Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

looking for the LONGEST windsheild mount out there

OP tomer1981

23rd April 2012, 05:08 PM   |  #1  
tomer1981's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
265 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
hey guys. i have a chevy cavalier, and the windshield is quite far from the dashboard at it's lowest part. i saw endless mounts, but they were all short and in order to use them you'd need to lean forward.
i currently use a charger mount, but it's crappy - won't hold horizontally (the charger in my chevy is behind the steering wheel).
don't like the mounts that "stick" to the dashboard.
tried the mounts that stick on the vents - crappy as well.
any suggestions?
23rd April 2012, 07:01 PM   |  #2  
kpjimmy's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag San Antonio TX
Thanks Meter: 1,062
 
4,874 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2009
More
You have to be careful and not to have it too long because when driving, bumps will lower the arm because gravity dictates it so :P.

But Arkon sells a 8" inch one
http://www.arkon.com/mobile-grip/mob...car-mount.html

Have you tried mounting the mount to your dash with the assistance of a sticky dash pad or dash disk?
The Following User Says Thank You to kpjimmy For This Useful Post: [ View ]
23rd April 2012, 09:58 PM   |  #3  
tomer1981's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
265 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
thanx mate !! i'll look into that arkon grip... it's a well made product so i think it can withstand rough roads...
23rd April 2012, 10:18 PM   |  #4  
kpjimmy's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag San Antonio TX
Thanks Meter: 1,062
 
4,874 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2009
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomer1981

thanx mate !! i'll look into that arkon grip... it's a well made product so i think it can withstand rough roads...

NP, but a trick I learned was to use a dab of oil on the suction cup when applying to the windshield. That way, the oil doesn't dry up as easily and then the suction will lose adhesiveness in the extreme heat.
23rd April 2012, 11:10 PM   |  #5  
tomer1981's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
265 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
Nice to know... Will definitely try that.
Thanks.

Sent from my Sensation using XDA
24th April 2012, 06:25 PM   |  #6  
Tangent_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
102 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2010
More
You might also want to consider a different mounting position. I have mine mounted just to the left of my rearview mirror at the top of the top of the windshield. Up there it's nicely in my line of sight without being in the way. My car has a few powered items up there and some space behind a removable panel so I just modified the cigarette lighter adapter to tap directly into a switched power source up there and tucked it out of the way. The location works great for me and only about 2 inches worth of the charging cable are even visible so it's a clean looking installation.
The Following User Says Thank You to Tangent_ For This Useful Post: [ View ]
25th April 2012, 09:04 AM   |  #7  
tomer1981's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
265 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangent_

You might also want to consider a different mounting position. I have mine mounted just to the left of my rearview mirror at the top of the top of the windshield. Up there it's nicely in my line of sight without being in the way. My car has a few powered items up there and some space behind a removable panel so I just modified the cigarette lighter adapter to tap directly into a switched power source up there and tucked it out of the way. The location works great for me and only about 2 inches worth of the charging cable are even visible so it's a clean looking installation.

that would be great but i have a car charger which is connected most of the time i'm in my car. don't want a cable hanging in my line of sight...
but - i've checked some mounts which hang on the vent, and a few of them have the option to tilt the mount left-right so that could be cool also...
17th May 2012, 07:30 PM   |  #8  
Tangent_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
102 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2010
More
Whoops, forgot to look into this thread again... If you don't have an option for tapping power up near the rear view mirror, you can always buy a longer micro USB cable and run it behind your dash and then under your A pillar and the front of the headliner. That's where the mic cable for my radio's bluetooth is run. I recently adjusted how my mount it oriented on the windshield and I can only see about 1 inch worth of cable even visible, and that's between the mount and the headliner. I'll try to remember to take a pic today...
17th May 2012, 10:26 PM   |  #9  
Tangent_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
102 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2010
More

The Following User Says Thank You to Tangent_ For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes