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#1 PrzFghtrNfrno

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Posted September 26, 2007 - 05:11 PM

For those of you who have a Navi's, where did you mount it?

I'm thinking of custom fabricating a piece of metal to squeeze between the headunit and dash foam to mount the navi to, then some killer velcro.

Like this...

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What do you guys use?
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Posted September 26, 2007 - 06:38 PM

I have seen some people make something similar with a hinge to fold back into their glovebox when not in use. Have you considered a double din head-unit with Nav?

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Posted September 27, 2007 - 06:11 AM

I have seen some people make something similar with a hinge to fold back into their glovebox when not in use. Have you considered a double din head-unit with Nav?


I bet it's a budget issue if I had to guess, not to mention the lack of portability and head unit has. These days the portables are so much better than the head units w/Nav.

Anywho PF, I think your idea should work well.
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Posted September 27, 2007 - 06:36 AM

I bet it's a budget issue if I had to guess, not to mention the lack of portability and head unit has. These days the portables are so much better than the head units w/Nav.

Anywho PF, I think your idea should work well.



I think this debate is one that I could handle well... The software that is in most navigation units comes from really 2 places initially and is sold to handheld nav makers and HU as well... for the portability, no arguement there at all. My suggestion for something similar to what is in the pic in the beginning of this thread is to make something that is bolted in the glovebox on a hinge so the fugly mount can be hidden when not in use.

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Posted September 27, 2007 - 07:39 AM

Good point but how inconvienent could that be for a passenger riding shotgun?
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Posted September 27, 2007 - 08:29 AM

I recently got the new TomTom720
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you can customize you car icon
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Posted September 27, 2007 - 10:56 AM

Good point but how inconvienent could that be for a passenger riding shotgun?



if you make it so the hunges work in 90 degree increments then it would fold flat and when folded out could look nice and end up far enough over so the it would not bother the passenger.

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Posted September 27, 2007 - 11:01 AM

Ah, ok gotcha
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Posted September 28, 2007 - 08:28 PM

I left the suction cup mount at home and had my passenger hold it in her lap.. I think it worked quite well B)
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Posted September 28, 2007 - 08:41 PM

im getting the new garmin nuvi that's only about 3/4" thick...it should mount fairly well.
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Posted October 07, 2007 - 07:31 PM

i have a similar mount on my car. you can see it in this pic.
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