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    was nipping thru dundee today and came across a nice blue facelift. now on closer examination i noticed that it had after market parking sensors on the rear BUT they were mounted in a line right thru the center of the boot!

    am i right in saying that this is kinda pointless? or can they work properly like that? Tim

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    All very well mounting them there as far as distance to obstruction goes, but he's lost about 4 inches of safe distance due to the bumper finishing further to the rear than the boot lid.

    I suspect it'll be less effective on low-level obstacles too.

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    it was the wires that got me, nice shiney car with 4 black wire's stuck to the boot running down to the bumper, just didnt look right.

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    Wots the point of parking censors on the boot. still going to hit the bumper before it beeps!!!!

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    thats the cheap jml ones mate seen a few car with them **** tbh lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    thats the cheap jml ones mate seen a few car with them **** tbh lol
    seen them too,stick on ones I think, not pretty at all.

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    It's the mindset of the person fitting them that gets me, how can someone be satisfied in doing the job that way when to do it right and effectively, would have only cost a couple of quid,,,if that,,, more and taken a similar amount of time?

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    Have to agree. Took my time doing mine and love them. Make tight parking way easier. And all for 20 quid.

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    Recommend Good Ones ?

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    will dig out the box and give you the name of them

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