Hi, I was referred to this forum from a couple folks knowledgeable about CMs -- they had very good things to say so here I am. Below is my first question to try and soak up the knowledge of you folks in the know -- is it best to post this in the "how to ask for a recommendation thread" I've been doing some research on this forum and would love to solicit any opinions / suggested modifications to my plan. Thanks in advance for any help 1. What kind of vehicle you have and do you want a remote or a windshield mount? 2016 audi; slight preference for remote, but could go with windshield if meaningful cost savings 2. What's your budget? Ideally less than $2500, but based on priced out ALP I would be willing to go higher if warranted 3. Where you live ( address not needed of course) and what states , country or areas you primarily drive? ( this is essential) Almost exclusively drive in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. 4. How you drive? Generally drive within 5mph of PSL on city roads, but would love to be able to open it up on freeways / canyon roads when there is no traffic. 5. What your daily drive is like (short trips? long trips? city? highway?) we ask this because of falsing issues that exist in many areas or cities. 30 mile hwy commute each way on 101 and PCH (to LAX). 6. How long you have been using countermeasures, if at all? not at all 7. Are there curves, hills, obstructions or is the area flat as a pancake. lots of curves, hills, etc 8. Are there Redlight cams/speed cams in your area and do you need / prefer a GPS enabled unit? no strong knowledge or opinion. 9. Thanks to ahl: "Are you willing/do you want to use your phone to pair with the RD?" and "What kind of device do you own (iOS/Android)". There is Escort LIVE and droid only YaV1 for the V1 apps one can use to adjust their RD. There is also V1 Driver in the ios APP Store for V1 users who wish to use an Apple device. ** Note that many of these apps allow you to use the APP (either droid or Apple) to readjust your settings for the V1. Escort Live allows you to do this as well on Escort products that are LIVE compatible. I have an old smart phone I could dedicate if needed (assuming you just need BT connection and not cell). Also, I have heard mid city engineering makes an integration system that connects the setup to your steering wheel controls. Long story short, I have priced out the ALP + DSP front and rear. It is spendy, but if a great setup for my situation it may be worth it. Specific questions about that setup: - for a full size sedan in california, do I need 3 ALP front and rear (2x RX and 1x TX)? - I presume I'd need / want F&R DSP if I'm doing the laser install anyway As an alternative, I know of someone who recently purchased the new escort CI 360 with integrated radar and zw5 laser shifters. I searched for comparisons / reviews of the new escort laser shifters and couldn't find any. In any event, I would love any opinions / recommendations on a preferred setup for my situation.