New To The Radar Game Uniden R7

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What's up everyone. I'm new to the RD game and just purchased my first windshield mounted detector. Went with the Uniden R7 because of the range and various other factors after doing a bunch of research. I have it hard wired to the rear view and setup on a blend mount inside my 2019 Mustang GT. I have no idea how radar is affected by obstacles but the way I had to put my dashcam in to be centered and the radar detector on the blend mount has me worried I'm going to lose some range or miss something with it being just slightly obstructed by the dash cam. Anyone have any ideas? Really don't want to move the dash cam but will if I have to.


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If you don't really want to move the cam, maybe try adding a small link (or a part to shift the detector towards the driver) to the blendmount to lower the detector a small amount?

Depending on your mount you may be able to shift the mirror connection some to move it over a small amount too.......not sure what mount you have.
 

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If you don't really want to move the cam, maybe try adding a small link (or a part to shift the detector towards the driver) to the blendmount to lower the detector a small amount?

Depending on your mount you may be able to shift the mirror connection some to move it over a small amount too.......not sure what mount you have.
I'm using the Blend mount BR7-2001R and I have already moved it over as far as it will go. If the position the detector is in hurts its performance I'll figure something out!
 

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Welcome to RDF! I don’t think that setup will affect range as the R7 doesn’t seem to be obstructed that much. At least from those pictures it doesn’t seem that way to me. The R7 is ultra sensitive as well, so I wouldn’t worry about it. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Welcome to RDF! I don’t think that setup will affect range as the R7 doesn’t seem to be obstructed that much. At least from those pictures it doesn’t seem that way to me. The R7 is ultra sensitive as well, so I wouldn’t worry about it. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks! I'll run it like that for a while and see what happens.
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Thanks Milkman!
 

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Did the Blendmount power tap work well on your mirror?
 

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Did the Blendmount power tap work well on your mirror?
I didn't use a the blendmount power tap. I used the blendmount BR7-2001R to mount the RD to my mirror which worked perfect and a mirror powertap I bought off Amazon to power it. Everything works great!

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Here's how you do it on a Mustang with the Safe and Secure Package
 

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I didn't use a the blendmount power tap. I used the blendmount BR7-2001R to mount the RD to my mirror which worked perfect and a mirror powertap I bought off Amazon to power it. Everything works great!

Blendmount:

Power Tap (Used Small Pins)

Here's how you do it on a Mustang with the Safe and Secure Package
Thanks! :D
 

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I suppose you could test this by finding a stationary source and running with the camera ahead of the R7 and without. Maybe if you were able to park at the max range and move the camera ahead and out of the way to see if there is a difference? Just a thought.
 

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I suppose you could test this by finding a stationary source and running with ths.e camera ahead of the R7 and without. Maybe if you were able to park at the max range and move the camera ahead and out of the way to see if there is a difference? Just a thought.

I would try this. If it was me, I'd move the dash cam before I'd move the detector. Dash cam's not goona save you from a ticket so if I had to sacrifice one of them position wise, it would be the camera.

How are you liking the r7 and detector in general. Know a lot of people can get annoyed with the falses, but once you get a save from it you'll never go without again
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I think you will be just fine. Run with it for a while and see how you do. I doubt you will recognize any hit in performance.
 

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