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Just wondering what location you find is the best place to mount a suction cup base type GPS. I was concerned about mounting it on the windshield because of the front curtain airbags.

Any suggestions?
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When I decided I wanted to use my GPS (Explorist) in my car I had a hard time decideing where I wanted to place velcro or drill holes. My final solution was to buy a dash mount and attach it to something to fit in a cup holder.

What I ended up with is a PVC shower drain screwed to the dash mount and slipped into the from cupholder. It is a little tight but so far has worked pretty well. I gets a good enough signal to work and is not blocking any field of view.
 

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i was wondering the same thing, please show pics of where you mounted yours...
i was thinking on the flat silver panel between the steering wheel and the drivers door, any thoughts on that?
 

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i was wondering the same thing, please show pics of where you mounted yours...
i was thinking on the flat silver panel between the steering wheel and the drivers door, any thoughts on that?
That's exactly where I've placed mine after taking off of the windshield. So far, with the exception of sun glare at certain angles, it seems to be ok there. I take it of before exiting as I am concerned that my knee will knock it off as I exit.

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Just wondering what location you find is the best place to mount a suction cup base type GPS. I was concerned about mounting it on the windshield because of the front curtain airbags.

Any suggestions?
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A point of clarification.... There are no front curtain airbags. There are side curtain airbags and front airbags which means the top of the dash and the windshield areas are fine for mounting things.

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A point of clarification.... There are no front curtain airbags. There are side curtain airbags and front airbags which means the top of the dash and the windshield areas are fine for mounting things.

DEWFPO
As Homer Simpson would say, "Doh!"
I forgot about that. You're right. Thanks!
 

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Putting it on the dash is too low for me. I currently have mine next to the rear view mirror. I'd like to do a more permanent install how Landcruiser did his but I don't have that same type of mount for the Nuvi 750.
 

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I did a hard mount, not a suction cup attachment for the Lowrance 540c



It replaced the rear-view mirror.

SHADOW-WARRIOR fabricated the actual mount (yet another stroke of Shadow's genius).​
 

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Just wondering what location you find is the best place to mount a suction cup base type GPS. I was concerned about mounting it on the windshield because of the front curtain airbags.

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I put mine below the air vent next to the drivers window, on that silver blank space. Don't have a pic.
 

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I used a RAM mount and placed it on the driver's side, just over the silver piece; which is already occupied by my kenwood d-700! This is a great place for my gps and I can see it just fine, and its not in the way. It sits just over my scangauge, which I have mounted above the vent. Yeah, makes for a busy corner, but it is functional and does not distract me too much on the road.
 

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I would mount it on your dash.

Why? Well, it's right next to your steering wheel, so your eyes don;t necessarily leave the road.

X2

less glare
easy to reach (as opposed to windshield)
velcro holds it pretty securely
very near natural "line of sight"
 

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Rather than replacing the rear-view mirror (I use mine too much), I mounted my Garmin 276C above it.

No glare at all from the outside, minimally visible to GPS thieves from the exterior of the FJ, and as simple as glancing at the eye-level rear-view mirror to see the GPS screen. (Plus, it nicely fills in that gap between the sun visors to block out the sun when they're being used.)





http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/stereo-electronics/42211-gps-overhead-rear-view-mirror-installation-mod-w-lots-pics.html
 

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I found on eBay a 9" stem with a base that fits into the cup holder closest the dashboard. Such an arrangement places my Nuvi GPS within reasonable view, out of sight of possible thieves, and within a short distance to the power plug.
 

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I saw Steve's original post about mounting his GPS to his rearview mirror and it inspired me to mount my nuvi 650 in the same place. I basically did some dremel and drill work on the nuvi suction cup mount and piggybacked it on the existing mirror mount with some longer bolts from Home Depot.

I cut the cigarette lighter plug off the power cord and hard wired the nuvi to the unused connector in the driver's side a-pillar. That connector provides ignition switched power and ground, so the nuvi starts up and shuts down with the car.

This is a great setup - it's out of the way but easily visible and within (my) reach. The amazing thing is that the reception is still great with just the built-in antenna on the nuvi!

Some photos:






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DEPAKOTE SETTLEMENT INFO
 
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