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    As I said, temporary. It has been in and out of my car 20 different times today. I have some 8 AWG leftover from installing my amp. That's the end-all wire I'm gonna use. (I say end-all because that will end the CarPC project and my audio will be next. )
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    I got all of the bugs worked out of the hardware and most of the software bugs worked out. Now I just need a nice, cool place to hide the box with my MoBo and the other stuff, and run my wiring. I'm upgrading all my wiring to 8AWG(except my speakers and my amp. My amp will have 4AWG...)
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    Ordered a power lock kit today... dreading the fact I'll have to rip my doors apart...
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    Ordered a power lock kit today... dreading the fact I'll have to rip my doors apart...
    You only have 2 doors though!!!!!!!!!. I have to open the panels, then take the doors off the hinges to do what I want to do... The rear doors are no issue, they are small, but my front doors, ughhhh.
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    Alright, you've got one on me, but it's not ripping them apart, but getting them back together again. Old as they are, they may not go back together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    Alright, you've got one on me, but it's not ripping them apart, but getting them back together again. Old as they are, they may not go back together!
    Well thats even better, you can fabricate even better ones. Im redoing each panel to house its own PC for each door.
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    Fabricate?! I don't think that is very cost-effective ATM for me. I just spent my last check ordering a 2-way Viper alarm to protect all this precious equipment. 1 mile range! I think it should cover most of the school. But this all should be done before school starts back up next year. I'm supposed to be doing my semester final review for networking, but I'm on MP3Car.com, Twitter and Pandora...
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    Got my alarm in today, but also ran through a barbed wire fence. Took a curve a little too fast and lost control. I, my friend(I was taking him home because buses didn't run today), and the Turtle are OK. The Turtle sustained major scratches to the front passenger side and a bent wiper blade, all of which can be fixed. I need a new paintjob anyway(not the safest way, but it works I guess... ). Mom freaked, but now I know, they don't call it "Dead Man's Curve" for nothing... The fence was already FUBAR, so the people didn't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    Got my alarm in today, but also ran through a barbed wire fence. Took a curve a little too fast and lost control. I, my friend(I was taking him home because buses didn't run today), and the Turtle are OK. The Turtle sustained major scratches to the front passenger side and a bent wiper blade, all of which can be fixed. I need a new paintjob anyway(not the safest way, but it works I guess... ). Mom freaked, but now I know, they don't call it "Dead Man's Curve" for nothing... The fence was already FUBAR, so the people didn't care.
    OMG, its funny you say that. Over here in Miami I was driving home. There was a nice new Civic in front of me and a Turtle in the back. The Civic braked hard, I braked hard and BAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMM. Pulled over to the side. Checked my truck, a few scratches. Looked at the Turtle, it was totaled. Basically while I was avoiding the Civic, the driver of the turtle wasn't avoiding me. It looked like a tank hit it. The lady that was driving was so p!$$ed but also scared. So I started asking her if she was OK, she said yes but that she was so f$%king p!$$ed off (she had a potty mouth like me). She then told me it wasn't her car and that she didn't know what to do. I told her she could go because I just felt bad. I was thinking in my head though, d@mn I knew I went to SUVs for a reason. I also started to think though, what if I would have had a newer SUV, would it have held up as well? Alot of cars seem to be so called safer, but fall apart when hit. Yea the passengers are OK, but the car isn't. I remember when a car and passengers use to be able to survive. I use to have a Dodge Shadow and I hit a car going 100 mph, the brake booster had failed, the Dodge Intrepid I hit was ok with 1 scratch. My bumper was pushed in but I took a crowbar to it and it popped right back into place (cars use to have shock absorbers in the bumpers, notice newer cars don't have them) I guess car dealers want you to have to buy a new car. Anyways, she also smashed my rear cam that was already acting up (it filled with water). I just didn't care about the bumper especially since its going to be replaced with the SP360 rear bumper and side skirts.

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    *applause* That bad? Man, now I don't feel safe at all in my Turtle... *hides in his moms Yukon* Now I feel a little bit safer. LOL Yeah, I didn't think I would ever do something that stupid. But I did. At least the scratches aren't that deep and I didn't get a flat. And no one saw, THANK GOD in Heaven Above! The last thing I need now is another run-in with the police. I get pulled over enough as it is cause my alternator belt squeals. Nothing I can do about it. It's a new belt and it's tight as it needs to be. But I need to get some rest now. I have testing tomorrow. Night all!
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