TheJM's 2017 Silverado CM Set up Thread (Continually Updated)

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Hey guys,

As many of yall know, I used to have an Infiniti G37. Well I have since sold that and I bought a 2017 Sivlerado! I had the Infiniti loaded with CM's and before I sold it, I had to rip all of them out. The below picture should give yall some scale as to how much stuff was in there. Yes, I ripped it all out myself...that was fun.

Click here to see the old Infiniti G37 setup thread: (OLD See first Post) TheJM's Infiniti G37 CM Set-up Thread

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Well I ended up buying a 2017 Silverado and transferred all of that CM goodness into it! I had most of the backbone parts of the system installed by Rollin Sound of Jacksonville and then I modified and added onto what they did. I mounted and relocated all 6 ALP heads, both NetRadar heads, the ALP LED, re-did some of the wiring, etc. They ran the wires to the front and rear bumper, did all of the interior work (including the suede backing where the ALP and Escort Controllers are), followed my documentation and circuit diagrams to install the electrical system, created that plate where the fuse panel and other electrical items are mounted to, and did pretty much everything else. I am thrilled with their work! They did a great job.

All wiring in this system was done using Anderson Powerpole Connectors. I love these things. They can provide a very secure connection and can easily be disconnected and reconnected. They are all I now use in any of my DC wiring projects. Here is the link to the original Auxiliary Fuse Box Install thread from when I installed it in my Infiniti. If you want more detailed info about it then go here or to the videos below: www.rdforum.org: Ignition Controlled Accessory Fuse Box using Anderson Power Poles - G37

The front 3D printed mount is made out of APLA and I designed it in Fusion 360 (you can get this program for free) and sent the file to a local 3d printing shop. The rear mounts were printed on the HP Jet Fusion printer and were done in PA-12. Here is the link to the design. It is not my design @wrxsti15 made it and the heads fit great in it. www.thingiverse.com: ALP Parking Sensor holder by wrxsti15

I took several pictures and made 2 videos to walk yall through the set up. The first video is a short, brief overview of everything and the second is a longer, more in depth explanation of the set up. I will post the videos below.

Here is a list of the CM's and other equipment that was installed:
  1. 4 Traditional (older) ALP heads (2 front 2 rear)
  2. 2 Smaller (newer) ALP heads (1 front 1 rear)
  3. 2 NetRadar Heads (1 front 1 rear)
  4. Zaon MRX PCAS
  5. Escort Redline
  6. Escort SmartCord Live
  7. ALP Controller, CPU, & Bluetooth Module
  8. Blackvue 750s-2ch Dashcam
  9. Power Magic Pro
  10. RigRunner 4008-H Auxiliary Fuse Panel
  11. Relay and PD75
  12. 2 Port Anderson PowerPole hookup installed in center console

The install was done a couple months ago and I have had time to get used to things. I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. After some pretty in depth testing I found out that I am JTG JFG with these head positions and my radar performance is top notch on both the Netradars and the Redline. I feel like I am fully protected against everything that the LEOs want to throw at me whether it be Radar, LIDAR, or VASCAR. I am not being arrogant, my day will probably come where I get another ticket but I say that to say that this has brought back my love for driving. I drive smart slowing down when I need to obviously but I mostly drive care free knowing that I am protected! Its quite the road trip truck.

If yall have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

Enjoy!
TheJM

If you want to see a quick detailed walkthrough of my set up then watch this short video I made (it give you a lot better look than the pictures do).
Shorter Video

In-depth Video:


Install Pictures (see videos for better views of the install)
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VERY nice!!

What is that device on top of your RVM?
 

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Looks like the Zaon PCAS.
You are correct. It is technically a portable crash avoidance system for a smaller airplane. Airplane pilot would put that on his dash and it would show him if a plane gets within 5 miles or 1000 feet altitude to him.

I turn it on when I’m driving down the interstate near VASCAR lines and it will show me if a plane is circling overhead


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4. Zaon MRX PCAS
Ah, that's what that was.

Thanks guys! Looks like I have something else to save up for (besides the ALPs)!

Wish it was dependable for the hash-mark-on-the-pavement for the rolling unit's VASCAR too. But, I guess their VASCAR doesn't have to depend on the hash-marks on the pavement, does it?

No magic bullet...<Sigh...>
 

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How far over the PSL are you driving in a truck lol

p.s. clean looking install
 

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Ah, that's what that was.

Thanks guys! Looks like I have something else to save up for (besides the ALPs)!

Wish it was dependable for the hash-mark-on-the-pavement for the rolling unit's VASCAR too. But, I guess their VASCAR doesn't have to depend on the hash-marks on the pavement, does it?

No magic bullet...<Sigh...>
Take a look at my AVR Project. We marked every VASCAR line in Florida and we are expanding to other states. The VASCAR planes have to use these pre-painted lines to write tickets so if you know where the lines are and you know if there is a plane overhead, you know whether to slow down or not. Also, most of the time they rally a lot of LEOs when they have planes up so you can usually pick the wolf pack of LEOs up on Waze. Between Waze, AVR, and the MRX I feel very protected.

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How far over the PSL are you driving in a truck lol

p.s. clean looking install
I drive as fast as I want to if conditions are right. Its comfortable to cruise at triple digits.
 

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@TheJM Where does the rear NR cable exit the interior? Where did you run the cable?
 

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@TheJM Where does the rear NR cable exit the interior? Where did you run the cable?
The ALP CPU is under the dash and the rear cables follow the door frame down to the drivers foot well where Rollin Sound drilled a hole for the cables to exit the cab. Here is a pic of the hole and cables.
 

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THanks, and a pick of how the rear NR is mounted from underneath. Is it attached to the hitch?
 

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THanks, and a pick of how the rear NR is mounted from underneath. Is it attached to the hitch?
It is mounted to the hitch framing.
 

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Nice install, thanks for sharing.
I am debating about installing a rear antenna also. I am surprised they drilled a hole and not used the parking brake grommet. One of these days I'll get the rear antenna done and install the airbags for the rear suspension I've had in the garage for ever...
 

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Definitely a nice setup! been toying with adding a PCAS to my setup at some point, though they haven't used any of the lines in my area in a while... I'm sure they will again one of these days. so far the apps have been doing the trick for me, I think more ALP heads is the priority at this point... and a new car :)
 

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Definitely a nice setup! been toying with adding a PCAS to my setup at some point, though they haven't used any of the lines in my area in a while... I'm sure they will again one of these days. so far the apps have been doing the trick for me, I think more ALP heads is the priority at this point... and a new car :)
The FAA is requiring that all planes go to ADS-B by 2020. I don’t know all of the details but from what I have heard, it will make the PCAS system is obsolete at that point.

I need to do more research but I am working on a system to detect them after 2020


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The FAA is requiring that all planes go to ADS-B by 2020. I don’t know all of the details but from what I have heard, it will make the PCAS system is obsolete at that point.
Can make a cheap ADS-B receiver/decoder with a Raspberry Pi and SDR dongle for <$50. I currently have a few setup feeding data to FlightAware and the like, but it would be pretty easy to modify it to run as a 5V (USB) powered ADS-B compatible PCAS. Since you're really just decoding the signal and looking for things close by and at low altitude, you could probably use a Pi Zero and get the whole thing running for <$10. The ADS-B data packets also include the aircraft registration number, so you could even restrict it to only LEO aircraft from the list posted somewhere on here.
 

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Can make a cheap ADS-B receiver/decoder with a Raspberry Pi and SDR dongle for <$50. I currently have a few setup feeding data to FlightAware and the like, but it would be pretty easy to modify it to run as a 5V (USB) powered ADS-B compatible PCAS. Since you're really just decoding the signal and looking for things close by and at low altitude, you could probably use a Pi Zero and get the whole thing running for <$10. The ADS-B data packets also include the aircraft registration number, so you could even restrict it to only LEO aircraft from the list posted somewhere on here.
I am going to get a ADSB setup for home one of these days as the local PD's have all their aircraft restricted on flightaware and FR24, but I can pick them up with my own receiver and they can't hide. a portable version would be sweet, especially if there was an app that could decode that data and alert if a certain tail number was up within 50 miles of user location... need an app developer to write me something :)
 
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Sweet setup there brother. If I ever take rear shots, I will definitely keep your setup in mind. How often do you get shot in the rear?
 

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