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The "How do you use the stupid GoPro Mount without buying a GoPro?" and other useless triva thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by USMC - Retired, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired [OP] No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

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    OK so I actually found a way to put the GoPro mount to good use. Posted it in the "What have you done to your 3rd Gen" thread and had several members asking for more info. Made me think that there are most likely others who have actually found a use for the dang thing without buying a GoPro they never wanted in the first place. If that's the case please post them here. Ill start:

    Got that radar detector off the suction cup windshield mount that keeps falling down!

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    Actually pieced it together from two separate items on Amazon.

    HSU Vertical Surface Quick Mounting J-Hook Buckle Mount, Long Thumb Screw Accessory Kit for GoPro Hero 3 3+ 4 5 6 7 SJ4000 SJ5000 SJ6000(4 Pack, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RYSJ2NT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_rWooDb4KF0P9M

    Super Sticky Suction Windshield Suction Cup Mount for Escort Solo S2 S3 S55 s75 s75g Passport 8500X50 x70 x80 8500 9500 STi Magnum and Beltronics RX-65 GX65 Vector 995 975 965 940 Radar Detectors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087IMWUS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_gXooDbBDW8PJF
     
  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Mister Grey

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    I actually use a gopro. Saved me a couple times. Guy cuts me off. I honk. He slams on his brakes and all 5 feet of him jump out. I laugh and point at the gopro. He looks at the gopro, looks at me, swears, gets back in his car and takes off. Another time, guy in front of me gets hit by a bicyclist who claims injury. Cops, fire dept. and ambulance show up. I show them the gopro footage of a guy going about 5 mph hitting the side of the truck. Everyone laughs. Guy gets back on his bicycle and leaves. So yeah, it comes in handy.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    RushT

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  4. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Could your attachments work with a different camera, not a GoPro or scanner..
     
  5. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    This kit would offer a good number of options:


    Grab Bag of Mounts for GoPro, Including Quick Release Buckle Mount, J-Hook Buckle Mount, 3-Way Pivot Arms, Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts, Thumbscrews and Rubber Locking Plug with Tether by HSU

    by HSUSHOP

    Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LCLVBU8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_N70pDb93MATHT
     
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  6. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Thank you! Ima check that out! And thank you for your service! :oldglory:
     
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  7. Jul 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    First thing I did when I got my truck was mount a dash cam to the gopro mount. Love it there and I can remove it easy if I want to put a gopro in its place.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 29, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    You ran the wires down the a-pillar?
     
  9. Jul 29, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah, the hardwire kit goes down the drivers side, then the rear camera wire goes along the headliner to the rear camera.
     
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  10. Sep 1, 2019 at 3:56 AM
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    I've read this and other "use the GoPro mount" threads, but I still have a question: Is there a separate piece that comes with a new Tacoma that fits that mounting spot on the windshield? I just bought my '16 used, and if there was such a piece, I didn't get it.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Dual dash cam in mine.
    Don’t find it stupid at all. Easy mod to readily available GoPro clamps has worked great for three years so far.

     
  14. Sep 1, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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    The trucks didn't come with anything other than what is attached to the windshield.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    Anyone actually use the GoPro mount for a GoPro while wheeling? I did and whatever obstacle I was working on looked barely more than a pothole. All my trail “footage” is lame.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    I use it to hang my finger puppet. One of these guys. This guy is 17 years old. He's been named Angry Greg, no clue why.

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  17. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Gonna try this - just have to find that damn suction-cup mount that was until now dead to me.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    I'm interested in switching from my cheap dashcam to a gopro - can you tell me what your setup is like?
     
  19. Sep 4, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    A gopro mounted in the cab does nothing justice. When your driving fast it looks like speed limit. When your wheeling, looks like regular driving. All in the editing.
     
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    Is there a good thread for installing a dash cam using the GoPro mount? Id love to set one up!

    Also, what would be a good dash camera to go with?
     
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