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Dash Cams

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by SuPaRnr, May 8, 2016.

  1. May 8, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    I am thinking of getting a dash cam and was wondering if there are any recommendations
    out there (without causing a cam war). Can't hard wire it in (no tools or aptitude for that)
    so install should be relatively simple, if possible. Any suggestions?
    Thank you.
    07 4Rnr V6 Limited.
     
  2. May 9, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    i have the Vantrue R1, i love it. the footage is great. Heres a few.



     
  4. May 9, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    Thanks for the reply and footage. Clarity is very good I could read the lic. # of the car in front of you.
     
  5. May 9, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    Thanks for the reply and the selection. I will check them out.
     
  6. May 10, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    I use a BlackVue DR650. It is a two camera system. You can point one out the windshield and the secondary camera can be put where ever you want. They also make 1 channel systems too. I like the fact that you can get one that has a different type of power setup that is designed for higher heat situations. I got mine from the dashcam store.
     
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    Thanks, this one is on my radar list. Do you hard wire it in or are you using the lighter outlet?
     
  8. May 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    I probably should of asked this before, but do people usually hard wire them in or do they use the lighter outlet?
    There is one at the back of the 07 Rnr that I was thinking I could plug it into.
     
  9. May 11, 2016 at 5:57 AM
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    Kingnuting

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    I use mine in the lighter outlet. When I bought mine it came with the fuse box adapter. I put the camera in my F150. It has small fuses and the fuse line the camera came with are bigger style fuses. I put one on my windshield and ran the power plug into the center console where I have a lighter outlet then ran the second camera line along the window trim and over to the steering wheel where I have the secondary camera looking at my dash board. The second camera is powered through the 1st camera. Then in the center console I put a lighter splitter so I still have access to a plug.

    The cameras stay on longer than I like after I shut the truck off, but they do power down before the battery runs out. Not sure if its because of a vehicle thing or a camera thing.

    Hope this helps.
     
  10. May 11, 2016 at 6:05 AM
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    Kingnuting

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    I bought this camera to capture footage of my adaptive cruise control braking for no real reason. Don't judge about my music selection.

    Night clip
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Tbsz-WQUCWS19JXzJMaXFpM1E

    Day time clip
    Front Camera (mounted to the right of my rear view mirror) - It does look clearer when viewed though the software with the camera
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Tbsz-WQUCWX1U2U2tjamk5MkE

    Secondary camera (looking at dash board) I like the two hooked together because it syncs the time line. If you view it in the camera software it will PIP the two.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Tbsz-WQUCWbkF4QmxyOTBvN00
     
  11. May 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    Big help. I would have no idea where or how to go into the fuse panel or hook on to anything else.
    It will go in the lighter outlet. I figure I can run the wire without showing too much along and under upper/lower panels.
    BTW - music was OK - I listen to anything from Pavarotti to Willie Nelson to Led Zep to Artie Shaw etc....:rockband:music hath charms to soothe...

    Thanks.
     
  12. May 11, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    SuPaRnr

    SuPaRnr [OP] 2007 Toyota 4Rnr V6 Limited

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    First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your replies an suggestions. This was no easy task as there are so many on the
    market, the price range and reviewing practically everything on YouTube (and what was suggested here).
    Secondly, I purchased a DOD LS460W dash cam from Staples and hooked it up in no time and went for a spin.
    Actually I went for two spins around the block - forgot to remove the protective plastic film on the lens, so had to see what
    the quality was like without it on, duh...
    The price was right, the reviews were good, software and set up were fairly easy, and it meets my needs. TaDa.
     
  13. May 12, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    Kingnuting

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    SuPaRnr,

    No problem. I hope that camera does what you want. I went with the one I got was because I wanted the dual camera option given my predicament with my adaptive cruise control.

    Glad I could offer some input.
     

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