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Hey everyone!

When I bought my Tesla several years ago I also purchased a Bel STI-R+, ALP dual sensor, HiFi, and ELDW, but for a long list of reasons never got around to installing it. Sad to spend so much and have it sit, but I finally got around to installing it and just finished the other day. All is good except for a "GPS ERR" with the BelStir, which I'm still trying to resolve.

I installed the display in the mirror and modified an upper panel to make the buttons look more like a stock install. I need to send a new panel to get it laser cut as I'd like it look even better and I need to modify the ALP controller so I can hide individual buttons.

Without realizing the error, I purchased an extra STI-R receiver so once one last wire arrives I'm attaching that to the ALP to add rear detection (beats shelling out for the 360). Eventually I'll get around to rear sensors for the ALP, but not thrilled with how the cables need to be routed.

Excited to learn more from everyone
 

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Not really, but we'd like to see pics when you get around to it. :)
 

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Not really, but we'd like to see pics when you get around to it. :)
Here ya go!

Two GPS units are behind the nose cone of the car along with the radar receiver. I'm standing a little below the car so the ALP sensors are easier to see, but they are hard to see if you casually walk around the car.

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Yes my legs are 3x longer than my torso :p

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I put the connections for ALP sensors right under the nose cone so if I ever needed to disconnect them I can just pop off the nose cone (only requires a trim tool).

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Like I said, I'd really like to make the controller look more stock, but I'm I'm talking to a shop about seeing if they can wire in RF/IR receivers to simulate button pushes. It would be a lot nicer if I could incorporate the ALP and STIR buttons into a single remote control. I don't have experience with that and don't want to damage anything.

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LEDs are run through the trim and sitting on top. I didn't really like the locations others had put them so I'm experimenting with different locations before I cut anything

The BelStir USB along with a lot of excess wiring are hidden in the panel under the LEDs (not visible). It's side access and easy to remove, but may move the USB extension for the STIR.

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I enabled privacy mode for the ALP and put the extension cable in an accessible, but extremely difficult to find location. That secret is staying with me :)
 
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Thanks for the pics. Nice install!! I can’t wait to get my model s setup but I have a refreshed version so no nose cone for easy access.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you. Also, get the ALP tested if you can.
 

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Thanks for the pics. Nice install!! I can’t wait to get my model s setup but I have a refreshed version so no nose cone for easy access.
Thanks! A buddy and I were just talking about my install and the nose cone. We have both grown to like the refreshed bumper but at the same time the removable nose cone is nice. I'd imagine the biggest issue with the refreshed bumper is the layer of paint adding an extra barrier for the receiver, which you don't have with the nose cone.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you. Also, get the ALP tested if you can.
Is there a list of testers for each state?
 

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Thanks! A buddy and I were just talking about my install and the nose cone. We have both grown to like the refreshed bumper but at the same time the removable nose cone is nice. I'd imagine the biggest issue with the refreshed bumper is the layer of paint adding an extra barrier for the receiver, which you don't have with the nose cone.



Is there a list of testers for each state?
There is but i cant seem to find it right now. Where are you located?
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LEDs are run through the trim and sitting on top. I didn't really like the locations others had put them so I'm experimenting with different locations before I cut anything
There are all sorts of LED lenses available if you don't want just bare LED's showing. I went with some flush mounts for my R3 power and alert LED's.
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Cool to see electric car users on the forums. I've been curious how this tech will transform as grilles become less common.
 

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Cool to see electric car users on the forums. I've been curious how this tech will transform as grilles become less common.
This has been part of the discussion here and other threads. It's a real challenge. I'm having a hard time on my car figuring out what to do.....economically at least.
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Thanks! A buddy and I were just talking about my install and the nose cone. We have both grown to like the refreshed bumper but at the same time the removable nose cone is nice. I'd imagine the biggest issue with the refreshed bumper is the layer of paint adding an extra barrier for the receiver, which you don't have with the nose cone.
Yes, this is an added issue but I think an easier one to work around than locating jammer heads like the ALPs. I don't have that higher grill that you do just below the nose cone. I have just the lower air dam which I am confident is too low to be truly effective. I do have a small opening on either side of the logo but it doesn't allow the heads to fit well without serious modifications.
 
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There are all sorts of LED lenses available if you don't want just bare LED's showing. I went with some flush mounts for my R3 power and alert LED's.View attachment 125263

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Thanks for the photos. I have the bezels to mount them, but so far I don't like my options and if I cut and move I have to replace trim.

I originally planned on it being in the mirror, but didn't want it so visible at night if LEO ever tested me from behind at a light, like I've heard they do in VA.
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This has been part of the discussion here and other threads. It's a real challenge. I'm having a hard time on my car figuring out what to do.....economically at least.
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Yes, this is an added issue but I think an easier one to work around than locating jammer heads like the ALPs. I don't have that higher grill that you do just below the nose cone. I have just the lower air dam which I am confident is too low to be truly effective. I do have a small opening on either side of the logo but it doesn't allow the heads to fit well without serious modifications.
There is a post on TMC from someone that installed ALP+NetRadar on a refreshed S and they put them in the area between the hood and bumper. It looks like it fits fairly easy, but I haven't looked behind that space on the car so I don't know for sure. It looks quite good and given the small space perspex might be a possibility to make it look nicer.
 
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That's what kill switches are for. LEO pulls up behind you, turn off the countermeasures until it's all clear.
 

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That's what kill switches are for. LEO pulls up behind you, turn off the countermeasures until it's all clear.
Agreed. My thinking was this, when I have my rear ALP installed or in VA with a detector and LEO pulls up behind me at night and I can't see it is LEO, and I get tagged, it's easily visible. This might be over paranoid, but it seemed less than ideal.
 

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Very good point. :)
 

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There is a post on TMC from someone that installed ALP+NetRadar on a refreshed S and they put them in the area between the hood and bumper. It looks like it fits fairly easy, but I haven't looked behind that space on the car so I don't know for sure. It looks quite good and given the small space perspex might be a possibility to make it look nicer.
Thanks for heads up! I’ll have to look for it because I’ve so far only seen one install like that with ALP heads and it was not very good looking. It’s made worse that my car is white too.
 

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