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Just got one yesterday. Seems pretty cool. Has anyone else got one in an R33... where did you mount it? I'm stuck for ideas, cos i don't want a big chunky fugly thing on the top of the dash.

Before i'd got it i had hoped to replace the ashtray with it, but it's a little bit too big for that.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Jon
 

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Jeez,

I know people that waited months for these, but then gave up.
I'd be very interested to hear of your opinions on this product.
It certainly looks cool!

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Odd, I ordered mine friday and got it monday.

I stuck it in before i went to work this morning... velcro'd in front of the ashtray for now.

It's early days yet- all i've done is driven to work and back which just involves one truvelo camera...

it started warning me miles in front of it, and the warning got more and more in yer face as i got closer. quite good; not too intrusive but not too quiet either.

Took about 20 minutes to get a satelite lock this morning although the destructions did say it'd take a while the first time. coming home this afternoon it had lock in about a minute.

the display is good, although the backlight could be brighter.... it wasn't as bright as the other dials and my radio in the car. visible nonetheless.

the remote gps antenna lead is abosultely enormously long. the antenna blob of plastic itself is about 1 inch square, by 3/8th inch high. i put it on the rear parcel shelf becuase the low angle of the rear screen means it has a good view of the sky. the cable is just running the the cabin at the moment, but at the weekend i'll route it under the seat and the carpets.

the actual unit itself is bigger than i'd hoped; just a little bit too big to fit where the ashtray goes in a '33. which is a shame. I'm now thinking either on the dash behind the wiper stalk, or hacking up the ashtray interior panel to get it in.

anyway, seems a good product so far but like i say it's early days.
 

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i dont own one, but ive been on a 150 mile trip with someone who has one. i have to recommend them, they are not too loud, not too quiet., they gradually get louder as the camera gets closer, and they never miss one or get confused and bleep when theres nothing there. like i say i was only with it for 150 miles of speeding:D but i would recommend it and will be buying one of these myself as soon as i pass my test and/or get the funds
 

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I have one of these in my Scoob, very happy with it. Origin that is not the Scoob, Scoob is too slow;) Also must add the networx thingamy bob are a great company to deal with.
 

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I bought mine from Selfridges in London. I have tried mounting it down near the ashtray but found it too quiet whilst the radio is on, I have therefore resorted to mounting it on top of the dash (nearer my ears, and if I don't hear it, I'm given a second chance by the flashing red lights). I would not recommend mounting it out of sight, but thats only my opinion.

Also you may find that it often takes some time to "lock-on", but this is apparently due to the fact that it has a built in rechargeable battery which remembers where the unit was switched off (likely to be where you parked the car), and the battery only has a charge of around 2 to 3 days. If you don't drive the car regularly, the battery drains, and the unit cannot recall where it was switched off, and therefore requires it to lock on to satellites again (taking up to 20 mins). As I drive the car very infrequently, I was told to plug the unit in at home to prevent this happening.
 

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Thats right

the internal battery runs down after a few days. I plug the unit to the transformer and the GPS lead about 30 mins B4 I go out so it is up and running when it is time to leave. Living near the M25 I have it mounted on the dash so I can cancel out the variable warnings. The only problem I have is that when you do slow down[ahem on the odd occasion if I'm slightly too fast] is that, as there is a 1 second delay on the speed display, the thing keeps beeping at you for this time even though you are doing the correct speed. The distance that the warnings start can be altered and the volume can be set to 1 of 9 different settings. Overall an excellent aid.

Rgds Ian W
 
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