Rear head placement?

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Originally I had planned to mount 2 of the Max 360ci heads on the rear on the trunk lid spread equal distance from the plate. With hopes that a bridge box would eventually come out... I have decided to now incorporate a 3 head ALP system 2 RX 1 TX in the front...This frees up all my Max 360ci heads for the rear... I could in theory run all 4 across the lid, but I think it is going to attract a lot of unwanted attention.... Guessing 3 would be okay and more effective than 2 based on others testing...
Would you go 1 above the plate and 1 on each side? 1 on each side and 1 below the plate? I may have access to a lic plate type bracket that looks as if 1 would go below the plate and the other 2 towards the middle if the plate out 10 inches or so on either side... But than again its a white car with 2 black heads clearly standing out on either side....
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I’m not the expert so others may chime in but I think the best you can do with that much rear real estate, is under the taillights which may hide them a little and then below the plate to help get the lower section.

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I don’t think I’d go that far out. You want a little overlap between the 2 RX heads.

The accepted radius of the RX heads to pick up the scatter from Lidar is about 24”. You don’t need to place them so far out that your protecting 10” outside your vehicle.

That’ll probably help with your installation concerns.

The best idea, in my head, would have a bracket made of preprex (sp?) that can house the heads and mount to the lip above your plate. It could look factory and blend in with your white car. Even ABS plastic could be used.

Keep in mind, that your heads might need to be slightly protruding the upper lip to protect you from overpass or elevated shots. Not saying you encounter them, but you never know when they may start or where you may drive.
 
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It is generally a safer install to have the TX head at the same plane as the RX head (don't ask, long story).

On your SQ5 (beautiful car btw) it'd be easier to do just that than your proposed position.
 

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Thanks everyone... sorry for the confusion!!!! Going to use the ALP's in the front...Looking at MAX CI head placement in the rear....
 

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Best advice I can offer is this.

Sell the Escort System and use the funds to buy the 3 ALP heads for the rear.

You have a nice ride. No reason to have 2 computers and 2 systems. One of them you can’t trust against every threat out there now. The other has been proven bulletproof so far.

ALP has a reputation for updating to the new guns before you need them. It’s probably one of the reasons why your going with ALP now.

The Escorts? Not sure. They definitely are not forth coming on their short coming. I don’t want to slag them, but they’re not a system I would recommend honestly.

Your already taking on the biggest expense by purchasing the ALP system for the front.

It’s 2 RX heads, 1 TX and a splitter for the rear and a piece of mind and confidence you’ll be golden when you need it.

Some like to keep the Escort systems so they can intergrate the detector and jammers together. I get that and appreciate it. Your not planning to do that, that’s why I’m offering my 2¢ on your set up going forward.

I wish you luck with whichever way you decide to go. The installation options I showed can be used for the Escort system. The rest of the information I offered about placement is out the window. Im really not sure of the coverage of the Escort heads.
 

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So I’m sort of in a similar situation where I rely on ALP’s as my primary jammers, but I also have the ShifterMax heads installed. I like having the ALP heads do the actual jamming while relying on the Escort heads in receive mode just to report alerts to Escort Live.

It’s also kind of fun having both jammers alert when you get shot. Is it necessary? Not in the least. Is it amusing? Yep. :)

If you’re going to rely on your jammers for protection and going to go through the time and expense to install rear jammers, get some ALP heads to run back there.
 

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I was really adding ALPs to help build some content over here.... Doesn't look like that will be needed.... I am still going to go through with the ALPS anyway and will restart this convo when its appropriate elsewhere...
Thanks
 
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