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    My Setup

    Here are some pics of what i got going.

    2006 Scion xA
    Custom dash, custom audio/video setup in the trunk. MacMini 2.0Ghs running XP (currently not working ). Lilliput screen molded into dash. Keyboard in the glove compartment and trackball mouse in the armrest place.
    I tried to run Carnetix but it didnt like me, so i just hardwired power inverter under dash.
    Got BU-353 GPS antenna, havent decided on the gps software or front end yet.
    Other audio/video setup includes 3 pairs of CDT Audio component speakers (FR/RR/Hatch). Pair of Elemental Designs 11Ov.2 subs, ED Nine.1 and ED Nine.2x amps, and ebay brand amp for the hatch speakers. 22inch Gateway monitor in the hatch that can either show whats on PC or for playing Nintendo Wii thats built into the box. To power everything up, I got 2 power inverters under the sub box and powering those are 2 Yellow top Optima batteries, also built under the sub box.
    I'm not gonna list my performance mods since this is carputer forum but lets say its built and boosted


















    And thats the boost im running










    As I stated in another thread, currently having problems setting up my mac with lilliput. Both work fine separately, but wont work together.
    see thread: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/macc...ml#post1138810

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    That's just amazing!

    Is this a HUD in your dashboard? Could you give me some more details, please?

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    Yes, thats Defi HUD.
    What other info are you looking for?

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    want any suggestions?

    Ditch the trackball, looks like crap, and ditch the regular lcd in the trunk.

    Both of these items kill your install, they make it look cheesey and unprofessional

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    I can appreciate the work you put into it, and there's a fair bit there...........

    But my momma always told me if you don't have anything nice to say....................well.................lets just say it's not to my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo View Post
    Yes, thats Defi HUD.
    What other info are you looking for?
    Is the Defi HUD just on your dashboard or is it inside? The pictures don't show the details.
    What is the little screen for? Usually, a thin film is placed directly onto the windscreen.

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    That is unbelievably loud... Great work.
    I feel overwhlemed when I need to relocate one part of a car. You managed to drastically relocate just about everything inside the passenger compartment. I'm guessing there is nothing really stock in there other than your steering wheel?

    Any guestimate for total cost?
    How long was the car garaged while you worked on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
    want any suggestions?

    Ditch the trackball, looks like crap, and ditch the regular lcd in the trunk.

    Both of these items kill your install, they make it look cheesey and unprofessional
    trackball is all time favorite by EVERYONE that has seen it. The rear monitor is for Nintendo Wii, i cant ditch it.

    Quote Originally Posted by D4V3 View Post
    Is the Defi HUD just on your dashboard or is it inside? The pictures don't show the details.
    What is the little screen for? Usually, a thin film is placed directly onto the windscreen.
    The HUD is halfway in the dashboard. This is the newest HUD screen, its got its own mirror like lens that pops up and adjusts for comfortable view. The old ones had the film which in my opinion looked retarded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moneyfink View Post
    That is unbelievably loud... Great work.
    I feel overwhlemed when I need to relocate one part of a car. You managed to drastically relocate just about everything inside the passenger compartment. I'm guessing there is nothing really stock in there other than your steering wheel?

    Any guestimate for total cost?
    How long was the car garaged while you worked on this?
    Steering wheel, seats and LOL shift knob are stock - even though shifter itself is after market lol. For now the seats stay, after next show season i might replace them with Recaro blue to match the dash.

    The car was garaged for 11 months, that includes some downtime while waiting on parts. Total hours spent on Dash piece only was about 150hrs, out of which 70 were spent sanding.
    Total cost for performance, A/V, parts and some labor that i outsourced (like tuning the turbo) - $26K + $13.5K for the car = $39K total cost of the project.

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    26k for project plus 13k for the car?! you spent twice as much on stuff inside the car as the car itself is worth! crazy.

    those gauges must **** u at night reflecting off the windscreen without a cowl covering them. the speedo/tacho down low must be a pain too. although maybe the HUD replaces them. if so, why keep the gauges.

    those tiny rear drums look silly in bright blue behind those huge rims.

    how do you reach the touchscreen while you drive.. it looks like its over a meter away from where you sit... guess u havent come across that problem as it isnt working...
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