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  • 2000 Chevy S10 Xtreme - TruckputerX

    I hope you enjoy my phase 1 setup.

    IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - TruckputerX
    - Dell Optiplex SX270 / XP Pro
    - 2.8 GHZ / 1 Gb ram / 160Gb HD / CDR-DVD
    - RR Enabled / Tweaked
    - Xenarc 700IDT
    - Aims 600 Watt pure sine inverter
    - Mp3 | DVD | GPS | AM/FM
    - Bluetooth - WIFI 802.11g Enabled
    - (2X) Game elements usb recoil controllers
    - Game Emulation - N64 / Nes / Snes / Gb / Sega
    - Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

    Powered By:
    - Rockford Fosgate FRC4246 4X6 (Dash)
    - Rockford Fosgate FRC3205 5 1/4 in the Q-Form kick panels
    - Rockford Fosgate T162C 6-1/2" 2-WAY SPEAKERS on the Doors
    - Rockford Fosgate FNQ4401X Fanatic Q 1" Component Tweeters
    - (2) Rockford Fosgate Punch P4004 4-Channel Amp
    - RockfordFosgate 3812z [2] 12" Subs w/Enclosure
    - RockfordFosgate PowerSPL wire kit
    - Tsunami Digital Battery terminals +BT10MP/-BT10N
    - (2) Optima yellow top Battery in a Tank circuit

    What can the system do?

    - Navigation & Mapping - Completed
    - Bluetooth Phone Integration - Completed
    - HD Radio - In Progress
    - OBDII Vehicle Diagnostics - Completed
    - Indash Touch Screen Control - Completed
    - CD player/MP3 Extraction - Completed
    - MP3 Player - Completed
    - AM/FM Radio with TimeShift and Recording - Completed
    - DVD/Video Player - Completed
    - Picture Viewer - Completed
    - WiFi Sync Support - Completed
    - Speedo | Compass | Clock - Completed
    - Front / Rearview Nightvision camera - In Progress
    - GPSGAS - Finds Cheapest Gas Station in area using GPS/WiFi - Completed
    - Calender with Todo and Events - Completed
    - Car Maintenance Program - In Progress
    - Weather updates with 5 day forecast and dopler - Completed


    This is my billet flamed pedals / Q-Form kickpanels and RF door speakers


    My custom power switches for the (Red) 600Watt Pure Sine Power Inverter and (Blue) (2) 4 Channel Rockford Amps and two USB Ports


    My overhead console


    A pic of inside my cab with the TruckputerX


    Dell SX270 flushed into my center console with AC and a Trackball mouse


    Pic of my bass knob inside my overhead console


    In this pic if you look carefully you will see the Belkin 7 port Powered USB Hub just above the kickpanel speakers


    The next two pics are of my two Optima batteries (Tank Circuit) which powers everything from my Power Inverter/ Amps and Dell SX270


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  • #2
    interesting integration.

    is that a track ball in the center console?

    also, hope you never plan on competing in any SQ events with that battery there....

    there's a reason all batteries mounted inside the cabin of a vehicle must be sealed off and vented to the outside...

    who did the install of the system and the PC?
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
      interesting integration.

      is that a track ball in the center console?

      also, hope you never plan on competing in any SQ events with that battery there....

      there's a reason all batteries mounted inside the cabin of a vehicle must be sealed off and vented to the outside...

      who did the install of the system and the PC?

      Yea thats a kensington trackball mouse. I use the top two buttons for volume up and down. Press both together and it mutes the system.

      Whats the reason for the Battery to be sealed and vented to the outside? Gas when charging?

      Do OPTIMA batteries ever produce gas?
      When used with a properly regulated constant voltage charging system (such as an alternator), the OPTIMA battery will normally not produce hydrogen gas. Occasional gassing can occur when charging at higher voltage levels or in extreme high temperature conditions. In automotive applications this typically will not happen if the alternator/regulator stays below 15 volts.
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      • #4
        yes - they can produce gas if they are punctured or soomething happens and they overheat.

        TYPICALLY won't happen is a TYPICAL response, what seperates a good system from a great system is usually when you consider what MIGHT happen. There's a reason it's a rule in USACi and I'd imagine in just about any other sound organization.

        I went through the same questions when I had my first SQ system with a battery mounted in the spare tire well in my hatch back. I would argue with the judges that it was a pointless rule over and over again until I finally had a judge that was intellegent enough to explain it to me.

        ALL batteries produce gas, they just do it at different levels.

        It's not exactly something I'd like to take a risk at....lol

        again, if you're going to compete, it's a heads up, if you could care less otherwise, then I could care less!

        Just thought I would point it out since you've obviously put a lot of time, money, and thought into this truck.
        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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        • #5
          Cool. I appreciate the info.

          This is still the first install that was rushed for the show season. I have to relocate some hardware around anyway.
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          • #6
            what do you compete in?

            car shows?

            what shows do you make it to?

            wondering if we might possibly cross paths in the future, I'd love to see your set-up in person!

            I'll be making it to Texas Heat Wave, Arkansas Blast, USACi world finals in Kansas City, and IASCA finals whenever they get their act together and announce a date and place...lol
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
              what do you compete in?

              car shows?

              what shows do you make it to?

              wondering if we might possibly cross paths in the future, I'd love to see your set-up in person!

              I'll be making it to Texas Heat Wave, Arkansas Blast, USACi world finals in Kansas City, and IASCA finals whenever they get their act together and announce a date and place...lol

              That would be awesome, But I don't think my audio is competition stuff.
              I am looking to go to Nopi Nationals this year in Atlanta.
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              • #8
                I love it!
                That is truely one beautiful truck.

                Keep up the good work!
                We are, will have and forever will be...
                But not tommorrow!

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                • #9
                  Looks like youve got your stock alernator in your Dime. Is that true?

                  I've been wanting to put a carputer in my Blazer but wasnt sure if I'd need a new alternator. I thought about upgrading the alternator but wasnt sure, I knew either way though I'd have a tank circuit.

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                  • #10
                    Yes it's true. Still the factory non modified alternator. Even though it's working great, I still plan on upgrading it to a 200 amp alterantor. Don't want to put too much stress on it.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xs10x
                      That would be awesome, But I don't think my audio is competition stuff.
                      I am looking to go to Nopi Nationals this year in Atlanta.
                      realllllly?

                      I'll be there with IASCA competing in their world finals. We'll have to meet up, I would like to see your truck in person.

                      you never know, you don't have to spend gobs and gobs of money to get a competition quality system. I'd encourage you to hit up a local single point event in your area sometime and see what it's all about!

                      on another note - what is the stock alternator size on that truck?
                      Jan Bennett
                      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

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                      • #12
                        100 amp alternator.

                        In Nopi Nationals I will be chillen with the rest of our club. I will try and find yaa out there.

                        Just curious...do you have a hotel already setup and where? I am looking soon to book a room or two.
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                        • #13
                          nope - no room yet - we just found out about IASCA finals being there late last week...lame to say the least, especially since many of those hotels are booked 3 months in advance...

                          hehe
                          Jan Bennett
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                          • #14
                            Lovin' the Fosgate setup there.. That's gotta pump pretty hard..
                            CAR INFO HERE
                            "He who dies with the most toys, wins".

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vxcarpc
                              Lovin' the Fosgate setup there.. That's gotta pump pretty hard..
                              Thanx Bro...They sound sweet. I am still tweaking the tunes to sound just right.
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