A client contacted Kingpin Car & Marine Audio about a 2013 Audi R8 laser and radar detector system being custom-installed in his Spyder model. After spending time with him, we determined that the Escort 9500CI system was the best choice for his needs, so we set a time to begin work on the car.
Securely Mounted Front Radar Receiver
As you can imagine, an R8 Spyder is a lot different from an Accord or an F150. With its mid-engine design and extensive use of composite materials, working on a supercar like this takes a lot of skill and patience. We began by disassembling the vehicle to give us proper access to all areas of the R8 where we would be working. Up front, we securely bolted the radar receiver into the subframe. To accomplish that, we machined a custom bracket in-house. This allows for optimum performance coupled with a hidden mounting location.
Audi R8 Laser Shifters
Our team also installed a pair of laser shifters up front that we placed outside and below the license plate mount. We chose this location to give the client the best possible protection for the whole front of the vehicle. We also mounted the shifters on custom brackets to ensure a solid mounting surface, again, giving the vehicle better performance.
When you are driving up the road and get shot by a laser gun, it is very different from running into a radar trap. The laser is pinpoint-accurate, with a beam that is only approximately 3 feet in diameter at 300 yards. It allows the operator to pick a vehicle out of a crowd. Unless you have a shifter, all your detector system is going to do is alert you to the fact you are about to get a ticket. The Escort shifters take protection to the next level. When they receive a laser signal, they immediately fire back powerful beams of light that don’t allow the laser gun to get a reading on your car. Now you have time to slow down, avoiding a ticket. Since all this is done via light beams, the placement and aiming of the shifters are critical. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio spares no expense in giving you the optimum in protection.
Rear Laser Shifters
The Audi also received a set of optional rear laser shifters. Our team fabricated a composite mount to hold them outside the rear tag, aimed perfectly at the road behind the vehicle.
Cluster Mounted Display
Now it was time to turn our attention to the inside of the car. We mounted the display behind the acrylic panel at the top of the instrument cluster, in easy view of the driver. We placed the controller in a convenient spot that was unobtrusive, yet allowed for easy access. The audible speaker that announces a threat was completely hidden from view, yet in a spot that made it easy to hear.
Industry-Standard Installation Practices
When you choose Kingpin Car & Marine Audio for your custom-installed laser and radar detector, you are getting the finest quality installation available. We solder all connections with heat-shrink protection and use TESA tape to loom all the wiring harnesses, resulting in a factory appearance. You end up with a vehicle that gives you the best protection available while allowing for easy servicing in the future.
Contact Us For More Information
If you would like to protect yourself from the hassle and expense of speeding tickets, we invite you to contact us HERE. One of our staff will set up a consultation appointment for you to stop by our facility with your vehicle. Once we get to know you and your vehicle better, we will work up a solution that best fits your needs. Let us show you why we are one of the most-awarded mobile electronics retailers in North America.