View Poll Results: Where should I mount my STi?

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  • Keep it inside the headliner and avoid any risk?

    1 14.29%
  • Put it back above my RVM and be careful?

    6 85.71%
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  1. #1
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default STi mounting - suggestions/opinions needed

    Looking for some assistance here.......I had my STi mounted up above my RVM and it was tucked away nicely. Yes, it was visible but it wasn't blatantly obvious unless you looked for it. I have 50% tint all around so any side angle views aren't really a concern. (See pic)

    Just got my first ticket in many years a week ago and i was more paranoid about him physically seeing my RD than the ticket itself. Luckily, the bill of his trooper hat kept him from seeing it up high. As soon as I left the scene of the "alleged" incident I pulled down my lights and sunroof switches and mounted my STi inside my headliner. It fits perfectly. My concerns are the following:

    1. Heat
    2. Not able to see the alerts (only audible)
    3. Heat

    I bought some black and beige plastic paint today in hopes of making the suction cups and cables less obvious. Should I keep it in the headliner and not risk an addtl ticket should I get pulled over again or should I mount it back up above my RVM and just be careful?

  2. #2


    Order the stealth visor mount from Roy.

  3. #3
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Charlotte, NC


    Don't ruin your car, it's much to nice to be forcing it into the
    Headliner. Plus, it will bake like an egg from the heat.
    I'd either order a Visor case to put it in or just mount it

    I'm thinking your Tint will protect you. It seems pretty dark,
    so an officer spotting your detector will be very slim.

    By the way, Is that a 5 series? I've been thinking about
    a 325i or a 330.

  4. #4
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Port St. Lucie, FL


    I would just say keep it next to the RVM.... And be careful

  5. #5
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Aug 2007


    Quote Originally Posted by Orbital75

    Is that a 5 series?
    Yes. It's the new 08 535i (twin turbo). I added the PROcede wiring harness for an addtl 2lbs of



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