A new client from Portland, Oregon, came to Kingpin Car & Marine Audio for a 2015 Tesla S radar and laser detection system to be custom-installed. One of our team members sat down with the client so we could get to know each other better, and then spent time on looking over the vehicle, exploring options with the client. Once we reviewed all of the information we gathered, we offered our proposal that we thought best suited his needs. He liked our idea, so we set an installation appointment.
Nationally Recognized Technicians At Kingpin
For this Tesla, we chose the Escort 9500CI system with front radar and laser protection. These vehicles are truly some of the most advanced feats of engineering on the road today. While the Tesla has produced thousands of the Model S, it is surely not as popular as a Honda or Toyota. What this means is that the technicians working on a vehicle as unique as this must be highly skilled and expertly trained. One of our technicians, Jason Kranitz, has been named the Top Mobile Electronics Installer in the Nation by Mobile Electronics magazine. You can rest assured that your vehicle will be in expert care when worked on at Kingpin.
Our Custom-Installed Systems Are Truly Custom
Custom-installed radar detectors are unique in that every vehicle stands on its own merits when it comes to an installation. We are not doing any plug-and-play work. Instead, every piece is being custom-installed. If we need a bracket or some type of mount, we fabricate it in-house. This is where many shops will cut corners to do a faster install, and offer a lower price. The sad reality is the client ends up with an inferior product that offers less protection. Not with us!
Custom Mounts For Front Laser Shifters
If you look at the pictures, you can see that we made a custom, composite mount for both of the front laser shifters. We also modified the lower grille to give the shifters an unhindered view of the road ahead. This is critical for anything laser-related. When your vehicle is shot by a laser gun, your vehicle gets hit with a beam of light and, if the shifters are not aimed properly, they might not see the signal. Even more important, the shifters fire back powerful beams of light at the laser gun so it can’t get a reading on your vehicle, giving you time to slow down. If the shifters are not aimed perfectly, they don’t work correctly, and you wasted your money.
Front-Mounted Radar Receiver
When it came time to mount the radar receiver, we mounted it securely in a spot hidden from view of onlookers, but an area where the radar signal would pass through the plastic panels in front of it. Just like the laser shifters, we mount the radar receiver securely. Many shops will zip-tie or double-sided–tape a receiver. That never happens at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio. All of our sensors are securely bolted into place for years of reliable service.
Display Unit Integrated Into Rear-View Mirror
Inside the vehicle, you can see that we disassembled the rearview mirror and flushed the display into the top right side. When the radar display is off, the mirror looks and performs just like a stock mirror. We installed the controller for the system in a convenient location in a pocket in the lower dash.
2015 Tesla S Radar Fully Tested And Ready To Protect
We put all of our custom-installed laser and radar detectors through an extensive evaluation procedure when the installation is finished to guarantee maximum sensitivity and long life. Once we put our stamp of approval on the finished project, we deliver the vehicle back to the client.
When you are in the market for a custom-installed radar detector, we invite you to contact us HERE at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio and set up a consultation appointment. We work on an appointment-only basis to offer our clients uninterrupted, quality time. Let us show you why we are one of the most-awarded retailers in the country.