RC-M and six head ALP install in a BMW M4

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You need to mount the ALP heads horizontally, not vertically, otherwise you will get punchthroughs on off-axis shots.

That's true if you're only using the standard Rx heads. It's OK to mount them vertically if you're using a Tx head in addition to the Rx heads.
 

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@RedRocket was extremely generous with his time and toys, and tested my install against several laser and radar guns. It was JTG/JFG on all guns tested except for one; I have one head that is slightly out of alignment and he was able to get PTs in that one area at a consistent distance. Even with that I'd have enough notice to scrub speed, so I'm pretty happy with my install overall. I could re-work that one head, but I'd run the risk of creating problems with other guns, so I may just leave it the way it is (unless my OCD need for perfection makes me fix it, which it probably will).

I have the full result sheet posted in the Beginner area showing the guns tested and PT distance/location.

Many thanks again to RedRocket for the help - he really is the Yoda of countermeasures.
 

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Thanks @beaker for the awesome photos and write up. I think we take for granted just how difficult it is to actually take the time to take photos, and good photos too -- while doing our work. I always get done with a project and think, I wish I would have taken photos in between to document things. So -- a big thank you for taking the time and having the foresight to be thinking about that while you were working away.

I'll be referencing this a lot as I prepare and work on my install. Thanks again!
 

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Thanks @beaker for the awesome photos and write up. I think we take for granted just how difficult it is to actually take the time to take photos, and good photos too -- while doing our work. I always get done with a project and think, I wish I would have taken photos in between to document things. So -- a big thank you for taking the time and having the foresight to be thinking about that while you were working away.

I'll be referencing this a lot as I prepare and work on my install. Thanks again!
My pleasure - glad it helped!
 

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@RedRocket was extremely generous with his time and toys, and tested my install against several laser and radar guns. It was JTG/JFG on all guns tested except for one; I have one head that is slightly out of alignment and he was able to get PTs in that one area at a consistent distance. Even with that I'd have enough notice to scrub speed, so I'm pretty happy with my install overall. I could re-work that one head, but I'd run the risk of creating problems with other guns, so I may just leave it the way it is (unless my OCD need for perfection makes me fix it, which it probably will).

I have the full result sheet posted in the Beginner area showing the guns tested and PT distance/location.

Many thanks again to RedRocket for the help - he really is the Yoda of countermeasures.
Umm, this is unacceptable. You need complete JTG. Any PTs mean a defective in the system, the install or both. You should be asking for a full refund. Strive for perfection!
 

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Umm, this is unacceptable. You need complete JTG. Any PTs mean a defective in the system, the install or both. You should be asking for a full refund. Strive for perfection!
@beaker isn't privy to the discussion in Advanced, so I'm not sure he'll get this joke. No worries beaker, your install is fine! :)
 

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Umm, this is unacceptable. You need complete JTG. Any PTs mean a defective in the system, the install or both. You should be asking for a full refund. Strive for perfection!
I tried getting a refund, but he refused. The lazy jerk hasn't even made any adjustments to my install. I'm thinking of suing.

@beaker isn't privy to the discussion in Advanced, so I'm not sure he'll get this joke. No worries beaker, your install is fine! :)
Andrew PM'd me that it sucked. :(

j/k
 

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Now that is a professional install.... my only tip is to move up the rear heads just a bit so the part that's under the trunk lip is exposed. I had it like that on my e46 and pushing them out gave a lot better results in testing.
 

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Now that is a professional install.... my only tip is to move up the rear heads just a bit so the part that's under the trunk lip is exposed. I had it like that on my e46 and pushing them out gave a lot better results in testing.
Thanks for the compliment!

It was JFG on everything, so I'm pretty happy with the rear heads. ;) If it hadn't tested perfectly I would have moved them out, but I'm glad I didn't have to since having them poke out would have bugged me.