Please don't take this as another "Do I mount high or low?" thread, I have done my research and have seen many of the same questions asked time and time again, including the fact that mounting behind the tint band on a windshield will degrade laser reception. I have also read Mike Valentine's mounting guide and what it says about mounting behind the tint band. There is also a 20% non-metallic tint on all other windows so I think it is safe to say that a rear laser alert is not going to happen (too late anyway). I have chosen to mount high after seeing that Laser is used on my commute route. How high is the problem.
My question is: Have any tests been done in measuring laser detection when the detector is mounted right behind the tint band vs. mounting just below?
I currently have it mounted directly behind the factory tint band on my vehicle but I would like to reconsider my mounting location. I realize that the factory tint varies on each vehicle but on mine, it is dark enough to completely conceal the detector from the outside and I am concerned that I am not taking advantage of all of the laser capabilities of the V1.
I still get laser alerts from NYPD Highway Patrol which I believe to be scatter (unless they were being nice and not selecting a 70 in a 50), but if there is anything I can do to give me a better edge in detection, I'm all for it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated