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My Install (CarPC and all )

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Stinky, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. Stinky

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    http://www.dashboardmonkey.com/blog/stinky

    i have finally started the install after a troublsome week this has been what i can stress out and knuckle down to.

    please post your thoughts :)

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    thats as far as i am atm :)
     
    Last edited: 23 Jan 2006
  2. Freefaller

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    Page doesn't load for me :(
     
  3. Stinky

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    should do now :eek:
     
  4. Freefaller

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    That's better! :)

    Looking neat. Any more pics?
     
  5. Stinky

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    thats it so far.

    i dont have an amp. or any subs atm lol. so i cant really do much else. hense why i am trying to sell my digi cam for some money ;)

    dont no if you read the blog. but planning to put the subs each side of the PC then the amp in front
     
  6. Freefaller

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    Yeah I saw that. You're not going to have much boot space left :p

    You getting the screen and everything else mounted inside? That wood looks really neat I have to say. Wont it rattle a bit though with heavy bass?
     
  7. -westy-

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    bass.

    /grammar nazi :p

    where are you going to be running all the wiring? is some of it going to be in with the loom?
     
  8. L0rdMike

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    Fish? :p

    Bass ;)

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    Last edited: 23 Jan 2006
  9. Stinky

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    the pc audio runs through the amp. there is enough room behind that back peice of wood for alot of wire. the battery cable from amp to battery will be run under the rear seats then either under the carpet or behind the rear qauter then over the top of the door inside the cars body work. should then come out behind the dash i am hoping.

    any ideas on that?? it should rattle once i have it all in place. and once it is all carpetted in black
     
  10. Stinky

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    fish?? what fish? am i missing something here :o
     
  11. Freefaller

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    Don't know what you mean?! :confused: :p
     
  12. Stinky

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    got you now on the fish front.

    dont suppose anyone knows much about the interior of a 306?? 3 door? wondering how hard it would be to run my amp cables through the car body. above the door mainly
     
  13. Freefaller

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    There will be the wiring for the rear speakers, wipers, lights etc... just trace those wires and run them along with them. :)
     
  14. Stinky

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    i have come accross a problem :'(

    i dont have some cables with my M1-ATX power supply :( and i dont know if i can get any
     
  15. MaXXeH

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    lol remember how a hdd works, next to a sub = dead hdd in no time!
     
  16. Stinky

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    bah forgot that. what about if it is in a USB case?? still the same?
     
  17. -westy-

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    I'd imagine so, unless its very well magnetically shielded.

    What kind of cables are you looking for?

    :mad::D
     
  18. Confused

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    Many people on the Digital Car and MP3Car forums have been running hard drives next to subs for a very long time with no ill effects.

    It's usually user error that kills a drive in a car ;)

    As for the M1-ATX cables, the 3 power cables are basically spade connectors - available from any place that sells electrical parts. The pwr-on cable may be a little more difficult to source.


    Garry