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Old 12-08-2018, 09:46 AM
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Default ALP and k40 system installed - super clean

Just got my AntiLaser Priority and k40 360 radar systems migrated over to the TTS.

Worked with my installer (Eric Jones of https://m.facebook.com/CarInstallationsCT/)to come up with a super clean/stealth install that I think came out great.

Highly recommend the system and installer (he’s done a few installs including front/rear cameras for me, and he is the primary resource for my local dealer).













Fabricated the piece to take place of the cigarette adapter and wrapped it in Alacantra.

LEDs hidden in vents for front/rear radar

LEDs hidden in vents for front/rear radar

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Old 12-08-2018, 11:23 AM
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wow, very clean install,

how often do you have to open the cover in middle console? that's the only thing that may be awkward while driving....?

do you have many false alerts?
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Thanks.

Once youíve driven around a bit and you have automatically marked the false alerts, the system is pretty quiet. So I end up leaving the controls covered most of the time. YMMV

With the ALP system, I have it set to jam for 3 seconds and then it resets itself (so the LEO can get a reading). Iíve also made adjustments for it to vary itís jamming based on speedó all very adjustable with the Bluetooth module and the iOS app.

I also have an extra iPhone that connects to my carís WiFi and runs Waze over CarPlay. (Donít ask why Iíve gone so overboard).

This triple setup with being vigilant/smart and using rabbits whenever possible

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With the k40, once youíve driven around a bit, it learns the false alarms and is generally pretty quiet. YMMV.

With the ALP, I have it set to only jam for 3 seconds if above a certain speed (as you may know, this allows for the LEO to get a reading once youíve had the chance to slow down).

With this setup, I rarely need to touch the controls which is pretty awesome.

Lastly, I also have an extra iPhone that Iíve dedicated to use for its waze over CarPlay functionality (using the carís built in WiFi). *dont ask why Iíve gone to all this trouble

The downside to having the extra phone in the car is that your phone is not connected for voice calls, but I seemed to have found a reasonable workaround: I sign on to both phones with the same iCloud account and then allow them to share calls over WiFi. This allows me to receive calls and texts on my CarPlay phone. Let me know if I can help further.
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I donít have much of an issue with using the controls because I usually donít really need to access them.

For the k40, once youíve driven around a while, the system will either autofilter false alarms or you can mark them. From then on, itís pretty quiet. YMMV.

For the ALP, I have it set to jam for 3 seconds only. This way the LEO can get a speed reading after youíve had time to slow down. I also donít have it set to jam below 25mph. You can configure the system in multiple ways ó and I find using the iOS app the easiest way to do this.

Lastly, I have an extra iPhone that I have dedicated for waze over CarPlay use in the car using the built in WiFi hotspot.
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Not sure why my posts keep getting deleted. I will try again..

I find that the setup is generally pretty quiet once youíve set it up, therefore hiding it behind the door is a non-issue for me. YMMV.

For the k40, once youíve driven around enough to learn/mark false alarms, it mostly doesnít go off.

For the ALP, I have it setup to automatically turn itself off after 3 seconds. Also, I have it in detection mode only at speeds under 25mph. All very easily configurable with either the control pad or the iOS app. I find the app useful for setting up the configurations and upgrading the firmware, otherwise I donít use it.

Lastly, I dedicated an old phone to waze over car play. I use the built in WiFi hotspot for data. And by signing into my car play phone and normal phone using the same ID, I am able to get phone calls over the carís Bluetooth.

The downside to using a dedicated CarPlay phone is that you have to use that phone for phone calls. And since it doesnít use your same phone number, you need to sign in to both phones with the same applies and enable ďCalls on other DevicesĒ to receive phone calls.

It it works reasonably well. **dont ask why Iíbe gone to such lengths.
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Looks fantastic. I wish I has spent a bit more and put my ALP controls in the ashtray.
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I think the Ashtray system is so Ideal...my 9500ci is installed this way and works perfect. The only problem was that it did not have a way to power off due to how the system was integrated in the ashtray. So I put in a power switch by the fuse box. System works great now.

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I use a portable Uniden R3 hard wired to my rear view mirror

It works reasonably well, I don't like that it keeps telling me I'm going too fast, haha, what's the point of having a radar detector?
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Originally Posted by Elliott991TS View Post
I use a portable Uniden R3 hard wired to my rear view mirror

It works reasonably well, I don't like that it keeps telling me I'm going too fast, haha, what's the point of having a radar detector?
ha!

around here the laser protection is the most critical component. There is some ka band usage, but itís always laser when theyí looking to pull people over. Wasnít really much extra work to install the radar since the wires run basically the same path through the car.

With regards to the power, fortunately mine is wired to come on / go off with the ignition.
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Originally Posted by Elliott991TS View Post
I use a portable Uniden R3 hard wired to my rear view mirror

It works reasonably well, I don't like that it keeps telling me I'm going too fast, haha, what's the point of having a radar detector?
You can turn that notification off in the menu
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Originally Posted by lowpue View Post
I think the Ashtray system is so Ideal...my 9500ci is installed this way and works perfect. The only problem was that it did not have a way to power off due to how the system was integrated in the ashtray. So I put in a power switch by the fuse box. System works great now.

My installer wired one of the unused console buttons as an on/off switch...handy to kill a laser jam immediately
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Very clean install! I have the same system and it works great, never had an issue thus far.

Does anyone know about software updates with the K40?
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Originally Posted by Nanook View Post
My installer wired one of the unused console buttons as an on/off switch...handy to kill a laser jam immediately
This would definitely be ideal but I had to do it after the fact and cost me $3 for the switch 30 min to install since I could easily tap into wire. Almost as good as console I guess.
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