How much for a professional ALP install?

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  1. Elcid2015

    Elcid2015 I would shoot Toby twice General User

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    Looking to purchase ALPs for my mustang and I would rather have it done professionally. I'm in the South Carolina/ North Carolina area. Any ideas about the average install price?

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    I paid $1200, on top of a $2800 purchase price for a Quint ALP setup with hifi, bluetooth, GPS, as well as front and rear net radar. That's probably gonna be on the high end. For what it's worth, there were issues with it anyway when I did testing. The place I went to deals almost exclusively with high end cars and I was justifying it by saying to myself that they would at least not mess anything up or do a hack job. I learned quickly that installing and testing are two completely different animals. I am happy with the install, just wish they did proper testing for me (I had to do it myself, several times.) Good luck!
     
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    Tint Shop NC is a vendor of tom
    They've done tons of ALP installs
    We did our first tx install together

    Only other place is Cartunes Atlanta

    Tint shop nc is a half hour west of Charlotte all expressway

    Every vehicle install is different but their price points are extremely reasonable
     
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    2 heads $200-$300, 4/6 heads probably double $600+. You may still need to refine the install.

    But it can depend on the car too.
     
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    jumping in head first - love it
     
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    markxyz PSL + whatever Intermediate User Premium Member

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    A nice, clean installation of the components is one thing, proper alignment of the heads is another. That may or may not have to be tweaked. And you may have to double check their connections to the CPU. For some reason, that middle head into the F2 port thing might just not seem all that important. Of course, if they do actual ALP installs all the time, you should be good to go.
     
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    I've seen them as low as $600 CAD for 5 heads, to as high as $1600. Same install quality. Make sure you go to a reputable shop that's familiar with ALP's install criteria. Choose Life made 2 good suggestions. I follow Car Tunes on Instagram and their installs are amazing.

    Would you be opposed to doing it on your own? You could save a lot of money doing it by yourself, then you know it's done right as well
     
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    Yea I would do it on my own but I just haven't looked into how involved it is yet. I just wanted it to be done right. I don't mind playing around with things, I just wanted to get an idea on what an install would run. Sounds quite expensive, and might require adjusting, so I'd probably just do it myself.
     
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    If you are doing just front heads go for it, its fairly easy. Rears, it would be worth having someone else do it.
     
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    You can do it. Use @Vortex site as your guide: ALP Setup Guide Part 3: Proper Head Placement - Vortex Radar

    Here are a few things I've learned after doing 4 installs DIY style:

    (1) Find an entry point through the firewall first (same for rear entry). It will impact where you lay all of your wires and, sometimes, where you (need to) mount your CPU. There are typically good Youtube videos with this information on your vehicle.
    (2) Purchase some sort of cord puller / claw to get through tight areas (https://www.amazon.com/X-Long-Flex-Cable-Pick-Up-4-Finger-Retriever/dp/B006ZEOXJY )
    (3) Use a more advanced install angle measuring device (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WQLHG2G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )
    (4) be sure to get the heads out in front of the vehicle, level and straight - vortex has good tips on his site.
    (5) be sure to neatly wind and zip tie the cables and I velcro mount the cpu up under the dash somewhere (https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand...8023&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=industrical+velcro )
    (6) Mark both ends of each cable running from the CPU (F1,F2,F3,R1,R2) so that your connections are accurate. If you don't get F2 in F2 on a 3 head setup, you are compromised.
    (7) While some decide to put the GPS antenna out in the open, it's not necessary. I've had it (high up) under the dash on several vehicles and it will have a lock by the time I leave my neighborhood.

    Good luck. Leave questions here throughout the install. The forum members are tremendously responsive with answers and suggestions. I couldn't have done it without them.
     
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