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Nothing to do with performance.
Just quality of life upgrades.

1. Phone mount, dock/charger

This one took me the longest and cost me the most.
I bought a 3D scanner, printer, and multiple parts to try.
Now I am happy with the result. Looks super clean, stable, and functional.
Retrospect, I should have bought the commercially available phone mount and it would have been cheaper.
Rennscot McLaren Phone Mount
But, I am happy with the result. All iris buttons are accessible with the phone in place.

3D printed mount + amazon dock + MagSafe
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2. Radar detector mount

Also, 3D printed part.
No moving part. It gets the detector almost touching the window.
Minimal bulk to minimize visibility obstruction. Doesn't interfere with the visor.
Already went through a couple of revisions.
Still quite happy with it.

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3. Rearview mirror

As you already know from my last post.
Finally able to get rid of the garage door clicker and community gate clicker.
Decent size mirror so visibility is quite good.

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I know these cars are focused on driving, but a little bit of creature comfort still can't hurt.
One may argue I am adding weight to the car, spoiling the performance. I'll just skip lunch to make it up for it.
I think I am done with this kind of project for a while.

Cheers!
 

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Nothing to do with performance.
Just quality of life upgrades.

1. Phone mount, dock/charger

This one took me the longest and cost me the most.
I bought a 3D scanner, printer, and multiple parts to try.
Now I am happy with the result. Looks super clean, stable, and functional.
Retrospect, I should have bought the commercially available phone mount and it would have been cheaper.
Rennscot McLaren Phone Mount
But, I am happy with the result. All iris buttons are accessible with the phone in place.

3D printed mount + amazon dock + MagSafe
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2. Radar detector mount

Also, 3D printed part.
No moving part. It gets the detector almost touching the window.
Minimal bulk to minimize visibility obstruction. Doesn't interfere with the visor.
Already went through a couple of revisions.
Still quite happy with it.

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3. Rearview mirror

As you already know from my last post.
Finally able to get rid of the garage door clicker and community gate clicker.
Decent size mirror so visibility is quite good.

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I know these cars are focused on driving, but a little bit of creature comfort still can't hurt.
One may argue I am adding weight to the car, spoiling the performance. I'll just skip lunch to make it up for it.
I think I am done with this kind of project for a while.

Cheers!
amazing job congrats! You should sell it or share your 3d model so others could benefit from your hard work. Kudos!
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
looks good, any more photos of the iphone mount from side and back?

Planning on selling any? I was looking at the RS one you linked, but just cant justify the price for what it is
Making this from scratch was pretty costly.
$800 for used scanner, $800 for printing system/supplies, buying OEM parts to scan, and trying out different mounts...etc..
Not to mention time to learn how to use fusion 360, meshlab, 3d printing...etc..
Definitely cheaper with that DS mount.

Now that being said, I can send you a printed part if you want. Whole "selling" thing is a hassle by itself. DM me as needed.

amazing job congrats! You should sell it or share your 3d model so others could benefit from your hard work. Kudos!
It's a STL file for "lump of plastic".
But more than happy to share the file.
I don't think I can share the reversed engineered OEM part as I do not own the rights to that design. But, I think I should be OK with the part I made.
I need to figure out how to share it as this platform doesn't allow me to upload anything other than pics, I think.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Here are the STL files for the mount base.
Mclaren 570s phone mount and mounting jig by jilmdmd
I recommend a resin printer with the most durable resin possible.

Adhesive tape.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y31C3B9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
(But, any VHB tape works just fine)


MagSafe, well I am pretty sure you can figure it out.
But, the cable is too short, so you will need an extension cable.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B091HNX45W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
Something like this.
Don't forget a charger as well.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09N9CSBC9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Like this.

As for the adhesive option, 3M VHB tape would be the best option. Try to use the thinnest you can find like 3m VHB 5906 or 5908. But, any VHB tape seems to work well.

The application guide is as follows.

1. Take the backplate off

It will require T20 torq bit
There are 4 screws.
Pretty simple.

2. apply the jig

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applying very thin adhesive tape to secure the jig helps alot.
Adapte well.

3. Adapt the mount to jig (with adhesive)

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3M VHB 5906 tape. 6 thou thickness. With this thickness you have to adapt two surface very precisely.
Hense the jig.
Thin adhesive so it doen't jiggle when it gets warm.

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4. Use the phone mount of your choice

I used this one with apple MagSafe

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R9YX7XQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

5. Reassemble

Important part.
When you assemble the backplate, make sure you push the backplate upwards while you screw this down.
There are two rectangular extruding bits on the bottom internal wall.
That has to engage the main body of the iris, otherwise, this mount will be pretty flimsy and floppy.

6. Removal

Twist to remove.
If you pry it off, you will ruin the soft-touch surface paint.
Twist it off. Sheering it off will save the surface pain of the backplate.

I think this is pretty much comprehensive instruction.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.

Enjoy
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Very Cool. I'd happily pay you to print me one since I don't have the equipment to do it myself. I bet if you made it more economical you could recoup your research costs :)
I appreciate your generosity, thank you.
DM me with your address. I will send you with parts I can make.
This applies to anyone. I'll do my best to send it out to anyone and everyone.
I do not care for the cost. You all drive McLaren, you are all well off. Let's not BS ourselves. A couple of hundreds of dollars isn't what we are here for.
let's all have fun with these cars and let's help each other to do so as well!
 

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Just wanted to bump this thread, thank you jlimdmd again for the awesome custom phone mount and just being an awesome person overall.

I wanted to spice it up a bit so I had my good buddy who does carbon repair / custom work (in-house, here in San Jose) skin the piece in carbonfiber with a matte finish. My buddys done a few custom pieces for me such as my gauge binnacle / cluster surround and my rear window trim, awesome awesome work. (@CARBODON69 on Instagram if youre curious to see his other work).

Anyways here are some photos / mock up. I ordered some more 3m VHB to re-apply as i think the preapplied tape may have gotten contaminted during the carbon skinning process. Tape along with my phone mount should arrive sunday so will install later that day if I have time, if not by Monday or Tuesday...more updates to follow.

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New iteration with some feedback from 600LTpls. If you have heavier phone/mount system, this “may” suit better. Haven’t had feedback for this design yet, but working well for me so far.
WOW that looks alot more sturdy. I like the idea of using the oem bolt locations vs the vhb 3m tape. Because of your feedback above from 600LTpls I ended up using a 25lb clear vhb tape instead. Mount looks sturdy but will try to do some spirited driving tomorrow to further test and see if the phone / mount stay.

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Update, put a good 140 miles on the car today through some twisties and normal freeway driving. Phone holder is working great, held my iphone 13 pro max 512gbwell, no falls or shakes off at all.

My only concern is that the black plastic piece the phone mount knob is attached too pushes back away from the silver iris trim when the phones attached, causing a larger gap between the silver trim and the black plastic back piece. Not sure if this will have any long-term affect / warpage of the trim? I am assuming this is because all the weight is focused on the lower right hand corner of the iris.

On your version 2 @jlimdmd are you seeing similar results or does bolting the trim piece from behind offer greater support?
 

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Update, put a good 140 miles on the car today through some twisties and normal freeway driving. Phone holder is working great, held my iphone 13 pro max 512gbwell, no falls or shakes off at all.

My only concern is that the black plastic piece the phone mount knob is attached too pushes back away from the silver iris trim when the phones attached, causing a larger gap between the silver trim and the black plastic back piece. Not sure if this will have any long-term affect / warpage of the trim? I am assuming this is because all the weight is focused on the lower right hand corner of the iris.

On your version 2 @jlimdmd are you seeing similar results or does bolting the trim piece from behind offer greater support?
More meat helps a lot with the flex. I still use small strip of VHB tape on the phone side to give that extra support. I’ll send one your way, and let me know what you think.
 

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Firstly thanks @jlimdmd for sharing info about the phone holder, i printed your version and put some M5 inserts in it so i can attach it to the back cover of the Iris and screw the phone holder on it, and for the skin i have it covered with anthracite gray Alcantara to match the interior upholstery.

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Damn, that is so much (a) better looking; and (b) more sturdy, than the dodgy $20 flexiarm plus 3M tape plus piece of wire I attached to try and stabilize it all I have in my 570GT!

For those of us without a 3D or resin printer, are you taking orders?
 

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Damn, that is so much (a) better looking; and (b) more sturdy, than the dodgy $20 flexiarm plus 3M tape plus piece of wire I attached to try and stabilize it all I have in my 570GT!

For those of us without a 3D or resin printer, are you taking orders?
deal stays the same. Send me your address, you will get your parts. No money needs to get involved. If you want it sooner, you can always look for local printing service. They charge you nominal fee for print. (Overseas shipping can be tricky at my end sometime and take too much time to get to you.) also, I try but I don’t monitor this site often. So, you get the idea.
 
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