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    00 Jeep Wrangler Install

    Here are the photos of my Install
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    Here's the rest. What do you think?
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    That looks very sweet. Nice job. The case ; very nice finishing touches. Any input devices in there...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    That looks very sweet. Nice job. The case ; very nice finishing touches. Any input devices in there...?
    Thanks [o: There's just the touch screen for now, I'm working on getting a touchpad and a micro keyboard for my visor. I also have a Griffin Tech scroll thing I'm going to mount.

    If there's any Wrangler owners out there wondering how I mounted the monitor: Since I have no mechanical experience whatsoever, I had to think simple. The mount is a general wall mount for bose speakers. Modified only slightly ( drilled hole ) then the extension arm affixed to the post on the reverse of the Xenarc. Removable with a simple Allen wrench, and fully adjustable in just about any direction. I easily and frequeantly swing it across the the passenger.


    The case is a Powmax Acrylic Micro-ATX, blue tint. The smallest case for micro-ATX boards with full height expansion capabilities. Drilled two holes, one for the cold-cathode switch and one to run the power switch and LED to the front of the car ( with quick disconnects for when I take it out ). I tried to do a good sleeving and I'm confident it turned out all right.

    More pictures will be at nightime and of the inverter.
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    Not bad although seting it on the subs might not be the best idea. The magnets will produce a small electro magnetic palse and the vibration probably isnt to god for the driver. It will probably live for a good lone time like that but I just figured I would mention it.

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    ooowwwww....I've been drinkin for about 10 hours and the neon hurts my eyes....

    Nice job though.

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    Nice install, I like the case and the mounting idea. Problem with a wrangler is that they are super simple to break into - esp. when you have the softtop put on (if you ever put it on).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcker2000
    Not bad although seting it on the subs might not be the best idea. The magnets will produce a small electro magnetic palse and the vibration probably isnt to god for the driver. It will probably live for a good lone time like that but I just figured I would mention it.
    I agree...there has been much discussion about whether the magnetic thing is an issue (and probably the vibration, but I don't know)...but I would really think about the vibrations. Over time it will probably hurt your hard drive.

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    I had it adjacent to the passenger back seat on that sort of overhang but it couldn't find a decent way to secure it's position, it shook a lot more than it does at it's current position. However, I am open to any ideas you may have.

    I don't think I got this in the photo, but I have two "u" bolts secured into the subwoofer enclosure with this rather thick anti-theft/cut cable which is padlocked to the rollbar. In addition I have a two-way 800ft FM remote with my alarm that alerts me of any activity and explains the activity with nice little icons. Hammer = proximaty warming; Hammer with smash = shock sensor; hood open = hood opened; door open = door open, all of course accompanied by tones from the remote and alarms from the car. Where I live, with all the jets, it get's slightly annoying when it goes off every 2 minutes but I deal. Am I over confident with this sort of setup?

    Back to the point, when I had it on the passenger rear armrest it was also with the anti-theft/cut cable through the handle and padlocked to the rollbar. I do have a clothtop but it is winter so I think I'm not going to be using that for many months. Again, I am open to any other solutions you wonderful people may be aware of.

    As for the M.I., maybe I read about them actually being shielded...?
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    Well there are several things i can think of to reduce EM (electro magnetic) pulses. If you some thin sheat metal then you could cut and fasten (glue and screws) the peices on the out side or inside of the sub box. Actualy if you got some cash they you can get some diamond plate tare off the carpet and re-cover it with the diamond plate. This would 1. Make it look ruged (which is fitting for in a jeep) 2. protect from EM pulses from the sub magnets.

    Next on to vibration. There are realy only a few components of the pc that need shock protection. The first one being the hard drive and the 2nd one being the cd rom drive (this might not even need it). Best thing to do in a standered case is take a peice of foam (the kind found in most foam pillows) cut a peice for the hard drive to set on. Next get a peice of bubble wrap cut that so it will fit between the hard drive and the foam. Then just find a way to use rubber bands to hold the drive down onto the foam but will still allow it to move up if u hit a big pot hole.

    Hope this helps. Also on a side note the only reason laptop hard drives are more resilient in laptops/car pcs is the fact that they spin slower than new faster hard drives. 5400 rpm is max for laptop drives and 7200rpm is max for 3.5 inch drives. When the pc is off there should be no worie of hard drive damage due to most vibrations because the read/write head is locked back off the plater. The newest hard drive I just bought is warented up to 350g's of non-operation shock.

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