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Thread: 2010 Toyota Corolla S - Custom CarPC Build (Lots of photos)

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    Nice work! I've got a 9th Gen Corolla that I'll put up here soon. I did things a little differently though, it'll be fun to compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    Very nice setup!

    I have been looking at the Directed AM/FM/HD tuner because I need my am/fm channels. How do you like the unit? Did it integrate well with Centrafuse and do you think it sounds as good as a headunit does?

    Appreciate it...your opinion will probably sway me one way or the other!
    Honestly, quite disappointed in the Directed HD Tuner... It integrates just fine with CF, but the reception is terrible (and yes the power antenna wire is connected). The way it goes in/out of HD to normal FM drives me nuts - I now have the Pandora plugin for CF and with my Verizon 4G MiFi that's pretty much all I use now. Kinda regret buying it... If you can live without FM/AM I kinda don't see the point in it. I tried searching for FM boosters but they all seem to be junk. That's just my 2 cents though... If you really want FM I'd look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emeka View Post
    Nice work! I've got a 9th Gen Corolla that I'll put up here soon. I did things a little differently though, it'll be fun to compare.
    Cool, I'd be interested to see it. I'm probably going to be changing some things around with my setup in the near future. Since I've had it for a few months already there are a few things I'd like to improve upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XAndyJX View Post
    Honestly, quite disappointed in the Directed HD Tuner... It integrates just fine with CF, but the reception is terrible (and yes the power antenna wire is connected). The way it goes in/out of HD to normal FM drives me nuts - I now have the Pandora plugin for CF and with my Verizon 4G MiFi that's pretty much all I use now. Kinda regret buying it... If you can live without FM/AM I kinda don't see the point in it. I tried searching for FM boosters but they all seem to be junk. That's just my 2 cents though... If you really want FM I'd look elsewhere.
    Really appreciate the reply! I won't even consider this now....thanks again!
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    GPS Receiver

    The USB GPS receiver I originally had wasn't quite living up to expectations (satellite acquisition took an eternity). I replaced that one with a Columbus V-800 (5Hz update is what sold me) - actually worse than my other one was After tinkering with the firmware on it and reflashing this, and changing that - let's just say it's decoration at the moment... I broke down and decided to buy the new GlobalSat BU-353-S4 with the SiRF Star IV chipset (got it from MP3Car's Amazon store). I read some good things about that chipset, hopefully it works well with iGuidance 2011. I'll comment on that when it arrives - as long as it takes less than 5min to find 1 satellite I'll be happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by XAndyJX View Post
    The USB GPS receiver I originally had wasn't quite living up to expectations (satellite acquisition took an eternity). I replaced that one with a Columbus V-800 (5Hz update is what sold me) - actually worse than my other one was After tinkering with the firmware on it and reflashing this, and changing that - let's just say it's decoration at the moment... I broke down and decided to buy the new GlobalSat BU-353-S4 with the SiRF Star IV chipset (got it from MP3Car's Amazon store). I read some good things about that chipset, hopefully it works well with iGuidance 2011. I'll comment on that when it arrives - as long as it takes less than 5min to find 1 satellite I'll be happy
    Where are you placing the GPS module? I have horrible GPS reception inside (locality to windows made no difference) of my car but when the module is placed outside it works perfectly fine.It worked fine in my previous car, Saturn Ion, but not in my current car, Honda Accord.
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    I am placing it inside my car on top of the dash... I know it's not the optimal location but I've had a few GPS receivers in the past that worked just fine inside the car. Also, I don't believe that these other GPS units were waterproof. I will try this new one out any hopefully it works well - if not, I know that this one is waterproof and I'll find a good spot on the outside of the car if I have to.

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    what on/off configuration did you use on your M4-ATX?

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    This is great, I was looking for a cheap alternative to boost the Volume.

    The Clarion seems the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Fleming View Post
    what on/off configuration did you use on your M4-ATX?
    Do you mean for the dip switch settings? If so, I just used the factory recommended P1 setting (5sec on delay/1min AutoLatch/60sec 5VSB Hard-off). Works out well for me...

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