This was an OK install, something that anybody with the right tools can do it over the weekend. I read all the installation instructions first and I will advice you to do so.
The first thing I did was make sure I had everything I need for the install like a couple of drill bits that are called in the inst. instruc. bocklet. A Dremel came really handy too ;-)
I started with the front:
The shifter had to be install with (+,- 5*) from the road, so I did all my install inside my garage which is a flat. I also used a couple of tools not found in a regular garage (see pics).
I stare at the front of the car and put some basic logic into it, I pulled my messuring tape and messured the face of the car and divided the front end of the car in 3 sections and came with the best possible location for the SHIFTERS. I did not over think the idea since the best place was not possible.
I also used a couple of shims to tried to level the brakets for the SHIFTERS but final adjustments were made at the end with the 4 side screws. Also had to change the position of the two side brakets that hold the SHIFTER to the main bracket.
I used the zip ties to secure the wired all the way into my fuse box which is where I went thru my firewall, since the fuse box is made out of plastic it was a piece of cake to drill the 2 holes to go into the driver compartment.
here are the pics:
The Rear was next:
The rear sensor was pretty straight forward since the location is on your license plate; I used the drill & drill bit to make the hole that was called in the installation instructions, make sure you used the right bit so the gromet or rubber thingy fits right. The only issue I had was the routing gof the cable, this cable was long and hard to manage around tight spaces, is not hard just take your time and go sllow.
Once I had the cable routed thru the trunk lid down the hintch in to the trunk it got crazy... Besides having to take my rear seats and 3 inside door panels routing the wire was a piece of cake. Remember taking the panels is the hardest part of this part of the job since they have to go back on, So do not brake them. I routed the wire thru the driver side of the car, but I removed as many panels as I could to get to the floor and run the cable under the carpet.
here are some pics:
The Radar antena:
The installation instructions they tell you to install it ib the front of the car but after doing a bit of research came up with a different location (windshield); Since this location is the higher point in your car you suppoused to get better range. So far so good, today my radar went off in the middle of traffic when I passed a cop on the oposite side of the interstate.
I route my cable thru the headliner down the B pillar by the windshield on the driver side. I used the plate that came with the kit for the antena, I had to custom bend it and unbend it to make hold my antena where I wanted. Also I used a little metal backing plate to "sandwich" the head linner since is a made of some king of soft fiber glass.
The main unit:
I put mind right behinde my cluster I have planny of space there for all the extra wired and the main unit also it will be very easy access for me since I have a racing steering wheel that allows me easy access to it. I also marked the plugs so I knew what was what at time of plugging everything together.
The display & LED light:
I installed my LED by my boost gauge since that I keep my eye in that area of the car a lot, also b/c even if I'm looking at the radio or my left side mirror I can see it blick in the corner of my eye.
The display was fine as shown in the picture of the box but I can tell you if you have a stock steering wheel you better find a good spot for the LED light.
all I can say is worth it, the voice alert are some awesome. I drive a really loud car and when I crussing at 4000rpms not only the Turbo is screaming, I have the straight exhaust and the engine playing my favorite tune... LOL I can hear loud and clear the voice that says "LASER ALERT".
Forget my gramar and spelling and if you dont. keep it to your self ops: