I'm not sure if it's just the old suction cups or the heat (90*F and up), but the mount doesn't want to stay fully stuck on the windshield lately. So I thought I might try out the visor mount, since it seemed my visors were pretty viable compared to most vehicles I've seen.
The main issue I was wondering is the possible obstruction of the front antenna's viewing range, which would reduce my detection range (theoretically).
I thought it was really killing (or almost completely preventing) the detection range in the front because I was getting rear alerts but no side/front alerts to these same falses; however, this was in an unknown area so I don't know what I should expect on a "good day".
In places where I know where the falses are, they do come up normally and the range appears to be the same (or at least close enough for me to think there's no issue).
The funny part is, it started to bother me (the rear-only alerts) so when I came to a light I decided to swap the windshield mount back up while I waited. Upon fumbling for it in the carrying case, I finally found it and before I could change it I suddenly got a full strength K alert from the front. Sure enough, after a little while the LEO topped the hill and came towards the intersection right as the green light came around. This put my fears to rest at the moment but I still do wonder.
My question comes down to "is this that big of a deal?" I know it's somewhat hard to answer without pictures (I'll try to get some), but the 06-09 Civics are dime a dozen so I'm hoping some of you can visualize it. I'm currently mounting it a few inches from the left edge of the visor, since that seems to be the 'best' for visibility.
All of this is making me want to get that V1 RVM mount, anyone have the link off hand to the person/company making those?