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  • 2005 Subaru 2.5RS... its aliveeee!!

    Carputer Components:
    Epia M10000
    120gb hd
    512 mb ram
    Xenarc 7" TS

    Stereo:
    Front Speakers: Infiniti 6002si
    Rear Speakers: Infiniti 4002i
    Amp: Alpine 4 channel 240W
    (signal send from onboard surround sound, with an audigy 2 sound card on the way)

    Vitals:
    I tore the entire subaru apart, every interior piece was removed... ala pimp my ride . Rewired the speakers completely, did not use ANY stock wiring. i get NO noise interference and it sounds better than any factory system (benzes, bmw's, lexi included) i have ever heard.

    Heres the car:

    Heres the manual ignitition signal switch i put in

    Screen

    Drivers view (kindof)

    AMP (need to tidy up the wiring a bit)

  • #2
    sweet!

    the only way to do a COMPLETE system is to tear the car up...lol

    pretty much any aftermaret system with any amount of decent tuning will sound better than any factory system....don't care what the make of the car...OEM stereo is nothing....hehehe

    glad to see someone else who is interested in the stereo as well as the computer!

    the screen looks pretty stock there...do you have any upclose shots?

    looks pretty good!
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    • #3
      yeah, it was crappy weather outside today, so there wasnt good enough lighting to get a close up shot without using the flash. ill get some soon. btw, im loving this thing.

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      • #4
        Awesome, looks very nice. Can I ask how you went about mounting the LCD? Did you hack up the case at all?
        2002 Subaru WRX - Silver
        -FP18G turbo
        -Walbro fuel pump
        -Modified OEM 840 CC Injectors
        -TurboXS: UTEC, turboback, uppipe, intake
        -Blitz FMIC
        -STI cluster
        -17"x7.5" SSR Competitions
        -Tein Flex coilovers
        -NOS 50 shot
        -2004 rear conversion

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        • #5
          for mounting the lcd heres what i did. for the impreza you HAVE TO open up the case, so i did that. then you test fit just the front panel of the case in the dash, i had to dremel some bits off there and i got it to fit just right. then i bondo-glassed (bondo reinforced with fiberglass hairs) the front of the lcd panel to the back of the dash. then test fit and grind down the bondo till it fits. all you have to do now is put the components back in and reinforce the loose board. i used industrial strength rubber bands and some brackets to make it work right.

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          • #6
            How's the glare during daytime? Was originally thinking about mounting the screen where the clock is and fabricating a cover for it, but I'm now leaning more towards the cd changer location.
            2004 WRX Carputer

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            • #7
              That's really nice.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by gleinz
                How's the glare during daytime? Was originally thinking about mounting the screen where the clock is and fabricating a cover for it, but I'm now leaning more towards the cd changer location.
                the glare isnt too bad, but i havent experienced a full sunny day, so time will tell.

                also, props to frodo for the awesome front-end. its so stable!

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                • #9
                  Nice install.

                  I like the beefy speaker wire. I just used standard 16 gauge wire I think it was to hook up my amp. Funny thing is, I think it sounds better than the stock WRX head unit with the sound output from the M1000 integrated audio.

                  2 Questions:

                  What skin are you using for FrodoPlayer? It looks pretty cool.

                  What is the ignition switch for?

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                  • #10
                    the skin for frodoplayer is the brushed aluminum skin. if you go into the frodoplayer forum, its in the skins sticky thread.

                    Since i am very paranoid about having the computer kill my battery i put in a mechanical stop. in the opus powerline i have a relay. attached to the ignition line i have a pac-tr7. when the ignition is on, it lets power go to the relay, thus powering the opus. when the ign is turned off, it waits 2 minutes, then cuts power to the relay, thus cutting power to the opus. that little switch there is just inline between the ignition wire and the opus, for when i have to move the car for like 1 minute and dont want the computer starting and stopping.

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                    • #11
                      Nice..

                      Now, the modifications I'm doing on my 2003 WRX to fit an 8.4" LCD wouldn't have fit in the 2005, as the bezel is completely different..


                      If I had a 2005, the only way I could have fit an 8.4" would have been to ditch the A/C controls and replace them with servos/relays... which I may still do down the road on my 2003.


                      Speaking of which.. you don't happen to have a picture of what the inside of that dash looks like, behind the radio bezel?

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                      • #12
                        I didn't even notice that until Guiliano pointed it out. The dead space/cup holder above the radio is gone in the MY 05. I wonder if it's just gone or they relocated it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pdpbunsen
                          I didn't even notice that until Guiliano pointed it out. The dead space/cup holder above the radio is gone in the MY 05. I wonder if it's just gone or they relocated it.
                          If they've relocated it, and you find it, let me know..

                          I wouldn't mind getting my 2nd cup holder back, relocated elsewhere..

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                          • #14
                            Nice car, clean install!
                            How does the HU-less audio perform?
                            Volume issues? Thumping?

                            Was the performance of your car affected by the install?

                            Michael
                            "It does not understand, if it does not ride."

                            M10000, 512 Mb, 2,5" 40G, Slim DVD, Opus 90W, Xenarc 7", Leadtek 9532 GPS,
                            RoadRunner, MapMonkey, Pioneer HU, Pioneer 4 ch 400W, Kappa 6.5, Basslink X 200W

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                            • #15
                              sorry, dont have any pictures of the inside of the dash, i was too enfatuated with working to stop and take pictures.

                              the HU-less audio is great, the quality is awesome and im pleased with it completely. the only thing im working on now is volume control. its alittle loud even at low settings, but i think ive figured out a way to fix that. i dont know what thumping is, which probably means i dont have it and no, it hasnt affected the "performance" of my car (as if it had any ).

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