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Okay, so I know I've seen it be discussed before, but I have a question. I recently tested my Jeep SRT with a 2RX and 1TX setup, in the recommended locations from BRD. However, the Dragoneye punched through it like bullets through paper. The options I had was to have the two RX heads in locations that would put them at 30" apart bubble to bubble, and would 100% block my headlights, but had people telling me I would get CM PTs because the heads were more than 26" away. So I moved my RX heads in, making them 22" from bubble to bubble and 12" from bubble to TX sensor. But after testing with the Dragoneye Compact, I was getting PTs on the outsides of my headlights (which is why I was nervous to bring the RX heads in) from bubble to furthest part of my headlight is 24". BUT, I was also getting CM PTs on my hood/windshield/roof area, so moving them in, basically did nothing for me but leave the headlights vulnerable as well as the CM. So my initial thought was to get rid of the TX head and replace it with a RX head, and then move the other 2 RX heads out to protect the headlights and the middle RX head for the CM PTs I was getting.

Buttt.....is there a way to have 3 RX sensors up front AND the 1 TX sensor? I know most say 3RX sensors are all you'll ever need on the front of any vehicle, but since I already have the TX sensor, I was thinking I might keep it for better off-axis protection. I know the CPU only has 3 cable slots for the front, but was wondering if the splitter people use for the 5RX and 1TX system setup would work for the front as well. I dont see any reason why it wouldn't, but just wanted to ask.

Thing is, I for sure need 3 RX heads up front, but want the TX for off-axis and better Dragoneye jamming. So, is this possible?

Here is my current setup that had PTs with the Dragoneye.
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Not an answer to this question/dilema, but you need to add pictures to your TX forsale add as per forum rules.
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/67365/
Oh damn I didnt know that. Okay thanks for the heads up I appreciate it. Posting a pic now.

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Not an answer to this question/dilema, but you need to add pictures to your TX forsale add as per forum rules.
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/67365/
Done!

Again, sorry and thank you!

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So basically I would assume (if even possible), I can plug the 2 RX heads that are on the furthest area of my grille, into port 1 and 3. Then use the splitter to plug in the TX and the RX into port 2 (since I would put the 3rd RX head under the TX head).

Or if that wouldn't work, plug the TX sensor into port 2, and then use the splitter to connect 2 RX heads and plug it in to either port 1 or 3 and the 3rd RX head into whatever port I didnt plug the splitter in.

Any of this possible??
 

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damn, shame this didn't work out ... but I have the same set up as studio with the 3 Rx heads up front and it tested well

you're going to use F1, F2, and F3 for the front 3 Rx sensors - just make sure the middle sensor is plugged into F2

you wouldn't be using the Tx head anymore - I thought you were selling it anyway? - just 3 Rx heads up front, which the ALP is made for with the 3 'F' ports
 

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damn, shame this didn't work out ... but I have the same set up as studio with the 3 Rx heads up front and it tested well

you're going to use F1, F2, and F3 for the front 3 Rx sensors - just make sure the middle sensor is plugged into F2

you wouldn't be using the Tx head anymore - I thought you were selling it anyway? - just 3 Rx heads up front, which the ALP is made for with the 3 'F' ports
I know. I was just wondering if there was a way to run 3 RX and a TX up front. I do have it for sale, but was just curious.
 

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I know. I was just wondering if there was a way to run 3 RX and a TX up front. I do have it for sale, but was just curious.

Oh I see, no not right now ... the splitter is for the rear only .. 3 Rx up front will be great on your car though


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Is the TX cable the same as the RX cable? Would hate to have to run another cable.
 

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Never had the Tx but I'm 90% sure ... as long as it's the twist connector you're good


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I know. I was just wondering if there was a way to run 3 RX and a TX up front. I do have it for sale, but was just curious.
No, only port coded to accept 2 sensors is R1. Attempting this on other ports will cause damage to the CPU.

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I'm confused. I thought the whole point of swapping one of the three RX heads out for a TX head was to deal with the Dragon? You believe it performs worse than an additional RX head against the Dragon? That doesn't sync with my personal experience with the Dragon and a TX head nor some of the testing on here. Are you sure the TX head was working?
 

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I'm confused. I thought the whole point of swapping one of the three RX heads out for a TX head was to deal with the Dragon? You believe it performs worse than an additional RX head against the Dragon? That doesn't sync with my personal experience with the Dragon and a TX head nor some of the testing on here. Are you sure the TX head was working?
So because my Jeep is so wide, 2 RX sensors isn’t enough. Keep in mind that the TX has no receivers. So you’re basically relying on the 2 sensors to see the laser and then it’ll make the TX shoot. But since my Jeep is so wide, 2 receivers don’t cover the whole front end. So certain areas, where the RX sensors wouldn’t pick up the laser, means nothing is defending me.

Most cars, mid size sedans and cars like that, are small enough for 2 sensors to cover the whole front of the car and will set off the TX. But larger vehicles, need 3 receivers in the front.
But a smaller car where the 2 sensors will cover the whole car, adding a TX sensor is the best way to defeat the dragoneye because the TX has the 3 transmitting diodes.
A larger vehicle that 2 sensors won’t cover the whole vehicle, needs a 3rd receiver otherwise there will be vulnerable spots and that means even tho you have the amazing TX sensor, it’s doing nothing because the 2 sensors never picked up the laser. So in my case, I need 3 RX heads if I want to have complete front coverage, even tho having a TX head would jam the dragoneye better. I would rather have the 2 RX and 1 TX but it’s not possible with just 2 receivers.
 

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Basically yes the TX will jam the dragon better than a RX. But the TX does nothing if a RX doesn’t pick up the laser. Having a big front end, you need 3 receivers.
 

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Are you sure there wasn't anything else wrong with the setup? I got a crossover that's nearly 7 inches wider and 4.5 inches taller. It JTG the DETC except for PT on the roof at <120ft.
 

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Basically yes the TX will jam the dragon better than a RX. But the TX does nothing if a RX doesn’t pick up the laser. Having a big front end, you need 3 receivers.
I disagree. Head positioning is very critical but you don't need 3 Receivers. I can JTG any Dragon on my GL450 which might even be larger than your vehicle. The key it to have placement so that regardless of target area that a Receiver is within 20" or so. If you space RX sensors 30" apart with a TX in the middle that is 70" of coverage.

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I disagree. Head positioning is very critical but you don't need 3 Receivers. I can JTG any Dragon on my GL450 which might even be larger than your vehicle. The key it to have placement so that regardless of target area that a Receiver is within 20" or so. If you space RX sensors 30" apart with a TX in the middle that is 70" of coverage.

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So you’re saying move the 2 RX sensors out?
 

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I would think it depends on the car. BRD has a GL and he was awesome enough to send me pictures of his install. Figured since I got the facelift GL (the GLS), his install would work for mine. So I tried that position during testing. Unfortunately, it was PT on the license plate from 500ft out. Measuring the distance between the two standard sensors (from the inner edge to inner edge, not bubble to bubble) mine had to be at 24.5". 25.5" and it PT on the license plate. 23.5" and it PT on the headlights and mirrors.
 

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So you’re saying move the 2 RX sensors out?
Measure it out and see how far they are. I also would move them toward slightly because they look a bit recessed and next to a glossy painted finish. Sensors should be out front of anything that will reflect.

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Where they are now is 22”. Moving them out would be 30”. I can try to get them to stick out further and see if that will change anything. It’s just a pain to test since I live in Stl and only know studio1930 and he’s in KC.
 

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Here's my current setup for the front if it helps.

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