Where To Mount???

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Just curious where the best place to mount a TMG Dual set up and 1 VPR on a grill like this??? Also the same on the rear? Or whatever would be the best recommendations for a set up. Tons of stalker here and the odd DE. Lots of DE to the North of us but I rarely venture there. Thank you!!
 

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maybe this?

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I agree with the placement however the front might need some adjustments, moving the heads up/down a slat or two, possibly further out. I'd suggest temporarily mounting them at first and get tested and adjust as needed to reduce PT's. That's of real estate to cover on the front, @Dodgediesel is there anyone near you with some lidars to test with?
 

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Move the green VPR up higher a slot or 2 in the front end pic above.
Do you think 1 head would be sufficient in the middle? Would there be a benefit or running 2 VPR 's in the center?
 

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I agree with the placement however the front might need some adjustments, moving the heads up/down a slat or two, possibly further out. I'd suggest temporarily mounting them at first and get tested and adjust as needed to reduce PT's. That's of real estate to cover on the front, @Dodgediesel is there anyone near you with some lidars to test with?
I don't know anyone with any guns but I'm sure I can find someone.
 

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Do you think 1 head would be sufficient in the middle? Would there be a benefit or running 2 VPR 's in the center?
Running two heads close together in many cases may cause a punch through "cross talk" scenario. However, in your case with a lot of frontal area you might be able to space the heads out sufficiently where this may not be an issue. I don't believe there has been much testing with dual VPR heads on one end and it could help in your case. A dual TMG/VPR head setup should provide adequate protection against most lidars short of DE's.
 

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Running two heads close together in many cases may cause a punch through "cross talk" scenario. However, in your case with a lot of frontal area you might be able to space the heads out sufficiently where this may not be an issue. I don't believe there has been much testing with dual VPR heads on one end and it could help in your case. A dual TMG/VPR head setup should provide adequate protection against most lidars short of DE's.
How would a 4 regular head up front pan out ya think?
 

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Difficult to say on your vehicle since you have the luxury of having more space between the heads. It might be beneficial in your case due the large frontal area and chrome, large headlights. However, on a smaller vehicle (Ford Focus I believe) four heads did little better than two heads.
 

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It's going to come down to testing. Both @Jag42 and @asleeper have giving you very sound advice.

Now IIRC (and @Jag42 can correct me on this) the G1/G2 heads have roughly an 18" radius of coverage, so let that help you to select potential locations for the heads and then test, test and ...... test.
 

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Difficult to say on your vehicle since you have the luxury of having more space between the heads. It might be beneficial in your case due the large frontal area and chrome, large headlights. However, on a smaller vehicle (Ford Focus I believe) four heads did little better than two heads.
4 heads is a very untested setup. On @oktavf 's Kia Soul, 4 heads always produced jam codes on Dragoneye. This would be a massive issue in Canada.
 

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4 heads is a very untested setup. On @oktavf 's Kia Soul, 4 heads always produced jam codes on Dragoneye. This would be a massive issue in Canada.
Correct, there hasn't been much testing on it but I believe hammerdown mounted four heads on a Focus and it produced jam codes on the DE as well. I'm not the sure TMG's algos have changed since then to address that issue but in many cases running four heads isn't going to be beneficial anyway. However, on a larger vehicle with the heads spaced further apart it could help with possibly less jam codes on the DE.

However, yes it hasn't been tested that much recently with the VPR heads no way to tell for sure.
 

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Seems like four heads did better in this test although I'm surprised on larger vehicles where you have more space between them. @Phantom Z3 In fact, I would argue four is probably ideal for a large SUV/truck.

@Dodgediesel this thread has some good info regarding test results on larger vehicles.
 
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Seems like four heads did better in this test although I'm surprised on larger vehicles where you have more space between them. @Phantom Z3 In fact, I would argue four is probably ideal for a large SUV/truck.

@Dodgediesel this thread has some good info regarding test results on larger vehicles.
Thank you very much for that link!!!
 

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Thank you to whomever moved my post to the proper place. I realized after I posted that it was in the wrong section. Ty.
 

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I will be going with a 4 head plus VPR upfront. The VPR is green and the G2 is red. Just wonder where I should install the additional G2 heads?
 

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For a quad head setup + VPR, I'd do something similar to this:

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