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Cheap Go Pro to fit windshield mount?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by NJTaco08088, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    NJTaco08088

    NJTaco08088 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for cheap go pro to fit in my 2017 Tacoma mount that's on the windshield. Anybody got any recommendations?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    hookembevo

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    Snugtop Rebel with some options Body Armor Rock Steps Rhino Mats Weathertech Mudflaps Radar detector hardwired to rear view mirror. Stereo upgrade: Amp: Arc Audio XDI805 LOC: AudioConnect LC7i Front Speakers: Hybrid Audio Technologies Claris 6.5 Rear Speakers: Hybrid Audio Technologies Mirus 5.25 Sub: Pioneer TS-SW2502S4 Box: Pioneer Ud-SW250T Bilstein 5100s OME 885 Springs Single Add-A-Leaf BFG KO2 265/75/16
    I got the garmin one and it’s pretty sweet. 616C4DD3-CD6E-48F9-84D1-FF61CB75FAA3.jpg
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    svdude

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    Craigslist, all kinds of GoPro's at good prices.
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    TacoTruck808

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    I wanted to go cheap and bought a Akaso EK7000 pro from Amazon. I was very disappointed with the quality of the videos in 1080p and 4k. The motion stabilization made the picture jumpy. I returned it and decided to just purchase a gopro. Much better picture quality in both 1080p and 4k, even without using the image stabilizer. I know in my local costco, the Gopro Hero 5 black was selling for $189. It cost more then twice as much as the Akaso, but didnt want to risk getting disappointed with the poor picture quality. I could have gotten a bad unit so YMMV.

    Btw, both cameras fit in the windshield gopro mount with no problem.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    TA2016

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    I have a DP Video dashcam. My thought was I would eventually buy a more expensive dashcam, but this works fine for me.

    https://www.amazon.com/DP-Audio-Video-DVR140-DashCam/dp/B018MB6SV8

    I used some GoPro Grab Bag parts to make it fix the factory mount.

    https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Grab-Bag-Official-Mount/dp/B01GCKO9IK

    You may find this thread helpful.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/gopro-mount-dashcam.522677/
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    18CavalryTaco

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    Hero 3 would be cheap now...unless you are using “go pro” as a noun replacement for “dashcam”. If the latter is the case, then you should know that a go pro isn’t the same as a dash cam.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    photogr4x4

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    If you want a GoPro you can get a Hero 3 Black for cheap. Hero 4 silver/black are good options, also both cheap. Hell, the Hero 5 black with voice controls is probably a nice price considering the Hero 7 is out now.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    ronin_yota

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    So many options!! I got a ball mount so we can pointthe camera in any direction.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Tocamo

    Tocamo Not to be confused with Camel Toe

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    I bought a cheap Dash Cam from Ebay that fits in the go-pro mount. @most 720p quality, but it does the job.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    capequahog

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    in the dreaded black
    whats that under the mirror, or should I know
     
  11. Jan 19, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    BSFord

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    That's a radar for cops, illegal in most states but they're nice, gives you a warning for radar guns ahead
     
  12. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    markmizzou

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    A back step for when I get older, N-fab step bars , Carhartt seatcovers, 4Runner wheels, Topper, and "tats all folks"! --for now!!
    Radar detectors are actually legal in more states than they are not. Problem is that if the officer that stops you for anything he/she will not even think about giving you a warning. Warning tickets rarely happen when the cop sees a radar detector. I know this for a fact as I worked for a large L.E. agency for 15 years. It is usually not a written rule but a "unofficial policy" For most cops.
    Moral of the story -hide em if you got-em!
    Also whatever you do- DON'T try to hide it as they are walking up to your car -that may have much worse consequences!
     
  13. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Boghog1

    Boghog1 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    another vote to buy a real go-pro even used or refurbished, I bought a knock off on Amazon and what a piece of junk it was despite the glowing reviews
     
  14. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Tacoma3rdGen

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    Absolutely correct... the best radar solutions are units that intergrate into the vehicle stock systems, usually only found on high end luxury vehicles, i.e. BMW, Mercedes, Prosche, Audi, etc...
     
  15. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    TomTwo

    TomTwo I CAN FIX THAT

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    I have a GoPro 7 white and a hard wire kit to install as soon as the weather lets me.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Radar detector
     

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