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Making a plan for install need hive mind to address location. This is first older car I am doing. This is 3 head set up with two regular heads on the side which is what I am questioning and I also have the new ILX head for middle so question is for two side heads.

Yellow- easy but maybe too close?
Blue-can pock up set of parking lights and integrate jammers into it.
White/Green- Also easy but how good is protection?

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What system do/will you have? What’s an ILX head? You mention 3 heads but only have circles in pairs.

Also, for each pair of circles, what are the measurements between them and to the ground?
 

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Sorry should have been clear. ALP system 3 heads with one of them a TX head. I already know where TX head is going so trying to plan out position of other two heads.

Can’t measure yet as car is in transport. Just bought it.
 

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State requires front license plate so TX on top of plate. Has worked well on all my other cars ( GT500, GT350, M3)

And thx! Once I get the car will take measurements.
 

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State requires front license plate so TX on top of plate.
Just remember the TX requires a minimum 20” off the ground; higher is better. Your pic doesn’t show a plate mounted, but you may way to go with one side of the pony.
 
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TX really needs to be next to the pony, as @Deacon said. IMO, the other two will give you the best coverage where the parking lights, (next to the blue circles), meet the headlights.
I agree, those would be the spots I pick. The front end isn't to big on these guys.
 

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TX next to the pony and green RX should test well on that car.
 

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You don't think the lower panel being so recessed will be a problem? I figured next to the headlights would provide more coverage from top to bottom. But, you've been doing this a lot longer than I have, so I defer to your experience.
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TX next to the pony and green RX should test well on that car.
 

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You don't think the lower panel being so recessed will be a problem? I figured next to the headlights would provide more coverage from top to bottom. But, you've been doing this a lot longer than I have, so I defer to your experience.
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I don't. Plus you bring the RXs out as far as you can down there, make them stick out from that designed recess. Reflections and interference is what seems to cause problems and RXs higher / on top of the bumper may add problems. The TX does all the heavy lifting anyway and it's a pretty narrow front end with helpful headlight design so it'll probably test really well that way.

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Thx for the replies. I bought a few parking lights off ebay. I was going to cut a template into the light and put the RX sensor in the light (blue circle). Obviously lined up properly and the TX on side of pony with the radar in the plastic bumper. Would that be better or stick with green circles. Down there I can make them flush with bumper.

I also bought extra tail lights and will embed the rear sensors in them.
 

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State requires front license plate so TX on top of plate. Has worked well on all my other cars ( GT500, GT350, M3)

And thx! Once I get the car will take measurements.
You have a legal out on a Fox body. Once a vehicle hits 25 years old in Texas, you can register it as an antique vehicle. Only a rear plate is issued and front plate no longer required. No inspections or registrations for 5 year at a time. :) Just remember, if you are ever get questioned about the registration and current vehicle use, you are on the way to perform maintenance or buy some oil.
 

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To be clear, that special antique vehicle designation is not for road-going vehicles. You have to sign a statement to the state that, “I certify I am the owner of the above-described vehicle, and as statutorily required, I also certify the frame, body, and motor are at least 25 years old; the vehicle is a collector’s item that will be used solely for exhibition, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest; it is not a replica or aftermarket vehicle; will not be used for daily transportation except when routine maintenance is needed; and will not carry advertising.”

It’s a felony to not follow that, and it’s not all that hard to get caught. It seems like it’d be a lot easier to just not bother with the front plate for a fix-it ticket or, more often, a warning.

PS You’ll note that if you swap out a rusted frame for a new one, drop a crate motor in it, or even put a new tub on it, it’s disqualified.
 

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