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sdsupaintballplayer
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 08:24
Heres some updated shots of my carpc. I had today off so I worked as hard as I could to get it all done, but it looks like im still not quite there yet. I also got my A-piller installed. The shelf will be mounted to the roof of the trunk and carpeted. Heres some pics so far:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3627/1000438qu0.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2459/1000439aj3.jpg

Heres a shot with my external sound card and xbox controller->usb converter:

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1346/1000435ah8.jpg

Gauge pod with autometer cobats (boost/vac, oil temp, oil pressure):

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7953/1000430lp5.jpg

And the backup camera:

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9606/1000426la5.jpg

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7605/1000425ru4.jpg

iGGy
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 08:43
Looks interesting, in a nightmare wiring sort of way. I like the rear camera, could take the squashed bug shots of the idiot 2" off your back bumper.

Straker
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 12:36
A pillar pod looks cool, what are the guages, oil, turbo and water?

Baj
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 12:46
You bugger might beat me to an install. I was waiting to be paid to get the screen and sin ce I was paid they have been out of stock!

BlackBeast
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 13:17
Ive never looked into carpc's, but one question, what is the point of them?

Baj
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 13:44
You get satnav, mp3s, dvds, divx, cds, OBD, tv, radio, xm, plus whatever else all in one unit.
One screen up front instead of multiple headunits.
Plus my system will come in at about £600.
A new dvd 6.5" screen headunit will cost you about £1500, TomTom or similar £200 so the savings are obvious

sdsupaintballplayer
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 20:21
A pillar pod looks cool, what are the guages, oil, turbo and water?

boost, oil temp and oil pressure

sdsupaintballplayer
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 20:22
You get satnav, mp3s, dvds, divx, cds, OBD, tv, radio, xm, plus whatever else all in one unit.
One screen up front instead of multiple headunits.
Plus my system will come in at about 600.
A new dvd 6.5" screen headunit will cost you about 1500, TomTom or similar 200 so the savings are obvious

plus you can play games on it. I have a classic arcade emulator on here with 1500 old style arcade games all used with that xbox controller. I also have halo you can play on it.

BlackBeast
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 21:33
boost, oil temp and oil pressure

Ah the vital 3 :)

Oil temp and pressure gauges, did you go for mechanical or electronic? As a VS member im guessing you went electronic ;) Fancy writing a decent how to for both?

arbee
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 21:57
looks great - slightly off topic - I REALLY like the look of the silver rimmed Tritons on your car - very tempting!

SaffronC70
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 22:16
Do you guys know how good the Ebay touch screen USB LCD screens are ?

Thinking of getting one for my home media PC as the juke box interface.

Cheers

Chris

Baj
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 22:21
Make sure you get one with 800x600 native resolution minimum (they will be listed at all sorts of resolutions but 640x480 native screens interpolate up and are unreadable for text).

I would recommend
http://linitx.com/index.php?cPath=64 Tell them Baj from DC sent you ;))
Xenarcs are good but expensive, Lilliputs are ok - the most popular, unkown cheapies from ebay are just that. Some have bought them and fouund them good- Hitatchi screens etc, some have bought duds.

Once he has the 8.4" back in stock it is going in my dash :)

sdsupaintballplayer
Tuesday 26th September 2006, 22:58
Ah the vital 3 :)

Oil temp and pressure gauges, did you go for mechanical or electronic? As a VS member im guessing you went electronic ;) Fancy writing a decent how to for both?

yeah, both oil gauges are electric, but only the boost gauge is actually hooked up, I should have the other two gauges hooked up soon.

Baj
Thursday 28th September 2006, 18:08
Chris
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280033154812