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Best phone mount options

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by KSapanza4Runner, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Apr 16, 2022 at 6:36 PM
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    Surly Shawn

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    I designed a no-drill solution that will hold a large phone on Baja roads. It's based on a custom shaped clamp that grabs just below the air vent. You can get the best of both worlds: a solid feel of an integrated solution and you don't have to drill your 4Runner. The clamp is lined with a molded elastomer - so it won't mark the dash if you want to take it off.

    I've got 2 clamp designs - one fore 2010-2013 (without NAV) and 2014-2019.

    I'm curious about your feedback.

    Here are a few photos

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  3. May 15, 2022 at 1:41 PM
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    That looks interesting!
     
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  4. May 15, 2022 at 1:47 PM
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    Any info or website for these mounts?
     
  5. May 15, 2022 at 2:34 PM
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  6. May 15, 2022 at 2:50 PM
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  7. May 15, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    This has worked well for me. Yes, it jiggles, but it's easy to use and puts the phone in a good place. Plus just $15. Note that I have mine mounted in the rubbery cupholder insert. I haven't tried it without the insert -- might actually jiggle less without it.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083Z7FW7R?ie=UTF8&th=1
     
  8. May 15, 2022 at 2:59 PM
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    Looks like a clever and high quality design. I'd like to try it if it didn't block the screen on my 2020 (and would in fact not mark up/dent the place where it's mounted). It seems it would be much more stable and secure than the other mounts I've seen that place the phone that high up. I can't imagine relying on a vent mount, especially not with my big and heavy iPhone Max.
     
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  9. May 15, 2022 at 3:14 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback.
    The clamp is lined with a molded liner on both top and bottom - so the dash is safe from marks. I dial in the compression on the liners such that the clamp bottoms out before the liners do… while giving ample clamping force.

    I’ve got an idea on how to do this on 2020+ and will make one to test and report back. Will make sure it clears the screen.

    any other wish list items?
     
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  10. May 15, 2022 at 3:41 PM
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    Sounds good! Nothing else I can think of!
     
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  11. May 15, 2022 at 4:51 PM
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    These look great!
    I would be interested in a pair if the 2020 version becomes available.
    I use the Hondo Garage ones on my '17 Taco, and it's excellent.
    My 2020 T4R has 2 of the Proclips. They are ok, but I have had them bounce off twice, and the phone clip is crude compared to the Hondo, and especially when the Proclip is modded with a Ram ball extension, it shakes way too much. Our roads on the backside of Maui are similar to Baja.
     
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  12. Sep 12, 2022 at 5:48 PM
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    The picture of the Scosche on the side of the air vent just saved me an Amazon return... Thanks!!
     
  13. Sep 12, 2022 at 6:15 PM
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    I second the Hondo garage one that was on my 2017 taco. I’d buy something like that for my 2022 4Runner.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2022 at 4:07 AM
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    Apparently you are the designer of this product?
    I contacted Offroam and they replied that they are working on one for '22 ORP. I'm on their waiting list. I can't wait as this appears to be the best option for my needs/ preference. Estimated release date?
    Thanks
     
  15. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:58 AM
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    I can attest to the quality and fit of this phone mount. Very solid, and adjustable, without blocking any vents. Thanks for designing this!
     
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  16. Sep 14, 2022 at 9:14 AM
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    Does anyone know why we are looking at a soda can in a cup holder? :confused:
     
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    I just ordered one of these for my 2013. Love the design and the no drill install.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2022 at 4:58 PM
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    So you can guess the kind of pop?
     
  19. Sep 14, 2022 at 7:57 PM
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    LOVE IT - Are you planning to sell some of them? I would be interested on getting one!
     
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    Got mine installed. Awesome little mount.

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  22. Sep 19, 2022 at 7:27 AM
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    Any updates? I've been following you guys for months now waiting on the 2020+ ... Super excited.
     
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    Me too.
     
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  25. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:59 AM
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    @dstep you lurking? The ppl need solutions!
     
  26. Sep 27, 2022 at 7:26 PM
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    I can’t wait to get this mount for my 2021 4R. I got two of these on my 2020 Tundra and they work great!

    When I ordered these for my Tundra in Aug 2021 you were able to select a 25mm ball for the mount. After checking out the updated website I don’t see this option anymore, just the 20mm ball option.

    Will you be giving us the option to order this mount with the 25mm ball?

    As you probably know the 25mm ball makes your mount compatible with all B size RAM mount components. Giving endless attachment options for a variety of different accessories.

    Cheers


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  27. Oct 4, 2022 at 3:53 PM
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    Has anyone been able to purchase a Labops dash mount? I have been waiting until Oct when they expect to ship, but emailed them for an update...crickets..just curious if I should wait it out, or just go with Rago. Looking for something to mount a couple of items but not in or around vents.
     
  28. Oct 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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    @4 Sticks on here did a BEAUTIFUL mount. They did the Driver grab handle mod, then added a mount off the bottom and a USB in the blank spot on the left side of the steering wheel.... looks like they might not be on the forum anymore (Edit... looks like 4 Sticks is still on, just didn't find him when I tagged). I saved the screen shot to copy because it was so clean.

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    OP is saying the slot in front of the back cup holder is being used as a phone holder.
     
  30. Oct 4, 2022 at 6:09 PM
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