A repeat client from West Linn, Oregon, came to Kingpin Car & Marine Audio to have his 2012 Porsche Cayenne radar and laser system problem diagnosed. Our team scheduled a diagnostic appointment and confirmed that the unit had gone bad, and was also well out of warranty. After spending significant time on discussing his needs, we suggested upgrading to a K40 RL360i system. He liked our idea, so we set up an installation appointment.
Flexible K40 System Chosen For This Porsche Cayenne Radar Upgrade
Here at Kingpin, we have become big fans of the K40 system. We like the capability of having both front and rear radar sensors, along with as many laser defusers as necessary for the client. In this vehicle, we chose to use both front and rear radar sensors, along with two front laser defusers and a single rear laser defuser.
Proper Installation Is Critical To Radar And Laser Operation
When you have made a decision to get a custom-installed system for your vehicle, the single most important thing to consider is who is going to do the installation. Is it going to be a shop that allows a certain amount of time for every installation and cuts corners, if needed, to fit into that time window? Are they going to securely mount all of the sensors, or are they going to put them wherever it is convenient for them?
Custom Aluminum Mount For Secure Mounting
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio does not believe in shortcuts. It is our belief that, if you are going to make a sizable investment in a custom-installed laser and radar detector, you want and should get all of the performance available to you. It is for this reason that Kingpin made custom aluminum mounts for the three front sensors for this client’s vehicle and ensured that they were securely bolted to the vehicle’s subframe. Many people resort to screwing sensors to plastic body panels that vibrate when driving up the road, and which significantly reduces performance. Our team designs our mounts to hold the sensors in perfect alignment with the road ahead, maximizing their performance. By going with a custom mount, we can also hide the sensors more effectively, giving the client a factory-installed, stealth look.
Custom Porsche Cayenne Radar Mount
In the rear of the vehicle, we made a custom mount to hold the radar sensor behind the rear bumper and used a license-plate frame mount to properly position the rear laser defuser.
Stealth Installation Of Interior Components
Inside the vehicle, we kept the stealth look to the installation by hiding the LEDs inside the turn signal indicators. The left turn signal will illuminate whenever a front threat is detected, and the right LED illuminates whenever a rear threat is detected. We make a custom, composite mount to hold the brain of the K40 in a hidden spot on the passenger side of the vehicle, keeping the under-dash area free of wiring, which makes the vehicle easier to service. We also installed a hidden speaker to give the driver audible alerts of any threat and any changes he makes to the system. An RF-based remote control makes such changes to the system, and can be conveniently stored in the center console.
Laser Defusers Offer Strategic Laser Defense
One very important difference between a portable detector and a custom-installed system is in the laser defusers. Portable systems only have laser sensors and they are pretty useless. Laser can’t be picked up by any system when shot at a vehicle around you. It is only picked up when shot directly at you, and then it is too late. Laser defusers that come in our custom-installed systems take laser defense to the next level. When the defusers sense that they have been shot by laser radar, they immediately fire back powerful beams of light that don’t allow the operator to get a reading on your vehicle. You now have time to slow down and avoid a ticket.
Contact Us For Your Appointment Today
When you are ready to invest in a custom-installed laser and radar detector, we invite you to contact us HERE at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio. We work on an appointment-only basis to give you uninterrupted, personalized service. One of our team members will look over your vehicle with you, and design a system that will best fit your needs. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics nagazine has named us the Top Mobile Electronics Retailer in the Nation.
We look forward to meeting you.