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    archimense's Audi S4 worklog

    I decided to start a worklog for my second carputer. I don't plan on doing any of this quickly, so expect this to be a slow thread.

    The car is a 2001 Audi S4 all wheel drive twin turbo V6:



    Currently I am thinking I will do a flush mount screen. The fold out screen I had in my last installation would bounce on bad roads. Here is what I have to work with.

    The console in car:


    The console with head unit cage:


    The empty console:



    I have been thinking about either a 7" or 8" touchscreen. If I go with a 7" I can just mold the screen bezel to a double din head unit installation kit and be done. If I use an 8" touchscreen then I would need to do some custom dash pieces to mount it. At the moment the 7" transflective screen that the MP3Car store sells is looking tempting

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    I will say this much. There is a HUGE difference in the viewable are between the 7 and the 8. I didn't think there would be. Too bad there's not an 8" TF option avaliable any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
    I will say this much. There is a HUGE difference in the viewable are between the 7 and the 8. I didn't think there would be. Too bad there's not an 8" TF option avaliable any time soon.
    I noticed that last night when comparing the screen sizes. I'm really tempted by the 8", but after seeing the difference between a regular and transflective screen... I dunno....

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    In my application (which I know is different from yours) I don't really notice a need for it all that much.

    HOWEVER, having said that, I will jump on an 8" transflective if it ever makes it out...lol
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    but ain't the transflective quality given by a film? can't it be added to any screen? i know that you can only get the 7" from mp3car.com, but there must be ways to get the film...
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    chomo - apparently the differences in the touch screens used by the 7 and the 8" monitors is what's causing the problem. I'm not sure of the exact differences, this is just what I have been told from the horses mouth.
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    you can talk to horses!?



    thats a nice car, my cousin has one, fack, i cant wait to have a car again

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    metra makes a perfect kit to use to install a 7" into your dash. Replaces the symphony II perfectly. Check my worklog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekinsc View Post
    metra makes a perfect kit to use to install a 7" into your dash. Replaces the symphony II perfectly. Check my worklog.

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    I just ordered a Metra kit to see how well it fits. Metra only came out with a kit for the 2000-2002 Audi A4/S4 with Symphony II radio a few months ago. Before that you could only order the kit for 2003 and up which didn't fit properly.

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    Where can I get the Metra kit online for our 2000 S4?
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