I've read many of articles from Radar Roy's site, but I still think I am doing something wrong. Initially, I purchased a Vector V995, ran a hardwire mount w/ the escort kit, and used a visor clip on my 2004 Acura TL. From what I can see, it does not have interfering tint that would affect the radar detector.
I have passed multiple police officers without the detector ever whimpering a beep. I then further tested the detector by passing known radar detector speed displays and it always seemed to go off right as I was a few feet away; even then I was spectacle of a nearby CVS triggering it.
I thought I had a defective V995, so I returned it; rather than try the same that was not detecting, I purchased a 8500 x50. Unfortunately, I still pass officers with their radar in hand, without a warning; same goes for the radar detector speed awareness machines.
I like the incognito look and was hoping not to have to mount the 8500 with the standard suction cups. I did mount it with them directly behind my rearview mirror, but had the same results.
The only thing I have not tried is a visor mount right above my instrument cluster, which would be perfect since it directs the radar above the windshield wipers. Any advice for a newb?