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Has anyone had the ALP jammers installed in the Boston area? Looking for a trusted, recommended installer as I know they have to go through the firewall. Want a discrete, professional install otherwise, I'll go the Escort 360 route and take my chances with the lidar.
 

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Has anyone had the ALP jammers installed in the Boston area? Looking for a trusted, recommended installer as I know they have to go through the firewall. Want a discrete, professional install otherwise, I'll go the Escort 360 route and take my chances with the lidar.


You have one of the best custom installers in the country in Stoneham.


He did my Macan, and it's nothing short of amazing. Completely blended and integrated into my GTS and looks OEM. He works on nothing but high end vehicles and is 100% comfortable with Porsche.


JK Automotive Designs
28 Pine St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781)-438-2379
www.jkautomotivedesigns.com
 

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Aoshi, thanks for the quick response. He must be good if you drove down from Newfoundland to have him install it. Now for the follow ups: What was you configuration? 2 regular + the TX up front and in the rear? Did you add the ALP radar, if so DSP or Non DSP? Finally, do you use the App? Appreciate any input. I am right up against it with my points (biggest regulatory scam in a state know for its spectacular scams), and am running out contacts with MASP, so want a good set up.
 

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Aoshi, thanks for the quick response. He must be good if you drove down from Newfoundland to have him install it. Now for the follow ups: What was you configuration? 2 regular + the TX up front and in the rear? Did you add the ALP radar, if so DSP or Non DSP? Finally, do you use the App? Appreciate any input. I am right up against it with my points (biggest regulatory scam in a state know for its spectacular scams), and am running out contacts with MASP, so want a good set up.
My GTS has pretty much every available option and I tend to keep my cars for many years so I wanted to make sure I got the best install possible. On the east coast, that's JK Automotive. On the west coast, it's Musicar NW.


I'm up against variable pulse LIDAR here - Dragon Eye's... So a triple head ALP was a must and the TX head was not available at the time. However I rarely see rear shots (Like once every 5 years) so I didn't bother spending money on the rear. The story is quite different for you in MA, but rear still doesn't account for a large percentage of shots so you need to decide if it's worth the extra $$$


As for Radar, I am fan of the Beltronics STi-R+. It however is no longer available (I think I bought one of the last ones when I did my install last year). Netradar has *just* released their new DSP radar heads which are cheaper and better, and were designed to integrate with an ALP install. They also support MRCD (low power Photo Radar) which is starting to show up in North America.


In short, I recommend you start with 2 ALP standard heads, 1 TX head and a Netradar DSP. Jeremy (JK Automotive) has a few friends that own the various LIDAR guns used around the USA and you may be able to bribe one of them with a steak dinner to come test out your install when it's done.
 

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Big thank you's to plimagt3 and ncsu2wfu!

I followed your directions this weekend and successfully wired my Escort 360 max to the blue connector in the overhead console.
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Ordered a 360c before the holidays, thing was a lemon out of the box, Bluetooth was hit and miss, wifi etc. Tried 5 different devices before they finally replaced the **** thing under warranty.

Does yours connect via Wifi to your phone via tether while driving or does the bluetooth pass off the speed limit and warnings etc.
 

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Well, it is a long wait, but my new Macan is getting closer. I decided not to overdo it and ask for the ship information; it is enough to know it is in the Atlantic and should arrive in San Diego late this month/early March. Then clearing whatever they do to immigrant cars and trucking up to Reno. I have a detailer lined up in Sacramento to do Expel and Opticoat Pro+. Now I'm wondering about radar detector/laser jammers (ALP?). I've never needed one before driving a Civic, but based on my test drives, I suspect I'll blow past the speed limit without realizing it. I am no DIY guy. Can anyone recommend a really good installer in Northern California? I think options will be limited in Reno. Whenever I look at authorized dealers of these products, they always list stereo installers. I wonder if they really know what they're doing with jammer heads and configurations.
 

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Well, it is a long wait, but my new Macan is getting closer. I decided not to overdo it and ask for the ship information; it is enough to know it is in the Atlantic and should arrive in San Diego late this month/early March. Then clearing whatever they do to immigrant cars and trucking up to Reno. I have a detailer lined up in Sacramento to do Expel and Opticoat Pro+. Now I'm wondering about radar detector/laser jammers (ALP?). I've never needed one before driving a Civic, but based on my test drives, I suspect I'll blow past the speed limit without realizing it. I am no DIY guy. Can anyone recommend a really good installer in Northern California? I think options will be limited in Reno. Whenever I look at authorized dealers of these products, they always list stereo installers. I wonder if they really know what they're doing with jammer heads and configurations.
Get in touch with Musicar NW. They're in Portland, and it'd be worth it to send the car to them - but if you're not up for that, they're also friendly guys and would probably refer you to someone closer to you.
 

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What are you guys using to hardwire the Uniden R3?
use a blendmount and one of their wiretaps. It has thin narrow plugs that tap into existing overhead console's plugs for power.

I have one for my Escort Max, but for my Max 360C I had to run a different cable for length reasons.
 

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the only youtube video i found was for the cayenne. my 2015 macan turbo was difficult and spending over an hour trying all i did was make it sag a few millimeter and now it doesn't sit flush against the headliner. I'm guessing I'll just need to pry it off and bend the clips and replace the metal clips.
 

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the only youtube video i found was for the cayenne. my 2015 macan turbo was difficult and spending over an hour trying all i did was make it sag a few millimeter and now it doesn't sit flush against the headliner. I'm guessing I'll just need to pry it off and bend the clips and replace the metal clips.
At that point I would just route it down a pillar... I wouldn't break the clips
 

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For the record I spent 30+ years as LEO...radar detectors are useless. But you guys drive on think it’s going to help you from getting tickets. Keep deceiving yourselfs
 

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If you are using a plastic phone type connector for your remote connection wire to plug into your radar detector the phone type connector will lose its clipping elasticity and as a result fall out of the detector. Usually lasts no more than a year.
 

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More than four years after @plimagt3 started this thread, I have gotten around to doing this myself on my CPO 2015 Macan Turbo. I posted above (and elsewhere) about how difficult it was to pull down the center console and believe me when I say this, it is very difficult. Since I messed it up yesterday attempting to pry it down, I went to my dealer today and they happened to have the clips in stock. I then proceeded to put on some gloves and get my pry tools and just force if down starting from v-shaped side. I really think there's a way to do this without bending the clips as there's a slot in the console that matches up to the where the clips are, but you need to have something to push in all 4 clips at the same time. There has to be some tool or some way where you can put two in the front to pry it down a little and two in the back... Anyway, I just couldn't figure it out. So as I was prying it lose, I could feel the clips bending and getting caught so I had to stick my tool and force bend the clip further to loosen it. I wish I found a way to not bend the back clips but no luck. One side (passenger side) came out okay but the driver's side bent and I just forced it lose.

I bought a Mirrortap (for $29.99) to make this easier and it was so worth it, although I think they should be charging no more than $19.99 for this. Anyway, I was able to connect it to the auto-dimming mirror connection (the blue clip with the brown-pink-blue wiring). See all the photos.

One thing: to replace the bent clip by the driver side closer to the hinge, I did have to unscrew the two torx screws closest to the clip and slightly push back the plastic cover while I pried the clip out with a small screwdriver. I didn't have to undo all the torx screws and remove the black plastic backing.

Thanks to @plimagt3 for this original post and all the other posts related to V1 hardwire, Mirrortap and center console removal. Hope this make anyone else attempting this a little easier.

(Thanks to @wspollack for editing my photos!)
 

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