NYC Area Installer - Andrew21

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Hello,
This post is long overdue, I have just been so busy within my personal life that I have not had the chance to make this post. Also, shout out to radarrob for answering any questions that I have had throughout the years and with checking my setup at one of the testings meets in NJ a couple of years ago.

SETUP:
My setup was installed by Andrew21 three years ago. Andrew did a great job on the install. I had no prior knowledge of parking sensors so every aspect of the installation, from software to hardware was a new experience. Also, I should point out that I leased my 2014 Accord for 3 years (which I no longer have as the time is over) so I was very sensitive to the install not doing any damage to my car which would end up costing me at the end of the lease. Andrew21 took this into consideration and was very careful when installing the sensors in my car but was also mindful of the uninstall which I would eventually have to do since the car was leased. Andrew21 took his time and internally ran all of the wires through my car and side panels (no wires were visible). He had my front parking sensors protruding from my car slightly, so I weighed it as a slight loss of stealth for an increased gain in performance, which ended up being accurate. I must say, driving around NYC area, for 3 years, I was never questioned once about my sensors. I also worried someone would damage or steal them, and I never had any issues parking my car in the South Bronx. I figure most people assumed they were sirens or something of the sort.
https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=37518&highlight=install


TESTING:
Anyway, with using only 2 front heads I went to two different meets and finished as one of the most effective cars each time with JTG, especially with only using 2 heads up front rather than 3. I will update this post with links to my results from the meets. Andrew21 also installed my rears (at a later date) which were also mostly JFG. All of my results with Andrew21 were consistent with the meets.
After Andrew21 installed my sensors I was tested with an LTI Truespeed and a PL4, front and rear sensors. He even let me shoot my own vehicle as my friend drove my car on a few runs. My car was totally JTG/JFG and the results were consistent with meet results.

2014 Test Results - http://www.raletc.com/raletc-lidar-user-meet-sept-2014-testing-results/ (note: the Truespeed Sx PT had nothing to do with the setup)

2015 Test Results-
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MAINTAINENCE:
1)During my first install, I needed extension cables for my rears so he only installed my fronts. Once the extension cables came in, he came to my house and installed them for me in the yard a few weeks after the first installation.

2)I visited Andrew21 once during 2015 when one of my rear sensors went out. I went to Andrew21 who confirmed the head was dead and removed it for me and installed the new working sensor. I then did a few test runs. I will say I was impressed with Andrew21's cared for my setup as he wanted my setup to be as effective as possible, he didn't even want to take any money for fixing this issue.


REMOVAL:
So towards the end of my 2014 Accord lease, this past year in 2016, I called Andrew21 and told him I was ready to remove the system and turn the car back in. He set up a date and time and came to my yard and did the uninstall for me. He made sure the job was completed thoroughly. He neatly tied all of my sensors up, the computer, the extra wires, and placed each of them in a separate bag for storage.

CONCLUSION:

All through the process Andrew21 gave fair prices, gave me many options for installations times and locations, and was available to communicate whenever I had any issues.
I highly recommend Andrew21 for installation of parking sensors as he took care of my ALP's and they certainly delivered throughout the years. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
 
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It's about time someone posted up a review of Andrew's ridiculously meticulous, neat installs. I believe his work would rival, or even exceed some installs that are done at professional shops. Before he even comes to do the install, he researches the car he's going to be working on, and actively discusses the best options with his customers. He does not take any short cuts, and does an absolutely professional job on all of his installs, while doing everything he can to do a clean, effective, professional install. Wires are neatly organized and hidden from view resulting in a end product that not only gives the best performance, but also looking as close to custom as possible. He often sends me pictures of installs he's done, and I keep telling him to post them up on rdf, but he's too modest. His prices are more than reasonable as well, in addition to him just being a good, stand up guy. I highly recommend using Andrew21 for all of your install needs if you are in the tri state area!
 

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Nice work. I don't trust many to do that kind of operation on my vehicles, but it sounds like if I were in the area, [MENTION=25]Andrew21[/MENTION] would be one of the few.
 
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[MENTION=7259]TeamQuack[/MENTION]

Thanks for editing your original post and including the test session results. I think they are from the Sep 2015 test session. My copy of the test session results are in a folder that is in a CM documents storage box. I haven't seen them for some time now. Thanks!

We need to get another test session organized for sometime this year!
 

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You can't go wrong with [MENTION=25]Andrew21[/MENTION]! He cares about doing the job right the 1st time not trying to do it as quickly as possible to just get done...
 

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I'll be posting in this thread since it was started already. Here's one thing I'll be doing for customers, labeling the wires :)

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Great Idea, Andrew21! A little extra work at the start of an installation will prevent a lot of extra work if something doesn't work as the years go by!
 

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USB upgrade port for the ALP system. No more digging around for the cable. I had to do this because the Laser Interceptor switch hole was going to be bare of I could have put in a dummy switch. So lets put the former LI switch hole to use :) (yeah yeah..my car is dirty but whatever LOL)

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USB upgrade port for the ALP system. No more digging around for the cable. I had to do this because the Laser Interceptor switch hole was going to be bare of I could have put in a dummy switch. So lets put the former LI switch hole to use :) (yeah yeah..my car is dirty but whatever LOL)

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Nice!
 

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Nice repurpose! A passenger may mistake that for a charging port...
 

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A UUUUUUGE thank you to Andrew21 for coming down last weekend and installing ALP's on my car. I don't know if it's been said before, but Andrew should be charging more than he does. He comes prepared, with all the necessary tools and supplies. He formulates a game plan, and executes it to perfection. You can tell he's done numerous installs, as he knows exactly what he's doing, and does it with precision and with the upmost care for the customer's vehicle. Not once during the install did he ask me to help him with something, or ask me for supplies. He came 100% prepared, uninstalled my previous parking sensors, and installed the ALP's in under 3 hours, and it came out like it was a custom install. His personal touch included the implementation of a custom install of a USB port that will make updates a breeze. The wires were all labeled, and neatly organized and tied up. If I had to go under the dash to change or check something, it would be very easy to do due to the neat and organized way Andrew labeled and tied up all the wires. I couldn't be happier with this install, and wouldn't recommend anyone else before him. Seriously guys, if you want the job done right and done right the first time, and at an extremely fair price, contact Andrew21 for your install needs!

He will also test your setup with various guns, included the latest VPR guns to make sure you are protected, and he does this at no extra charge!
 
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Hey guys. I have to spend a few days on Long Island the next couple weekends. ( sadly ) haha. But while I'm there I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on some alps finally. Andrew are you around at all the next 2 weekends? Ever done install on mercedes? Thank you !
 

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Hey guys. I have to spend a few days on Long Island the next couple weekends. ( sadly ) haha. But while I'm there I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on some alps finally. Andrew are you around at all the next 2 weekends? Ever done install on mercedes? Thank you !
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I have just had the honor and pleasure of having my ALPs installed by [MENTION=25]Andrew21[/MENTION], along with hardwiring my radar detector and Blackvue dashcam. Incredibly neat, so stealthy, and flawless are only some of the terms that describe his work! Truly, [MENTION=25]Andrew21[/MENTION] made it look like a factory install! Im so glad I took the recommendations of everyone here on the forum. Do not hesitate to trust andrew with any of your install needs, whatever they may be. I promise you that you will find his prices very reasonable. He was so generous with his time- researched my car before install, inspected my car thoroughly prior to the install; explained all of the steps he was going to take to do the install; sent information to me via email; kept in constant contact; and even took the time to test the install! I dont care what profession you are in- this man, [MENTION=25]Andrew21[/MENTION] sets such a high standard for pride in his work- its almost obsessive- you wont see it matched in any field. He has a genuine passion for what he does. And a true talent for doing it. Thank [email protected], so very much! You are a true gentleman!!
 

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