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Re: It was a day to MOD (picture intensive)

I just had to share this.

I have always mounted my Radar Detector (currently also a 9500ix) on either the visor or the headliner. Been the headliner for quite some time now. Very high, often behind the tint bar on the windshield on the PASSENGER side. Out of thieves site and out of sun. I am too lazy to take it down.

One other reason is, if you get pulled over for any reason a cop is unlikely to see it.

Functionally I like the mirror mount in the above photos and I seriously considered it. But elected to continue playing it safe vs more functional/user friendly mount.

Well today it paid off. I'm pretty sure.

I ran a yellow light. To be honest, I didn't even know I did. My mind was on a million things. May have looked at dash for moment, looked up saw yellow light and just proceeded through. Didn't feel I pushed it.

Anyway I was going along and then look in rear view and there is a cruisers lights on.

I told him I may have looked down and then up and didn't realize how long it was yellow. And I was surprised when he pulled me over. Which was true. I don't disagree with what the cop saw.

He let me off with a warning. Phew.

But if that Radar was hanging down below the mirror, in daylight it's hard to miss and I highly doubt he would have let me off with a warning if he saw it.

Anyway I had to share this tidbit. Legal or not, you don't want it, in plain view.
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C'mon, people. I've been lurking on this forum now for several months before I bought my Jeep and one of the reasons I've enjoyed it so much has been the distinct lack of the typical immaturity on other forums I've been on. This is #2 on this particular thread.

If there's something you don't like about a particular person's thread, there's other ways to handle it, up to and including ignoring it. This approach might also work well in other areas of your life when you can't use the anonymity of the Internet to hide behind.

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Clearly this is the kind of guy that feels the need to talk isht on a computer but wouldn't ever say this kind of stuff to your face, because, ya know, keyboard=toughness.

Personally, your rig is spot on.
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I just had to share this.

I have always mounted my Radar Detector (currently also a 9500ix) on either the visor or the headliner. Been the headliner for quite some time now. Very high, often behind the tint bar on the windshield on the PASSENGER side. Out of thieves site and out of sun. I am too lazy to take it down.

One other reason is, if you get pulled over for any reason a cop is unlikely to see it.

Functionally I like the mirror mount in the above photos and I seriously considered it. But elected to continue playing it safe vs more functional/user friendly mount.

Well today it paid off. I'm pretty sure.

I ran a yellow light. To be honest, I didn't even know I did. My mind was on a million things. May have looked at dash for moment, looked up saw yellow light and just proceeded through. Didn't feel I pushed it.

Anyway I was going along and then look in rear view and there is a cruisers lights on.

I told him I may have looked down and then up and didn't realize how long it was yellow. And I was surprised when he pulled me over. Which was true. I don't disagree with what the cop saw.

He let me off with a warning. Phew.

But if that Radar was hanging down below the mirror, in daylight it's hard to miss and I highly doubt he would have let me off with a warning if he saw it.

Anyway I had to share this tidbit. Legal or not, you don't want it, in plain view.
I couldn't agree more. I was a police officer for 13 years and the general consensus was pretty much spot on with what you described.

Ironically, I like having the detector mounted where it is because I know if I get pulled over I'm more than likely going to get a ticket. Basically, having it mounted there is like an added incentive to behave myself, to NOT get pulled over. And it works. Oddly enough, I'd say the majority of the reason I have a radar detector is just to have another cool electronic device in my car. Not that I don't use it occasionally when I'm purposely exceeding the speed limit, but I'd say this is less than 5% of my driving. Even when I'm using cruise control on the highway and going 5 mph over, I still use the detector. And at that speed, I don't ever slow down even when it goes off or when I see a cop on the side of the road.

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I couldn't agree more. I was a police officer for 13 years and the general consensus was pretty much spot on with what you described.

Ironically, I like having the detector mounted where it is because I know if I get pulled over I'm more than likely going to get a ticket. Basically, having it mounted there is like an added incentive to behave myself, to NOT get pulled over. And it works. Oddly enough, I'd say the majority of the reason I have a radar detector is just to have another cool electronic device in my car. Not that I don't use it occasionally when I'm purposely exceeding the speed limit, but I'd say this is less than 5% of my driving. Even when I'm using cruise control on the highway and going 5 mph over, I still use the detector. And at that speed, I don't ever slow down even when it goes off or when I see a cop on the side of the road.

Tony
I use mine in very much the same way you do. Partly gadget freak too. I really feel I drive better and less likely to get pulled over with it because it makes you more aware of your surroundings (i.e. it's constant reminder Cops are watching).

I agree that if it's more in your face you might be more alert to your surroundings. Like I said functionally, I love the location you have it.

But I don't agree that if you get pulled over, you should assume you're going to get a ticket.

I was thinking of mounting the warning ticket where you have yours
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That's hard for me to believe. Check out WOT @ 2:20.

Tony

Wow that sounded really amazing. The little V6 can get you in plenty of trouble. Don't temp me like that.

I'd love to hear what a Stock Summit V6 Sounded Like WOT. Do you have a "Before Video" ?
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Wow that sounded really amazing. The little V6 can get you in plenty of trouble. Don't temp me like that.

I'd love to hear what a Stock Summit V6 Sounded Like WOT. Do you have a "Before Video" ?
No, I don't. But I can probably do an after after video. LOL Meaning, I removed the intake and went back to stock. It was just too loud for me.

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No, I don't. But I can probably do an after after video. LOL Meaning, I removed the intake and went back to stock. It was just too loud for me.

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I like an honest man. Love to see the "after after" run some time.

The Stock Exhaust has a nice Purr.

I remember when I was a Kid I put Headers and Dual Exhaust on a 74 Plymouth Duster. After I was done, it was too loud. Boy was my wife pissed. Rightfully so because we could afford to blow money like that. That was the last "performance" mod I think I did to any car.
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Hardwired cell phone mount. I used a Pro Fit International UL-242BG Ultimount V2 universal mount which is the what you see attached to the dash. I then used a ProClip USA charging mount specific for my Samsung Epic 4G and ran the wire down the side the of the gauges, where I tapped into the cigarette lighter wire.
Can you show/tell me more about how you ran the wires? I plan on doing the same exact thing with a iphone. Any help would be greatly appreciated! You did an amazing job, thinking about doing the same thing for the radar detector too.
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Can you show/tell me more about how you ran the wires? I plan on doing the same exact thing with a iphone. Any help would be greatly appreciated! You did an amazing job, thinking about doing the same thing for the radar detector too.
I don't have any more pictures of the radar detector wiring. Basically I ran the wire above the headliner and over to the A pillar, down the pillar and then behind the dash and then into the center console where I tapped into the 12v accessory wire.

I tapped the cell phone wire into the same 12v accessory wire as the radar detector. In the picture below you can see the pink arrows pointing to the wire. I ran it along the gauge, basically wedging it as far back as possible (the dotted pink line). You can't see it at all. I then cut a small notch in the plastic piece you see (yellow arrow) so the wire could fit behind it (you can't see the notch either, it's hidden when everything is put back together) and then is routed behind the dash to the center console. The location of the notch is just an estimate, I can't remember exactly where it is, but I'm sure once you get it apart you'll see where it needs to be.

Hope that helps!! -Tony

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Re: It was a day to MOD (picture intensive)

First of all, nice work and if you love the sound of the K&N, it's all good.

However, while I haven't logged any iat's on my GC, I'm pretty sure it's going to draw hotter intake temps than the stock box. Over at the LS1GTO site, where members have spent a lot of time trying optimize intake temps, the K&N that draws air from the same location is referred to as a hot air intake.

This is just speculation on my part, there's no way of knowing unless someone were to log the data.
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Did the adhesive from that phone mount leave any residue on your dash?
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Did the adhesive from that phone mount leave any residue on your dash?
No. None at all. I actually took it off a few weeks ago and it cleaned up perfectly with some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball.

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