techinically not allowed to have things fishing off the rearview. i remember hanging my ipod remote control cable off the rearview so i could easily grab it and once a cop asked if that was my car as i was walkign to it and said that that was technically illegal and i should watch out for that

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    Thats a nice install!

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    nice seeing another maro with an x50 here... Got any other pics??

    I'm thinking of doing this also... the almost flat windshield of the camaro is a PITA to mount on lol

    edit: YIKES!! lol i didnt realize this thread was so old! it was linked from another topic and i just posted without looking at the previous date.. sorry

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    Am I the only one that doesn't like the install?

    It appears to stand out like a sore thumb. Good idea, but in the end I think the install sucked. Sorry mate, it does look clean though.

 

 

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