Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver has been a specialist in custom-installed laser and radar detectors since the category has existed. If you are in the market for a system for your vehicle, you have come to the right place. Here is why you should choose us for your radar detector installation.
We are considered Canada’s experts in custom-installed detectors. Our staff has been factory-trained by Escort, one of the most-prestigious, well-known companies in this category. Why did our team make the substantial investment in this training? To ensure you would be getting a technician who understands how to get every last ounce of performance from your system.
Our installers ensure the integrity of your vehicle when designing and installing your system. When you choose Ralph’s, you can be sure we don’t use things like Velcro, glue or double-sided tape to mount sensors. Our technicians build custom brackets in-house that mount to OEM bolts, maximizing performance and reliability.
All harnesses look factory when we are finished. We cut them to length, loom them in factory tape and then re-terminate them. At that point, we mount the wiring securely in a way that allows for easy servicing in the future. That includes both the vehicle itself and the radar detector system.
In 95% of our installations, the team at Ralph’s Radio will remove your bumpers when doing an installation. This is the only way we can guarantee you the ultimate in performance, coupled with a discreet look. Most shops will skip this important step in the name of efficiency. In our opinion, it is the only way to do an install properly. If you are going to make a sizable investment in a custom-installed laser and radar detector, do you really want to use someone who is going to cut corners?
White Glove Treatment
When you drop off a vehicle with us for service, our team goes to extreme lengths to make sure you get it back in the exact same condition as when it arrived. We use drop cloths to protect the interior from dirt and damage. More importantly, we apply paint protection material to all areas of the exterior area where we will be working. While this may take us more time, it guarantees your expensive paint finish stays in perfect condition.
Vancouver is known by many as one of the supercar areas of the world. Everything from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Lotus is often seen on our streets. Ralph’s Radio works on more of these vehicles than anyone around.
Referred By Dealers
Do you own a luxury vehicle such as a BMW, Mercedes, Tesla or Audi? Chances are, if you ask your dealer where to take your vehicle for a custom-installed radar detector, they will refer you to us. The reason we get these referrals is that dealers know we will treat their clients and their clients’ vehicles with the same care and respect they use in their own facilities.
The Little Things That Make The Biggest Differences
At the end of an installation, we use in-house test equipment to personally verify the performance of the radar and laser sensors. Should your system ever need a software update, we will do it for you at no cost. When you pick up your vehicle from us, one of our team goes out to your vehicle with you and spends all the time needed to make sure you know how to operate it properly.
Mid City Engineering and iDatalink Maestro Vehicle Integration
If you are looking for a unique integration solution for your Escort radar detector, the latest iDatalink Maestro interfaces allow you to control and monitor the radar and laser defense features right on the screen of a compatible Kenwood multimedia receiver. Warnings will appear on the screen along with pertinent information.
Another Escort system integration feature for Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche owners is the new Mid City Engineering Max-Int module. This interface allows messages from the Escort system to display on the factory-installed screen in your dash, and you can use the radio buttons on your steering wheel to configure and control the system. The Max-Int module completely replaces the Escort control panel and display for a seamless and tidy installation. Mid City offers solutions for several other vehicle manufacturers, so check with our sales team about your specific application.
Stop By To Speak To Our Radar Detector Experts Today
We invite you to stop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver with your vehicle. One of our radar experts will work with you one on one to design and build the best solution for your needs. You can also contact us about any of our products and services by clicking HERE.