Front Object Sensor?

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  1. Max57

    Max57 Silver Member

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    Has anyone found a good after-market sensor that can be discretely mounted somewhere on the lower front bumper to detect objects like those concrete tire stops in parking lots? [​IMG]

    I purposely back in to any parking area that has anything I have to inch up to as I really can't judge the distance accurately at all. I already came too close to taking out my lower front spoiler.
     
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    There was a guy on here that posted a sensor he installed...I'm sure he chime in
     
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    I turn down the music when I pull into a parking space, and just listen for a cracking or crunching sound. Once I hear the front spoiler ripping loose on the curb, I know I've pulled in far enough. It's expensive, replacing them all the time, but less embarrassing then those springy things sticking out from my car!
    *(I kid, I've actually found that sandpaper will allow easy removal of the scuffs, and I try to not pull too far in, to minimize the scuffage!)
     
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    Personally, I always back into a parking spot. Going in nose first and stopping before the curb will leave your back end hanging out a couple feet more than necessary. Plus, reversing out of a spot can be a gamble even with cross path detection.
     
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    My salesman said when I looked at the one car they had, "Always back in. Replacing splitters will be expensive." I've pulled into a parking place with a curb ONE time since. Got out, glanced down, and where I thought I was a foot from the curb, I was actually directly over it and could not stick my pinky between it and the splitter.
     
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    Yeah, I would not take the chance, could mess up your bumper cover too
     
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    That's what I'm doing now after my close call and I agree on the safety of backing in when you have to pull out afterwards.

    Although I'll continue to back in to all parking spaces that have obstructions such as those concrete tire stops, I'd still like to have the added protection of a front sensor.
     
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    Or purchase the RAX jailbreak. And install the front camera works very well I have it set that the cam automatically activates on the head unit at 20km/h or under. Other benefits as well. It's in the electronics section.
     
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    Danny123 SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    gotta go low tech:

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    I remember seeing those back in the day on low rider caddies and impalas
     

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