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  #201  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Sheki; That's what I said too. 15 years ago and am still married to her..But she doesn't wear the short skirts anymore..
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  #202  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 03:29 PM
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bummer, sorry to hear that.
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  #203  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:02 PM
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About the skirts... right?
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  #204  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:04 PM
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umm... yeah, that's what I meant.
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  #205  
Old July 24th, 2007, 04:09 PM
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Has anyone looked at / concidered the Clarion MAX675VD which hooks up to the Clarion NAX970HD 30GB GPS/Navigation unit. Supposedly it won a CNET award and has tons of cool features!
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  #206  
Old September 28th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Costco is selling the Garmin Nuvi 250W for $300:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1

I don't know how good or bad the 250W is, but the price is good.
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  #207  
Old September 28th, 2007, 08:37 PM
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I am sure it would work great around town.


but, when you get a little away from the unit's comfort zone...




where the hell am i? not even GPS coordinates!
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  #208  
Old October 16th, 2007, 02:28 PM
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I decided to modernize the MOD.

What do you guys think?
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  #209  
Old October 16th, 2007, 03:53 PM
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Where are the speakers?
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  #210  
Old October 17th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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Not impressed.

Maybe you need to contact these guys:



Nevermind. Just sell me your MOD now.
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  #211  
Old October 19th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ

I decided to modernize the MOD.

What do you guys think?


If I hadn't already seen this picture I'd recommend that you be flogged and your 110 be razed as a preventative measure.
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  #212  
Old October 20th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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Nice try Jack, where is the XZL on the hood
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Zzzexy

That's almost as stealth as this.
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  #214  
Old October 20th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Ben is that little darlin? oops if it is, though i do know peter changed the heater core in it about 4 years ago.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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I'm pretty late to this thread but what the heck...

I installed a carputer in my D2 using a Xenarc 7" touchscreen, an epia mini-itx motherboard, an opus solutions vehicle power supply, and a SIRF III through hull USB GPS (mounts to the roof, rather than an ugly magnet mount GPS). The unit went on/off w/ the ignition like a normal stereo. It ran XP Professional, but the plan was to ultimately put XP embedded on it to drop the boot times down under a few seconds and to get it to behave like an embedded device (a la a regular car stereo). The touchscreen was mounted in place of the headunit, and the computer was mounted in place of the CD changer (direct swap w/ custom case).

I ran RoadRunner software and my own USGS Topo based navigation software (http://www.overlandnavigator.com). Road Runner can do FM Radio, Satellite radio, MP3 jukebox, navigation, cell phone interfacing, DVD playback, CD Playback, etc. It was a nice all in one solution.

The only thing I didn't like about the setup was that the touchscreen installation wasn't as seemless and factory looking as I'd hoped. I was going to redo it, but I recently pulled the system out so I can sell my DII. I'm selling everything in the current carputer setup and building a new machine for the next truck.

Until I get the next system built I'm going to use an EO Tuftab which is a semi-ruggedized sunlight visible 7" touchscreen tablet computer. I like this unit because you can pull it out of the truck and sit around the campfire and plan the next days route. I'm going to install a bluetooth GPS, bluetooth OBDII reader, and a bluetooth mUSBTNC (to do APRS w/ the HAM radio).

There are a variety of ways to do carputers, but in my experience most of the hardware and software isn't really designed to be used offroad. Getting the touchscreen securely mounted took 3 tries and never looked as clean as I wanted. The exceptions are the cases made by Opus Solutions, the power supplies made by Opus Solutions, and the Epia motherboards. The Epia motherboards have the chips soldered on instead of pressed into sockets, and everything is more or less integrated into this small motherboard. mp3car.com has a lot of talk about different ways to do "carputers". They can be made to be simple and rugged without much trouble.

Craig
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  #216  
Old November 16th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dmarchand
I've yet to see a "simple" carputer install.

http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...lots-pics.html

A carputer can be as simple or as complex as you want it. If all you want is Navigation then it is pretty straight forward. Off the shelf screen, GPS, computer, and software.

Craig
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  #217  
Old February 21st, 2008, 08:38 AM
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More dash-sexy from the current crop of 7th generation D90 owners.

You see what you people are doing?
You've driven the very admin of the D-90 source to put his truck up for sale.
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  #218  
Old February 21st, 2008, 11:17 AM
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David Marchand
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Bring it back Jack.

Sheki, can you post some pictures of your dash (assuming you went with the dash pod)?
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  #219  
Old February 26th, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dmarchand
Bring it back Jack.

Sheki, can you post some pictures of your dash (assuming you went with the dash pod)?

Hi Dave,
Just saw this, so sorry for the late reply. I do not have a dash pod, I mounted my screen to the factory rear window control surround.



I'm happy with the set-up; however, I wish I rewired the switches into something existing like John did vs. cutting the dash to reinstall the switches.
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  #220  
Old February 26th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sheki
Hi Dave,
Just saw this, so sorry for the late reply. I do not have a dash pod, I mounted my screen to the factory rear window control surround.



I'm happy with the set-up because I can now camp in my truck and watch porn with it.

Fixed it for you.
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  #221  
Old February 26th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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yeah, and I wondered why the happy face in the morning:
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Fixed it for you.

Luckily he's into that weirdo anime tentacle stuff, so it doesn't have to be that hi res.
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  #223  
Old February 27th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Quote:
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yeah, and I wondered why the happy face in the morning:

I believe your double-tent idea saved your daughters from exposure to more than just the weather.
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  #224  
Old February 27th, 2008, 01:41 PM
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lol
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  #225  
Old February 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hochung
yeah, and I wondered why the happy face in the morning:


I don't even want to know what that "liquid-stain" is on the tool-box lid.
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