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  1. Thread: grease car

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    upgrade... 300SD

    My old 300TD was recently in a crash. Just body damage, but I figured I'd take the opportunity to "upgrade". I found an '83 300SD (better class Benz) for about the same price. The only problems were...
  2. Thread: grease car

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    Greased lightning!? BUAHAHAHAHA!

    OMG... Diesel's are anything but lighting... even my 300D turbo only has 125 hp, and it weights a lot!

    I picked it up this morning. I got the price down to $500 by showing the kbb.com values.
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  3. Thread: grease car

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    2nd car for the project(s)

    I've had my frodo based machine installed in a 97 Passat TDI for a while now, but the car has 386,000+ miles on it. Needless to say, it's falling apart. I really wanted a Mercedes, but went with the...
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    Darnit! Rayming took down their drivers, and I'm...

    Darnit! Rayming took down their drivers, and I'm stuck on the left coast with a GPS that just sits and blinks at me! Thats what I get for takeing my BIG laptop instead of the one I was running in my...
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    Gee... what are you, some kind of project...

    Gee... what are you, some kind of project manager!? Take 3 works just fine for me. I want Take 4, or whatever he's working on, to work just as well.

    <edit>
    Holy cow! I'm not a newbie anymore!...
  6. Thread: Input Needed

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    As far as the computer is concerned, it's running...

    As far as the computer is concerned, it's running at 800x600. The Xenarc does the scaling. Since there arn't as many pixels available, everything gets squished. When I connected up to my PowerBook, I...
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    *ponder* boss is gone, Frodo's "working" ......

    *ponder* boss is gone, Frodo's "working" ... perhaps Frodo is up for a promotion!?

    Someone remind me to slip some scandalous (sp?) stuff into my Boss' e-mail when he's not looking! j/k
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    http://www.idmonsters.com/files/DeviceAndSoftwareS...

    http://www.idmonsters.com/files/DeviceAndSoftwareSettings.pdf

    I believe this is the document you are looking for :)

    I've been able to find several documents via :google: that tell me how to...
  9. Thread: Input Needed

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    I'm running 800x600 from a PC (I know, I know)...

    I'm running 800x600 from a PC (I know, I know) and it is distorted when viewing music videos but not terribly. The navigation software I use is called iGuidance, and since it thinks I'm on 800x600...
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    Holy price drop Batman! Cingular was charging...

    Holy price drop Batman! Cingular was charging $79.99 for unlimited internet! If you buy the phone you're suggesting and the 600min rollover plan, low and behold, you CAN get unlimited internet for...
  11. Funny (kinda) related topic

    My dad's 2000 Corvette has some integrated tire pressure gage and it's very flakey. When he first got it (new in spring 2000) it misred the tire pressure and wouldn't let the car go over 50mph. That...
  12. Thread: Input Needed

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    More is not always better. Our 7" display...

    More is not always better.

    Our 7" display options are native at 800x480. Although some 8" and larger displays are native at 800x600, it's always better to go with a native resolution, especially...
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    Agreed. And since it sound like they know a bit...

    Agreed. And since it sound like they know a bit about high end gear, lets delve deeper!

    When you're putting together a high end or DJ rig, one of the most importat pieces of your rig is your power...
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    http://prj.perquin.com/obdii/ That site seems...

    http://prj.perquin.com/obdii/

    That site seems to have quite a bit about the protocol. It looks like a good place to start looking for information if someone were to start coding an interface on...
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    heh... how about running VNC to a PC for using...

    heh... how about running VNC to a PC for using iGuidance and OBDII? I've got my hardware ready for the mac install, but I'm running a PC until I can get "worthy" navigation. Both OBD and navigation...
  16. Thread: Syncing music

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    GOOD point. I don't use iTunes to play music......

    GOOD point. I don't use iTunes to play music... so I'll have to look into that. I use MegaSeg and import the whole music directory after syncing.

    Can the current versions of iTunes import it's own...
  17. Thread: Syncing music

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    :nw: Yup, that's the ticket! don't forget to go...

    :nw: Yup, that's the ticket! don't forget to go the other way if you're loading/ripping music from your car computer :)
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    Poll: PowerVoice

    Sounds good to me...

    "Computer, engage turbo, engage nitro, engage radar detector, change song - Wild Side, increase volume."

    EDIT: errumm... showing my age with that song selection *blush*
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    I'm a DJ, do sound for live bands, and use a...

    I'm a DJ, do sound for live bands, and use a bunch of Behringer stuff. Why would you want to put a 19" rack unit in the car? It's one hell of a lot of EQ'ing! I've got two DSP8024 units with 31 bands...
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    Mac's do this "out of the box". My Powerbook just...

    Mac's do this "out of the box". My Powerbook just connects to any open network. My USB 802.11g adapter does list all networks found, but will connect to my prefered (only one) network. I'll have to...
  21. Thread: Syncing music

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    rsync

    I just use rsync. I created a quick shell script for "backing up" my .mov and .mp3 (and .m4a) files. Put it behind your "front end" and you're all set :)

    ok... well my Mac isn't in my car yet, but...
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    97!?

    In the US, the body style didn't change until 1998's model year (purchases after September usually are named for the next year). My 1997 Passat doesn't look like yours, it's a B4, yours looks like a...
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    I agree... and it was my friggin skin! hah......

    I agree... and it was my friggin skin! hah... nice job.

    As for showing "woo"... this is a public board. I took those shots :D And the capitolist in me is going to put them on realbargirls.com in...
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    Mmmmmmore :) BTW: I've got my ghetto install...

    Mmmmmmore :)

    BTW: I've got my ghetto install rockin my LCARS skin in that first group. I'm not quite happy with the layout now that I've played with it for a while. Just like anything else, it...
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    For Frodo (and his voyers)

    Here's a peek!

    EDIT: The second image (peek.jpg) is NOT work safe. :)

    err... does this make me Frodo's "crack dealer" *chuckle*
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