ALP on Jaguar F-Pace placement suggestions

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Hello,
I am about to install ALPs (2 regular sensors + TX), along with Net Radar DSP front & rear of my F-Pace. Below are my current thoughts:
  1. RED - TX sensor. Installation wise really good spot as it is practically invisible and doesn't require any cutting. Performance wise - not sure if the chromed part of the grille will affect anything.
  2. GREEN option - 2 regular sensors on the upper grill. From what I've read so far seems like an ideal location performance wise, right in-between headlights, plate and center mass. But requires grille cutting and is more noticeable.
  3. BLUE option - more concealed look. Also I would try and 3D print custom boxes for that location making it even less conspicuous. However not sure if it is still a good spot performance-wise in my setup.

If you have any thoughts/ideas, please let me know!
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You cant do Blue unless you run 3 regular sensors and place a 3rd regular in the center. Using a TX in the Middle regular sensors should be no more than 12-14 inches from the TX since only the Regular sensors can receive and you will have too large of a gap between the 2 regular sensors.
 

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Thank you for replies!
@BestRadarDetectors : That makes sense, thank you for explanations. Is it also a possible/does it make sense to consider 3 regular + TX in front, using the splitter cable?
@Solidjake: Could you please explain, is there a benefit in having sensors in a row? Moving regulars higher up puts them further from the plates, does it improve the overall protection?
 

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Thank you for replies!
@BestRadarDetectors : That makes sense, thank you for explanations. Is it also a possible/does it make sense to consider 3 regular + TX in front, using the splitter cable?
@Solidjake: Could you please explain, is there a benefit in having sensors in a row? Moving regulars higher up puts them further from the plates, does it improve the overall protection?
2 RX Sensors on one port is not programmed and not supported on any ports other than the R1 port. The only options at the moment are 2 RX + 1 TX or 3 Regular in the front. On that car the 2 RX + 1 TX would be the better option.
 

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Thank you for replies!
@BestRadarDetectors : That makes sense, thank you for explanations. Is it also a possible/does it make sense to consider 3 regular + TX in front, using the splitter cable?
@Solidjake: Could you please explain, is there a benefit in having sensors in a row? Moving regulars higher up puts them further from the plates, does it improve the overall protection?
The sensors higher up will protect you better when cresting a hill.

I’m JTG/JFG on a full sized truck against dragons with 1 TX and 2 RX’s front and back.

The splitter is for the rear.


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The sensors higher up will protect you better when creating a hill.

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Not to mention when aiming at headlights those side mirrors will also come into play so keeping them more central will yield better overall protection.
 

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Thank you, it's decided then. Will use higher placement on the upper grille. This saved me quite a bit of procrastination regarding custom enclosures. :)
 

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It's happening. One thing I realized I would need custom support brackets for this placements as the ones included with ALPs are not long enough. Hopefully Home Depot will have smth suitable.

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