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    EPIA 800 in a VW Jetta 1.8 TURBO

    Project Name: too lazy to think of a name, Lucy?
    Car: 2002 VW Jetta
    Engine: inline 4, 1.8 liter turbo, 20 valves
    <basic picture of car goes here>
    Sorry I dont have a pic of the car but Its a black Jetta. I think everyone has seen one of those.

    Kenwood KDC-MP919 HU. Stock 200 watt amp, stock speakers.

    Carputer: EPIA 800
    screen: TM-701L with touch.
    Case: blue playstation 1
    Power: OPUS 150
    Storage: 40 gigs
    Sound/video: onboard
    Extra: dvd-rom slim drive. GPS, usb game controller,

    Here are the updated pictures, they are on a free ftp site so who knows how long they will last.










    rest of the pics:
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    http://www.pifiu.com/vortex/uploads/102003/night21.jpg
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Looks great!! That's exactly what I wanna do. Need some $$ firtst though.
    Car:
    2001 Jetta 1.8T
    Stereo:
    JL VR650CSi (front), three JL 8W6 (sub), MB Quart PSD 216 (rear), Xtant 302A (subs), Xtant 4180C (highs),
    Computer:
    Shuttle FV25, Cely 1.3GHZ, 256MB Kingston PC133, WD 80GB 7200 RPM, 150W Opus, 7" TM-700TS LCD, IRMAN,

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    Looks very nice and clean...Makes me want to start another carpc rebuild...

    Are you worried about security at all bro!...Im from brooklyn also and security would be my #1 issue if i were to rebuild again....

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    I'll roll in that

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    not really. I mean the ps1 is in the trunk, the screen from the outside looks like som cd din caddy.
    I am worried about the gps antenna up front that might give it away.. so I'll have to work on making that more stealthy.

    But other then that I've made it so my car looks stock on stock from the outside.

    And your in brooklyn?..you should come down to coney Island area, I wouldnt mind checking out another carputer setup

    Originally posted by SPyder_Flex97
    Looks very nice and clean...Makes me want to start another carpc rebuild...

    Are you worried about security at all bro!...Im from brooklyn also and security would be my #1 issue if i were to rebuild again....
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Very nice!!! I wish I had the moola for an indash right now...One question though...Do you have an issue with the head unit being covered by the screen?

    Post more pics...
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    yes the screen blocks the HU, but I just put it into aux in mode and i dont really need to look at it.

    i do have a remote so the screen blocking the HU is no problem.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Originally posted by samc
    yes the screen blocks the HU, but I just put it into aux in mode and i dont really need to look at it.

    i do have a remote so the screen blocking the HU is no problem.
    Did you fit both of those units in one double din slot or is it bigger? Im going to get that same in dash screen...and if you fit both you HU and the Screen in a double din slot, then I dont have to relocate my HU.

    Also, I noticed the screen is cut off on the sides. I have your motherboard on a 5.6" screen, and it fills the whole thing. Now if we can't fill the whole 7" then I guess it wouldn't be worth it to get a 7" screen, unless there was a way to fill the whole screen. What's your experience with this?

    Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
    http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
    http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
    --------------------------------
    -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
    -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
    -80 gig hard drive
    -128 MB RAM
    -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
    -PB Remote /w Girder
    -Media Engine & Windows XP
    -Playstation II also added
    -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.


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    actually my car has a din sleeve (single) on the bottom and on top there was cubby hole (blank space). I pulled it out and just slid the screen in their, no din sleeve, fits smoothly.

    And yeah the screen does not stretch across. I've thought of Power strip but peoplpe tell me it wont work with an EPIA 800 onboard video. So im not sure right now

    I'll keep working on it.
    I still have other issues to work out like a little static on the screen. But I believe thats a problem other then the screen itself.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Originally posted by samc
    actually my car has a din sleeve (single) on the bottom and on top there was cubby hole (blank space). I pulled it out and just slid the screen in their, no din sleeve, fits smoothly.

    And yeah the screen does not stretch across. I've thought of Power strip but peoplpe tell me it wont work with an EPIA 800 onboard video. So im not sure right now

    I'll keep working on it.
    I still have other issues to work out like a little static on the screen. But I believe thats a problem other then the screen itself.
    If you could measure just how far (remember the overscan option in our bios) you can get the image to stretch on that screen it would be appreciated..

    Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
    http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
    http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
    --------------------------------
    -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
    -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
    -80 gig hard drive
    -128 MB RAM
    -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
    -PB Remote /w Girder
    -Media Engine & Windows XP
    -Playstation II also added
    -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.


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