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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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best way to mount iPhone for in car videos

I tried doing a video with a windshield mount and my iPhone and the angle and stability wasn't so great. I was wondering what my options were. not sure if clamps or suction cups are the way to go. i was thinking of maybe mounting my iPhone on the passenger side head rest.
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I have used a suction cup phone mount on the dash to good effect in the past.
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I have used a suction cup phone mount on the dash to good effect in the past.
Any recommendations for a suction cup?
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When I got harry's lap timer, they suggested a particular suction mount which is a great product,

The Ram mount system:




It's a mount system, with different mounts that you can bolt to it. I got the mount in the above link, then I bought the Iphone 7 specific cradle for it. You can also get a generic cradle as well but the iphone 7 specific one, fit my phone perfectly.
They also sell mounts for cameras, for GPS units. So you can use the same base/suction cup with different add on's specifically for what you want to mount
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The mount I used was somewhat generic from Amazon. It was advertised as having a soft and sticky suction cup that would work on less than smooth surfaces. As long as the suction cup and the dash were clean it stuck just fine.

I will try to look up the one I bought later.
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I've had good results with a RAM suction cup mount mounted to the rear window.
I like that position because you don't just see the road ahead but also the drivers inputs.


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I use a RAM mount system attached to my harness bar (so, same level as stuck to the rear window basically, but more 'hard mounted' if you will.

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Next season I want to try and see if I can aim a camera towards the pedal box with my little home made trinket tray divider with RAM mounting ball.

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This is the phone mount I have used.




The Ram mounts are good but they are expensive.
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