Has Anyone Tried to Install an ALP system on a Tesla S?

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  1. moneychanger

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    It looks like a real difficult install. Where would the heads be placed?
     
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    I mean the S. Sorry about that.


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    Tesla X, S or 3????

    Saw my first 3 in the flesh last week. Front end sorta ugly and tough lidar install...
     
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    Supposedly the black strip across the front with the emblem, they can go behind that or it can be removed altogether....

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    There are several installs of Model S on this forum and many more if you search online.

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    Thanks, I’ll search around.


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    Thanks


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    We have done several of them. We've got one that we did with regular sensors and it was JTG at the last test. I think I have pic of the front only but not the rear. This was a 2015 P90 think.
     

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    Here is mine with the newer front...2 Regular + 1 TX + Net Radar

    Tesla-Final-Front.
     
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    Excellent. How has it worked out for you?
     
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    Finally I have found someone who will install a complete system. I live in Birmingham, AL and well, the pickings are slim. I might be looking you up next time I am in Atlanta. Thank's for the post.
     
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    Of course, you can contact me directly at the store. We are the only authorized ALP dealer in Atlanta. My name is Nick and the shop number is 404-256-5600. You can also email me nick@cartunesatlanta.com
     
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    Take a look at @jdong Tesla S for some good front and rear ideas.......
     
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    My heads are placed in the "frunk gap", very similar to what BRD showed off above. I've got the ShifterMax heads but they're roughly the same dimension as ALP heads. They had to dremel a little into the frunk liner to fit the rear of the head, but I've got mine installed flush and a respectable/symmetric 18 inches or so away from the front license plate on each side. Working pretty solidly against the guns I'm testing it against.

    The only gotcha I heard from my installer was that the chrome trim is rather angled/flared in this area. They ended up 3D printing a mounting bracket for each head.

    To be honest I don't think a 3rd "normal" head would be feasible with this setup. It seems like BRD has demonstrated a way to fit a ALP Tx head in the center with adequate dremeling of the T logo.
     
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    Thanks jdong. It's something I probably will not do soon. I'm still waiting for the commercial release of the Rodenso RC-M system. (Whenever that happens). Then the reviews which will follow. A lot of choices; the RC-M configuration, NR together with ALP, or R3 with the ALP
     
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    I would highly recommend you to rule out all windshield choices in a Tesla (e.g. the R3). Tesla changes glass suppliers every few months and sometimes even dual-sources them. For a while, Autopilot 2.0 cars came with non-coated windshields (that had a yellow rather than purple hue and did not seem to affect radar detection). But now, recent build Model S's started showing up at our parking lot with deep purple hue windshields again, which definitely block out toll passes and likely also blocks out radar.

    Note that you aren't guaranteed to get the same kind of replacement windshield if you ever suffer a glass chip, so I'd strongly recommend going with a grill-mount system. Tesla has to design their bumpers to be radar-penetrable anyway, and there's plenty of flat space on the left side of the bumper to strap a radar antenna.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I just had an ALP triple + dual Netradar DSP installed on my facelifted Model S. I copied BRD's head placements except I had the Netradars installed behind the bumper covers. The hi-fi control pad is stuck to the "wood" inlay to the left of the gauge cluster and the external led is set a few inches back inside the driver's air vent, so it lights up the vent without making the whole cabin glow red when hit. I just picked up my car yesterday, but so far I'm really happy with how it turned out.