it looks promising but i was hoping someone may have had experience with it. I also need a good phone cradle to pair with this, and would hope some of you have experience with a good cradle, even if it was with a different mount.
I'm open to any ideas but i'd rather not drill the dash.
2006 Wrangler Unlimited
I fabricated my own bracket that mounts to the existing screws under the windshield defrost panel, then I bolted my phone holder to the bracket. It has been ultra sturdy especially bouncing around off road.
I had a Tom-Tom windshield mount that would not stick anymore but I really liked the holder for the device so I removed the little rubber thing in the dash tray (I never use it). Drilled two holes in the mount and did this. Works great while bouncing on a trail and I can remove it and cover the holes with the little rubber tray if I get rid of it.
Dextreme - that looks nice and funcitonal. I may pop that defrost trim piece off and see what it looks like under there and try to go that route. Thanks for the idea.
I have tried several methods suggested and this is the only one that has held up offroad (everything else eventually hits the floor). All it takes is flat steel that thick enough (16 gauge?) to be sturdy, but can be bent/formed with a hammer to get it how you want it. Then bolt whatever phone mount you have to it.
ChasUGC - what is that piece holding the mount in your dash? Is it the same as RDaniel posted? I like how you integrated the cord into the mount...
The piece on the dash is the Bracketron cell phone holder. I saw it being used by Jeeper's here. It secures to the housing behind the console plate, so there are no visible holes. I just cut the face off and attached a Arkon Gooseneck to it. I then wires the cords, Aux and USB, from behind and through the Arkon Flex covering so they don't hang in the way. I didn't want to reach across the dash, or look down and take my eyes off the road. All the hardware needed came with the Arkon.