I did several test runs today using my PLII and I was able to JTG despite what I think is not an optimal location for my front heads. (See photo below, heads marked in red). I was going to move them up from the existing location to the grill slot below the Ford logo. I wanted to do that to have better coverage of the headlights. However, after numerous JTG passes when aiming at the plate, right headlight, and left headlight, I decided to leave the heads in the lower location for better concealment. (Jammers are not legal in CA.) The only punch through to the front was at under 50' with the gun aimed at the fender or driver's door as the car passed by. So I don't really consider that a punch through as the gun was clocking the side of the car.
However, as a couple member suspected when they saw my install photos, the rear lights were indeed vulnerable. I was able to JFG every time when the gun was aimed at the license plate. However, on several occasions there was punch through when the gun was aimed at the taillights. Typically is was between 50 to 100' distance. On one run it punched at 200' but I could not get it to punch through beyond 100' again after several more runs.
So here is my problem. The installation options are rather limited to make it look very stock to minimize a problem with a LEO noticing heads on the rear. To go with 2 rear heads would be a real PITA as I would need to customize another trim piece similar to the one I made to conceal the head that is now directly over the plate. (Marked with the green X.)
So here is the big question:
Is rear punch through at less than 100' to the rear, and only when aiming at the taillights, something I should even be worried about?
The only alternate placement would be slightly to the right and left of the rear plate as marked in red. I don't know if in real world use going from 100' or less to JFG is going to make any difference.
I don't imagine that the police would use a laser gun to target something less than 200 or 300 feet, but that is just a wild guess.
Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.