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  • Once you go carpc can you ever go stock?

    I have an opportunity to possibly work in another country for 3 years (promotion), but I would have a company car or lease vehicle. I don't think that I will be able to mod it. My question is: Would you be able to live without modding your vehicle and with no satellite radio for three years? I know this might sound stupid to some people, but the carpc is really a major deciding factor on me taking the job

    This is one of my favorite hobbies, so it's like taking a pro bass fisherman and putting him in the middle of an African desert for three years.

  • #2
    for the kind of scratch companies pay americans to go live/work abroad.. i can 'manage' with a laptop sitting on the passenger seat.

    <> Get a 'tabletpc' and McGuiver an automount for it.
    •Micke

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    • #3
      go on fit it to your new car, buy a spare bezel and dont go drilling holes all over the place, it will take you a day to return it to stock and all you will leave behind are the wires under the carpets !!!
      if it makes sense take the oppurtunity and do it 1!!!
      Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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      • #4
        It's really easy to return a car to stock after removing and audio system or carputer. If you really want to go then DO IT!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by e_z_street
          I have an opportunity to possibly work in another country for 3 years (promotion), but I would have a company car or lease vehicle. I don't think that I will be able to mod it. My question is: Would you be able to live without modding your vehicle and with no satellite radio for three years? I know this might sound stupid to some people, but the carpc is really a major deciding factor on me taking the job

          This is one of my favorite hobbies, so it's like taking a pro bass fisherman and putting him in the middle of an African desert for three years.

          Sounds like a challenge.

          mod the car so it doesn't look modded.

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          • #6
            Thanks guys,

            I thought about it all day at work and you're right. This is a good opportunity, so I won't let the carpc thing hold me back. As far as pay, they don't really pay you any more, but you get amenities like a free place to stay and a car to drive for three years. The real problem is that I would basically be working all the time and even when I am off, I would be on call like a doctor. So modding the car would not be the problem, finding the time would be the hardest part. The real benefit is that usually when people return from assignments like this they have a ton of experience and then they usually get a pretty fat raise. Money is not everything though.

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            • #7
              You can and most probably WILL mod the rental vehicle with ease... take the job and experience and don't think twice. Opportunity is knocking... can't let that get away IMO... then again, what do I know?! lol Good luck!
              Coach... aka Randy! (I often forget who I really am!) ;)

              ***Too many pieces and parts to list... maybe someday I'll show'm to ya!***

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              • #8
                i took out my carpc and now i'm back to stock.. its not as bad as i thought.. I'm never in the car anymore. I live a mile from where i work and no longer with my ex who lived 2 hours away
                '98 Explorer Sport
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                • #9
                  My install is easily returned to stock. There were no significant changes made to my truck.
                  2004 4runner

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                  • #10
                    My install all I have to do is remove everything and replace the beziel with an extra one sitting in my closet for jsut such an occasion. Make sure to buy extra stock parts
                    "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
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                    • #11
                      Ya, what malcom2073 said. Just keep the origanol OEM parts and store them away. Then buy junkyard/dealer parts and work on them for your install or just make brand new molds. This way when you want to sell it or whatever, you have everything you need to go back to oem despite the hefty load of work involved to go back.
                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        Same here, my car could be returned to stock if I needed to as well. actually made it more fun trying to keep it that way.
                        肚子笑痛了
                        S60 Install

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                        • #13
                          It would cost me a bit to go back to stock...
                          New dash, new airbag, new center console, etc.
                          Tidder

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                          • #14
                            just hope you have the rental more then just a few days...otherwise modding and re-modding for another car could prove to be a large pain in the ***. heh.
                            "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

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