Otterbox with car mount

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    I just got the Otterbox Commuter case for my Droid X. I have a car mount that I use to run the app Torque for my truck to run diagnostics and that sort of thing. Is there a way to modify the mount so that the phone will fit in it with the case still on? I've heard of shaving the little nubs but that wouldn't help because the phone is to wide to go on there. Maybe I could cut it wider? Thanks
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    Anyone know?
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    I haven tried to see how to cut mine... I don't think there is an alternative car dock??
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    Yeah but i dont want to waste money buy another one, unless i can sell mine first
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    Would this work?

    Ok so im wanting to mod my car mount so that the phone will fit with the otterbox commuter case on. I think if i can dremal out the 2 spots as shown in the pic below i think it'll work. It is the lip that runs along the entire front edge of the mount. I just want to make sure if i cut it there that it wont totally shatter the mount. So will it work?

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    Threads merged, no need to open a new one on the same topic!

    Be careful of the plug, have you taken it apart to see where your wires are?
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    No but i doubt they're there
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    And I dont think you will have the depth you need... The more I look,the more I think its a bad idea
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    So is there not a way to mod these things?
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    Honestly, no but I just take mine out of the case. It doesnt bother me to much.
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    I do the same. No big deal to me, either.^^^^^^^
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    This guy made a simple mod to his to get a cased Droid X in the car mount..

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    I'll just leave it alone then
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    I see no solution of it all.





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