Top positive review
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Fantastic product and customer service
on September 17, 2012
First off, let me disclaim by saying that I don't have a ScanGauge II nor do I know what it is, but I wanted to mount my radar detector above my rearview mirror and was all ready to design and build a solution when I decided to look on-line first. I found several under mirror mounts, including some nice ones by Blendmount, but I couldn't find anything over the mirror except for this ScanGauge mount.
My reasons for putting it over the mirror is two-fold, both related to me having a convertible. For starters, when the roof is down and the sun is out, it is very difficult to see any kind of display on the front of modern radar detectors - putting it over the mirror lets my overhead console act as a sun shade to help me see it better. Secondly, even though radar detectors are not illegal in my state, I still get antsy when an officer pulls up behind me, and having it under the mirror is pretty noticible and I'd rather it just not be seen.
So, being interested in this item, and the description saying to contact the seller with questions and pics, I did just that and found that they were very helpful and made some good suggestions so I went ahead and ordered it.
I'm thinking that the seller is on the other side of the country from me and with the shipping being free and not prime, I had assumed that it would take a full 5 days to get it here, but I checked my mail today and it arrived on Monday after ordering it on Friday, so that was great.
I opened it up and found that they include a lot of instructions and a lot of parts. Most of the parts you won't need, but they include different variations to make sure you can get it mounted the way that you want including different sized bolts and collar extensions, allen wrenches and great little non-velcro restickable pads. Also, knowing that I wasn't mounting the ScanGuage, the seller included at no extra charge another mount which he thought might work better, and it did and that's what I used (However, if I had a ScanGuage, I'm sure the included ScanGauge mount would have worked perfectly).
I was concerned about whether or not the clamp would fit on my mirror which is more slender than the one pictured, but they include a rubber collar to go inside the clamp for my type of mirror.
Great seller and service
Sturdy mount once you've got it in.
Fairly adjustable via bending and moving the collar up and down.
Bending the mount is a bit disconcerting - it seems as if you were to bend it even 1 or 2 extra times to "adjust" it
may snap. This is because it is perforated to make it easier to bend, but it leaves only a small amount of metal
in the "joint" holding everything. It's fine as long as you don't over stress it, but make sure you've figured
out what you're doing before you start bending things.
It's a pain to get the collar on - taking the mirror off would have made it much easier but I didn't want to risk a break