All right, I am working on the radar detector mount, actually found some parts today at Good Guys that can easily be modified to fit on the rearview Mirror
. I will spend Sunday finishing it up, mount it, take pictures and post it for you guys... I believe it will be very clean looking and nice.
Today I got my gauge and LED kit from RJ autoworks, so I have spent the day changing LEDs and "fine-tuned" the looks. Decided to put in a blue LED instead of a lamp for the headlight indicator, and green LEDs for the turn signals. I might even put in blue LEDs for the a/c control and lighter. I'll post a picture later. What I don't like about the kit is when I use red LED for the rev gauge, there is a color transition from the blue LED to the redline (it looks purple/lavender), not a sharp distinction between blue and red. And the area around the needle on the rev gauge has the same purplish/pinkish color. Hard to describe without a picture, but take a look on the posting by Puppyhunber: Question for those who have changed LEDs on their gauges" and you can get an idea of what I refer to.
Have also been fine-tuning the blue color of the LED's on my Pioneer CD/Radio/Satellite receiver, don't like the blue colors/lights in my car to be different... (I am picky).
Regarding mounting of radar dectector, I have an Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar/Lidar detector, and it must be mounted such that the antenna (on the detector) can pick up radar/laser signals from the rear, so for me it must hang a little below the rearview Mirror
so it can have unobstructed "view" towards the rear.
I am also in the process of mounting a grounding kit. I am somewhat sceptical about the performance gains (whp). Since this is not an expensive mod I will give it a try. Since I have a fairly good stereo system w/woofer, it should be able to get a little boost... (Go to Fry's electronic and check out their 1 gauge wire grounding kit for car stereos with BIG subs ... supposed to improve the performance of the speakers and amplifiers). And I agree that better grounding can at least be beneficial for all the electronics onboard.