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    97 Toyota Corolla Install

    Well so far here is what I have on my system I gettin my xbox installed sometime next week then a few weeks after that gathering up the pc adn puttin in to complete the package let me know on teh thoughts of the setup







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    1997 Toyota Corolla

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    Looks good so far.... Keep the pics comming.
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    hey dude, good luck we have almost the same car

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    haha i got the jdm headlights with grill which i gettin installed in a couple of weeks but my xbox and carpc gettin hooked up in teh next couple of weeks to finish up teh system
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    1997 Toyota Corolla

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    http://members.cardomain.com/superv

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    wow nice *rig* i like seeing all these corollas yours is a later model of mine but mines a 4 door hatch everything else looks almost the same
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    Nice setup dude!
    I have the same corolla and i'm thinking of some setup like this one or using the space below the a/c controls as 2 DIN slots, one for a xenarc (or other) dash mounted touchscreen and one for a small travla case.
    BTW, is it comfortable using the touchscreen when your on 3rd or 5th gear? Is there enough space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer_
    Nice setup dude!
    I have the same corolla and i'm thinking of some setup like this one or using the space below the a/c controls as 2 DIN slots, one for a xenarc (or other) dash mounted touchscreen and one for a small travla case.
    BTW, is it comfortable using the touchscreen when your on 3rd or 5th gear? Is there enough space?
    lol i could even answer that for ya Hammer... i've got my carpc installed into my Toyota Corolla GTS 1988 basically same bottom center area, got an indash Xenarc 700IDT in the bottom of the 2 1/2 din area cuz it's the only spot with enough back clearance to fit the 8" case plus 1" for cables in the back, just got it in there today though, I can't say it's totally conveinent... but it works. no matter where i put it i have to lean forward to touch it kinda since i sit so far back, but to position my hand to know where the buttons are, i just wrap my thumb around the gearshift, then you'll remember where you're touching hone those blind skills a little. and as far as watching dvds on it and gearshift getting in the way... well put it in 2nd or reverse :P, wont bother ya. Basically these flat up n down dashes kinda screw us in this way, just have to deal with it and smile , soon you'll love it

    but continue to show your install buddy, like seeing how ppl are doing this in other corolla's, I know mine took a good month or so of planning hehe, still need to rebuild computer case to fit where I really want it to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedsterworld
    lol i could even answer that for ya Hammer... i've got my carpc installed into my Toyota Corolla GTS 1988 basically same bottom center area, got an indash Xenarc 700IDT in the bottom of the 2 1/2 din area cuz it's the only spot with enough back clearance to fit the 8" case plus 1" for cables in the back, just got it in there today though, I can't say it's totally conveinent... but it works. no matter where i put it i have to lean forward to touch it kinda since i sit so far back, but to position my hand to know where the buttons are, i just wrap my thumb around the gearshift, then you'll remember where you're touching hone those blind skills a little. and as far as watching dvds on it and gearshift getting in the way... well put it in 2nd or reverse :P, wont bother ya. Basically these flat up n down dashes kinda screw us in this way, just have to deal with it and smile , soon you'll love it
    Thanks for the info. My main concern was if there is enough space for the in-dash touchscreen to open and if there's enough space to use it... I won't be watching any DVDs while on the move, that's for sure! I believe the usage of my car pc will be gps/maps, mp3 playing and engine monitoring through OBD (if I ever manage that!). For any of these uses I think I'll be ok!

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    Well, i have the same car and i was wondering about your installation of the deck in the upper din space... Did you have to remove the air ducting? When i pulled it apart there was only about a 4" depth until i hit my vents. I just moved everything to the lower din spaces and just used the upper one for storage. But now that im thinking of putting the screen in the lower din spots i dont know if i just want to eliminate my head unit or see if it is possible to relocate it to the top space. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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