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Re: CB and Radar Detector combo

>From: Jim Griffin <JGriff@pobox.com>
>Date: Mon, 09 Sep 1996 20:31:54 -0400
>Subject: Re: CB and Radar Detector combo
>At 09:18 AM 09/09/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>At 11:24 PM 9/8/96 -0400, Jim Griffin wrote:
>>>having a better "view" of the road, it has more of a stealth look to it (it
>>>hides behind the dark tint at the top of the windshield).
>>Bad idea.  The tinted area has metal particles which will cut down on the
>>detectors ability to detect.  Most of the detector manuals tell you not to
>>put it that high.  In fact, Escort no longer includes visor clips for its
>>detectors for just that reason.

The Valentine in the UBERWGN is mounted above the mirror, just as you
describe.  Very nice installation, power from the overhead light, no
messy wires, no impact on visibility, or interference with visors.
Almost invisible from outside the car, and the detector has a good view
out the rear as well.

In practice, I get unbelievably early warnings on the road.  Maybe the
valentine is so sensitive that even with a bit of interference from the
window tint it still performs quite acceptably.

Unfortunately, in my installation, the laser detector's receptor is
probably blocked by the top edge of the mirror, which the back edge of
the detector abuts.  Not too important, since they don't use laser
around here (Chicago) hardly at all.

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