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It’s done! Just installed my system over the weekend in the new daily. Thinkware F770 dual with Cellink battery, Radenso RC-M, ALP Triple (RX/TX/RX) front and rear.

This car was relatively easy to work on, there is a nice unused grommet in the front footwell that’s begging for CM wiring. The grill being gloss black REALLY hides the sensors well which is nice. And the openings on the RS3 grille are JUST big enough for a standard ALP head with bracket attached.

For the front RC-M head, it did have to go behind the grill. However, it is “looking” right through the opening, and up against it. It seems to be performing exactly as well as it did out in the open on the last car, but I’ll do some proper testing to confirm performance isn’t impacted once I get a chance.

In the rear, the license plate area offers a pretty damn level and big area for the ALP heads. As with most sedans, the plate is on the trunk lid so the cables have further to run down the rotating arms but it still wasn’t bad. The rear RC-M head just sits inside the rear window on the ledge there.

The RC-M controller fit nicely in the front cubby area next to the USB port, and the ALP controller went on the steering column where it is quick and easy to reach for a JTK. External LED is mounted right up by the virtual cockpit cluster. The speakers are in the drivers footwell, as are both CPU’s. (Lots of space up in there!)

Just have to get a DET to test with and confirm placement for the heads, but it’s nice and stealthy and looks like it should perform quite well!

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Thanks everyone!
It’s a super fun car, and it’s nice that I can finally enjoy it without worry now that the CM are all in haha

So far I’ve noticed zero issues with falsing from the ACC/BSM on the car either which is nice.
 

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Very nice-Now get it tested with 3 different DE guns and others if you can and get the results so you can feel truly confident! I did thanks to members here willing to go out of their way for me. Its fun and meeting other fellow CM fiends rocks! New friendships develop and understanding how to drive defensively and safely will help in staying free from Leo!
 

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Very nice-Now get it tested with 3 different DE guns and others if you can and get the results so you can feel truly confident! I did thanks to members here willing to go out of their way for me. Its fun and meeting other fellow CM fiends rocks! New friendships develop and understanding how to drive defensively and safely will help in staying free from Leo!
2X what he said. I’m currently looking to test with DE up here in buford Ga I have to find someone willing and drive to them
 

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I can get “tested” by like ten DE guns on the way to the mall here

But doing formal testing where I don’t have to wait for a surprise in the mail may take a bit longer.
 

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as a fellow RS driver, how do you attach the sensors in the grill..do you have to do any drilling or permanent work that would lower resale/trade in value of the car?

That's my largest hesitation with getting a LJ
 

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That's my largest hesitation with getting a LJ
Even if you wanted to replace the grille when it came time to sell it, in the intervening years the savings from the shorten would probably dwarf the cost of a grille. But it doesn’t have to be replaced.
 

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as a fellow RS driver, how do you attach the sensors in the grill..do you have to do any drilling or permanent work that would lower resale/trade in value of the car?

That's my largest hesitation with getting a LJ
Nothing anyone would ever notice. In the rear, I drilled and grometted for the cables up under the lip of the license place area. After removal a simple plug grommet on either side would look completely OEM and seal it again.

In front, nothing at all required for the two side sensors. They JUST fit even with bracket. The TX one I did drill a 5/8” hole in that plastic area for the cable to run straight back. I also made a tiny dremel cut for the head to sit nice and flush at the back. Neither would be noticable even when the head is removed.

However as was mentioned below, you could replace the grill before selling. I looked into it and it’s actually surprisingly cheap, a few hundred for a new one.
 

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Sad you got rid of the R, but awesome replacement! That grill is made for CMs.
 

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Clean and crispy.

Might want to edit the plate out.
I was going to, but that’s the plate from my Golf R. My new plate is in the mail for this one so it’s changing soon haha
 

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Nice install, indeed. I looooove the RS3. Managed to drive a friend's last winter and it is indeed a beast (and I love the 5-cylinder warble). Enjoy!
 

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