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Old 03-14-2019, 01:15 PM
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Do you use stock suction cups that come with the R3? Does it sit level since the windshield is so angled?
Yes and the bracket is made to be bent so it fits level.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:00 PM
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The arrows are sales department gadgetry.
A legit alert means you slow down regardless of where it comes from.
I suppose an alert from behind could mean you are going to make a run for it, but that never ends well.
PTD, your still killing me "mean you are going to make a run for it"..too funny.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:09 PM
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Do you use stock suction cups that come with the R3? Does it sit level since the windshield is so angled?
I use just the stock suction cups. Sits level very well! It will bend if needed. But if I remember correctly it was a very small adjustment if any.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:15 PM
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If it works on the R3, per what I've read, it'll work on the R7 too.

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Old 03-14-2019, 02:20 PM
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PTD, your still killing me "mean you are going to make a run for it"..too funny.

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:15 PM
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Get an Escort 360C it has everything you need now (Arrows, auto mute, auto update and the KA range is close to my R3. They are all so close. The 360C is slim and sleek too.
How do you like the Escort Live feature? Do drivers manually report police like waze or does the 360 just push/pull constant updates? The updates only go to the Escort database server if users have WiFi/hot spot or does it also work with 4G?
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How do you like the Escort Live feature? Do drivers manually report police like waze or does the 360 just push/pull constant updates? The updates only go to the Escort database server if users have WiFi/hot spot or does it also work with 4G?
I like the live feature and updates happen periodically but updates are via wifi, I have not tried via 4g and not sure if it can, Ill check now. Like I mentioned, I like the 360C over my R3 (in my Sonata) because of the arrows, wifi updates (no more removing from car) auto mute and looks better then my stubby R3, LOL... I recently sold my Uniden DRF7 and its range was to me as good as the R3, and slightly better than the 360c.. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:45 PM
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i have the blendmount, hard wire and R3. not interested in the R7, its mostly the same hardware and the arrows arent a thing, to me. if you get a legit threat you slow the hell down no matter where its coming from, at least here in socal.

you wire it up just like the guy in that youtube video up there says, purple and black wire, but i wasnt able to just make room via indenting things with a screwdriver or whatever so i just had to strip some of the jacketing and tie it off then tape it up with electrical tape, usual deal.

tip: its quite hard to pull that cover off, which sits along the roof behind the rear view mirror. pull hard and pull straight downward. when you go to blendmounts site there are 2 different versions of the mount, the difference seems to have something to do with the mirror itself, in other words what trim/options you have.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:33 AM
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i have the blendmount, hard wire and R3. not interested in the R7, its mostly the same hardware and the arrows arent a thing, to me. if you get a legit threat you slow the hell down no matter where its coming from, at least here in socal.

you wire it up just like the guy in that youtube video up there says, purple and black wire, but i wasnt able to just make room via indenting things with a screwdriver or whatever so i just had to strip some of the jacketing and tie it off then tape it up with electrical tape, usual deal.

tip: its quite hard to pull that cover off, which sits along the roof behind the rear view mirror. pull hard and pull straight downward. when you go to blendmounts site there are 2 different versions of the mount, the difference seems to have something to do with the mirror itself, in other words what trim/options you have.
I"ll definitely check out the BlendMount and thanks for the install tips. I picked up the R3 yesterday and it caught 3 out of 3 local police in city/suburbs. However, with the suction cup, the unit periodically needs to be repositioned on its swivel from bumps in the road. Maybe it's just needs tightened down - I slapped it on my windshied in the BB parking lot. With the R3 and Waze on CarPlay - Feeling much safer!
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:08 AM
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Probably a fat chance that the R3 blendmount will be compatible with the new R7, right? I'm trying to plan long-term, but I cannot wait for ESTIMATED availability date on the Uniden R7. Just got my vette Saturday and I need something now.
http://blendmount.refr.cc/troylindekugel

Hereís a link to save you a few bucks on the blendmount. The R3 tucks up under mirror well. Donít worry about the R7. They will sell the clip for about $30 to convert it to fit. I have one in both my car and truck. Wonít mount a detector any other way.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:26 AM
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You guys weren't kidding about the Blendmount price - I thought it was $99, but it's more for my mirror. They should at least include the hardwire kit at the price.

It's a great product, but I hate being price gouged.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:31 AM
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You guys weren't kidding about the Blendmount price - I thought it was $99, but it's more for my mirror. They should at least include the hardwire kit at the price.

It's a great product, but I hate being price gouged.
Agree itís a bit pricey. However we are all spending 50k on an impractical car😄. Once you mount your detector and hardwire it you donít need to worry about it again. It wonít fall off and comes on and off with car👍🏻
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:34 AM
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I use a permanent mount on the windshield on the driver's side of the mirror. They can be purchased at Amazon/ebay and use 3M adhesive. I attach/detach constantly and the mount is rock solid and won't fall off like suction cups. I was afraid that the Blendmount would interfere with the already limited visibility under the mirror. I used a 15" MirrorTap for power and the leads are held securely in the mount (rather than dangling) when the radar detector is removed.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:34 AM
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I use a permanent mount on the windshield on the driver's side of the mirror. They can be purchased at Amazon/ebay and use 3M adhesive. I attach/detach constantly and the mount is rock solid and won't fall off like suction cups. I was afraid that the Blendmount would interfere with the already limited visibility under the mirror. I used a 15" MirrorTap for power and the leads are held securely in the mount (rather than dangling) when the radar detector is removed.
I have a Blendmount for mine, but I actually really like this solution. I may look into that because visibility looks like a much better option with this. I have a 12" mirrortap, so I'm not sure it would be long enough.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:07 AM
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nope, get the 15" cord.

reason i mounted mine in the usual place was so that it can (sort of) pick up stuff from behind me and whatnot. granted, the R3 doesnt have the precious arrows that everyone loves, but whatever. know your enemy and all that, and if you have the detector in a place that makes it harder to pick up signals, welllll....
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