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    Nice, That is a good looking car. Keep up the good work.

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    It won't do quite what you have in mind as far as sitting in front of the stock gauges, but I have my monitor on an arm and still use the stock stereo as well as the carpc.

    My monitor arm is mounted to the passenger side footwell:
    welded to the removable cover for some electrical stuff down there (08 WRX wagon, so yours is likely the same.)

    The arm comes up alongside the console and holds the monitor about level with the stock headunit.

    I do NOT think my setup will work quite right for you- I'm not doing any autocross, but mention it in case it helps with developing ideas.

    The stuff I used was from Panavise.

    I have had very few problems with the mounting arm loosening up, and even those could be fixed with some JBWeld if needed, but since it is actually floor-mounted there IS a certain amount of flex/bouncing which would likely be worse on the track.

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    Looking good!! I have a G1 (rooted w/ teather) as well and was just thinking about using it for the same thing, as well as GPS.

    I'm not sure if you thought about this but try looking into gmote for your g1, I'm not 100% sure if it will work, but if it does you will be able to use your phone's key board as well as the touch screen for controlling the mouse on your monitor.

    Oh and nice car, I love those things especially after 3k rpms

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    Thanks to Rogerdugans,

    I like this mount here:

    http://www.panaviseonline.com/produc...gory=44&id=110

    some of the flex mounts look cool too, but I wonder how sturdy they would be in a race. Autocross cornering gets pretty intense, with a fair amount of G force.

    That should put the screen close to where I want it.

    I'll check out the program for the G1.

    I'm no linux guru. I can get through it barely, so I may ultimately end up running WinXP, possibly even mediacenter.

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    I thought about a windshield mount too, but decided against it: not the greatest experiences with suction cup mounts in the past.
    But the stuff I got from Panavise is well made and sturdy- theirs may be good enough to stay during AutoX.
    (And if not, all the pieces BUT the suction cup mount should be usable with another mount somewhere.)

    I feel the same about the flex mounts: probably fine for a vehicle that is driven... sedately.
    Few people buy a WRX to drive sedately.

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    I like the custom case. Nicely done, it'll be kool when you get it all finished. If you haven't yet decided on OBD II software, check out DashCommand from Palmer Performance. You can do custom dashboards and I think it'd work well for what you're trying to accomplish.

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    At a holding spot for now.

    adding performance hardware to the car.

    So far, a 25 mm Perrrin front ARB, and 235/45/17 inch Kumho ecsta XS autocross tires on the stock wheels.

    May be picking up a set of used Enkie GF-1 wheels for a loss of 5 lbs per wheel over the stockers.

    Still need a screen, and a power supply to get the computer functional.

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    Looks like this may get started again may be picking up one of the screens with the double din mount available in the store here.

    Couple big races coming up. Would like to get some data acquisition running and digital gauges.
    08' WRX - lightly prepared for D-stock autocross
    1994 BMW M3/25is - Heavily prepared for SM class autocross
    OBD1 :( no carputer fo the Bimmer

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