I've always had radar detectors and have been happy with them to start. I just happened to look a few things up on the internet tonight and to my surprise I literally seen hundreds of different mounting methods. I know this question has been asked 5 billion times but how high should a detector be mounted for the best protection? Where I live cops use radar and radar only and I've always heard the higher the better for radar protection. But are we talking rear view mirror high or more of a midway mount on the windshield? I know some detectors work a bit differently from brand to brand and what not but generally how high is considered "too high"?
Also, I've seen people with them mounted to the far left of the windshield to the point where they are right by the driver's head. Would mounting like this give worse protection than if it were to be mounted on the center of the windshield?
well, I drive an f150. It's of course a full sized truck. I don't believe I can go above the mirror because of the tent. I live in Kentucky where a detector is perfectly legal although I'm not too sure on the laws about what can be on the windshield and what not. I don't believe there are any restrictions because of the fact I see plenty of people everyday with GPS units and detectors mounted absolutely everywhere on windshields.