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    Quote Originally Posted by fiXXXerMet View Post
    Eh Checksum, a nice looking install you have... I live in Maryland, too! In Brooklyn Park, South of Baltimore and North of Glen Burnie.

    Anyway, I am in the planning stage of a carputer install for a 2007 Nissan Altima. I am looking to do a fairly standard install... LCD to replace the head unit, a computer somewhere in the car, backup camera, gps, etc. Probably going to use a solid state driving with Linux.

    I'll probably be bugging you later!
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    sure!!!
    looking forward to your install
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    Very nice install.

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    WOW...

    AMAZING install, plus a personal favorite!

    Seamless integration, and in an ALTIMA! that's almost the EXACT setup I'm wanting to do in my own Altima!

    Any tips / pointers / warnings before I start? My biggest question is probably: What size screen fits best?

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    Nice clean screen install! Getting an 2008 Altima myself soon and glad to see someone else in the area :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kandyman676 View Post
    Nice clean screen install! Getting an 2008 Altima myself soon and glad to see someone else in the area :-)
    My uncle owns a Nissan Dealership, so Nissans are very easy to get :3

    Altimas give a great dashboard arrangement for a carputer...Though I would have rather put the monitor in the top cubby, and the carputer in the bottom. Replacing the entire headunit is an interesting idea! Though I'm wondering how certain controls are used, such as volume, etc.

    By putting the carputer in the lower cubby, and the monitor in the top, the headunit could remain (well, wires might need to be taken care of), and FM/AM/CD could stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by vexion View Post
    WOW...

    AMAZING install, plus a personal favorite!

    Seamless integration, and in an ALTIMA! that's almost the EXACT setup I'm wanting to do in my own Altima!

    Any tips / pointers / warnings before I start? My biggest question is probably: What size screen fits best?
    Thank You
    This is the screen I used: Lilliput 8" Widescreen (16:9) VGA Touchscreen 889GL-80NP/C/T
    http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_8_W..._p/mon-029.htm
    It fits perfectly in this 3rd party dash (but this is for the 2005 nissan altima, I am not sure if the 2008 has one similar)
    http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=6390

    Maybe the only tip I can give you is be very carefull when you install the monitor USB cable to your motherboard. I have burned my monitor USB controller once and my motherboard USB controller 2X just by not being too carefull
    Another thing you will need is lots of patience, as you can see it took me almost 2 months from the date I started to finish the job.

    The reason I did not put the monitor on top is because I would have to do some kind of fabrication with bondo etc... The dash kit mentionned above was a perfect fit for the double DIN enclosure, and I do not need to keep the stock radio around anymore, it just makes it look ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vexion View Post
    By putting the carputer in the lower cubby, and the monitor in the top, the headunit could remain (well, wires might need to be taken care of), and FM/AM/CD could stay
    Funny you say that....i've been test driving and shopping the car for a month now...definitely easy to put a monitor at the top, and the computer at the bottom. Was looking at my intel mac mini for the install since its the same size as their CD changer from the front...just seemed to me to make sense! Really don't care about OS at this point...just hardware.

    Take a look:
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    how can i use different videos for headrest monitors ? (as first page)(front monitor gps, headrest monitors video playing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandyman676 View Post
    Funny you say that....i've been test driving and shopping the car for a month now...definitely easy to put a monitor at the top, and the computer at the bottom. Was looking at my intel mac mini for the install since its the same size as their CD changer from the front...just seemed to me to make sense! Really don't care about OS at this point...just hardware.

    Take a look:
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    Though that's the 2008 altima I still like the '05 model better...The dash looks COMPLETELY different with the model overhaul...

    Look back at checksum's pictures -- notice there's a little cubby above the monitor (where the original headunit was). In the new altima, there are guages there...

    Though I might just do the carputer project in my '04 ford expedition -- more room on the dash board:

    [media]http://www.fordforum.com/models/expedition/images/2003-Ford-Expedition-interior.jpg[/media]

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    this setup is elite! excellent job!
    Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

    My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show-off-your-project/73500-06-scion-xb-tablet-in-the-box.html

    Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



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