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Got some new parking sensors installed :)

 

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New toys! It's too cold out (After all, it's January in Calgary) to do the rest of the install at the moment, so I went over to my friend's house on the weekend, who has a heated garage. To start, I did what I can before going: The rear jammers. Since the entire chrome bar can be removed, I can just do the installation inside.

 

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ALPs vs. my LI 8.9 heads.

 

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Aligning my ALPs on the chrome bar. Afterwards, I noticed the sensors were toed out slightly, so I actually adjusted them after taking this photo. Now they're perfectly square.

 

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The sensor distance measures 19" inside to inside.

I have to say, the ALPs are so much smaller and less conspicuous compared to my LIs. Also, the wires are so much thicker, which made it a little tougher to get from the trunk to inside my car (I run it behind the left tail light, and if you look carefully, the gap between my lights and the body is a little larger now). That said, I'm quite impressed by the setup process of the ALPs so far.

 

Next, I installed the front sensors, and wired everything else up.

 

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Once again, extensive effort was made to ensure the front heads were 100% level and square. They protrude slightly so it's not directly adjacent to any chrome, and to ensure the mount is secure with the stock brackets.

 

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Unfortunately, the rear cables were just a little bit short (If it was like 30 centimeters longer, I'd be a happy camper), so I had to mount my box next to the dead pedal, rather than behind the dash. Anyway, it's not a bad mounting location, as my foot can barely feel it, yet it is still accessible. No more pulling panels apart just to update the firmware, lol.

 

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Control pad is mounted in a convenient location. I replaced the blank button with a new one, which used to have my LI control switch, for $2.00. For once the dealer was not a massive ripoff in parts!

Installation is complete.

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That's a really good install once again - I have to say these are installations that I would pay for.

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If anyone wants to know the chc's license plate, just PM me, haha kidding.

 

Great shots and installation though :)

;) You can just post it.

 

What did you do with your old ones?

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Very nice Install. Why the Upgrade?

 

Some guns the LIs can't jam may exist in some RCMP jurisdictions.

;) You can just post it.

 

What did you do with your old ones?

Sold them for a tidy price. They still jam 99% of the guns out there.

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Just got the new Net Radar add-on for the ALP. Did a quick install.

The GPS module location is finalized, but the antenna is just in a temporary location, and so is my RG module box. Too lazy to remove my bumper at the moment to cut the lower grille, and I'm still waiting for the MRCD antenna before I finalize the work. Here's how it looks:

First, I've found a location behind my rear seat bolster for the GPS antenna.

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The first picture shows the interior view, while the second photo shows a view from the rear windshield. As you can see, it has a clear view of the sky. The third picture shows the shot from the window down, but covered by the seat bolster (It's made out of plastic and covered with a thin layer of leather, which should be almost invisible to RF). Anyway, with that installed, the GPS antenna is literally out of sight.

Next, I placed the antenna into the grille. Just simple double sided tape, lol. It looks like it'll hold for now.

Did some quick drive around the neighborhood, looks like it's pretty sensitive to K band with the filter on. Off axis appears to be just as good as my Redline. The GPS module also works perfectly in keeping the alerts off when I am going too slow. Going out tonight to see how it performs.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with what I am seeing!

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What detector is this? Where do I buy it and how much money? Also where did you put the screen?

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Lol sorry missed that. It's the Net Radar ALP add-on. I got it for a closed group discount, which I Cannot discuss. The screen is your phone via Bluetooth. I wish it had a small screen like Escort though.

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Haven't done too much testing yet, since I rarely encounter radar. It's pretty similar to the Escort Redline, except with really awesome K band filtering. It rarely falses to car blind spot monitors.

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Haven't done too much testing yet, since I rarely encounter radar. It's pretty similar to the Escort Redline, except with really awesome K band filtering. It rarely falses to car blind spot monitors.

is it better than v1?

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