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I purchased the Blendmount for my SRT8 and while I think it's a good product overall, I'm not satisfied that the design of it is conducive to my model vehicle. The reason for that statement is that once mounted correctly, the radar detector points approximately 30 degrees clockwise, or to the right. Because of this, I've found that the radar detector may not be as effective as it could be. Now I understand that in and of itself this condition may not hold as much evidentiary value but I've driven past too many points where the detector should have detected a signal, especially K-band. In other words, I can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the mount is the problem. But I have contacted Escort technical support and they verified, as I suspected, that their product is most effective when pointed straight ahead.

May I suggest that a possible remedy for this problem might be an attachment, e.g. a ball swivel plate, that could be attached to the bottom of this mount?
 

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I purchased the Blendmount for my SRT8 and while I think it's a good product overall, I'm not satisfied that the design of it is conducive to my model vehicle. The reason for that statement is that once mounted correctly, the radar detector points approximately 30 degrees clockwise, or to the right. Because of this, I've found that the radar detector may not be as effective as it could be. Now I understand that in and of itself this condition may not hold as much evidentiary value but I've driven past too many points where the detector should have detected a signal, especially K-band. In other words, I can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the mount is the problem. But I have contacted Escort technical support and they verified, as I suspected, that their product is most effective when pointed straight ahead.

May I suggest that a possible remedy for this problem might be an attachment, e.g. a ball swivel plate, that could be attached to the bottom of this mount?
30 degrees to the right? The BlendMount installs we've done have all pointed directly ahead. Have you double checked the installation of it? Maybe you got a BlendMount that was manufactured incorrectly? Give us a call and we can troubleshoot it for you, or if you have any specific questions about it, feel free to give me a call at (770)919-1433 because this doesn't sound correct.

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Will the blendmount fit on a 2012 sxt?
 

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I purchased the Blendmount for my SRT8 and while I think it's a good product overall, I'm not satisfied that the design of it is conducive to my model vehicle. The reason for that statement is that once mounted correctly, the radar detector points approximately 30 degrees clockwise, or to the right. Because of this, I've found that the radar detector may not be as effective as it could be. Now I understand that in and of itself this condition may not hold as much evidentiary value but I've driven past too many points where the detector should have detected a signal, especially K-band. In other words, I can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the mount is the problem. But I have contacted Escort technical support and they verified, as I suspected, that their product is most effective when pointed straight ahead.

May I suggest that a possible remedy for this problem might be an attachment, e.g. a ball swivel plate, that could be attached to the bottom of this mount?

I had a similar issue when I first installed mine. I was quite bothered by it as well. While trying to twist it a little - the mirror shaft moved where I originally couldn't get it to - and now its straight - as well as much easier to get the allen wrench in to adjust it. Trick is getting that mirror shaft just right.
 

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I had a similar issue when I first installed mine. I was quite bothered by it as well. While trying to twist it a little - the mirror shaft moved where I originally couldn't get it to - and now its straight - as well as much easier to get the allen wrench in to adjust it. Trick is getting that mirror shaft just right.
Yeah, it will ultimately always install right--as there are only two mirror types and if you have the right blendmount for your Challenger mirror you're good to go--but sometimes does take a little finagling or twisting. Glad you got yours figured out!

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Matt, I'm ready to order the 9500ix + BlendMount package. I'm confused on which BlendMount to order, though: I have a 2009 SRT8 Challenger with the recessed stem, auto-dimming mirror: on BlendMount's website, this is identified (and I matched their pic) as a "Type 1" mirror, requiring their BBE-2001 mount. On your website, the auto-dim mirror is matched to the BBE-2000 mount.

Can you please verify for us which BlendMount should be selected for which Challenger mirror -- and how to order it on the SCP site?

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Rich,

BBE-2001 is the one you'll need. My apologies for that error in the options area, it has been corrected. The verbage was off there.

If you just go to our Challenger Escort 9500ix and BlendMount Combo Package listing page you'll see that corrected. You can select your properly worded option and begin the checkout process there. If you'd rather also, and are paying with credit card, I'd be very happy to process your order over the phone. Just give us a call at (770)919-1433 and we'll give you a hand with that!

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Matt, I'm ready to order the 9500ix + BlendMount package. I'm confused on which BlendMount to order, though: I have a 2009 SRT8 Challenger with the recessed stem, auto-dimming mirror: on BlendMount's website, this is identified (and I matched their pic) as a "Type 1" mirror, requiring their BBE-2001 mount. On your website, the auto-dim mirror is matched to the BBE-2000 mount.

Can you please verify for us which BlendMount should be selected for which Challenger mirror -- and how to order it on the SCP site?

Thanks,

Rich
 

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We love the Escort 9500ix here at Southern Car Parts. Since its release, the Passport 9500ix by Escort has been one of our personal favorite products, and has consistently been amongst our most well-reviewed.



Recently, we added a new product line to our catalog as well: the BlendMount line of radar detector mounts. We've been selling them for a little over a month now, and they're being as well received as the 9500ix. With that in mind, they seemed like a perfect match, so here it is, a BlendMount/Escort 9500ix package deal.



By ordering these items together in this bundle you're getting both of them at less than the MSRP cost of the Escort Passport 9500ix alone, and at $20 less than if you purchased them separately on our already discounted website! What you're getting, at those great prices, is one of the best radar and laser detectors on the market anywhere, and the perfect companion piece for it to give it a great, low-profile, easy installation.

Every single employee here at SouthernCarParts uses the 9500ix, and a lot of us have started moving towards using the BlendMount as well. If that's not a glowing recommendation for these products, I don't know what is!


So, we're happy to offer this new discounted bundle for the Escort 9500ix, BlendMount Dodge Challenger Rear View Mirror Radar Detector Mount, BlendMount Stealth Cord, and more!

For more information, and to order the bundle, just visit our website here: Escort 9500ix and BlendMount Radar Detector Complete Package

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Matt
 

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Finely bought one Matt...took a while. Can't wait to get it!!! :cheers:
 

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Very happy with mine - performance and install results. Money well spent! :thumbsup:
 

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Very happy with mine - performance and install results. Money well spent! :thumbsup:

Where did you plug the cord into the mirror? Any pictures??
 

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I'm no electrician so I did a search here to see how it was done and whether I could handle it. It's not hard, just awkward to work in that area (I didn't take down the mirror), and it can be tricky to jam the cord's pins into the mirror's connector. I ended up with one splice, but either way it's no brain surgery. Look there: Blendmount Radar Detector Mount for Dodge Challenger | Challenger Blogger
Also check out this thread where I first related my experience: http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f39/blendmount-passport-9500ix-22688/index4.html. scparts has the right info as to which wires to tap into, as I said, and on my car anyway (base R/T).
 

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I need to buy 1 this year
 

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Be smarter than me and buy it before you start collecting tickets... It not only alerts you to cops running radar around you, but also shows you your speed when it goes off (you're looking at it then, and it avoids looking back down to check). I was resisting the idea of a detector because it's not bulletproof, but it makes you more aware of your speed. Now I'm looking into additional protection due to speed enforcement having turned into highway robbery in our broke state, and I'll leave it at that... :satan:
 
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I'm no electrician so I did a search here to see how it was done and whether I could handle it. It's not hard, just awkward to work in that area (I didn't take down the mirror), and it can be tricky to jam the cord's pins into the mirror's connector. I ended up with one splice, but either way it's no brain surgery. Look there: Blendmount Radar Detector Mount for Dodge Challenger | Challenger Blogger
Also check out this thread where I first related my experience: http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f39/blendmount-passport-9500ix-22688/index4.html. scparts has the right info as to which wires to tap into, as I said, and on my car anyway (base R/T).
Thank you! As an avionics guy I had to read it a couple times to realize they wanted us to piggyback the wires...Thank you again!!
 

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No problem. Just be aware that because of the difficult access, piggybacking may not be that easy: I broke one of the pins that wouldn't go in and had to splice the wires together to get a connection instead. You'll manage either way, and worst case scenario, you'll just get another invisicord. Oh, I see in another post that you've already completed the install - good deal! :cheers:
 
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