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  • Here is my latest progress... What do you guys think?

    Project Name: Dont really have a name yet
    Car: 1997 BMW M3 Sedan
    Engine: 3.2 Liter Strait 6 (240 Hp stock)



    Basic Stereo Information:

    Alpine MP3/CD head unit
    Pheonix Gold 4 Channel Amp
    Boston 5.4 Component set
    Boston 10.4 Sub

    Carputer Info:

    Carputer: Via EPIA M 9000
    Case: Working on custom case
    Power: Currently Using regulators and 60 watt itx (will be buying new Opus if/when it is available)
    Storage: 40 gig Laptop HDD
    Sound: Built In
    DVD: Slim Slot with correct adapter
    Display: 6.4" active VGA Optrex

    Information Sources:
    http://www.mp3car.com

    Pictures:







    I am currently working out the touchscreen and will be getting a GPS soon.

    -Mike
    1999 voyager pontoon boat
    (soon to be computerized)

  • #2
    Re: Here is my latest progress... What do you guys think?

    thats one sweet ride...

    would kill for an M3.....
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    • #3
      I consider this your fair warning that I will be coming to steal your car . But kidding aside, looks kick ***!
      -Nick

      _____________________________
      Since when is insanity a bad thing?
      www.mp3vw.com

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      • #4
        Incase you don't get my email....

        1) how are you hooking up your screen? my video card has tv out (rca)....looks like you are using vga????

        2) explain your power situation.....i am stuck b/c I can't get my power inverter to stop making this horrible sound....

        if you have any ideas, here are the facts

        1) my computer and xbox are off
        2) stereo is in AUX mode
        3) constant LOUD noise from speakers when inverter is turned ON
        4) when inverter is on, can switch to stereo mode...no Inverter noise coming through speakers
        5) inverter is Superex brand, brand new...350 continuous, 1100 max
        6) have a good ground to the car chasis
        7) power is hooked to battery
        8) ran an extension cord from the house to try this out, everything works great with NO noise (here the inverter is not being used, power from the house only)...so it is not the stereo AUX mode
        9) have tried this with the car on and off
        10) the inverter does power items up just fine...???
        11) unhooked my sub amp and cables...did not help
        12) car speakers are run to the stereo....
        13) took the inverter out of the car keeping the wires away from the other wires inside the car.....still makes the noise


        I AM AT A LOSS---please help if you can??

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        • #5
          Where did you put the on board computer display and controls?

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          • #6
            I had the same problem... Ive have been using an inverter untill up OPUS arrives

            I found that if you earthed (earth) shields of the audio line in, to the car's earth.
            Then the noise went away

            I found you could connect both of them together then to the earth with no adverse affects

            Hope this helps
            www.t1ny.com

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            • #7
              sorry man, i am from the U.S. and don't understand what you mean by 'earthing them together'....do you mean you took both ground wires and grounded them at the same place?

              thanks,

              jmm

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              • #8
                Very nice setup you got there! Sweet ride btw
                2006 Nissan 350Z 6MT
                M10000; 120GB 7200RPM HDD
                512 DDR; 7" Touchscreen LCD; CoPilot

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by johnny010
                  sorry man, i am from the U.S. and don't understand what you mean by 'earthing them together'....do you mean you took both ground wires and grounded them at the same place?

                  thanks,

                  jmm
                  Yes that is the meaning, Earth = Ground in this usage.
                  TruckinMP3
                  D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

                  Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

                  Read the FAQ!

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                  • #10
                    magnetik: Thanks, I love my car...

                    MP3DUB: You would have to pry it out of my cold dead hands

                    johnny010: I sent you an email

                    az1324: I am working on a custom case that will be put under the passenger side dash, control will be by touchscreen

                    jspeeder9: Thanks
                    1999 voyager pontoon boat
                    (soon to be computerized)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mikeinsanmarcos
                      magnetik: Thanks, I love my car...

                      az1324: I am working on a custom case that will be put under the passenger side dash, control will be by touchscreen
                      So the lcd will be displayed under the passenger dash and you will interface with the buttons via a software app and touchscreen buttons that activate parallel port relays?

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                      • #12
                        huh? the touchscreen is mounted in the dash... I will control everything with the touchscreen... I will probably put the computer under the passanger dash.
                        1999 voyager pontoon boat
                        (soon to be computerized)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Here is my latest progress... What do you guys think?

                          Originally posted by mikeinsanmarcos
                          Here is my latest progress... What do you guys think?
                          Umm.. nice legs?


                          J/K .. nice install and killer car man!

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                          • #14
                            What, am I the only one who works on my car while buck a$$ naked?

                            Thanks, I am still thinkin of trying to redo the bezel in plexi and bondo.. It is made out of wood and the paint came out funky...

                            As for the car, it was either buy a new car with warranty (altima or accord) or buy a used M3 without a warranty and just deal with any repairs that come up. I went with my gut and could not be happier as I have had NO problems (knock on wood)


                            Mike
                            1999 voyager pontoon boat
                            (soon to be computerized)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mikeinsanmarcos
                              As for the car, it was either buy a new car with warranty (altima or accord) or buy a used M3 without a warranty and just deal with any repairs that come up. I went with my gut and could not be happier as I have had NO problems (knock on wood)

                              good choice I got my '96 with 26k miles for only $25k Only thing I had to do was get a cam shaft sensor replaced and the cruise control fixed but those were both on a recall so it was free.... and yesterday I had the dreaded lifter tick (just dropped in 1/2q oil and all is well) don't get scared if you hear a ticking noise... just needs some oil....
                              -- WireSix, Inc. --
                              MP3Car Lives Here!

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