Thinking of going to an ALP dealer for install but...

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Okay, I went onto the ALP website and found a dealer near me that will Install everything... they have a lifetime guarantee on their install. They wanted $650 to install my 2 front sensor set up. I don’t have the HiFi, GPS, radar options. I thought that was pretty pricy. I talked to them again and they said since I bought it else where (the alp website) they have to charge more.. they don’t even have a lidar gun to do the testing... like what? Or is that normal? I asked if they can help me out any on the price and they said they can do it for $400 as if I bought it from them. (I think they dropped the price since I mentioned they don’t even test it with lidar) Should I go through with them installing it for a more professional look? Or Is $400 a lot with them not even testing it with lidar?
 

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This sounds very familiar to mine. They made me almost feel bad for buying it through the website like ???( I didn't even know they had ALP Dealerships until after I purchased it through the website) 650$ is a little pricey for just the front. I paid 900$ for 6 sensors 4RX 2TX. I still went through the ALP dealership and I am 100% happy. It also depends on the car.
 
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Where are you located?
 

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This sounds very familiar to mine. They made me almost feel bad for buying it through the website like ???( I didn't even know they had ALP Dealerships until after I purchased it through the website) 650$ is a little pricey for just the front. I paid 900$ for 6 sensors 4RX 2TX. I still went through the ALP dealership and I am 100% happy. It also depends on the car.
Right. I was like fine then. I figured if I went through them I would be happy with it... just kinda pricy. But $400 is better than $650 and I’m kinda surprised I talked them down. Lol. It’s a Toyota Yaris ia 17.


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Honestly for most cars it's really easy to install. It tool me an hour the first time I did it with zero prior car install experience... Many cars you can just snake the cable under the front fender and into the door well, then you can poke the cables in the a grommet there or in through the same hole that the door wiring passes through... 3m double sided body and molding tape or sugru to attach the heads. Before you take it somewhere take a look and see how hard it is to do yourself, poke around the car a bit and see if it's hard to snake the cables, most cars it's not bad.
 

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I'm assuming this is your grille? You should look under the hood and see if you could do it yourself and save those bucks!
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Honestly for most cars it's really easy to install. It tool me an hour the first time I did it with zero prior car install experience... Many cars you can just snake the cable under the front fender and into the door well, then you can poke the cables in the a grommet there or in through the same hole that the door wiring passes through... 3m double sided body and molding tape or sugru to attach the heads. Before you take it somewhere take a look and see how hard it is to do yourself, poke around the car a bit and see if it's hard to snake the cables, most cars it's not bad.
Yeah, I figured I could do it myself. But was worried about the leveling on the heads and getting through the firewall. As I am limited on tools and supplies. I said screw it and will be taking it to the shop. Thanks to tax season, it wasn’t such a huge deal and they lowered the install price after talking to them for a bit.
 

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I would really try to get hold of a member that's near you or even drive a bit to them. That $650 goes A LONG WAY to get more heads and parts for the ALP setup. (which I would get two RX heads for the rear and HIFI)
 

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I would really try to get hold of a member that's near you or even drive a bit to them. That $650 goes A LONG WAY to get more heads and parts for the ALP setup. (which I would get two RX heads for the rear and HIFI)
Very true. I’ll probably get me two heads for rear later on. It’s pretty pricy equipment. Lol. I have the Bluetooth set up. Is the speaker better than the Bluetooth? Or I should say more convenient?
 

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Very true. I’ll probably get me two heads for rear later on. It’s pretty pricy equipment. Lol. I have the Bluetooth set up. Is the speaker better than the Bluetooth? Or I should say more convenient?
Personally the speaker is fine. Just have it installed where it won't be muffled/blocked by anything in front of it. I have mine right behind my area rest in the back facing upwards. Plenty loud
 

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You guys have no idea what it's like to do an install whether it's for a shop or a independent guy doing this to support his family. The money that goes into the install you have to account for time, effort, overhead, supplies, gas, tolls, food, etc. It all comes down to that.

Imagine someone does an install for $200.00. They spend 7 hours to do an install because of firewall issues, cabling , neatness, LED install , trying not to break the panels, etc. At the end was it worth it? Entire day gone for 200 bucks. Put whatever amount in the above and tell yourself when you think it's okay for the price to be where it's at.

Those of you who do you own install and are comfortable doing so you know what it's worth for yourself and all the above mentioned.

But for those who can't do the install, they dont see the effort that goes into these installs.
 

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