So I drive a black VW Golf and own an x50 that I love. I will hopefully be adding some laser jammers soon, but that's another story.
I mounted the (hardwired) detector on the windshield below the mirror enough that the little "sensor" on top of the unit can see out the rear window. My first question is, is that necessary? I have seen people with the units mounted up in the headliner or right under the mirror so that the little "sensor" on top is not even visible. Does that affect sensitivity?
Next question. I have Huper Optik tint on all my windows but the windshield. My x50 gets really hot when I am driving around because the big glass on the Golf. I was thinking about mounting the detector higher up towards the headliner (as long as it doesn't affect sensitivity). I hate those windshield tint strips but I am thinking about getting one in 5% because I am tired of being blinded by the sun. If I were to get said tint strip, could I place the detector behind it without affecting performance (radar and laser?)
Finally (sorry ladies and gents), driving around Memphis with their roads in a serious state of disrepair, the x50 is bouncing and banging all over my windshield. Its mounted level and as straight ahead as is possible with such a curved windshield. Is there a good mirror mount that could work on a Golf or should I look into the visor clip? (I've heard bad things about the clip).