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Install of Radar Detector, Dashcam, and Laser Jammer (LONG)

HankLloydRight

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It will not detect laser behind the nosecone. If you just want laser detection you will be fine, but for shifting they 8500 are hate to say it horrible. I did a lot of research and went with the ALP.

Hey now, I wouldn't call it "horrible"... it's fully functional and has worked great for me.. in the NE Corridor, they love LIDAR up here, and the stock STiR+ laser shifters have saved my ass countless times.

Sure, I won't argue that ALP is better for laser detection/shifting, but the Belltronics is not "horrible". Also, the base ALP system with three sensors is adding on another $1400+tax+installation costs to whatever else you have for radar. If you've got the cash, sure, go for it, but adding ALP easily doubles the cost when the Belltronics shifters actually do an adequate job.
 
Hey Fezzik, did you install the ALP rear radar antenna? If so, did you have to take off the rear bumper or were you able to get in through the rear diffuser maybe?

I didnt take off the rear bumper. I cut right through it like this:
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Hey now, I wouldn't call it "horrible"... it's fully functional and has worked great for me.. in the NE Corridor, they love LIDAR up here, and the stock STiR+ laser shifters have saved my ass countless times.

Sure, I won't argue that ALP is better for laser detection/shifting, but the Belltronics is not "horrible". Also, the base ALP system with three sensors is adding on another $1400+tax+installation costs to whatever else you have for radar. If you've got the cash, sure, go for it, but adding ALP easily doubles the cost when the Belltronics shifters actually do an adequate job.

The ones that come with the sti-r plus/ 9500ci are ok, the ones that came before that are not, which is what I thought the poster was referring to.
 
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The blue plastic clips holding the plastic panels to the car are very delicate. They are only about a buck apiece at Tesla but all of the showrooms are pretty far for me and/or closed on the weekends. I took one of the unbroken ones to an Auto-Zone store and found these:
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They are exact fit replacements and 4 cost $2. They work best if the little rim of black is removed.
 
I didnt take off the rear bumper. I cut right through it like this:
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Bumping an old thread - I am about to install an ALP System with laser shifters and the front and rear NetRadar. So thank you SO MUCH for putting this together!.

I too am curious about the question asked here. It looks like you answered how you got the rear laser shifters to the rear, but the original question was about the rear radar. I don't think you installed a rear radar unit, but I am planning on doing this and wonder if anyone has any tips on placement and routing?
 

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Bumping an old thread - I am about to install an ALP System with laser shifters and the front and rear NetRadar. So thank you SO MUCH for putting this together!.

I too am curious about the question asked here. It looks like you answered how you got the rear laser shifters to the rear, but the original question was about the rear radar. I don't think you installed a rear radar unit, but I am planning on doing this and wonder if anyone has any tips on placement and routing?
There is room under the rear metal bumper, and you can route cables into the trunk through existing holes, then your choice how to run it inside (I ran mine along the floor together with some Tesla wiring harnesses).
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In my case it was a Stinger antenna which has a different geometry (patch vs. horn) but either should fit. If you can, place your rear exactly opposite to your front one for best directional warnings results (just make sure the wiring from the parking sensors is not obstructing the antenna).

Here how mine ended up. I reused the existing bolts for mounting, so did the entire install, dashcam + radar + laser without having to drill or cut a single hole in the entire car. If I had to, I could remove the entire installation without leaving any trace of it - did that for other components too.

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Bumping an old thread - I am about to install an ALP System with laser shifters and the front and rear NetRadar. So thank you SO MUCH for putting this together!.

I too am curious about the question asked here. It looks like you answered how you got the rear laser shifters to the rear, but the original question was about the rear radar. I don't think you installed a rear radar unit, but I am planning on doing this and wonder if anyone has any tips on placement and routing?

Sorry guys, I didnt get an update on this. I did not install a rear radar detector on this car. I just bought a p100d to replace my p85d and will be doing the same install except with the escort max ci (not the 360 with laser shifters) and a rear radar, along with the ALP.
 

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