I'm considering a custom install on my Audi S4 Cabriolet but after spending some time on this forum I'm wondering if it makes sense to go with the 9500ci or maybe something like the 9500ix with separate laser h/w. Basic questions revolve around laser shifters and installation locations.
I live in Northern Cal (San jose/Silicon Valley area) so I think the ZR4's might be good enough for the job in terms of the guns I will likely run into but I'm not sure...any thoughts/comments?
Second major question involves placement. There really aren't a lot of (ideal) options with the grille on the S4 (see pic).
Based on the manufacturer's suggestions and what I've read here you really don't want anything blocking the lasers (even just one thin vertical strip of plastic?) and based on a post by GOL you don't want to block the radar unit either If I go with position 2 for both laser and radar, it would be much more stealth and also better positioning period for the lasers, I believe (not sure about overall radar positioning in terms of performance). However, I'm looking at some serious chopping of Mr. Grille and I believe the units will also be very close to the radiator - not sure how much of a problem that is...
If I go with position 1 for both, no cutting for lasers but...are they too low?? As for radar in position 1, some cutting but not as much of a detraction from the overall vehicle aesthetic and...maybe performance is OK down that low??
Or, do I just give up on stealth for the radar, put in something like the 9500ix and then go stealth with the LI laser units? The LI units seem smaller so maybe I can get away with minimal (or no) grille cutting with these units which are better performance as well? I've also looked at the LPP units, which look to have even smaller dimensions than the LI units but...I haven't seen as much data on them and they look to be just getting started as far as US distribution and support. Comments, anyone??? TIA!!