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  • 2000 Audi A4 Avant

    Just an update on what I have been doing.

    After losing my install of computer and stereo when my 98 A4 got totaled, I am finally getting to work on the new install. Here's some random pics I ended up taking...

    Building new fiberglass sub enclosure.








    The new faceplate - no pics of the front yet. It is installed with the computer behind it in the car right now.




    Amps will go in the tire well (on top of the spare - I had to build a false floor that will sit on top of the amps to give clearance)
    Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
    Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

  • #2
    Looking very nice. I can't wait to see it completed. I know your 98 was sweet (and it's the inspiration for my 98 A4 install), and this looks like it'll be even better.

    Where are you going to put the headunit? The Xenarc looks like it'll go right where the double-DIN oem headunit is now.

    When you get a chance, please post pics of your headunit location, the computer parts, and the front of the screen.

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    • #3
      Mmm, nice. I am doing something very similar to my Avant. Unfortunately my dash doesn't have a double din insert and after much deliberation i have decided to remake the whole insert from carbon fibre. As the trim is all carbon fibre (its an S2:-)) i think it will all fit in nicely. Have most of the bits already and have just ordered my LCD from LinITX but that will take a week or so because they aren't in stock 'til next Monday. I'm also going to use XP media edition and get it onto a 1Gb compact flash with a 20 gb laptop drive in the USB port. I'm not too happy about the various power supply options and don't fully understand it yet, but i'm working on it:-)

      graham.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Geese
        Looking very nice. I can't wait to see it completed. I know your 98 was sweet (and it's the inspiration for my 98 A4 install), and this looks like it'll be even better.

        Where are you going to put the headunit? The Xenarc looks like it'll go right where the double-DIN oem headunit is now.

        When you get a chance, please post pics of your headunit location, the computer parts, and the front of the screen.
        I no longer will be using the factory head unit. I will have a small clarion Line Driver/EQ mounted on the ceiling of the glove box which will lead to my amps. I am replacing all the speakers as well, so there will be no Bose system left in the car.

        I will try and get pics of the computer location and screen install tonight
        Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
        Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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        • #5
          Looks excellent, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it finished, I bet it'll look great. Would love to see more pics.
          I wish I had more time. I've been going slow on my project, just been really busy with work and school.
          Installed
          Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
          512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
          Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
          [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

          Check Out My Install!!!

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          • #6
            Here are some more pics of the screen and the computer behind it: (screen bezel doesnt have the finished coat of dye yet tho)





            Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
            Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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            • #7
              I see some hifonics amp in there.... they sound really incredible... Very nice and wise choise... What speakers will you be using?

              Edit: just seen in you signature... nice choise again. You do know your electronics...
              Renault Megane...the OEM look

              The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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              • #8
                heh heh - actually the kickers went with the totaled 98 A4 sedan a few months ago. I have some Infinity Perfect 5.5 components on order. Trying to get Bostons for the rears again too. The Kicker resolution were very very good tho - I regret not ripping them out when the car was at the tow lot.

                And yes, the Hifonics are totally amazing and I will never go with anything else.
                Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
                Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brrman
                  heh heh - actually the kickers went with the totaled 98 A4 sedan a few months ago. I have some Infinity Perfect 5.5 components on order. Trying to get Bostons for the rears again too. The Kicker resolution were very very good tho - I regret not ripping them out when the car was at the tow lot.

                  And yes, the Hifonics are totally amazing and I will never go with anything else.

                  I have a friend that has 4 zeus hifonics amps, cristal sound and pure deep bass. For my next amp, which will be in my car soon, I'll forget about Alpine and get one of theese "little" babies...(they're quite big actually...)
                  Renault Megane...the OEM look

                  The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                  • #10
                    The screen look really good. Coming along really well. The computer fits nicely back there, what is it connected to, how is it being held in place?

                    BTW I agree with Cris, great amps, I got a couple myself.
                    Installed
                    Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
                    512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
                    Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
                    [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

                    Check Out My Install!!!

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                    • #11
                      the computer is simply held in place with a strip of velcro. On the bottom of the computer is the HD, it sits snugly in the bottom so the computer doesnt move much anyway. Its actually an extremely tight fit and I thought I might not be able to get it all in there at first.
                      Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
                      Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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                      • #12
                        Is it done yet, is it done yet???
                        I can't wait to see the creen painted... Xenarcs in Audis look very stock...
                        Renault Megane...the OEM look

                        The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                        • #13
                          im more interested in the sub enclosure. i have to make a whole trunk install and this plastic drop cloth thing is a good idea.
                          When in doubt, moo at things.

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                          • #14
                            I took the sub enclosure out of the car last night - it had 2 coats resin and 1 layer of glass. Dayum that was a bizzatch to get out too. Had to take down certain parts and reglass - in my gung-ho mentality I forgot that if you make the form so that it bulges on the inside, it wont be able to come out when it gets hard... lol!

                            Need to take a break from it all for a week or so - have a move coming up and need to start packing.
                            Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
                            Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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                            • #15
                              Update:

                              Well I have installed the computer, have the GPS working, and now have the VAGcom working (no longer need that crappy laptop). I still need to refinish the screen bezel since it still has a rough look. Just wanted to get everything done before I give it a final spot putty and finish coat of vinyl dye.

                              I'm only using Mappoint for the GPS right now - it's all I had to install until I can get Routis.

                              Some recent pics.



                              Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
                              Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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