I have used an 8500 for several years and love it. But in my new car I'd like to really custom mount it by mounting the power/volume & silence button in one location, the display in another, and the sensors in another. I might try to put the sensors in some type of waterproof surrounds on the front and rear of car.
I realize this would totally void the warranty and that an SR7 is probably a better solution but the location that I want to place the display is too small for the SR7 so I would have to modify that anyway.
I know that someone has to have already done this and I'm looking to learn from that.