I know how you feel... wouldn't it be nice if it worked in the same freaking position, like it was stock..
well, it kinda makes sense why the oem still works so well... because the factory nav doesn't use gps alone, it relies heavily on the spedometer and that gyro thingy to estimate, especially when it doesn't have a complete lock.
Still, test out that area I showed you.. for me that's been great, and as long as you orient the gps receiver such that any little "LED's" face towards the front of the car... you'll hardly see the thing, nor will anyone see it from outside (theft, etc).
that plate is so cool, olny thing is, it may make your car a target, if someone t**t realises that you got a computer and other fancy bits in there they will prob try steal it.
Audio: Alpine PXA-H700 DSP, Rockford Fosgate Punch P4004 amp, P152S Comps and Alpine SWR-1242D Sub
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Very nice install! I'm finally going to do my G, so it's nice to see such a nice result. I really like where you put your puter, too. I tried and tried to find a way to put it in the Nav System console, but it doesn't look like there's any way it can fit. Any chance you'd be willing to share the drawings/dimensions for you custom aluminum box?
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I dont have any drawings for it but its just a basic rectangular box with motherboard standoffs drilled into the bottom and a hole for a fan and the io plate
Id actually recommend doing something like this
found a good case at home depot
It may be a bit too big to fit in the space next to the stock amp but you can mod it to fit
First off let me say great job on the car and installation! Iím saving up to purchase the coupe next spring and I canít wait!
As for the shielding problem with the fm receiver Iím curious to know if leaving the aluminum foil on the back side of the fiberglass would have been enough to stop the interference with the radio.
The trunk install is very clean, but this way you could still have it on display and hopefully not have problems with interference.
Do you have any idea what youíve spent for the entire system?
Keep up the great workÖ
Aluminum foil wouldnt have been sufficient especially from the back side.
For my next install Im thinking about some sort of faraday cage that will allow viewing but still block radio waves from exiting (think loose mesh like structure)
No idea what Ive spent so far but more time than money
Parts are in the 1000 range
aolhater - very nice car, and very nice setup..damn my dream car with a carputer =d .. anyways i was wondering what navigation software you used? Because i see that your in MB, im in redondo beach, so if it works good for you id assume id get the same results..thanks!
I use CoPilot for GPS but have also used iGuidance and Destinator, all of which have good maps of the areaOriginally Posted by schism13
I moved out of MB now actually; living in Nor Cal going to school at the moment
Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
what would you suggest me getting for around this area? (having the best updated POI's , accurate directions ,etc..) or more of what is your favorite?