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    2005 Blue Mazda 3s

    This is my 2005 Winning Blue Mazda 3s. I got it new in July 2005.

    Specs:

    Exterior:
    No Mods yet (planned: Spoiler, Stubby antenna, Rims?)

    Carputer:
    Shuttle SK41g Barebone (Socket A, DDR, AGP, PCI)
    AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M 2400+ (45W) Barton 266mhz
    256mb DDR 2100 (may upgrade later)
    40gb Hard drive (may upgrade later)
    Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Nvidia mx420 64mb (for 800X480)
    Motorola 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    DVD-Rom
    Planned: GPS, Phone Internet

    LCD Screen:
    Lilliput 7" VGA Touch Screen

    Subs:
    Bazooka ELA 300.1 500w Max Amp
    2 12" Sony subs
    Custom Built Sub Box/Carputer Shelf/Amp Shelf

    HU:
    Stock HU (for Steering Wheel controls) Solder modified with AUX-in hack. IOC for sub hookup.

    Radar Detector:
    Cobra ESD 9150 (9-Band with Compass hooked to switching power source, cable hidden)

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    Trunk





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    Radar Detector





    Wire Mess



    Frodoplayer Skin (based off febsperanza's)



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    What do you think of the Lilli being mounted so low? Is it difficult to touch/see while driving?

    Im considering relocating the HU and putting a screen there, but it would be easier to ditch the ashtray instead.

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    I prefer it down there, keeps it out of the sun as you know touch screens can not be seen in direct sun, its easy to use, and its not noticable at all in the car, no need to worry about anyone stealing it, and when the car is in gear the shifter is out of the way

    -Devin
    I Agree . I also didn't want to replace my hu (steering wheel controls, radio etc.). You can also remove the steering wheel knob easily to view while in park.
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    I was kind of hoping for the 8" though, which is why Im so reluctant now to do the ashtray install. Plus, using nappyjim's trick of moving the HU to the glovebox lets you keep the steering wheel controls.

    Do you think there would be another way to do the install without grinding away those two spots?

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    I really like how you set up your trunk with the PC in the middle...I hadn't thought of that but may have to steal it...looks clean (behind the box is another story...out of sight...out of mind)
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    rsd212- 8" won't fit in the ash tray (had to cut to fit 7"). 6.5" works the best, but no 6.5" has touch screen . Grinding was the only way to fit the 7" lcd into that spot, unless you just have it sticking out with the stick on stand (which doesn't look very good).

    Shelbrain- Those boxes were a *****, but the look and sound really good. Changing wireing, etc. is easy because of fold down seats. I also plan to stick a blue light that turns on when the trunk opens behind the boxes, which should look good.
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    I really like the skin, thanks for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsd212
    I really like the skin, thanks for that
    Thanks . Took me hours.
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