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    Quote Originally Posted by Simy
    I figure the more I take my time, the more likley I am to get it exactly the way I want it...
    There's something to be said for actually installing it in the car as well...there are only so many problems that can be anticipated with the system on the bench or in the house.

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    power issues are a big one in the car.

    wall power is nearly dead reliable, car power is a different story all together...lol
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    Mines been sitting for a week or so because Im debating on whether or not to get a wireless card or a aircard(through my cell phone carrier). I also have to purchase the metra dash kit for my car(mazda 6) because the stock hd doesnt have aux ports. I dont have a alarm either so im also looking into that, possibilty remote start/alarm.

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    If you're going to spend this much time and money, I wold higly recomend an alarm on your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    If you're going to spend this much time and money, I wold higly recomend an alarm on your car.
    Agreed. I thought my stuff was relatively safe in a lighted, gated, apartment complex with the car parked in sight of a manned guard station with 24 hour armed guards...but then I got my system ripped out at 11:00pm one night.

    I'm not saying an alarm would have stopped 'em...but I sure as hell would have when I heard it go off. ;-)

    Seriously, if you don't go overboard and install it yourself, it's a pretty small monetary investment to protect the time you've invested in putting the system together.

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    Mine is back on my desk and will be there for two to three days. Until i get Strret Deck, CF 1.7 and RoadRunner all fully configured and running its n ot going anywhere this time, should mention that last time i spent 24hours straight setting it up, this time having all my mp3s etc on a Second Partition means i only need to restall Windows etc.
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    I took me 3 mths or more to finaly get it installed. With most of the time it sat on the bench in my shop for fabrication and testing. The actual swap out of the seat for console and wiring up only took a weekend. The final peace was to mold the screen into the console and that took a few more mths to finaly get time to remove and finish.
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    this is how mine was sitting untill I decided how to make the computer case and where to install.

    (sitting at home on the floor)
    http://65.189.185.5/testing01.jpg

    It sat like this for about two days after everything arrived and was tested. I took those two days to test every possible scenario and also to think about case design...

    (what it looks like now in the trunk)
    http://65.189.185.5/setup17.jpg

    (and a view from up front)
    http://65.189.185.5/mitsu_00.jpg

    I started 6:02 AM 2/3/2006 (Friday)
    The actuall installation took a full day or two. And im still not done yet... mostly due to my odd work hours and lack of free time. And to make matters complicated, I didn't want to work on it around home because I dont want my neighbors seeing what im doing and spreading the word into bad ears. So I always drove to the local 24h supermarket (walmart) parking lot or a family members house and do some actual work there.

    And to this day there are still things i need to make changes. Im not happy with having the GPS in the back seat. There are few times when it needs reset, and usually its when I least can reach back. So that needs moved up to the visor.

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