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      01-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Radar detector mount on rearview mirror

Came across this mount while looking for an alternative to the suction cups for the Escort Passport. Looks like a nice solution... pricey at $40, but looks like it's worth it.

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thread revival!

did you ever buy this mount?

new link:
http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/escortmount.htm
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For the new link above, on the page with the list of cars, no BMW's are listed as a fitment for the products.
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From their site:
Mini 5/8 Escort or Valentine Mounts will fit:

BMW 330i
BMW M3 2008 with premium package
BMW M6 2007 5/8 mini super escort
BMW X3 2004
BMW X5 4.4 2003
BMW X5 4.8i 2008 with clown nose

and it shows this mirror:


Which looks very similiar to what I have on my 135i
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Ah you got me. But those aren't my models. Damnit! Haha.
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yeah it's annoying, I know it's only 40 bux but don't want to spend the cash if I don't know...I sent the company pics of my mirror, we'll see if I get a response.
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      06-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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I too would like to know. Might be a nice surprise in the wifes 328XI.
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Personally, I don't like that location. It just looks weird I think. Plus, it has to clear the clown nose, so it'll look even worse I think.
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Country Joy Crafts . . .

It is a great mount and will "fit" almost all BMWs. The real negative is that once on (and it is a real bitch to get on), the mirror is limited in it's adjustability. It will move a bit left and right and a bit more up and down, but that's it.

I had the mount on my 2006 325xi for about 6 months. It worked great holding the Escort, but I couldn't use the rearview mirror as well. I could see what was behind me somewhat but not to the horizontal degree that I could with the mount off. Also, if someone else drives your car, and they need to adjust the mirror, it will probably not work for them.
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Blendmount.com is developing a mount that is supposed to fit BMWs. I've signed up for beta testing. I've also been talking with the makers of another mount sold on eBay by a seller named astronutus888 ( just search the seller). His mount fits my Miata just fine, but is a bit too thick for the BMW mirror mount. He may develop something thinner, but no timeline yet.
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Blendmount.com is developing a mount that is supposed to fit BMWs. I've signed up for beta testing. I've also been talking with the makers of another mount sold on eBay by a seller named astronutus888 ( just search the seller). His mount fits my Miata just fine, but is a bit too thick for the BMW mirror mount. He may develop something thinner, but no timeline yet.
Please update the thread with your thoughts on the blendmount once you have it.

By the way, how did you get on the beta testing list for blendmount - I'm interested in being a beta tester as well.
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I'd love to hear an update on the blend mounts. I need to order a mount, the Country Joy Crafts mount doesn't sound ideal.
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      07-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #14
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I'm all in for a mirror mount for my V1 too. The country joy mount fit my 350z great, but this small stem is killing me.

Ideally, I'd like to see something like this developed for the BMW:

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...7-g-rides.html

Anyone try this one?

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...detector-mount

I'd prefer the mount hold from the stem down and to the right so the detector could be under the right side of the mirror, to the right of the clown nose.
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There has to be a better option that works out there...
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bump its august.. I have emailed blendmount to find out the release but still no reply
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Got an email from them:
they're literally tweaking the design now, but there's still testing and production time...lookin at a few weeks still i'm sure. I'll make sure your email address is on my BMW Contact List.
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Just got an email that the blendmount mounts are available for preorder... No pictures as "Detailed photos and 3D renderings will be available as soon as all patents have been submitted."

http://store.blendmount.com/bmw-c865.aspx
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Nice!

Thanks for that BMW Tax, Blendmount - 'preciate that
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Just got an email that the blendmount mounts are available for preorder... No pictures as "Detailed photos and 3D renderings will be available as soon as all patents have been submitted."

http://store.blendmount.com/bmw-c865.aspx
That's great news! I've been waiting to see what they come up with as there is not a lot of room to work with in our cars.
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Just got an email that the blendmount mounts are available for preorder... No pictures as "Detailed photos and 3D renderings will be available as soon as all patents have been submitted."

http://store.blendmount.com/bmw-c865.aspx
Says out of stock, so I emailed them for availability, hope to get a response tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm actually only a couple hours away, so if they'd let me I might be able to swing by and try it out in person.
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I got an email on my pre-order:
Order update. The expected ship date of the new BMW BlendMount has been pushed back to 10/17/12. We appreciate your patience.
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