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    BMW 2004 330i Project

    Well, as promised, here is a pic of my new car that was delivered last week. It is a BMW 2004 330i sport/prem package with just about every option. I have most of my parts ready to go for the car pc but still planning my attack. I wanted to get these pics up first and then I will list a few questions for the pros. Thanks to all that have helped with advise!




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    Congrats on the new ride! It looks great. There are several installs done on that body style BMW here on the boards. In fact, there is a link somewhere on this board for someone who makes a dash piece that replaces the radio and will allow the 7" Lilliput to be flush mounted in your BMW - the custom dash piece looks so good you would think it was factory. To achieve this, you would remove your radio & A/C controls. The A/C would than be moved down to the empty pocket - reference the factory Navigation installation. The factory Nav install is exactly like the install I am talking about except you will have a custom dash piece instead of the Nav that matches the rest of your dash with a Lilliput behind it.

    Out of curiosity - how much did you pay for it? What was the negotiated selling price (please list all options/extended warranties if possible)? Did the car have any miles (i.e. was it a demo)?

    I'd love to know how the Arizona market is compared to the LA market for BMW's.

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    Automatic!!!
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    nice car just dont mess anything up

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    throw in the navi and then run a program like xcar or caramp or bebox. check the yahoo group hacktheibus.

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    Nice looking car man and even nicer to see a carputer in it. I have an 02 m3 that I am planning a carputer for so I know how excited you must be. Let me know if you are looking for some oem clear tail lights for that bad boy because I have mine for sale ... Digitalgm@gmail.com

    Have fun

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    System

    Ok here is what I have to run for the Car PC. I originally wanted my laptop to run the setup but I just could not find a place for the Laptop. I have very little free space in the car and teh trunk is out of the question since I live in AZ. If anyone has soe thoughts here (besides ripping my car apart) I would be open to listen.

    AMD Athlon 2500 1.84ghz
    Jetaway nf18GF mobo (pulled fom a shuttle PC) nforce2 onboard video
    1 GB DDR PC2700 Ram
    Opus 150w
    Xenarc 7" 700TSV
    250GB WD Hard Drive
    Deluo USB GPS Routis 2004
    Microsoft 802.11g USB (powered) network card
    Audigy2 NX external sound
    Storix USB (powered) DVD/CDRW
    Gyration wireless keyboard and mouse

    WANTING TO ADD but may need help and advise in this area:
    BMW IBUS hack for stearing wheel volume and track selection
    2 more generic monitors in the head rests
    Powermate USB volume knob

    The sound system in the car is Harmen Kardon upgraded sound. I never thought twice about using them for my custom install, however, I may just add a small sub and use the OEM speakers and amp. If anyone has done this in the BMW, how hard was it and how does it sound? I really dont want to run another amp and 4 sets of speakers when I have a good OEM set already.

    Before I get started on the install, I wanted to be sure I had the layout right. I do not have room in my glove compartment for the OPUS PSU along with the PC so I wanted to mount in under the passenger seat. this would require me to run longer 5 and 12V wires from the PSU to the units. I will also have to run a longer ATX power cable to the mobo. I dont think there is a problem doing this but thought I should ask. I will be posting more pics soon.

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    HD, thanks for the good post. I have seen many of the BMW installs on this site. They have been invaluable. I think I am actually going to get that custom bezel fo rthe Xenarc monitor. Its $350 but damn it looks good. Well, email me at nrk7001@hotmail.com and I can give you the low down on the price and all options. I did some comparision shopping and have some tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedi7001
    HD, thanks for the good post. I have seen many of the BMW installs on this site. They have been invaluable. I think I am actually going to get that custom bezel fo rthe Xenarc monitor. Its $350 but damn it looks good. Well, email me at nrk7001@hotmail.com and I can give you the low down on the price and all options. I did some comparision shopping and have some tips.
    Hey man Id be interested in that bezel. I have an 03 m3, but a lilliput. I was thinking of either doing the flush mounting myself or having a local shop do it, but if it looks good, Ill just buy that one. Can you give me any info on that?
    '03 BMW M3 6 spd.
    Black/Imola Red
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    Shuttle XPC w/ AMD 1800+
    Opus 150w
    Lilliput 7"
    Wireless internet through my P900 and bluetooth

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    InFix. this is the link to the guy who does the work. It is a big thread and he has many pictures. Click on his website or email him for ordering info. Tell him jedi7001 on MP3CAR referred you.

    BMW E46 Custom dash trim for a Xenarc LCD

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