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Old 02-06-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying a go pro this weekend an I would like to mount it on my rear view mirror.

Has anyone done this before if so plz reply and send pics on how u have it.

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Old 02-06-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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A suction cup mount on the windshield would probably be more stable and give better results.

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Old 02-06-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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Doesnt the gopro come with some sort of mount already?
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Doesnt the gopro come with some sort of mount already?
Ya with the adhesive tape
But not the suction cup
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Ya with the adhesive tape
But not the suction cup
Oohhhh. I dont have one i wouldnt know.. Lol
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I mount my GoPro using a flat self adhesive quick disconnect mount on the windshield just below the rear view mirror on my JK. It provides a much more stable mount than a suction cup mount. It's small, and I don't even notice it's there when the camera isn't mounted. Keep in mind that mounting the camera inside will cause some glare and reflection issues from time to time.

If you click the link, go to the 2:30 mark on my video that shows the mount with the camera on it in the Jeep... .
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GoPro sells bundles. They used to sell complete kits when the HERO2 was out. I bought the Motorsports edition and it came with a suction cup mount and several sticky mounts.

The difference between the HERO2 bundles and the HERO3+ bundles is that the cameras are WiFi capable now. Even though you have to buy the suction cup mount separate (at $40), you're still coming out ahead with the HERO3+. The HERO2 didn't yet have WiFi built in; you had to buy a $70 add-on device.

Is there a specific reason you want to mount it to that one spot? These cameras are so versatile that you can mount them just about anywhere.

Here's a short video I shot while screwing around with a few new mounts when my Jeep was bone stock. If there's anything I learned from using the HERO, it's that you can't be afraid to mount it in spots that might make you a little nervous, or you'll never get truly bad-ass video. I'm working on a few ideas for some unique, homemade mounts.

Just an FYI: according to an earlier version of GoPro's website, the suction cup mount is strong enough to pull out dents and held on to a vehicle moving at 205 miles an hour.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:57 AM   #8
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I used the sticky mount on the dashboard of my girl's mazda. Worked just fine for our road trips.
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I have a gopro and love it. I have the suction cup mount and use it all the time. I read the reviews before buying it and read a lot of people were having issues of it falling off and losing the camera. They make a leash for the camera to keep from loosing the camera. From the reviews it didn't sound like anyone was using one. I decided to just use fishing line and tie it to something close by. It's a lot cheaper then buying there leash for what ever they want for it. Fishing line is really cheap for a lot of it. Just be sure the area is clean. I have mounted it on my door under the mirror, down low just below the door, on the boom of my concrete pump truck, outrigger of pump going down the road, and even the pedistal of the boom truck going down the freeway in the rain. Making sure it is tied off to something just incase.
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... a lot of people were having issues of it falling off and losing the camera.
That reminds me: download their app for your phone. You can stream your shot to your phone via the WiFi connection (the camera essentially becomes its own hotspot). If the camera pops off, you'll be able to see it.

The app also has a feature that lets you send a signal to the camera that will make the camera beep continuously. If you lose the camera, you can find it by the audible beeps. Once you find it, pressing a button on the camera will stop the beeping.
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Get the handlebar/pole mount. I hang it from my rearview mirror. Then flip the settings in the gopro so it knows and you don't have to try rotating the video on the pc.

That mount also works for hanging it from the outside mirrors for more angles.
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I mount my GoPro using a flat self adhesive quick disconnect mount on the windshield just below the rear view mirror on my JK. It provides a much more stable mount than a suction cup mount. It's small, and I don't even notice it's there when the camera isn't mounted. Keep in mind that mounting the camera inside will cause some glare and reflection issues from time to time. If you click the link, go to the 2:30 mark on my video that shows the mount with the camera on it in the Jeep... .
if u use the sticky tape
And u eventually wanted to take it off
Would it leave a mark? Also would the tape melt and fall off in 103 degree weather?
I live in texas
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GoPro sells bundles. They used to sell complete kits when the HERO2 was out. I bought the Motorsports edition and it came with a suction cup mount and several sticky mounts. The difference between the HERO2 bundles and the HERO3+ bundles is that the cameras are WiFi capable now. Even though you have to buy the suction cup mount separate (at $40), you're still coming out ahead with the HERO3+. The HERO2 didn't yet have WiFi built in; you had to buy a $70 add-on device. Is there a specific reason you want to mount it to that one spot? These cameras are so versatile that you can mount them just about anywhere. Here's a short video I shot while screwing around with a few new mounts when my Jeep was bone stock. If there's anything I learned from using the HERO, it's that you can't be afraid to mount it in spots that might make you a little nervous, or you'll never get truly bad-ass video. I'm working on a few ideas for some unique, homemade mounts. Just an FYI: according to an earlier version of GoPro's website, the suction cup mount is strong enough to pull out dents and held on to a vehicle moving at 205 miles an hour.
I would probably move it around once I get use To it since I never had one haha
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Get the handlebar/pole mount. I hang it from my rearview mirror. Then flip the settings in the gopro so it knows and you don't have to try rotating the video on the pc. That mount also works for hanging it from the outside mirrors for more angles.
That's what I did, just flip it with the gopro app on your phone. Stable, doesn't bother me driving and gets some pretty cool shots!!
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if u use the sticky tape
And u eventually wanted to take it off
Would it leave a mark? Also would the tape melt and fall off in 103 degree weather?
I live in texas
All I can say is that the adhesive is good enough for our 115 degree days here in Nevada. I did have to remove the first one I put on as it was cockeyed and I only needed a razor blade scraper to remove it. A little solvent removed the residue.
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That's what I did, just flip it with the gopro app on your phone. Stable, doesn't bother me driving and gets some pretty cool shots!!
I love that you can control all the settings with the app rather than tinker around with the LCD icons.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:56 PM   #17
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I love my gopro rollbar mount, Amazon has a bunch of knock-off gopro mounting solutions that are much less expensive.

When my top is down I will suction it to the outside of my windshield an tether it to the hoop above my rearview mirror. Another good place is above the gas cap tethered to a rollbar.

I'm trying to get another gopro to mount for other good angles with less camera angles.
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I mounted a GoPro to my sideview mirror last weekend. Worked great!

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Old 02-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for your comments
I went ahead and bought one today along with the handle bar mount and mounted it to my rear view mirror
So far so good!
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I mounted mine on the left hand side of the dash with the flat quick disconnect.

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if you like gopro, then look at replay XD, same great quality but better price!
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if you like gopro, then look at replay XD, same great quality but better price!
Actually, it's not. The Replay XD is the exact same price as the HERO3+ White Edition: both use the same imaging sensor.

The HERO3+ includes a list of other features that the Replay doesn't have, most notably the built-in WiFi.
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I used a flat mount sticky back and mounted in the top left hand corner of my windshield (outside) works great.
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I used a flat mount sticky back and mounted in the top left hand corner of my windshield (outside) works great.
will it ever get blown away from driving down a hiway going 75 mph ?
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I've not had any issues with, although the thought is always in the back of my mind.
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I've not had any issues with, although the thought is always in the back of my mind.
ya I bet haha
If I ever did that I would tie a string to it just incase.
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Do y'all leave y'all's gopro in the car all night or do y'all put it in then take it out when done ?
I have mine mounted to rear view mirror.
What would y'all do in this senario
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Do y'all leave y'all's gopro in the car all night or do y'all put it in then take it out when done ?
I have mine mounted to rear view mirror.
What would y'all do in this senario
I have a Hero3. I wouldn't mount it to the rear view mirror though. The rear view mirror is just held on by glue, and the extra weight, manipulations, removals, etc, might compromise the seal. My rear view mirror actually fell off. I had it professionally re-glued. I would go with the roll bar mount, and I'm pretty sure you could place it near the center of the windshield without touching the rear view mirror. There are many other locations that you could use too, with the roll bar mount.
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Does anyone have any experience on using the suction cup mount on the the side of the Jeep?
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Does anyone have any experience on using the suction cup mount on the the side of the Jeep?
Don't do it...fell off and almost ran over the gopro lol

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