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Hello, I currently live in Connecticut. Just about to buy a new car, audi a5, and am looking to get an ALP system for my car. I know the dragoneye is not in my area yet. So, I am thinking 2 sensor in front and 2 in back, no TX sensor, should suffice for me. Being a coupe. Not very big car and not having to worry about dragon eye atm. Please let me know if this is a good idea and I thank yall for any input. Thanks.
 

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Welcome! You might want to check out the testing section to determine what is right for you. Even if you don't have it in your area you might want to be protected on travel
 

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Welcome to RDF!

If you make a thread here with pictures of the front and rear of your vehicle, members can suggest what sensors you’ll need, as well as best placement.
 

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Welcome! You might want to check out the testing section to determine what is right for you. Even if you don't have it in your area you might want to be protected on travel
I agree, as long as I am getting the set up I might as well do it. I'll look into testing. Thanks.
 

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welcome to the forum
Thanks. Great forum. Tons of really good info.
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Welcome to RDF!

If you make a thread here with pictures of the front and rear of your vehicle, members can suggest what sensors you’ll need, as well as best placement.
Thanks. Any input is appreciated.
 

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You should have zero issues with non-dragon guns with a quad ALP setup. I tested an S4 with two heads in front and it tested perfectly

 

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Welcome to the forum man!

Yeah, Connecticut is mostly Truspeed guns (Truspeed 20/20, Truspeed S, Truspeed LR). That's pretty much all I saw in the 4 years I lived there. The thing is, they are everywhere. State Police barely use radar anymore, and even a lot of local municipalities are switching over to lidar. You'll also see some UltraLytes and a rare Stalker (Ridgefield has a couple of Stalker XS guns). That ALP setup should serve you nicely, or you can look at TMG as well.
 
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Welcome to the forum man!

Yeah, Connecticut is mostly Truspeed guns (Truspeed 20/20, Truspeed S, Truspeed LR). That's pretty much all I saw in the 4 years I lived there. The thing is, they are everywhere. State Police barely use radar anymore, and even a lot of local municipalities are switching over to lidar. You'll also see some UltraLytes and a rare Stalker (Ridgefield has a couple of Stalker XS guns). That ALP setup should serve you nicely, or you can look at TMG as well.
Thanks for the info! I think I'll start with a quad setup and add the Tx sensors after the fact.
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Welcome! ALP or TMG are good options for your car! What are you doing for radar?
I had a real cheap one in my old car, with my new car I was highly considering escort max 360c due to the auto learning and blind spot monitor recognition, another added plus is the dash cam they offer with the 360c looks real streamline and a nice lil package.
 
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Yes a dual RX head setup will cover all but Dragoneye solidly, and on a small car the dual will still do pretty well against DE.

I did a test here with some data:

https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/94350/ on a larger car the dual only got weak under say 600 feet against the DE, so you may well do ok with a dual to start off, if you wanted to be future ready, pull a third cable during the install and then you can add a head easily if it becomes needed down the road. You will be very happy with ALP, they have been top performing for years and spend a lot of resources to make sure they stay on top of new guns getting out there.
 

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Welcome. I'm also from CT. Using alp has already saved me several times. Almost everytime they shot it at me, I've gotten alerted and they all been using TruSpeed in the different places. On my car I decided to go all out - 2 rx and 1tx in the front and back. The Bluetooth option imo is worth it.
I got it installed at Chris Breezy customs in NY. Totally worth it and he did. A damn good job!
 

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Yes a dual RX head setup will cover all but Dragoneye solidly, and on a small car the dual will still do pretty well against DE.

I did a test here with some data:

https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/94350/ on a larger car the dual only got weak under say 600 feet against the DE, so you may well do ok with a dual to start off, if you wanted to be future ready, pull a third cable during the install and then you can add a head easily if it becomes needed down the road. You will be very happy with ALP, they have been top performing for years and spend a lot of resources to make sure they stay on top of new guns getting out there.
I just read your results, great job very informative. Thank you!
 

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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the car and ALP's!
 

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ALPs will serve you well in CT. I've been tagged with Truspeeds a few times over there on the Hutch/Merritt
 

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ALPs will serve you well in CT. I've been tagged with Truspeeds a few times over there on the Hutch/Merritt
My dad just called yesterday to say he got an 18 over ticket on the hutch. I lived there for three years and I don’t remember passing more than 1 or 2 cops while doing my weekend NY road trips. Must have stepped up enforcement? Not a ton of super safe spots to idle a police car on the side...
 

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My dad just called yesterday to say he got an 18 over ticket on the hutch. I lived there for three years and I don’t remember passing more than 1 or 2 cops while doing my weekend NY road trips. Must have stepped up enforcement? Not a ton of super safe spots to idle a police car on the side...
It's a tight road but do-able. Can you ask him where the speed trap was?

I've seen troopers on the should downhill from that nice tunnel on top of the ridge going westbound.
 

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