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    Ya tell me about it, I was joking with my...

    Ya tell me about it, I was joking with my roommate though when it happened saying he should have snuck his pregnant wife into the backseat right afterwards, we could have cashed out bigtime. :P
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    The car wasn't all that big, some newer honda...

    The car wasn't all that big, some newer honda hatch. But the guy who hit it evidently didn't even hit the brakes before he made contact ~40mph. Hit it so hard he moved the truck forward 20ft. while...
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    Sweet, thanks for all the great advice. However,...

    Sweet, thanks for all the great advice. However, as you can tell this thread has been pretty dead. But I'm alive...

    Now for the bad news:

    She got totaled while parked on the street in front...
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    Right on, that truck looks sick. I'd love to...

    Right on, that truck looks sick. I'd love to have a flatbed if it weren't for the fact you get harassed by highway patrol here for that and asked if you're a commercial driver.

    Thanks for the...
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    Just a quick update, I did end up putting in a...

    Just a quick update, I did end up putting in a higher output alternator. 200 amps. Hopefully this along with 2 more batteries will give me all the power I need to run everything.

    Haven't done...
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    For sure, I'm still not 100% convinced its the...

    For sure, I'm still not 100% convinced its the alternator, I've read other things can lead to improper charging situations. I haven't had the time yet to tear into it, but I suppose I'll go take...
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    I also find it a bit strange to base the larger...

    I also find it a bit strange to base the larger part of your car buying decision on how the carpc install will go, but who cares, its not my car or my life. The carpc was part of my plan from the...
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    Walter, I'll probably be doing a number of...

    Walter, I'll probably be doing a number of connections both ways between the tablet and the pc for various reasons. Sometimes the tablet will be an input device for the computer (especially cool in...
  9. Bulletproof audi FTW. I've always wanted a...

    Bulletproof audi FTW. I've always wanted a bulletproof car, the world is crazy. BMW sells them from the factory with their "protection" series. But I believe you can only get that on 7's.
    ...
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    I've got a similar truck. Been looking to...

    I've got a similar truck. Been looking to install an alarm but I've been toying with the idea of making my own with a microcontroller so I can tie functions to the computer/tablet.

    Did you find a...
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    Very nice. Good to see you working on this again,...

    Very nice. Good to see you working on this again, hopefully my teasing helped get you motivated.

    The reason I was thinking of running synthetic was to help with cold starting. I snowboard a lot...
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    DD-WRT is like having a tiny version of linux on...

    DD-WRT is like having a tiny version of linux on a router. Some routers have unused serial ports on their boards to which you can solder a chip and a connector and interface with something else. In...
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    I currently only have a tablet in the truck and...

    I currently only have a tablet in the truck and plan to still do a full on carpc. I don't feel like I need everything the pc can do better than the tablet, however I want more options and...
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    I haven't really nailed that down yet, but there...

    I haven't really nailed that down yet, but there are a number of ways I could go about that. First and probably cleanest is write a custom android app to open a socket directly with the computer. ...
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    I appreciate the compliments, but you're really a...

    I appreciate the compliments, but you're really a bit early. I'm still just figuring things out in terms of desired placement and what components to use. I'm a chronic craigslister too, so what I...
  16. I'm also considering going this route, but only...

    I'm also considering going this route, but only if I can do it cost effectively. The main reasoning would be for watching movies but I do also have a handful of 5.1 music. I can see where staying...
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    Thanks for the comment. As I mentioned, I had...

    Thanks for the comment. As I mentioned, I had the kindle fire sitting around that was given to me as a gift. Its not a bad piece of hardware, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a few reasons......
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    Ya I found one guy asking $2500 for just the...

    Ya I found one guy asking $2500 for just the seats! $4000 for the seats, door panels and dash. :/

    Its kind of derailing my audio plans at the moment too, because I'd hate to build a custom box...
  19. Damn me too, I just read this whole thread hoping...

    Damn me too, I just read this whole thread hoping to jump in and help in some function, even if it was only on graphics. Guess I'll pm Night and see what he's doing with it.
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    Yes in terms of appearance I completely agree...

    Yes in terms of appearance I completely agree with you. I prefer the look of the '05 front end and the '07 beds. At some point I may try to upgrade to these, but again appearance is a long way down...
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    Ya I'm thinking my system might include a carpc...

    Ya I'm thinking my system might include a carpc and a tablet. I've got the tablet mounted to the drivers side visor right now to try out using that while I work on the pc. But I think I'll set...
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    Nice job. I'm considering using a mac mini in...

    Nice job. I'm considering using a mac mini in some function as well.
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    That sounds great. I'll be wanting to do much of...

    That sounds great. I'll be wanting to do much of my input via a simple thumbstick/button combo located on the stickshift so a dynamic menu system is exactly what I'll need. What I'd really like to...
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    Thanks for stopping in, I saw your work log and...

    Thanks for stopping in, I saw your work log and you did a really nice job. I can only hope mine comes out nearly as well. Its an early 99 btw and the turbo is new and quite pleasing to the ear and...
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    Looks really nice. I'm amazed how well you got...

    Looks really nice. I'm amazed how well you got the woodgrain to look. The sub enclosure also looks really nice.

    I'd like to go that route also, but I'm holding off to see if I can find a King...
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