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    cool little gimmicks for your car

    i'd like to start a list of relatively cheap mods that you can to to your car that are worth more than they cost. or... look cooler than they cost

    ill start:



    -hardwiring a power inverter. on most power inverters that you buy at walmart, the outlets are actually removable - you can take the thing apart, extend the wires to one or both outlets, and put them wherever you want, and it will look OEM
    carputer - done.

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    Run your car into traffic and claim insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    Run your car into traffic and claim insurance.
    Nice.. I needed a laugh today.
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    hrmm - the inverter thing has been done, had it in my original install....back before there was a viable dc-dc PSU....

    but why anyone would run an inverter in their car to power a computer I don't know....so messy....:|
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    hrmm - the inverter thing has been done, had it in my original install....back before there was a viable dc-dc PSU....

    but why anyone would run an inverter in their car to power a computer I don't know....so messy....:|
    i didnt say for a carputer...

    for convernience on long trips with friends... laptops/ cell phone chargers/ etc
    carputer - done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    hrmm - the inverter thing has been done, had it in my original install....back before there was a viable dc-dc PSU....

    but why anyone would run an inverter in their car to power a computer I don't know....so messy....:|
    because there are some small form factor PCs that have too high of power consumption to be powered any other way (like by a DC-DC power supply). Sumicom SP620 is a good example.

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    I understand higher performance computers, but honnestly, what's the need in the car? just the fact that you would have to run an inverter would be enough to turn me off. Not to mention, what are you going to do with such a higher performance computer in the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
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    that's more than one can there!

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