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Thread: 2004 WRX Carputer Install

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    2004 WRX Carputer Install

    Here's some pics of my finished Carputer (just need to hide the wires)

    Custom Made Case






    Screen Pics




    LED power button



    Here is a video of the CarPC in action (17.2 MB)
    http://s87356685.onlinehome.us/carputer/carputer.wmv

    and some build pics
    http://s87356685.onlinehome.us/lcd1.jpg
    http://s87356685.onlinehome.us/lcd2.jpg
    http://members.shaw.ca/madd/carputer/mount.jpg
    http://members.shaw.ca/madd/carputer/dash.jpg
    http://members.shaw.ca/madd/carputer/IRreceiver.jpg (for the lcd remote)

    Parts Used

    ZALMAN ZM-2HC1 HARD DISK HEATPIPE COOLER & VIBRATION DAMPENER
    SAMSUNG 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
    WD CAVIAR SE 120GB INT ATA/100 HD 3.5LP 9MS 8MB 7200RPM OEM
    ANTEC COBRA ROUNDED IDE ATA133 CABLE 26INCH DUAL SHIELDED
    ANTEC 92MM FAN GUARD CHROMED WIRE-FORMED FAN GRILL 2 PACK
    SUNBEAM 12INCH UV COLD CATHODE LIGHT KIT W/ BACKPLATE SWITCH
    15FT VGA MONITOR EXTENSION15FT VGA MONITOR EXTENSION
    4PORT USB 2.0 MICROHUB ULTRA4PORT USB 2.0 MICROHUB ULTRA
    ANTEC BLUE LED LIGHTED 80MM CHASSIS FAN 2600RPM 34CFM 30DBA X2
    Via Epia MII12000 System Board
    Lilliput Touch screen
    Audigy NX2 USB2.0 Soundcard
    Linksys Wifi Card
    Opus 150Watt PowerSupply
    Blue LED Power button
    LCD Bezel from www.tmz.com/wrx
    15 Foot USB2.0 Cable




    A big thanks to all the posters on this forum and the wonderful "search" button

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    Very nice! Can we get a look at the car itself?
    I love the WRXs
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    Newest install - my quickest ever
    My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
    My very first carputer - voted the most ghetto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuriy
    Very nice! Can we get a look at the car itself?
    I love the WRXs







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    Did you fabricate the head unit enclosure? Does the entire unit fit back there or is that just the front panel with the actual united elsewhere?

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    Simply put,

    This is one of the most beautifull installs I have ever seend. Imprezza's are the ****. I like whatyou did with your reciver. What was there before?
    Is your sound system stock? Please show engine pic.

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    Did you fabricate the head unit enclosure? Does the entire unit fit back there or is that just the front panel with the actual united elsewhere?

    the whole unit is there. I actually just bought a stock kit from subaru for a gauge pod and installed my deck into it instead of gauges

    http://www.subaru.kz/images/access/i...augepack_b.jpg

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    Nice and clean install.
    BTW nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel vision
    Here's some pics of my finished Carputer
    Sweet install bro. I love thos wrx's. Very nice car and setup. I'm feeling that cpu case too. Tight!
    Status: [|||||||||-] 90% finished
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel vision
    That transformer is awesome.
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    Whoa, ok i'm gettin a WRX next very very nice install.
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