ALP install on G05 BMW X5

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Hi all,

Just wondering has anyone any experience of fitting ALP to a new model BMW X5?

As you may be able to see it features the active grills which open and close dependant on requirements.

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There was a recent thread about an M5 I think. I don’t remember them coming up with much other than having to use the lower air dam as the mounting location. This is a tough one. Looks like that it might be even more difficult to get good coverage here given the larger front mass. You might also consider Stinger for their laser fibers.
 

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If you are mainly seeing fixed VPR guns (which is the main threat I believe over there) then you can get away with a lower install. Each ALP sensor covers roughly a 24 inch radius circle. so if you place two sensors in the lower area by the licence plate and come out 24 inches from those spots in all directions does it pretty well cover the front?
 

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The nuclear option would be to notch out clearance in the active grills. Might not be so hard if the active part is far enough back not to hit the sensor body, so it's just notched for a cable (tacked in place with Sugru). Otherwise, it'll be pretty invasive.
 

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Subscribed, waiting for my M50i and dreading the install
 

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I would remove three louvres.
Two on the sides, and one central.
Assuming the the mechanism can have louvres removed.
It wouldn’t have any noticeable impact, i imagine.
My grill only closes in the cold months at highway speeds to keep heat in the engine bay.


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I have seen dealers remove the louvers... They can be re-attached at a later time or some customers that did not care just notched the louvers to clear a path for the sensors.
 

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Did you have the install done? I have same car and would love to see final pics!
 

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