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Old 08-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default BRZ safe place for radar detector?

I'm looking for a good place to permanently mount (meaning velcro on a mount of some sort so I can put it away when parked) my radar detector in my new BRZ, where it won't be dangerous if any of the airbags go off.

In my integra type-r, I had something screwed to the A-piller, which was great. But that would be horrible in the BRZ I think because of the side-curtain airbags, right? (aren't they in the A piller?).

One other thought was next to the teeny corner window by the mirror, mounted on the edge of the dash, but I'm not sure about that either.

Anybody else find a good place for a permanent mount?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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Your manual should have a diagram showing where all of the airbags are located. There are pictures around here or generally online that are pretty much x-rays of the chassis.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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Your manual should have a diagram showing where all of the airbags are located. There are pictures around here or generally online that are pretty much x-rays of the chassis.
Sure - I was just hoping to save some time from someone who's given it some thought. And the location of the airbags doesn't help me understand the "way" it deploys to make sure I don't put the detector where its in the path of the exploding bag (which might put me in the path of the radar detector).

I will look through the manual of course.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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If your airbags go off, I think a 3x3x1 plastic object hurtling at your face is the least of your concerns.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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I don't have a BRZ but I like to mount mine on top of the rearview mirror. it hides it pretty good. I never took mine down because most people outside the car could not see it. Then I hardwired it in so I did not have the big cord hanging down. You will have to see if it would fit so cars it just does not work good.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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If your airbags go off, I think a 3x3x1 plastic object hurtling at your face is the least of your concerns.
True, although I have a valentine-one, so it's more like a 3x3x1 METAL object, so it actually could do a lot of damage.

I'll have to see what might work this weekend.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #7
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I have a valentine one, and I mounted mine using the suction cups. It is mounted right above the mirror. If you have the "eyebrow" tint you can't see it from the outside unless you are looking for it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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I have a valentine one, and I mounted mine using the suction cups. It is mounted right above the mirror. If you have the "eyebrow" tint you can't see it from the outside unless you are looking for it.
That's a pretty good thought. I have the "homelink" mirror, which gets power somehow also. I wonder if I can steal power there easily too. That would be awefully convenient.

Thanks for that!

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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For those mounting above the mirror, how is your mirror adjusted? I have mine up as high as it will go and I can't imagine fitting anything up there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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That's a pretty good thought. I have the "homelink" mirror, which gets power somehow also. I wonder if I can steal power there easily too. That would be awefully convenient.

Thanks for that!

Steve
Thats precisely where mine is hardwired. I took some pictures and put them on the FT86 forum.. I'll post them here.






You can see the radar detector, but I have moved it to where its directly over the mirror now. So I can lower both visors without interference.

And to 2point0, I have my mirror positioned so that I can see flat across the rear deck from my seated position. I'll try and remember to take a picture when I go out to my car and upload it.

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