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    MikeyZ - 350z install

    ***UPDATED 6/20/10***



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    Wow. Last update 2+ years ago. I'm a slacker.

    Anyway pretty much the same setup (it works, sounds good, so w/e). I haven't even upgraded RoadRunner - that's how content I am with my system =P. Some minor changes to the setup since the first post.



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    No comprehensive build pics or anything like that here. Just pics of the install and some misc pics. The comp has been running for a few yrs now and is very stable.

    There's lots of 350z installs out there so most of this stuff has been seen before. iMON controller used as a head unit, and a passenger glove box + plastic tray was used as a computer mount. Bose panel used to cover & ventilate.

    Amp was huge but found a way to install it w/o taking out the spare and still keep it relatively hidden.

    Running DLS MS6s in kicks, sub is ran through Zenclosure's "Type S" enclosure.

    Wires all tucked, hidden etc.

    carpet to cover everything up will probably be added to ensure you can't see the cut-outs.

    Amp panels:




    Amp & xovers showing:



    Sub control switch & misc switches (carpc acc line, monitor pwr line)



    Center console:




    View from behind:



    CarPC loading:



    "Head unit" i made using an imon controller, and a slim slot DVD drive mounted together (i'll probably redo this and center the imon controller - not as 'stock' looking as i'd like):



    Misc Front end pics(Roadrunner w/ modified BMV skin):






    And finally, carputer pics. It's behind the Bose panel on a glove compartment box mounted on there.



    Mounted to plastic 'hidden' tray that's removable for maintenance, upgrade, etc.





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    Updated:

    Dash - CF overlay for the win:






    CF Vinyl:




    Sorry for the bad pics - it's late and lighting in my garage is not so great.
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    Well thanks to some android apps, I've gotten a few neat things added:

    INTERNET CONNECTION:

    Boost Mobile pay as you go data? GOOD BYE SIR. I never liked you, and you were definitely terrible and a waste of like 100 bux.

    Root phone, enable wifi tethering, and hello 4g speeds. Audio and video streaming now possible straight to my PC (and to my phone for that matter). YESSSS:





    Also, thanks to the wifi tethering, I have access to my Home Automation setup (Homebrew of course) on my car as well:



    REMOTE CONTROL:

    It's like remote desktop, but not as nerdy. My computer screen updates on the phone, and the touchscreen works! $$$$



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HngP5RdpQw[/media]

    INPUT:

    Goodbye PS3 keyboard. Hello night time viewable keyboard that works just as well.



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZD7D6jO6XE[/media]

    Also, I now have a trackpad mouse as well. Yay:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pekE-Es2fiY[/media]

    CUSTOM DOCK:

    Custom dock for my Evo 4g. I still haven't locked down the position of the plug just yet... once my seido case comes in i'll decide which case I want to go to and lock it down.









    CURRENTLY WORKING ON:

    Still trying to get Pandora integrated. Will work on that for a few days and search the boards - let me know if you guys know the best way to do it (without changing to another FrontEnd)

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    Could you get some better pictures of the Imon setup? Just got mine and looking for the best way to mount it. I like the idea of the DVD drive below it. I was thinking along the same lines.
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    I'll get some later.

    The height of the imon + the dvd drive will be close to the size of double din (short by about 1-2mm).

    Mine is a Metrakit that was cut apart, with the imon mounted on it.

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    I have a radio install kit and have started to get some ideas on how to mount the imon in it. Just want to get a better idea of how you did it first. Really appreciate it!

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    Maybe this gives you a better idea:

    Microsoft Paint 4 the win heh.

    Typical single din metra kit (for 03-05 350z):



    Modified single din metra kit for imon:



    I'm pulling the dash sometime this week so i'll take pics of what it looks like from behind then.

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    Oh i forgot, you have to cut the middle 'lip' in between the top space and bottom compartment too by just a little bit to get the imon flush with the sides.

    You won't get the iMon flush with the top (or bottom) because there's a curve to the metra kit to match the dash.

    If you want to center the iMon i'm sure you can make it 'fade' in so the difference in the curvature and the imon's 'flat' surface is not as noticeable, but from what you can see on mine it's not too bad.

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    That is the kit I have. Great!

    Thanks
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    Looks a lot better than mine turned out! I was able to put a 4 port hub to the left of the imon, along with the slot load dvd under. Should get it installed today. Did you do your own plastics for the surrounding area?

    I'm on the road right now, so just using "gorilla tape" (has a black "molded" look to it).

    Hooked the Imon up yesterday just to make sure it worked. That navigation knob is going to get worn out. Was looking for something that would let me scroll through music. The griffin would work if you set it for push and hold then turn, but that's a bit of as pain. Think this is really going to finish the controls out nicely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Did you do your own plastics for the surrounding area?
    Painted fiberglass.

    I'll be redoing it in Dynatron and possibly move the DVD drive. I'm thinking about making just the imon visible, then dremel a small slit above just for the DVD drive. It would disable the eject button for the DVD, but end up looking much cleaner...

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    If you're not going to break anything doing the changes, want to sell me your old setup?

    I REALLY like the ultrabay. Was able to assign all the buttons in Streetdeck. Works great. Actually can use rewind and fast forward. Probably could before too, but didn't know how. Although, not sure what moron in the factory decided it didn't need a brightness control. Fortunately I got one of the "defective" dim ones. Works great at night and doesn't blind me.
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