Entertainment Electronics 3rd Gen Let's see your GPS/portable nav mount!

Discussion in 'Tuning and Performance' started by bctf1, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. bctf1

    bctf1 New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    16
    6
    0
    Retired
    Westminster, CO
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    So you didn't get the factory navigation when you got your Mini, well I didn't either. I just figured that I would just use my phone. Now I have changed my mind and want to add a portable GPS (looking at a Nuvi 2589LMT FWIW) to my F56. I think I'm aware of most of the mounts that are out there, but you never know.

    I don't care whether you have a Classic Mini, R53, R56, F56 or any other model and I don't so much care which GPS you might have. I want to see pics of your GPS mount for mounting ideas. Please identify the mount you have along with the pics.
     
  2. BruceK

    BruceK Active Member

    Feb 24, 2015
    401
    214
    43
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +214 / 0 / -0
    Some of the GPS units like my TomTom have a big silicone suction cup mount on a swivel that is an integral part of the unit itself. So it doesn't need a separate mount.
     
  3. Ernesto

    Ernesto Club Coordinator

    May 16, 2009
    401
    163
    43
    Oracle DBA
    Skokie Ill
    Ratings:
    +164 / 0 / -0
    I found a mount that clips into the dash vent..

    [​IMG]
     
  4. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
    Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    8,751
    2,532
    113
    Bend, OR USA
    Ratings:
    +2,650 / 1 / -0
    Check out my garage for a nice pic of my Cravenspeed set-up
     
  5. Savvy

    Savvy Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Supporter

    Apr 16, 2010
    6,831
    2,010
    113
    Mechanical Engineer/DA Civilian
    DE
    Ratings:
    +2,022 / 0 / -0
    [​IMG]

    The Garmin pictured is the nüvi 3597. The giant "bag clip" is the CravenSpeed XXL Smartphone mount.
     
  6. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

    Jun 4, 2009
    19,168
    9,726
    113
    Retired old fart
    Hooterville Ohio USA
    Ratings:
    +11,109 / 2 / -0
    I just used the suction cup mount on the speedometer of my R53. Stuck it over the 120 MPH part. I did use that part much. Not sure that is a workable solution on an F56.
     
  7. Minidave

    Minidave Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Supporter

    Dec 22, 2009
    5,352
    3,907
    113
    Male
    Overland Park, Ks
    Ratings:
    +4,395 / 1 / -0
    I made mine out of some aluminum scrap, bolted to the back of the tacho....not sure this would work with an F-car....


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I prefer having it in the left corner where it's easy to see and easy to reach to input something or change screens. some guys put them down low on the console and such, I find that takes my eyes too far off the road to easily use it. Plus too and also, since our speedo's are so far off, I use it as an accurate and true indication of my ground speed.

    I also have a dongle that plugs into the OBD port that lets me use it as an auxiliary gauge set.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

    Jun 4, 2009
    19,168
    9,726
    113
    Retired old fart
    Hooterville Ohio USA
    Ratings:
    +11,109 / 2 / -0
  9. vetsvette

    vetsvette MINI Alliance Ambassador

    Nov 9, 2013
    2,181
    1,781
    113
    South Central Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,936 / 0 / -0
    Cravenspeed mount. Garmin 2497 hardwired.

    IMG_1192.jpg
     
  10. bctf1

    bctf1 New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    16
    6
    0
    Retired
    Westminster, CO
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    Thanks for the replies. Ernesto, I've been looking at the Proclips angled vent mount for the F56 but don't care for the mount location for my car. MiniDave, I like your custom left side design, very clever and well done. Crashton, the Mountek CD slot mount is nice but I don't have a CD player ib my car. Vettesville, I like your Cravenspeed hard wired mount. I would be curious to see more pics showing how you routed the wiring. Please keep the posts coming.
     
  11. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

    Jun 4, 2009
    19,168
    9,726
    113
    Retired old fart
    Hooterville Ohio USA
    Ratings:
    +11,109 / 2 / -0
    No CD player in your car? Hope you do have an 8 track player. :wink:
     
  12. bctf1

    bctf1 New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    16
    6
    0
    Retired
    Westminster, CO
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    Don't need no stinkin CD player or badges for that matter. Sold my 8 track last year too. However, I do have bluetooth and mini-connected for music and voice calls. YAY!:cornut:
     
  13. bctf1

    bctf1 New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    16
    6
    0
    Retired
    Westminster, CO
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    My decision has been made. I am going with the combination of the Nuvi 2589LMT (5" screen, Voice Navigation, Bluetooth and Lifetime Maps)and the Mini Click and Drive Mount. I just hope that the dealership doesn't gouge me too bad on the Click and Drive installation. This will give me the cleanest install of all available options with no visible wiring to deal with at all.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this thread.

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page