Placement suggestions for 2016 VW Jetta GLI

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I traded in the Santa Fe for an MK6 GLI and need ALP placement recommendations
Still have the 2 RX and 1TX sensors for the front, planning on getting rear heads for the car

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Red are for the regular heads and the yellow is the TX head location. The VW logo will make it hard to place it right in the middle so I'm going to have to put the TX head on either side.
 

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Red and yellow look good. I'd suggest 22-27 inches RX separation (inside edge to inside edge) if you can. I don't have the GLI any more so can't measure it myself to see if that will work. ALP do provide install guidelines on minimum separation from TX to RX too, so make sure that's right. And also make sure the TX is sufficiently above ground level too.

Also, check my install thread for how to get through the firewall, it's pretty easy but you'll have to remove the battery to get in there.
 

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Thanks for the replies

I know a few other VW owners on here have similar setups and they seem to work fine.

I think those locations is what I'll go with if TX sensor doesnt have to be on a certain side.

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Thanks for the replies

I know a few other VW owners on here have similar setups and they seem to work fine.

I think those locations is what I'll go with if TX sensor doesnt have to be on a certain side.

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Don't think left or right of the emblem matters for the TX. But test against the tough guns you face and tweak if a weakness is revealed.
 

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My Golf not a Jetta, but I imagine the space behind the badge is similar. Took some work to get the angle just right while still keeping the cutout as small as possible.

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That looks really good! I'd do something similar but I dont have access to tools that would make that possible.

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That looks really good! I'd do something similar but I dont have access to tools that would make that possible.

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This part was actually very light on tools. Entire grill pops off easily, separating it is a pain but just takes time and a bunch of cut up credit cards. The logo was dremel rough cut, the backing I used a drill to remove a fair amount of the material. The rest was fine files to cut it back to shape.

To hit the angle, I parked the car on a flat surface (as flat as I could get it) and used a relatively inexpensive digital level to get a nominal angle. Then used a digital angle gauge (again, cheap) to match this on my kitchen table. After that, lots of guessing and checking. Held the sensor in place with Sugru (I was planning something fancier with the stock mount but it broke while I was making final adjustments).

The only thing that you might not be able to replicate (for free anyway) is a 3d printed extended sensor which I used to help level while sugruing. Happy to send you what I used if you pay shipping, shoot me a DM.
 

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