AS far as installation goes, I am very specific about what I want in an RD. When I was a teenager, I modified an old Fuzzbuster (antique) in the following manner:
- Mounted the unit in a coffee can (painted flat black) beside the radiator of my old Mercury Comet.
- I hacked the power cord to run off a toggle switch under my dash.
- I pulled out the little red light and speaker and ran long wires for both inside the car (speaker in the roof liner over the left window, and light in my instrument panel). Each were on their own toggle switch.
Since RD's are illegal here, I would typically only run the speaker so as not to grab the eye of a hawkeye LEO. But would turn the light on if playing the stereo too loud. This setup virtually saved my lisence (heavy foot / muscle car days / ahh the 70's)
Now (all grown up) I want to buy a new RD that can offer this type of extreme flexibility, as losing it to the law is not an option (would be 2nd conviction = expensive). I don't want my car to look like a rock concert when a LEO pulls up beside me at a light! I lost another RD because I got lazy about stealth, and plan to go overboard with concealment this time. So I need an RD with sound/light separate from the unit, without opening the case and voiding any warrantees.
Dash/visor mounting is out of the question. I'd be way to nervous about "suspicion=vehicle search". (In Ontario, any LEO has grounds for search with just "suspicion"). Besides, I use my visor for blocking the sun! I don't want to go into panic mode when being pulled over, so a clever install in the nose is my preferred setup (not worried about the rear... (for now).
Any SUPER-CLEVER ideas would be appreciated. Pretend the LEO is now in the car... searching!!