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    My pc has 16 cables coming off the back of it, all tightly tied down, and the whole thing is right up against the seat back.

    I was in 1 collision ( ******* came to a dead stop in the middle of the express way) I was doing 70, I imagine from the damage, I was down around 30 when I hit the guy - needless to say, the pc was fine. And incase my inshurence adjuster is reading this - no, I wasnt watching DvD's

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    Originally posted by gizmomkr:
    <STRONG> And incase my inshurence adjuster is reading this - no, I wasnt watching DvD's</STRONG>
    I hope you werent watching dvd, it better have been DivX!! Hehe, just kidding
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    lol...hmmm doing 70mph, depending on how far away i am from the car in front of me, i could bring my car to a complete stop. This is y i love stick as oppose to automatic. Also ABS helps too if u know how to use it correctly.
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    I use "rug tape".. it's a rubber mat with a light adhesive that is designed to hold rugs on vinyl or hardwood floors.. it's great that box won't budge even going from 70 to 0 in a hurry.
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    is how i did mine..
    its just one big box with case firmyl fit onto base of box using screws and some welding of a bolt..
    to stop those damn thiefs: P
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    I had an old PC where the case was slightly larger than the case on the PC I wanted to put in the car, so I secured then lid from the old case to the side of the trunk using 2 screws, and attached a velcro strap to this. My actual PC sits inside the old case lid and is held in place by the velcro, this way the PC is securely mounted and grounded by can also be easily removed. This was important to me living in Canada since it gets a wee bit too cold here in winter to be leaving my PC in the car overnight, plus I'm always taking the PC out to tinker with it. I'll post some pics once I'm finsihed.

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    Originally posted by LimpBagel:
    <STRONG>Mine is built into the glovebox. I'll get pics as soon as i can.</STRONG>

    For real?? That would be convenient. Could you tell us what case and mobo you have?

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    just have a plain bookPC type system and use some foam underneath hehe....nothign special.Take a look at pics on my homepage
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    May be you, guys, have seen some folks are mounting the whole system on a sliding shelf. The whole thing is mounted to the top of the trunk (back where the rear speakers are) and just slides in and out for easy maintenance. Very sleek idea.I forgot his web page. If you will find it, please let me know.
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    Originally posted by Magnum:
    May be you, guys, have seen some folks are mounting the whole system on a sliding shelf. The whole thing is mounted to the top of the trunk (back where the rear speakers are) and just slides in and out for easy maintenance. Very sleek idea.I forgot his web page. If you will find it, please let me know.
    I think the page you are looking for is JettaMP3, as I recal he had the sliding thing.

    Originally posted by Charles Enwesi:
    lol...hmmm doing 70mph, depending on how far away i am from the car in front of me, i could bring my car to a complete stop. This is y i love stick as oppose to automatic. Also ABS helps too if u know how to use it correctly.
    I love stick to... (no need to say that we almost don't have any automatic's here in Europe).
    Could you please explain the bit about ABS Cenwesi ?
    As far as I know I can only use it when I press the brake real hard so that my tires tend to stop spinning, as my car still has some speed.

    I somewhere read an article about ABS.
    If you have like REAL control to your right foot, and 'listen'/feel the pedal of the car. You could stop a car without ABS sooner than with the ABS system. Because you can like 'control' the pressure applied to the brakes.. And ABS, when it works, put on pressure very fast, and then again take it of very fast, and this like 100times a second, but the abs system will not adjust the pressure to the brakes so that they have maximum 'braking power' so that they just won't stop moving, thus containing all the grip to the road...

    I don't know about the newer ABS systems, they might have fixed that.. But It sure was there when the system was first on the market.

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