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  • archimense's Audi S4 worklog

    I decided to start a worklog for my second carputer. I don't plan on doing any of this quickly, so expect this to be a slow thread.

    The car is a 2001 Audi S4 all wheel drive twin turbo V6:



    Currently I am thinking I will do a flush mount screen. The fold out screen I had in my last installation would bounce on bad roads. Here is what I have to work with.

    The console in car:


    The console with head unit cage:


    The empty console:



    I have been thinking about either a 7" or 8" touchscreen. If I go with a 7" I can just mold the screen bezel to a double din head unit installation kit and be done. If I use an 8" touchscreen then I would need to do some custom dash pieces to mount it. At the moment the 7" transflective screen that the MP3Car store sells is looking tempting

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    I will say this much. There is a HUGE difference in the viewable are between the 7 and the 8. I didn't think there would be. Too bad there's not an 8" TF option avaliable any time soon.
    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
      Originally posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
      I will say this much. There is a HUGE difference in the viewable are between the 7 and the 8. I didn't think there would be. Too bad there's not an 8" TF option avaliable any time soon.
      I noticed that last night when comparing the screen sizes. I'm really tempted by the 8", but after seeing the difference between a regular and transflective screen... I dunno....

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      • #4
        In my application (which I know is different from yours) I don't really notice a need for it all that much.

        HOWEVER, having said that, I will jump on an 8" transflective if it ever makes it out...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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        • #5
          but ain't the transflective quality given by a film? can't it be added to any screen? i know that you can only get the 7" from mp3car.com, but there must be ways to get the film...
          Car PC progress: 60%
          Pics coming soon!!!

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          • #6
            chomo - apparently the differences in the touch screens used by the 7 and the 8" monitors is what's causing the problem. I'm not sure of the exact differences, this is just what I have been told from the horses mouth.
            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
              you can talk to horses!?



              thats a nice car, my cousin has one, fack, i cant wait to have a car again

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              • #8
                metra makes a perfect kit to use to install a 7" into your dash. Replaces the symphony II perfectly. Check my worklog.

                http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=84854
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                2006 Audi A4 S-Line. 70% Complete.
                My Worklog

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by geekinsc View Post
                  metra makes a perfect kit to use to install a 7" into your dash. Replaces the symphony II perfectly. Check my worklog.

                  http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=84854
                  I just ordered a Metra kit to see how well it fits. Metra only came out with a kit for the 2000-2002 Audi A4/S4 with Symphony II radio a few months ago. Before that you could only order the kit for 2003 and up which didn't fit properly.

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                  • #10
                    Where can I get the Metra kit online for our 2000 S4?
                    Nogaro 2000 Audi S4 (Stage 3)
                    Black 2000 Audi S4 (Stage 1)

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                    • #11
                      The Metra kit part number is 99-9105 and it is for 2000-2001 A4's and 2000-2002 S4's with the Sumphony II radio.

                      I bought mine from Installer.com but AudoOutfitter.com also had it.

                      It's a perfect fit, other Metra kits for the A4 are not a perfect kit.

                      Here is the link to Installer.com

                      http://www.installer-data.com/item/d...php?it=99-9105

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