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    Where Do you guys put the computer?

    Hay i just relised that i dont know where you guys all put the Case and all that goes indside, so what do you do? do you make it small and put it in the dash, or do you go the next size up and put it under the seats, or do you keep it the same and put it in the boot; and run really long chords???

    What do you do, please include pics if you have em.

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    Variable Bitrate Arrow's Avatar
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    We do all of those things. I personally have mine behind my back seats and use long cables.

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    Raw Wave Rob Withey's Avatar
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    small and under the dash

    Edit : added picture (current install location is same, but PC is now less than half the size of this '99 unit).
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    In my trunk, E-Cig Mods
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    Custom overhead console
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    Variable Bitrate brucedog's Avatar
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    In cargo compartment of my Saturn wagon - lotsa room for cabling, amps (desktop) pc, then ya close the cover so thieves can't see..

    If pc is in rear (somewhere), will need to run cabling to front; VGA, USB, maybe audio.

    Cabling can be run to front by carefullt lifting moldings and carfully pushing them in or under - ther's usually a void under them.

    Not under seat 'cause it's not usually the cleanest, dust and everything blows under there, it's greasy and ya don't want to fart on yr pc!

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    Volvo 480 - Dashboard (see image)
    RR P38 - glove box, to be moved under the armrest
    Saab 95 - glove box
    Tatra 613 - Dashboard (also in the front of the speed stick like Volvo)
    Toyota Avensis - under front passenger seat
    Chevy Blazer - mid console below the armrest
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    Behind interior panels (old install):

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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    Put mine in the trunk, for you guys over the pond, in the boot, and made a cover.
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    Maximum Bitrate JimmyFitz's Avatar
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    All of the above

    Depends on your car and your preferences. Mine is out of sight in the trunk. That way it is in a locked area even when the car is parked top down.

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