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  • My carputer version 2

    It'd been a while since version 1 View here

    Since then, I've added 7" touchsreen Lilliput screen, Deluo GPS USB-to-Serial unit, OBD-2 scan tool, Boss DVD/VCD/MP3 head unit with A/V input and volume control, MediaCar software (THANKS a million, Coyote), MS Mappoint 2004.

    Well, pics worth thousand worlds, so here:

    Lilliput screen built-in the dash, painted the face:


    Playing MP3 song with Vis on:


    Desktop:


    The whole dash, (sorry for the blurry pic, I was happy...:-)


    MS Mappoint running:


    Deluo GPS on the dashboard:


    Playing Mp3 songs (Thanks Mindtool for the FireSkull skin):


    Dashboard using ODB-2 tool:


    Here is another one:


    Playing DVD without using the carputer:


    Lastly, here is my car with * VIS carbon fiber hood.
    * Customed grill.
    * Tokico Blue Gas Shock
    * Votgland Spring
    * Drilled & Slotted rotors
    * Axxis brake pads all around.
    * TRD rear sway bar
    * 18" Konig Verdict with Ventus 225/40/18 tires.
    * TRD bodykit.
    * Clear front corner signal.
    * Carbon fiber real lights.

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    Thanks for viewing.

  • #2
    im jealous, thats a beautiful car and a gorgeous install there...i cant think of anything to criticize on that because im in awe..
    Philip Plante
    my projects:
    idgn.org | idgnonline.net | contrastsolutions.net

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    • #3
      Very nice. Toyota makes good cars.
      SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
      GPSing - Digital Speedo
      Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
      Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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      • #4
        Looks great. Only pitty is that the pictures are very dark....

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        • #5
          very nice, which OBD-2 program are you using. and how much and which connector are you using also, if you don't mind me asking?
          Stop Buying New Music CD's.
          Hit The RIAA where it lives.

          Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chut
            very nice, which OBD-2 program are you using. and how much and which connector are you using also, if you don't mind me asking?
            i had the same question as chut.


            Great install nthai! Solara looks very clean -- the way it should look! (i love the lowered stance)

            very clean install looks like it came like that from the factory or somebody did a very $$$ install. have you had any problems with the lilliput?

            thanks
            -Vadim
            getting parts and research together

            Project Car: 1999 Nissan Maxima SE

            SHIFT_carputer in progress

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            • #7
              Looks awesome, good work!


              -Rich
              http://www.mybimmer.net

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              • #8
                Thanks guys for leaving a positive notes. It means a lot after spending countless of hours working on the system.

                To peeps with questions:

                * I use the software downloading directly from the www.obd-2.com. I bought the tool there, ISO for Euro, Asian, Chry - and cost $122.
                * As for the Lilliput screen, I bought it from Crystar's group buy in this forum. I guess I was one of the lucky ones, I haven't had any problem with mine yet. No ghost screen, nothing weird at all.

                Btw, the USB-to_serial Deluo GPS works very well with MediaCar/ Mapppoint 04, and it works wonderfully after hibernating...

                Thanks.
                nthai

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                • #9
                  Do you have any day pics of the tv install? Very nice by the way. Do you ever go to RI? I see a car that looks exactly like yours in RI sometimes.

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                  • #10
                    how difficult was it to move the head unit from the stock location?
                    Any snags or recommendations youd like to give?

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                    • #11
                      Nice job!
                      MVC www.mobiletvsystems.com/
                      Check out the shop if your in the Maryland DC VA Area

                      2004 Mazda 6s 3.0L
                      Epia Via M-1000 512MB
                      Opus 150W
                      Samsung 80Gb ATA133 7200RPM
                      New XenarcTSV

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                      • #12
                        why only the rear sway bar?

                        you'll get better handleing with both or at least the front...
                        but I bet your *** is alot tighter now though...

                        (if anyone takes that sexual you need help)
                        Originally posted by menudude
                        thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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                        • #13
                          hi, what car is that? I havenīt seen it in Europe, nice, really nice.
                          Epia M10000
                          PW80
                          40GB 3,5"
                          Touchscreen 7" Lilliput
                          Still "housing" it.

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                          • #14
                            Um it looks like a Toyota Solara. Im not sure if thats in Europe but its in the US

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