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    i got an idea from an audi. can i control air suspension and arb airlock diff from carpc? that is, if i were to purchase the above things...

    EDIT: just han another idea. what about tein EDFC (height & stiffness of coilover control thingie) in the carpc?
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  • #2
    sure you can do that, but your going to have to make your own interfacea and your own controller and then write drivers for it and then some software. I'm not sure if anything like this exist, if they do then it'll be simple otherwise you'll have to make everything yourself.
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    • #3
      Anything is possible. Easiest would be to figure out how the manual controls work, and then make some simple logic circuit that is controlled through the serial port to mimic the remote controls (I don't mean the IR flickers, I mean remotely mounted controlls)
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      • #4
        Quattro beat me to it!!!
        Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
        1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
        30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
        15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
        Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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        • #5
          ok thanks.
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          • #6
            I think that 6 minutes is pretty good from question being posted to being sufficiently answered!
            Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
            1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
            30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
            15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
            Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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            • #7
              seemed quicker than that, yeah that was great lol.
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              • #8
                not neccesarily car pc related, but dakota digital makes a nice control panel/vfd display for air ride suspension monitoring and adjustments

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                • #9
                  You might also talk to Air Ride Technologies. They have a control computer for their air ride systems that can be purchased seperately from the system.
                  It's very likely that you could engineer something to control that, as well as have output info from all four corners.
                  I have no idea if they'd be willing to help you out with your project, but I've talked to reps at car shows, and they are all very cool people. Considering their product line is for people into DIY projects, they might be open to helping you acheve what you want to do, as well.

                  Good luck and let us know what happens.
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                  • #10
                    If you purchase some minitruckin magazines, any will do. They usually have a system that does exactly what you want, usually a whole page dedicated to it. Im not at home at the moment but when i get off school i will post up the company making them.

                    From what i remember:

                    it comes with a touchscreen with a small simple application with buttons to lower each corner, side to side, front to back and other useless but very fun rocking and jolting manouvers.

                    In australian dollars, this system was approx. $999

                    I was looking into building a system like this, but the fun with airbags is that u have a switchbox u can throw around the car and let others drop and drag your car.

                    thanks

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                    • #11
                      ok thanks to everyone that replied. 999 seems a little steep but its worth a look at least, do u have the name? air ride technologies and dakota digital are in different firefox tabs waiting for me to read about it.
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                      • #12
                        Sorry mate forgot about the thread:

                        Its called STIC (Suspension Touch Interface Control)

                        and the price was: $1195

                        for that, you get:

                        7' Touch Screen
                        40gb Hard Drive
                        USB Port
                        CD ROM
                        PCI
                        (Not very specific at all)

                        Its by SIM Industries, but sold by www.airbagit.com
                        [email protected]
                        USA Callers: 1-800-862-8789
                        International: 1-480-668-5448

                        Note: It says also if you email that address and ask for a spec sheet they will respond with one.

                        There ya go mate.

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                        • #13
                          You could also look into ORO. They have a really sweet setup for Jeeps, (which is why I know about them), that does all you're asking & auto-levels dependeing on the terrain. You could probably get it to work, but you'd have to do some customizing.

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                          • #14
                            thanks, ill look into it.
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