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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc753 View Post
    Hmm doesn't sound too promising. I wonder if some of that is fixed with the Xcal 3 it supposedly has more memory and other updates. Do you know if your SCT is trying to data log while its constantly plugged in? Wondering if that could be why it freezes up if its running out of memory or something while displaying the gauges.

    I sure would hate to have it mess up my truck though and cause it to not start or something, specially if the SCT were to take a crap too then I wouldn't be able to change tunes back to the stock at least to get around. Any links to this mongoose cable that you speak of? is this another carpc to OBD II reader? I am planning on having a SCT regardless of if it does gauges or not, I can get the best tunes for my truck through an SCT and one of the custom tuner guys.

    Good luck on your trip and safe travels. Thanks for the response.
    Hey, just got back into town. Yeah, I also got the SCT for tuning. At the time (last october), the XCal3 had just come out and had alot of issues, so I got the XCal2. I don't know if they've resolved all of their problems yet. To answer your question, I don't think my xcal2 wasn't datalogging at the time. I will look into that, though. Also, I wouldn't worry about any permenant damage, because you can always reflash. My problems went away instantly when I unplugged the unit. Then they came back when I plugged it in again - and went away when I unplugged it again. I just haven't used it since then, but it still works fine for uploading tunes (I reflashed immediately after that incident).

    The Mongoose is just an OBD-ii reader (may also write, I dont know), and here's the link: http://www.drewtech.com/products/mongoosepwm.html

    It's overpriced, but from what I've read, I think that may be the only solution for reliable real time gauges. It's something I'll look into after I pay off my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krnpimpsta View Post
    Hey, just got back into town. Yeah, I also got the SCT for tuning. At the time (last october), the XCal3 had just come out and had alot of issues, so I got the XCal2. I don't know if they've resolved all of their problems yet. To answer your question, I don't think my xcal2 wasn't datalogging at the time. I will look into that, though. Also, I wouldn't worry about any permenant damage, because you can always reflash. My problems went away instantly when I unplugged the unit. Then they came back when I plugged it in again - and went away when I unplugged it again. I just haven't used it since then, but it still works fine for uploading tunes (I reflashed immediately after that incident).

    The Mongoose is just an OBD-ii reader (may also write, I dont know), and here's the link: http://www.drewtech.com/products/mongoosepwm.html

    It's overpriced, but from what I've read, I think that may be the only solution for reliable real time gauges. It's something I'll look into after I pay off my car.
    Cool, thanks for the link. Definitely does look pricey, think thats gettin pushed pretty far down on the list lol, I still need exhaust and tuner and a bunch of other goodies on my list first lol. Planning on getting a bit of standard gauges as it is, just figured if I got a computer in there I mines-well try and make it do every darned thing possible lol.
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    amazing work, is the cooling power realy need? looks oversized but cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krnpimpsta View Post
    Cool, I'll be looking for your thread with pictures! BTW, it's a 320W power supply and I cannot use the computer while the car is off (battery would probably drain in 10 minutes). So I have it setup to do a soft shut down about 10 seconds after I turn the engine off and turn on with ignition.

    I want to have a lower power setup in the future, but for now, I just used my old desktop gaming rig, which is all I have. Radeon X850XT video card is overkill for a 7" carputer screen and probably sucks up 100 watts by itself.. but it's all I have.
    hey man sorry i took so long check out this thread i got some pics of the assembly i have

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ml#post1200155

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    Nice looking setup. Can't go wrong with a GT!

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    backup cam

    Hi,

    I really like the way you installed your backup cam and I'm going to do the same with mine, although I drive a different car.

    But I wonder, what about the visible area, can you see the eadge of the rear bumper while your back run (e.g. parking)? Would be great if you posted here some screens what exactly the cam shows.

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    Amp question

    This could turn out to be a stupid question...but I'm new so take it easy on me

    Do you need an aftermarket amp to use a Carputer with the factory Shaker 500 system? In other words are the power levels and such at the right levels to where all I need is a wiring harness like those available at Crutchfield to go straight from the audio outs on the MoBo to the OEM amps?

    Also is there anywhere I can find wiring diagrams/specs on the Shaker 500 system?

    I should add it is an 08...It seems there might be some differences from older models judging by other threads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_J View Post
    This could turn out to be a stupid question...but I'm new so take it easy on me

    Do you need an aftermarket amp to use a Carputer with the factory Shaker 500 system? In other words are the power levels and such at the right levels to where all I need is a wiring harness like those available at Crutchfield to go straight from the audio outs on the MoBo to the OEM amps?

    Also is there anywhere I can find wiring diagrams/specs on the Shaker 500 system?

    I should add it is an 08...It seems there might be some differences from older models judging by other threads...
    Wow, you really revived a old thread.... but its ok, ive revived threads from like the year 2000. I dont have a Shaker 500, or even a Mustang but if you car has a OEM amp, then yes you can use it. Now does the Shaker power only a sub in the back or every last channel (speaker) in the car? If it only for the sub, then thats all you can use it for. So all you would need is a 4 channel amp for the door and rear speakers. Now if this amp controls all speakers then yes, your PC audio out would go into the Shaker 500.
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    I'm not sure which are powered by amps and which are not. So the power levels going to the amps from the factory headunit are the same as the output from the audio out on the computer? I'm just worried that I would need some sort of a pre-amp in order to maintain full volume potential....BUT if thats what you say, I'll take your word for it.
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    -Flowmaster 20's
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    -Fresh leather and carpet
    -AZA Z1's (18x8.5 front 18x9.5 rear)
    -BFG G-force KDW A/T
    -Jensen VM9311TS DVD head unit w/ touch
    -Streetglow interior/exterior lighting

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    You really got farther with this then I ever got the chance to. I built my carputer and did the wiring but complications came up before I was able to get the screen and everything in order, very well done!

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