Camaro in Atlanta - Do I need the Tx? (1 Viewer)

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I got nabbed with lidar January, causing me to reevaluate my defenses. I've since had my ALP installed on my Camaro and it works well - I've encountered Prolaser 3 in Forsyth County. However, all the encounters I've had were in the front, and I have not yet encountered a DragonEye with my system. There has been some discussion about Atlanta needing Tx heads on all installs, so I just wanted some clarity on the position.

My setup is 3 front 2 rear. These are the ordinary heads. Do I need to switch the middle front head for a Tx and add a rear Tx head? Is it possible to run two splitters (front and rear) to allow four heads in front? Is this even necessary?

Thank you for the assistance. The last thing I want is to have spent a pile of money just to receive a lidar ticket from a rear shot.
 

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You cannot run four heads in the front. I would sell one RX head from the front and get TX sensors front/rear.
 

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Welcome. Cmon in!

Yes, go with TX's, I have been targeted by the dragon around the greater Atlanta area. Once by a motorcycle LEO on I75.
Replace the center, sell the Rx or keep it as a spare.
For the front you will want full cabling, on the rear the GPS with Splitter.
 

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You'll need to upgrade to a TX head up front and you'll need rear protection. I lived in Atlanta and GSP is no joke. Coming from Texas at the time I was fairly complacent about protection and got schooled quick during my time up there.
 

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Option 3

Get your setup tested against a DETC and see first hand if you need the TX up front. From my testing, I say you probably do. But here is the But, all the vehicles I have been involved in testing were SUVs or full size Pickup Trucks. Three heads up front is OK against older DESL dragon eye guns, but latest and greatest, think a TX might be needed. Again actual testing would determine for sure. I know a MB driver with that small Mercedes front end that has the TX and he is JTG and JFG front and back against the DETC.
 

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3 Regular Sensors still performs very well on all Dragon Guns. Depending on the car, your location etc. dealers can opt for 2 + 1 instead of 3 regular sensors but both configurations are capable of jamming all guns.
 

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3 Regular Sensors still performs very well on all Dragon Guns. Depending on the car, your location etc. dealers can opt for 2 + 1 instead of 3 regular sensors but both configurations are capable of jamming all guns.
Exactly. No point in spending the extra money on fixing what's not broken. My car was JTG all day with 3 standard sensors
 

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Thanks for the info. Maybe I can get a Tx head installed on the rear for literal CYA purposes.

Why do others recommend the Tx + 2 Rx over the 3 Rx?
 

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Thanks for the info. Maybe I can get a Tx head installed on the rear for literal CYA purposes.

Why do others recommend the Tx + 2 Rx over the 3 Rx?
Not an ALP pro, but the TX I think receives only or vice versa. That way the other heads can do what they're designed to do (fire back).
 

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Not an ALP pro, but the TX I think receives only or vice versa. That way the other heads can do what they're designed to do (fire back).
Same but I believe the TX head is the only one firing back when the CPU detects Dragon Eye being shot at the sensors if I recall correctly.
 

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Thanks for the info. Maybe I can get a Tx head installed on the rear for literal CYA purposes.

Why do others recommend the Tx + 2 Rx over the 3 Rx?
In cases where you can't get the Tx head high enough off of the ground (at least 20"), 3 Rx's will probably be the better choice for you. Check this out on the ALP Site.

 

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Same but I believe the TX head is the only one firing back when the CPU detects Dragon Eye being shot at the sensors if I recall correctly.

This is the Correct reply according to my understanding. When ALP receives and identifies Dragon Eye with the ALP system having a GPS Unit and TX head, the RX heads Do Not Transmit they only receive and the TX head is the only head talking back to the Dragon Eye. Because of this, there is a minimum separation requirement so the RX Heads can still tell what the DE is doing while a TX head is firing. The TX head needs to be a minimum of 20 inches off the road and 8 to 9 inches from any RX head.

My question now is, how did the rumor that ONLY a TX Head can defeat the latest and greatest DragonEye Units get started. Was it from somebody with a bunch of experience posting about a large SUV saying it needed a TX to be Dragon Proof but forgetting to say that 3 RX heads might also work? Doesn't matter to me price wise or function wise as I have 2RX/1TX front and rear which some time in the future I am sure ALL of us that end up encountering newer Lidar Units are going to need a TX head at some point so I am currently protected and future proofed already. And since it is only an additional $100, why not spend it now and already be protected against DE and future proofed all at one time. Maybe this is actually why somebody experienced said a TX is a must against DETC (total speculation).

As for the OP's Camaro @IPA is the Camaro really that low? It isn't a rear engined Ferrari or Lamborghini so the front hood can head for the ground at will. The Camaro looks like a perfect candidate for a straight line across front install with the TX in the center above the Bow Tie! I could be wrong as I don't have one nor am I standing in front of one, but I know where I would put the heads the first time before doing a test run again first a TSS then a DETC.
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Not an ALP pro, but the TX I think receives only or vice versa. That way the other heads can do what they're designed to do (fire back).

The TX head does not RX (Receiver) it can only Transmit (TX). Currently when it is activated, the RX heads on RX they do not Transmit.
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I am still unclear as to how the 2rx 1tx performs better than 3rx. I am becoming aware that I still need a tx for the rear.
 

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I am still unclear as to how the 2rx 1tx performs better than 3rx. I am becoming aware that I still need a tx for the rear.
TX sensor is only responsible for jamming. It has more "output" power than a standard setup
 

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TX sensor is only responsible for jamming. It has more "output" power than a standard setup

What @System said! From the ALP Website:

The new TX Sensor from AntiLaser is the most powerful sensor ever created for ultimate laser protection against the most difficult to jam guns. While everyone follows AntiLaser's footsteps AntiLaser is always a few steps ahead from the competition and the new TX sensor pushes the separation once again.

Features:

Unique triple transmitter design
Smallest, Yet most powerful sensor in its ultimate performance class
Extreme resistance to engine noise and laser interference's
Powered by AntiLaser's patented technology
A pair of TX Sensors can connect to one socket (Future planing only one is needed today)
Can sum up to 15 transmitters total system power making it the strongest setup available.

Requirements:

TX Sensors require a connected ALP GPS ANTENNA be connected to your AL Priority System
TX Sensors also need a minimum floor clearance of approximately 20" - If install is very low a TX is not recommended and you are better off with 3 regular sensors.
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