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Old 02-17-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Lets see your Stealthy Radar Detector Installs

I would like to install my radar detector somehow to integrate it into the dash and need some ideas...lets see how you installed yours.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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There is already a thread for this elsewhere
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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I do not see one for radars...just the very general mods thread
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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Just do the blend mount +mirror tap, cleanest install you can do.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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Just do the blend mount +mirror tap, cleanest install you can do.
^this
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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Here's my setup. Bel sti magnum mounted on windshield above the mirror. It's behind a tint strip and the factory tint so it's not visible from the outside.

It runs down the driver side a pillar, to the panel with mirror control and headlight level control. To the right of the mirror button is a mute control and under is a on/off rocker switch. I need to get one with a red l.e.d. To match the interior though.




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Old 02-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Just do the blend mount +mirror tap, cleanest install you can do.
No.

Hangs low and in no way shape or for "stealthy." I already tried it and it was tacky and complete waste of money.

Not what the OP is looking for but I did my 9500ix above the rearview. Generally speaking, cops can't see it when they approach the car.

There was a thread on here or iwsti where a guy did the hidden detector with mute similar to lukev, and had the display hidden in the air vent or something. Will have to look for it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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I posted in the other "unique/custom" thread with my L's V1 custom display in the gauge cluster:





Since that is now a full time track car, I bought a WRX wagon for a daily now and did the V1 clock mod to it. However, I haven't seen anyone leave the clock plastic so when the V1 is off you can't see a display in there. I'll probably change the LEDs in it like the one in my L eventually.

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V1 main unit, going to add a windshield tint strip to hide it even more:

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #9
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I made a custom mount to hang right below my rear view so that I preserved the rear facing lens (for whatever that's worth) and ran my cabling under the headliner and the drivers side pillar. All the wiring goes to a main control board that has master on/off and mute buttons I installed into the dash next to the mirror and lights leveler. I also ran indicator lights right up under the drivers side corner of the dash by the windshield so I had easy view of alerts.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:05 PM   #10
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...Generally speaking, cops can't see it when they approach the car...
Who cares about what the cop can or can't see? If you're in a radar detector restricted state, they don't need to see it to know you have one. Otherwise they're legal to have.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:13 PM   #11
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Having a radar detector legal greatly reduces your chances of getting a warning.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #12
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Or you could not speed... just sayin. Pay the price if you get busted rather than live trying to beat the system with something that now only works once the cop pulls the trigger. And by then its too late, you got pinged.

On a side note very nice installs i have seen on here, looks great!
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:20 PM   #13
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Here we go again.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:26 PM   #14
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Lol according to whom? Assuming you don't have a habitual bad driving record, you aren't going that much passed the speed limit, and mainly...you are pleasant and have a good demeanor, it's all up to officer discretion/ agency policy. Well in Florida at least.

The presence of a radar detector is irrelevant. Can an officer take it into consideration regarding his discretionary decision? Sure as much as the sound of your exhaust, or how dark your windows are, or anything else along those lines. Truth is, the officer probably already made the decision on what/if to write you for before approaching the vehicle(barring aforementioned conditions).
But mostly no, lol, the presence of a radar detector alone will probably not cause that warning to be replaced by a citation.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:29 PM   #15
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Or you could not speed... just sayin. Pay the price if you get busted rather than live trying to beat the system with something that now only works once the cop pulls the trigger. And by then its too late, you got pinged. On a side note very nice installs i have seen on here, looks great!
"Pulls the trigger" lol. My Stryker Dual Stalker is always running front and rear...unless I hit the hold button that is. I still have an escort 8500 detector in my personal.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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In my province of canada they are illegal,so stealth is a must. That's why I run the magnum, is because it's undetectable.

Also, where they are illegal here, cops always use constant on Ka band. Because nobody is supposed to have them, they don't have to use instant on.

So, my radar detector basically saves me every time. Not that I speed too much over the limit, but cops tend to pick out a sporty looking car, and give me tickets. 3 years ticket free, thanks to beltronics
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #17
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Is it possible to hide the entire unit in the dash or does it NEED to be somewhere out in the open to catch the signals?
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:04 PM   #18
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its best to be in the open. but you could make a fiberglass pod or something to surround it on the roof, and then wrap it in alcantara or something. just leave the front open so the signal can get by.

also, if you put it high on the glass against the a pillar, it cant be seen from outside unless they put their eyes by the door handle(assuming they are looking from the drivers side). it just is a pain in the ass that you cant open your sun visor all the way
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:54 PM   #19
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the reason you want it hidden in states that are legal is that, after you get pulled over and they see it.. they will say they used a laser.. happen to my friends
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:04 PM   #20
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Whaaaat??? If I was to pull you over, I don't have to articulate one bit on how I got your speed measurement; whether it be by radar, laser, or pace clocking. If you were speeding, you were speeding...that's all there is to it. If you DO get pulled over, the best thing you can do is be polite and respectful. Your friend had no idea what that officer was thinking.

As I already said, all I have to do is press the hold button and you won't pick up my signal until I release it. By then I have your speed measurement. I've tried with a friend in my wrx.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #21
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Who cares about what the cop can or can't see? If you're in a radar detector restricted state, they don't need to see it to know you have one. Otherwise they're legal to have.
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Having a radar detector legal greatly reduces your chances of getting a warning.
Exactly...

And yes, glad people can keep to the thread topic
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #22
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Having the radar is one thing...and people want to say "just dont speed" but what im looking for is basicly the ascetics...anyone can stick a radar detector or gps or whatever add on units you have to the windshield or screw them to the ceiling.
I am looking more for things like awenthol has done and integrated it into something.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:43 PM   #23
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I thought this thread was for install pics. Stick to topic please.
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