Choosing the Best Dashcam – Thinkware Q800 Pro vs BlackVue DR900s

 

Thanks to our sponsor BlackboxMyCar.com we had the top 2 dash cams on the market to play with the Thinkware Q800PRO and the Blackvue DR900S-2CH.   After spending a month with both cameras I’ve made my decision. We are going with the BlackVue DR900s. This decision in no way means the Thinkware Q800PRO is not a top contender, I personally like the BlackVue a little more. Both have some pretty amazing features and quality which I will cover in this video.

 

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Blackvue DR900 S as shown in this video (affiliate link)

 

 

 

Original Dash cam Video Downloads (right click and save files)

Tip: Download all the files using the right click “Save as” menu option into a single folder (1 folder for BlackVue and 1 for Thinkware) then download the viewers and open the file location in the viewer to access it’s features.

 

BlackVue DR900s Driving (right click and save files)

BlackVue DR900s Parking (right click and save files)

 

BlackVue Viewer

 

Thinkware Q800Pro Driving (right click and save files)

 

Thinkware viewer

 

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“The Blackvue DR900S-2CH redefines expectations for dash cam video quality and storage efficiency.
With its 8-megapixel CMOS sensor in the main unit, the DR900S-2CH captures 4K Ultra High Definition video – four times as many pixels as Full HD. The rear Full HD Sony STARVIS image sensor ensures best image quality under any light. Thanks to the H.265 (HEVC) compression, your videos look better and file size is kept as small as ever.”

Blackvue DR900 S as shown in this video (affiliate link)

 

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“Thinkware Q800PRO is the latest and greatest from Thinkware capable of recording in 2K QHD 1440p. Available with an optional rear camera, the Q800PRO offers a fully featured and refined dash cam setup. Day time and night time video quality is excellent with the 5.14MP Sony STARVIS image sensor and is among the best of 2 channel dash cams.”

Thinkware Q800Pro as shown in video  (affiliate link)

 

 

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Dodge Magnum, Durango, Caliber, Ram Keyfob upgrade – Remote Replacement

 

My Magnum Keys came broken and dirty, and the shape of the key caused i to poke me in the leg when in my pocket. While looking for a replacement Keyfob I found this kool Pop out version similar to the ones that come with the Volkswagen. I was able to renew my Magnum key for less than $10

 

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How to properly jack and change the oil – Hellcat

 

 

I put a lot of detail into this one, including Torque Specifications for the drain plugs, how tight to make the oil filter and as usual a full breakdown of the process to change the oil in your hellcat.  This will work for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Widebody as well as the Charger Hellcat.

 

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ZL1 Addons Challenger Deluxe Diffuser – Now With More Downforce

 

The new ZL1 addons Deluxe diffuser adds a wing to the original design where you can actually feel the difference at 75mph. The Deluxe diffuser fits all Challenger trim levels from 2015 – 2019 and sits just over 1 and 1/2 inches lower than their original design. For some this may be an issue, especially with lowered cars, but this design was made for function and durability. In this video you will get the details you need to determine if the new ZL1 Addons Deluxe Diffuser is right for you.

 

It’s priced just right for the look and functionality and they again managed to make this product with a NO DRILL install.  Get yours here – ZL1 Addons Challenger 15’-19’ Deluxe Diffuser

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This is our new winged diffuser for the 15-19 Challenger that will fit across all models. Designed with an aluminum belly pan to smooth and diffuse air coming out from under the car along with an additional wing to provide added down force and attached to HDPE material with an automotive finish. This product is made to work using the 5 to 10 deg angle of slope from our added rear belly pan to diffuse the air properly. Comes with all mounting hardware.

Additional Down force will be noticeable at 75+mph and will provide a more planted feel for the vehicle. Compared to our standard Challenger diffuser, this product is 1.75″ taller in a fin to fin comparison.

Warning: This product will touch the ground on steep slopes and driveways on a stock height Challenger, this product is meant to be functional and close to the ground. If you have lowering springs and or airbags, be warned this product hangs low and will scrape when taking on sharp angled instances.

Please verify if you have threaded or unthreaded rear differential cross member. This will determine the hardware required for mounting. You MUST verify ahead of ordering. (See install video below on where to look)

If your rear end is unthreaded you will need a Rivnut Tool to install the hardware nuts that the bolts will screw into.

 

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Stop the wheel Click – 2 Piece Brembo Rotors on the Hellcat and Scat Pack

 

Fixing the 2 piece Brembo Rotor Wheel click

At first I was concerned that the front wheels on my Hellcat were clicking at low speeds especially when turning. After a bit of digging I come to find this is a common issue with the 2 piece Brembo rotors and also affects the GTR, Cadillac CTSV and other vehicles using this configuration. Other than annoying it’s not much to be concerned about if your wheels are properly torqued.

The fix is simple, clean the mating surfaces on the wheel and rotor, then properly torque the wheels. Below you will find the Brake hub cleaning kit I used along with the other tools I use in this video. If you use the Amazon Affiliate links to make any purchases, know that I appreciate the support.

 

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Top 2 Dashcams – Thinkware Q800 Pro vs Blackvue DR900 S – from Blackboxmycar.com

 

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Thanks to our new sponsor BlackboxMyCar.com we have the top 2 dash cams on the market to play with the Thinkware Q800PRO and the Blackvue DR900S-2CH. Our first video covers the selection process, what lead me to choose these 2 cameras and which one I feel will meet my needs the best. Our next video in the series will cover the installation of a hard wired dual camera dash cam with buffered parking mode and the last video will close out the series with a comparison video.

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“Thinkware Q800PRO is the latest and greatest from Thinkware capable of recording in 2K QHD 1440p. Available with an optional rear camera, the Q800PRO offers a fully featured and refined dash cam setup. Day time and night time video quality is excellent with the 5.14MP Sony STARVIS image sensor and is among the best of 2 channel dash cams.”

Thinkware Q800Pro as shown in video  (affiliate link)

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Billet Technology Hellcat Oil Catch Can Install

 

In this video I cover the installation of the Hellcat Billet Technology Oil Catch Can and also show what you get with the Hellcat conversion kit if you upgrade your car like I did and want to move your 3.6L, 5.7L or 6.4L Hemi catch can to the hellcat. I have the Firewall mounted crank case overflow catch can shown in this video. We will cover that install in a few weeks. Both products and the options I selected are linked below.

In this video I reference the Engineering Explained video Titled – Do Oil Catch Cans Actually Work? Check that out for detailed info on Oil Catch Cans

Billet Technology Stuff in this video

  1. Billet Technology Signature Series Catch Can For HELLCAT (Charger & Challenger)
    + Finish Burnt Orange
    + Braided Lines with color matched ends
    + Black Powder coated fittings
  2. Hellcat Billet Technology Crank Case Over Flow Catch Can for Hellcat Challenger ONLY (firewall)

+ Finish Burnt Orange
+ Braided Lines with color matched ends
+ Black Powder coated fittings

 

If you have a BT catch can and traded up from a Scat Pack or a 3.6L, 5.7L, 6.1L, or 6.4L Hemi to a Hellcat then just grab the Hellcat Conversion Kit

Once a happy customer, now fully sponsored by Billet Technology I proudly represent them and I am thankful for their help in making my car look so amazing. My arrangement with Billet Technology is quite simple, they give me parts for my car and and from time to time they ask me for a few photos.

I have no obligation to make videos or provide content influencing your purchases. As you know from past videos my thoughts and recommendations are not swayed by free stuff. My goal is to provide honest first impressions, thoughts and reviews, as well as detailed instructional videos.

– Mike

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Dodge Challenger Hood Seal Replacement

 

Do you have that annoying floppy hood seal, has it fallen off? In this video I cover how to properly replace the seal for a few bucks and an hour of your time.

 

The challenger hood seal is notorious for premature wear cracking and falling apart in just a few short years of use. The significantly cuts down on water spray and dust entering the engine bay area, keeping your engine looking cleaner longer, a major need for people who show off their car and an important thing to prevent premature engine wear as well.

 

The replacement is inexpensive and can be purchased from your favorite mopar parts store. I have included all the parts and tool links below and remember when you purchase from the Luxe or Amazon links below you pay the same low price and a small portion of their profit goes to help my channel.

 

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Challenger SRT Performance Spoiler – How to remove and install your spoiler

 

In this video I cover how to remove the Challenger rear spoiler and install the new SRT Performance Spoiler. It’s an easy swap takes about 1 hour and the new SRT Performance Spoiler (aka Redeye spoiler) is compatible with most 2015 and up Challengers.
I grabbed mine from eastcoastmoparts.com at the time it was $390, but since posting on Instagram I see the price is rising…

Get it here > Mopar part number 6QW33RXFAC

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6. 10MM Deep socket
7. Kirkland plush microfiber towels
8. Porter and Cable heat gun 1500 W 

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Challenger Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Swap

 

Installing a Carbon fiber Steering wheel in a friends Challenger Hellcat, because I cannot afford to buy one myself ;).  These Steering wheels run between $1200.00 – $1800.00 and higher depending on the leather and finishes. While this one is not perfect it looks great and the owner paid less than $800.00 for it so it was a good deal despite the order issues.

I won’t be promoting the vendor that sold this one, but if you are looking for a Carbon fiber Steering wheel reach out to Randal or Jose at modfx and they will take care of you.

 

IMPORTANT

  • Discard and replace the Steering wheel Bolt every time you remove!
  • Steering Wheel bolt Torque to 63 ftlbs
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 Challenger Steering Wheel Bolt – Mopar (6511907AA) Other models are available search or call Stevewhiteparts.com or eastcoastmoparts.com

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