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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalksalvage View Post
    umm yeah... i wasnt ****ed... i was joking....

    And there are cases where a wired keyboard can be an issue... one example is if you have someone in the back seat and its wired throught he glove box, unless the cord is extra long, its a problem. A simple RF keyboard seems to work well.... im still not sure what im doing... there are many types of keyboards out there...
    thats a good point about the backseat, but in my car, a backseat CarPC operator is just as taboo as a backseat driver. And besides, i can still count the number of times i have had human passengers in the backseat on both my hands, and my dog sure isnt going to be operating a keyboard anytime soon, hes got an old snow brush to gnaw on for entertainment...

    RF wireless keyboards are great, and I personally use the S510 set from Logitech on my HTPC, but for most peoples needs in the car can tend to be quite a bit more pricey (when you start buying brand names) and the price can be beyond the justification of how often you really need access to a keyboard.

    BTW, to the Subie guys, i just got my new catback installed last night. WORX Tuning F3 catback, and let me say, its definitely an improvement over my last exhaust (Magnaflow Ti) Car has no restrictions from the turbo to the muffler tip and is still barely louder than stock at idle and cruise speeds. I can now HEAR my audio system without needing to use a silencer and killing the exhaust note of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFridrich3 View Post
    thats a good point about the backseat, but in my car, a backseat CarPC operator is just as taboo as a backseat driver. And besides, i can still count the number of times i have had human passengers in the backseat on both my hands, and my dog sure isnt going to be operating a keyboard anytime soon, hes got an old snow brush to gnaw on for entertainment...

    RF wireless keyboards are great, and I personally use the S510 set from Logitech on my HTPC, but for most peoples needs in the car can tend to be quite a bit more pricey (when you start buying brand names) and the price can be beyond the justification of how often you really need access to a keyboard.

    BTW, to the Subie guys, i just got my new catback installed last night. WORX Tuning F3 catback, and let me say, its definitely an improvement over my last exhaust (Magnaflow Ti) Car has no restrictions from the turbo to the muffler tip and is still barely louder than stock at idle and cruise speeds. I can now HEAR my audio system without needing to use a silencer and killing the exhaust note of the car.

    yeah i was looking at that exaust when i started looking into engine mods, it got nice reviews and its pretty straight so good airflow too ^^

    what have you done with you old exaust? just sitting in the corner of your garage or have you put it on ebay or something, i may be interested in it ^^
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    Nope its sitting in the corner of my garage like you guessed. Its up in the local Midwest for sale forum at Nasioc.com since i really dont want to deal with shipping, but if you want to pay for it, i guess i can find a box small enough that shipping wouldnt be rediculous. Right now im looking for 550 local for the exhaust, and shipping would be extra. Its full titanium from the downpipe flange to the muffler tip. If your looking to maximize your performance gains from exhaust i would probably tell you my magnaflow isnt going to be the best choice, it would be best suited for someone who wants to knock a few pounds off the back of the car and mate to the stock downpipe securely.

    Update (11-03-06): received my controller/keyboard in the mail. Its small, but not quite as small as i had expected. Keyboard still fits fine in the glove box and the wiring is plenty long enough for what i need. I will post up a little mini review of the keyboard along with pics in a little while.

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    Hey Redian, remember you suggested me to get ODB2 to USB? Have you done it? I am thinking about doing it. Let me know if you have some tips.
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    yeah i did do it, its pretty easy, get an elmscan 320 (what i got) and then connect it from the obd-ii

    the only problem i had was the odbii port was right under my wheel, and the wire was annoying because it was on my legs.

    easy fix though, all you have to do is just ducktape the obd-ii port to a different position (take it out of the brace it is in) and then just plug it in and ****

    im using centrafuse for viewing the stuff now... works well too ^^ you should switch to it =p

    but yeah, sorry if that isnt very coherient, im wayyyyyyyy too tired atm, ill edit it later if you dont egt it
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    any updates??

    I have been lurking lately, pretty much since the summer... didn't ever see your log... cool install though...

    my wagon stats are... Helix catted DP, STI UP, STI catback, Cobb AP, ebay TMIC, Samco hoses... I wish I could do 0-60 in 4.5, but up here in mile high we got 91 octane and less air... we're about 15 to 20% down on power from you guys!! but I can still eat am M3... and that's what really matters, right??

    I flushed my screen

    TOO many hours to get that just right.. but it does look stock... I recently added a backup cam (other specs are in the sig)...

    anyway, my next build is a fiberglass enclosure for a sub under the passenger seat... waiting on a weekend that is A) warm enough and B) snow isn't calling me to the mountains...

    so thanks for the pics, they brings back painful memories... keep it updated!!
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    Yes, where did you disappear? Redian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by f1vlad View Post
    Yes, where did you disappear? Redian?
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    Yeah, unfortunately for you guys im still here

    =p

    I still lurk around, i just dont post much anymore, i havent really modded it anymore besides replacing the hard drive (i got hit in december, the HDD died in it) and then i added a radioshark

    i like the flush look you did with yer car btw, its hardcore oem looking, i wish i could do something like that but i am extremely busy with work and stuff (coming from a second semester senior with no job... thats suprising)

    The only other thing i have done with the computer is just update software, replace one side of the pexiglass case (my "friend" broke it) and uh... meh

    right now i am saving money to make my car somewhat drivable again, i have it agian but two of the wheels are slightly bent and the shop that repaired it put the 2 WrONG ******* TIRES on my car... so the front left and rear right wheels are different. its lame


    but yeah, i check this place every day, i just dont post too much =p (maybe like 5 times in the past 4 months), i usually just answer PMs i get from people on how to install the PCs, but now i see you guys care so much, ill actually voice my opinion on the forums more =p


    Good new though, now that it has been in an accident, its not worth nearly as much... so expect much more modding.

    Short verison: I'm still here, my car got a little hurt, all better now besides two tires, and im ******* busy with school/track/friends/getting money somehow to add to meh car.


    P.s. those *****es at the repair shop didnt replace the DCCD control area covers (those little plastic things) so i have a hole in my console >.>... oh, and they cut the power line to my computer in the repairs, and almost made my car catch on fire when i drove home.
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    "When you go 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, you don't need a made up character called fast. Thats what makes a Subaru, a Subaru."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redian View Post
    right now i am saving money to make my car somewhat drivable again, i have it agian but two of the wheels are slightly bent and the shop that repaired it put the 2 WrONG ******* TIRES on my car... so the front left and rear right wheels are different. its lame
    I know how that feels. Being a uni student, money is scarse, so I opted for the el cheapo tires to replace my front left and rear left. I am supposed to get 15in "sport" tires and they are upwards of $180 each! So I bargained with the discount tire guy to sell me 2 refurb tires for $40... Not each, total. I all I had to do was teach him how to pair his new BT handset with his new phone! Piece of cake.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redian View Post
    but yeah, i check this place every day, i just dont post too much =p (maybe like 5 times in the past 4 months), i usually just answer PMs i get from people on how to install the PCs, but now i see you guys care so much, ill actually voice my opinion on the forums more =p
    Get that post count higher! Then you can tower over people and laugh demonically! mwahahahahahahaha

    Good to see you are back.
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