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    with all the sand you could have at least imagined you were on da beach doin this and lookin at these, but anyways i have the same GPS unit in my ride, got it at the BX about a year ago, the only thing i dont really care for is Streets and Trips its not really compatable with the front ends ive been using. You ever think about putting a slot load dvd drive in your dash, i think that would look purty tight just below ur ac controls, also if you did ur bezel in woodgrain to match the stock woodgrain that would look goood!!!

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    Both your install and car kick ***, congrats. You're first sub install looked so clean too!


    You said that you ripped it out because the sound was being trapped in the trunk, but instead of making a totally new box, why wouldn't you just add ports to the existing one that fired them into the cabin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david69leonard View Post
    with all the sand you could have at least imagined you were on da beach doin this and lookin at these

    That's so true! I can definitely imagine


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    but anyways i have the same GPS unit in my ride, got it at the BX about a year ago, the only thing i dont really care for is Streets and Trips its not really compatable with the front ends ive been using.
    You're right...I don't care for how it interfaces with the frontends either. Heck...I don't like how it doesn't start tracking you when you hit the GPS button. Instead you have to click on the check box to turn on GPS, then check the box to have it rotate the map...too much and no tilted 3D view either. ug


    Quote Originally Posted by david69leonard View Post
    You ever think about putting a slot load dvd drive in your dash, i think that would look purty tight just below ur ac controls
    There isn't much room to put anything down there (the depth behind that area isn't very deep below the screen). I'm actually very partial to how Gork put his in the ceiling (up by the AC controls)...so I might attempt that.


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    also if you did ur bezel in woodgrain to match the stock woodgrain that would look goood!!!
    I don't really care for the wood look. I've been planning to get rid of it for some brushed aluminum or silver carbon fiber trim that they sell for my car. it'll match the day skin I use if I go with the brushed aluminum...so I will most likely go that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndyxX View Post
    Both your install and car kick ***, congrats. You're first sub install looked so clean too!
    Thanks and thanks again! I just need to stop skimping on the carpet and get something that is like the factor carpet.

    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndyxX View Post
    You said that you ripped it out because the sound was being trapped in the trunk, but instead of making a totally new box, why wouldn't you just add ports to the existing one that fired them into the cabin?

    I wanted to get some of my trunk space back. I needed the extra room so I could fit something else in the trunk while I had my son's stroller in there as well.

    This first box took up a lot of my trunk because I had the amp between it and the back of the rear seats (so you could only see the amp when the rear seats were down). So I redesigned it so that it is only took up half the space (but doesn't look as good) as the original. (And no...I used the same cubic feet for the actual sealed box...I just wasted a lot of extra space around it to make it look better).
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    [QUOTE=BimmaDrew;992098] That's so true! I can definitely imagine




    You're right...I don't care for how it interfaces with the frontends either. Heck...I don't like how it doesn't start tracking you when you hit the GPS button. Instead you have to click on the check box to turn on GPS, then check the box to have it rotate the map...too much and no tilted 3D view either. ug



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    I know that there is a thread out there that shows you how to get rid of that annoying box that pops up asking you if you agree to terms and lets you set it up to where it starts tracking automatically... dont remember where i found it.

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    sweet install!!
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    nice. install.. what parts did you use to connect the sound to the car's sound system ?? Could you possibly go over with me where and how you tapped to the car's power supply ? thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeE46 View Post
    nice. install.. what parts did you use to connect the sound to the car's sound system ?? Could you possibly go over with me where and how you tapped to the car's power supply ? thanks..

    Thanks man


    To connect the sound, I used a simple stereo 3.5mm to RCA cable (it goes from my soundcard to my amps).

    To get the right power off of the very jumpy 10-14v car power supply, you need to buy a decent power supply that is meant for your car. You can see the different ones in the mp3car.com store. I have the Carnetix 1900 paired with the Carnetix 3v add on. This gives me the many different voltage outputs that I required for the components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmaDrew View Post
    Thanks man


    To connect the sound, I used a simple stereo 3.5mm to RCA cable (it goes from my soundcard to my amps).

    To get the right power off of the very jumpy 10-14v car power supply, you need to buy a decent power supply that is meant for your car. You can see the different ones in the mp3car.com store. I have the Carnetix 1900 paired with the Carnetix 3v add on. This gives me the many different voltage outputs that I required for the components.
    Hey, thanks for the reply.. I just ordered a Sven4 for the pc to amp .. hopefully that works great..

    as for the power, I have a M2 160w PSU, that should be fine yes ?? ahh.. man, i cant wait.. to get this project underway

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeE46 View Post
    Hey, thanks for the reply.. I just ordered a Sven4 for the pc to amp .. hopefully that works great..

    as for the power, I have a M2 160w PSU, that should be fine yes ?? ahh.. man, i cant wait.. to get this project underway
    The Sven4 works great (when you have the stock amp and speakers). But once you upgrade your system, then it's no longer needed.

    A lot of people seem to like their M2's...so you should be good to go. Good luck buddy!
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