Tx size and placement?

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Looking to buy my first full set up and ive always lived by the buy once, cry once mentality. Ide like to run triples front and rear on my 2018 Audi A4. From other posts i know where to place the front heads but i cant find dimensions for the Tx and where i would like to mount it in the rear is a tight fit. Because of the trunk release and rear camera mounting it dead in the middle seems unlikely unless someone can give me some insite on how. Attached are pictures of the rear of the car and my central mounting options. Should i go to the left or right side if it will fit at all.
 

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Put it on the red spot to the right (passenger side) if you are in NYC since they almost always shoot the rears from the right side. If you're upstate NYSP tend to be in the center medians so the left box for that
 

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Please blur out your plate....

Put it on the red spot to the right (passenger side) if you are in NYC since they almost always shoot the rears from the right side. If you're upstate NYSP tend to be in the center medians so the left box for that
Sorry didnt think it would be an issue. I updated the post
 

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Sorry didnt think it would be an issue. I updated the post
It's for your own good. Just looking out for ya 😛.


Not to mention LEOs might snoop around on here and see your plate then decide to harass you. Better safe than sorry as they say.
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Only other thing I'll add to the suggestion above is you want to keep around 7-8in between the TX and RX heads. Once you get it installed, have someone with a Dragoneye gun on this forum near you test your setup. I'll try to find the list for you.

Edit: found the list.

 
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It's for your own good. Just looking out for ya 😛.


Not to mention LEOs might snoop around on here and see your plate then decide to harass you. Better safe than sorry as they say.
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Only other thing I'll add to the suggestion above is you want to keep around 7-8in between the TX and RX heads. Once you get it installed, have someone with a Dragoneye gun on this forum near you test your setup. I'll try to find the list for you.

Edit: found the list.

Appreciate it. I would love to get it tested but everyone on that list is over 200 miles away from me. Guess im going to have to plan a trip one day.
 

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If I were you, I would start with 1 Rx and 1 Tx in the rear but I would run two cables instead of using a splitter. Some setups test very well with just the two sensors in the rear. The benefit is if it tests good, you save the price of one sensor and you don't have to worry about mounting so much. Also, because you ran two cables, you can always add a splitter and the second Rx head easily later if you find you need more protection. Win-win IMO. You can even get a dummy housing that makes your Tx look like an Rx so everything will be symmetrical.


The Tx is pretty small:

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I just mounted a set last night. The TX is in the right side RX housing. If I had two RX heads I'd Mount them as far apart as possible within the plate area.

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Needless to say, I still have to get this tested to see how it works.
 

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Doesn't ALP recommend at least 7" between a TX head and a regular, on order to avoid potential interference/feedback/reflection?
 

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Doesn't ALP recommend at least 7" between a TX head and a regular, on order to avoid potential interference/feedback/reflection?
Did someone suggest otherwise? I saw @Phantom Z3 suggest 7-8" above.
 

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Just looking at the photo, my friend. :)
 

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