*shrug* It's a STI. Unless you're counting on laser scatter or holding a pissing contest on an extra 50 feet over-the-hill, that mounting position is fine IMO.
sweet. thanks for ur response...just seeing what everyone thought Im seen some crazy mounting options latley. hehe
Yeah the worst thing you can do to your mount is to have it pointing up/down or left/right excessively, or mount it behind something metal or opaque like sitting in your cupholder.
However, an extremely low mount is not necessarily a problem. The performance differences between high and low mount is not that appreciable, especially considering that "low" for a minivan is probably still higher than velcroing to the ceiling of a Corvette
Picking on the Swagger Wagon?!
That mounting height is higher than my bike mount and higher than the roofs on my cars!
Looks like it's crooked and pointing down.
I guarantee it's still higher than the high install in my Miata, though...
Personally I'd go as high as possible, as long as it's practical, in any vehicle. I remember the member Freebird here, when he was driving trucks, mounted a RD to the sunroof at at the top of his cab and claimed to get incredible range.
Didn't Mem-Tek do some tests showing a low mounted detector actually performed a little better due to the slope of the hood reflecting more of the radar signal up to the detector? Seems like it was a very small difference, but in any case mounting low didn't hurt the performance.