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Thread: Stealth OEM install in MR2 Spyder - Magazine coverage!

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    Frigor,

    I'd be glad to do it for you. I'll PM you when I get the chance to pick one up.

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    Thanks! You number 1!
    BMW E36 Project [ ========= ]
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    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen - Epia M-10000 - HQCT 1.0 FM Radio - 2.5" 80Gb - USB GPS
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    FrodoPlayer 1.10 & MapMonkey with FriBruMet Skins by Frigor.

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    the nav pod was actually fairly cheap. I bought it new from some guy off the mr2 board for about $45 cuz he didn't wanna use it anymore. Even new, it doesn't go for more than $100; I'm guessing its a lot more simple than the subaru pod.
    That shroud is a stock part? I'm trying to do the same heavily recessed setup in my Subaru and I'm looking at having to fabricate a shroud!
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    Yup, it's a factory part from japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencery
    Yup, it's a factory part from japan.
    As Monty Python would say 'you lucky, lucky, b*st*rd' . Dang I wish I could but one that looked that nice for my Subaru and would take the 8" lilliput I'll be putting in it!

    I definitely agree on the decrease in usability with having to lean forward. I still have my stock HUD hooked up for the audio (via a tape adaptor - quality is perfect but you can hear the tape going in quiet bits ), so I can currently adjust the volume easily enough.
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    haha, yeah, I got really lucky w/ this setup... almost as if it were meant to be

    The decreased usability of the TS just made me work that much harder to get the buttons working

    BTW, do you have a link to your current setup? I'd like to build a carputer for a friend w/ a wrx wagon sometime in the future, and it's always great to see ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencery
    BTW, do you have a link to your current setup? I'd like to build a carputer for a friend w/ a wrx wagon sometime in the future, and it's always great to see ideas.
    Not in a single thread. I keep meaning to dig up the thread I started a *long* time ago and add some choice pictures to show the progress. The PC is up and running in my car - but not yet under the seat and I haven't yet finalized the wiring. The monitor is just sitting in the hole where the mini-glove box thing used to be. I had to cut a few mm's of each side to make a slot that the 8" screen would sit in. I've been using it like that for a couple of weeks now with a quickly built cardboard shroud to get a feel for whether I'm happy with that position and how much of a problem sun is (mostly it's not - but every so often the sun is low enough to shine a bit onto the bottom of the screen - despite it being pretty recessed. I'm still toying with the idea of taking the lilliput apart for a truly custom install. I'm definitely going to do the auto-power on mod.
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    updated w/ new pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    Very cool idea using the old head unit but i have one suggestion - use the tape slot for something too. Like have usb connectors behind it or add some more buttons.
    Beautifull install. In the tape deck, put something like a multicard reader for when you/or a friend have a digi cam and want to look at pics without connecting camera.

    Hust my .02!

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    thanks =)

    We discussed that idea earlier on in the thread, and in fact, that's what I hoped to do originally, but the way the case is setup, the IDE cables block the tape slot...

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