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    1998 BMW M3 Install - Finished

    Finished being a relative term. This will be one of those projects that never ends.

    Goals:
    Retain stock look in the interior.
    No wires visible anywhere in the interior. Everything is hidden and run along with the stock wire runs.
    Retain as much trunk space as possible while still allowing easy access to carputer.
    Retain ability to return car to stock. This means no heavy modifications of the interior. Sunglass holder was cut, thats about it.
    No inverters. Why go DC->AC->DC

    Hardware:
    Lilliput 7" 16:9 Touchscreen mounted in OBC/Sunglass area - Powered off of the M1-ATX so that the screen comes on and turns off with the car, as well as providing power regulation. I don't trust those silly adapters to properly prevent frying something as sensitive as a screen.
    Via EPIA MII 10000 1ghz lower power motherboard
    M1-ATX automotive power supply with shutdown controller - Carputer turns on with car, hibernates when car is turned off
    10gig IBM Travelstar 2.5" laptop hard drive (planning to add a USB HD)
    Hand built plexiglass case secured in the trunk
    USA-SPEC DF-BMW audio adapter with 2 aux inputs
    Orinoco/Lucent PCMCIA 802.11b WiFi card
    Zoom USB Bluetooth dongle
    Globalstat BU-353 USB GPS reciever mounted on rear parcel shelf
    USB 1.1 hub in the front behind the screen
    USB 2.0 hub in the trunk
    Lots of cables and wiring

    Software:
    RoadRunner + IGuidance 2.1.1

    Pictures:




    1998 BMW M3
    Mods: Staggered SSR Competition wheels : M Roadster Short Shifter : JTD Aluminum Underpanel : Koni Adjustable SAs : Eibach Pro-kit springs : European clear corners and side markers : Hardwired V1 automatic door and radar detector

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    looks pretty good. The screens alittle too low for my personal preferance but very clean.

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    Screens pretty low = bad viewing angle Love those cars though!

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    Really nice!
    Any pics of the car?

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    Found one from HIN, its the one in the middle of the shot:

    1998 BMW M3
    Mods: Staggered SSR Competition wheels : M Roadster Short Shifter : JTD Aluminum Underpanel : Koni Adjustable SAs : Eibach Pro-kit springs : European clear corners and side markers : Hardwired V1 automatic door and radar detector

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    if i weren't paying for 3 other cars i'd be driving an m3, haha.
    even with 12lbs of boost my prix can't keep up with those little beasts

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    This is a really nice car and great carputer install.

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    nice car.. nice install

    whats the "Oh no" in the gps screen picture??
    are you playing a dead poetic song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmickyg
    nice car.. nice install

    whats the "Oh no" in the gps screen picture??
    are you playing a dead poetic song?
    Hah, no, I was playing Mosdef
    1998 BMW M3
    Mods: Staggered SSR Competition wheels : M Roadster Short Shifter : JTD Aluminum Underpanel : Koni Adjustable SAs : Eibach Pro-kit springs : European clear corners and side markers : Hardwired V1 automatic door and radar detector

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