ALP sensors adjustments.

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  1. AJJ

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    I had my ALP installed by a dealer a few weeks ago, but I feel like it wasn't done correctly. Here are some pic of my ALP heads, please let me know if I need to adjust them. Right now the tx head is 19.5in from the ground.
    My system has not been tested yet but working on meeting a few members on the forum to get it tested. IMG_5063.jpg IMG_5064.jpg IMG_5065.jpg IMG_5066.jpg IMG_5068.jpg
     
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    Mounting the ALPs vertically will cause punch throughs with many known guns. They need to be installed as described here: www.vortexradar.com: Everything You Need to Know to Set Up and Use your AntiLaser Priority and the TX head should be higher than that to avoid risk of reflections off of the ground feeding the RX sensors.

    I guarantee I'd cut right through that setup with a Dragon 10 out of 10 times. Suggest getting it fixed per Vortex's instructions. This is not an effective install.
     
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    the RX heads mounted vertically is OK with the TX head i believe, the RX's mounted vertically on their own without at TX head would fail to perform well. The fronts do look too recessed into the grill and they dont look level at all, but that could be an optical illusion from the grill not being flat. Basically you want everything straight and level and far enough out to have a good view or incoming signals other wise you will get random punchthroughs.
     
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    So having my setup like this will be effective? ALP-Triple-front-with-Tx-on-BMW-M3.jpg
     
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    Yep that will be ok, just make sure they are straight, level and not recessed into the grill. you want the sensors to have a good line of sight left/right and up/down, if recessed it will not have a good view of the incoming signals especially when they are coming in on an angle and may not perform well, also you don't want the outgoing laser pulse to reflect off the grill and back into the sensor or again performance will degrade. properly setup that arrangement should be excellnet
     
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    Thanks, everyone. The sensors are definitely flush with the grill, so I will have the installer make them stick out a little further and make sure they are level.
     
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    Good luck! Definitely get it tested though, it's the only way you can know for sure.

    Where are you located? There are lots of members here with guns that would be happy to help.

    PS - Nice car!
     
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    I didn't realize that...good to know that they can be mounted that way with a TX head in the mix.
     
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    I'm in the DC area. I messaged a few people and only got one response back. I'm willing to travel up to 3hrs to get it tested.
     
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    How did your installer mount the controls inside the car?

    Where are you in the DC area?
     
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    I see you posted here: www.rdforum.org: Laser Testing - DC, MD, VA

    I'm sure you'll get a few more responses, especially if you stick around and keep participating on the forums.

    If you can make it up to South Jersey, @radarrob might be able to help you out.
     
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    the control pad is next to my right leg on the side of the middle console.

    I'm in upper marlboro, md
     
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    From personal experience with a Dragon in Gwinnett county last week... Those regular heads need to come out more. My previous setup was almost identical to yours.
     
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    Do you have a picture of how far your senors are pulled out? I just got mine readjusted over thew weekend, now they are stick out a little more and not flush with the kidney grill.
     
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    [​IMG] I can send more if needed.
     
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    thanks. Mine don't stick out that far but enough to were it not flush with the grill. Hopefully I can get it tested in the next few weeks to see how it really performs. I drive through VA a lot so I don't want a lot of unwanted attention, affording to this forum a few va cops know about these parking senors.
     
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    Only 2 transponders in Front or Rear WILL NOT fully protect you if you drive in Maryland or Delaware. These 2 States both use DragonEye Lidars which is a very real problem for even the best installs. You do need to add 1 TX sensor to both ends of the Bimmer for the best chance to keep your benjamins & Driver License...
     
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    I have 2 rx and 1 tx in the front and 2 rx in the back. Do I really need to add a tx senors to the rear since my car is a coupe?
     
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