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Old 04-23-2007   #1  
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A look back on the progress of my car.

Trying build a daily driver show car. It has a lot of limitations but this is what I have done so far.

Where it all began. It's a 2005, this is the day after I got it.


One of the first things I did was install a flip out DVD player, PS2, subwoofer and amp.








Then 2 days later I had my 2 way paging alarm/starter installed.


Then I pulled the badges off.


Then I painted my headlights flat black.


Then I put in the trunk monkey. His name is Spanks, Spanks The Monkey.


And then pulled out the DVD player to put in a computer with a VGA touchscreen.






I paid for a full air ride suspension and only received this much of it. As you can see it's useless to me.


And I got my windows tinted.


I replaced the fabric on the doors with (fake) suede.


I replaced the shift boot with the same.


Got new seats.


Then I bought a Tein S-Tech suspension, Eibach camber kit and 18 inch Tenzo Drive X-7 wheels.




Next I need a good sound card and I want to get a set of headlight strobes just for shows. And some side skirts, maybe some bumpers. What do you think?

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DEX the drop looks good!
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isnt there a problem with the glare coming from the rear window with that indash ?
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Re: A look back on the progress of my car.

Oh ya, if it's daytime, I can't see **** on the screen. I just know where the buttons are, next track and volume are all I need! There's a sunlight readable Lilliput monitor available now but mine's a Xenarc which I think is better. Once Xenarc makes a sunlight readable screen I'll look into it.

And thanks, blackonblack! The last 2 pictures were from the em2ab.com (mini) meet yesterday.
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i like the progression of ur vic man
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hahaha on the air ride suspension.
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Re: A look back on the progress of my car.

Thanks *******.

Here's a video of the Xenarc 700TSV (same one I have) versus the sunlight readable Lilliput screen.
http://www.mp3car.com/video/transflective_demo.wmv
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DeX your car is awesome!
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looks good.
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Comin' along DEX !
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nice shii man, whered u put ur PS2? i wanna put mine but dont know where, anything besides under the seat
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Re: A look back on the progress of my car.

Ya sorry man, I put it under the driver's seat. It tucked in there really well, just had to be careful when you moved your seat back for any reason and also mention to the passengers in the back not to step on the memory card. I tried in the glovebox and center console, didn't fit. The only other place is the tunk.....errr I mean trunk.
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damn man, the rims look great with the car. if you would have gotten the air ride, you would have been straight up BALLIN!!!!
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isnt there a problem with the glare coming from the rear window with that indash ?
Yesterday I finally dug the IR receiver for the remote out from behind the dash and put it somewhere useful. Then I dug the remote out of a box in my apartment and finally got into the menu (after a year) to change the brightness levels on the screen. Default was set at 27 which is why I couldn't see ****. So I upped it to 99 (max) and now I can see it fine in the daytime. No problems at all.
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Next I need a good sound card and I want to get a set of headlight strobes just for shows. And some side skirts, maybe some bumpers. What do you think?
I just picked up an Audigy 2 sound card, things are coming together. Hopefully this will kick the crap out of onboard.
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looks great with the drop and rims
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looks good
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Re: A look back on the progress of my car.

Last week I painted my calipers red and drums black.


And I Just got finished putting a new terminal on my battery and feeding all the wiring into it. Much better.



And here's the screenshots for the new skin I installed on the carputer.

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Pulled some pictures from this thread, figured I'd bump it too.
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Looks good! What touchscreen is that?




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looking good!, i cant wait to see you back in town with that air ride in!
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I love it A++++
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Re: A look back on the progress of my car.

So your playing your music through you carputer, how do u get sound to your speakers and amp/sub?

I want a carputer, there HOT!
I just wasn't exactly sure how to set it up.

Your car is sexy by the way
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Thanks! This is hilarious, I JUST bumped my carputer D.I.Y. thread 2 seconds ago, so it should be in the list now if you take a look for it. It goes through a complete explanation of how to set it up.

The motherboard has 3 sound ports:
1 - stereo in
2 - stereo out
3 - microphone in

So I went into the Windows settings and changed them:
1 - stereo out front
2 - stereo out rear
3 - center / subwoofer

So then I just take a RCA cable and run it from the ports on my motherboard and into my amplifier. Then run wires like normal from my amp to the wires on a wiring kit for a headunit like below.




Then I simply plug the harness adapter into the factory harness in the dash. Presto, music. Then another RCA from the last port on the motherboard into another amp and into the subwoofer. It's easier to keep your headunit and just run RCA to that but I don't like playing CD and wouldn't use it if I had it.

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Awesome!!!

Does one of ur wallpapers say "FU"
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Awesome!!!

Does one of ur wallpapers say "FU"
lol...
haha ya, the name of the skin is Freedom Unlimited I believe. But I just picked up a few new skins to use for now. And I'm also developing my own custom front end in Java so it'll control everything I want in the car. But this'll take me a good few months for sure.
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Car looks sick....but your floorboards need work like a little trash pickup crew to come through and do a lil spring cleaning lol
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