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Old 02-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Awesome car man, really love the build so far. Quit teasing, show us more pictures!

Do you have the 3" tips or 3.5"?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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- Under the Seat PC and 7" Touch Panel, fully custom head unit replacement solution with OBD-II monitoring and digital gauges.
^more info please
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Awesome car man, really love the build so far. Quit teasing, show us more pictures!

Do you have the 3" tips or 3.5"?
Thanks, I'm working on more pictures. I took a bunch of the rear this morning but I had to get to work so I haven't had time to sort through them.

I have the 3.5" staggered double-walled tips.

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- Under the Seat PC and 7" Touch Panel, fully custom head unit replacement solution with OBD-II monitoring and digital gauges.
^more info please
This is a tough one. I really want to take pictures of it to do a demonstration but I'm having a power issue. Time to get fairly in depth:

It's a nano-ITX size motherboard with a Core i3 processor and 8GB memory, running Windows 8 for its raw speed and efficiency improvements over Windows 7. Startup and shutdown are linked to the ignition just like an amplifier or head unit would be, with a 180W DC-DC regulated intelligent power supply with undervoltage protection. The motherboard supports Intel Rapid Start, which cuts the startup and shutdown time down to quite literally 2-3 seconds, and shutdown is actually a full zero-power state. The front end software is Ride Runner, which effectively hides the fact that the PC is actually running Windows and is a touchscreen friendly interface. I then embed Palmer DashCommand into Ride Runner, which displays OBD-II gauges and trouble codes. Eventually I'll have a wideband piped into it too. I even have full internet access with a Verizon LTE hotspot.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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It's a nano-ITX size motherboard with a Core i3 processor and 8GB memory, running Windows 8 for its raw speed and efficiency improvements over Windows 7. Startup and shutdown are linked to the ignition just like an amplifier or head unit would be, with a 180W DC-DC regulated intelligent power supply with undervoltage protection. The motherboard supports Intel Rapid Start, which cuts the startup and shutdown time down to quite literally 2-3 seconds, and shutdown is actually a full zero-power state. The front end software is Ride Runner, which effectively hides the fact that the PC is actually running Windows and is a touchscreen friendly interface. I then embed Palmer DashCommand into Ride Runner, which displays OBD-II gauges and trouble codes. Eventually I'll have a wideband piped into it too. I even have full internet access with a Verizon LTE hotspot.
over my head but more power to you. Sounds awesome!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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This is a tough one. I really want to take pictures of it to do a demonstration but I'm having a power issue. Time to get fairly in depth:

It's a nano-ITX size motherboard with a Core i3 processor and 8GB memory, running Windows 8 for its raw speed and efficiency improvements over Windows 7. Startup and shutdown are linked to the ignition just like an amplifier or head unit would be, with a 180W DC-DC regulated intelligent power supply with undervoltage protection. The motherboard supports Intel Rapid Start, which cuts the startup and shutdown time down to quite literally 2-3 seconds, and shutdown is actually a full zero-power state. The front end software is Ride Runner, which effectively hides the fact that the PC is actually running Windows and is a touchscreen friendly interface. I then embed Palmer DashCommand into Ride Runner, which displays OBD-II gauges and trouble codes. Eventually I'll have a wideband piped into it too. I even have full internet access with a Verizon LTE hotspot.
my mind is blown..how much did this run you ?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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Eventually I'll have a video describing how things work. This is actually my 6th (?) Car PC build so I had a few parts on hand, but realistically about as much as a mid to high end head unit, probably $500-800. The big thing for me is I actually had the SMY Clustermaker kit installed and it looked half-assed. There were mold lines and the factory texture was just completely missing in very visible areas. On top of that, the left side of it rattled against the dashboard. I hate A-pillar pods, so I decided to go all-digital.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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Very nice! Subscribed! Love the wheels. Can't wait to see the power output with that turbo.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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subscribed as well. really interested in everything you are doing.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #10
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Thanks guys! I can't wait to see how the new turbo does either. Contemplating an E85 map, too, but not too sure. Anyway, I'll try and keep the build progressing.
Fair warning, I don't like to scale down my pictures.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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looks nice! keep up the work interested to read an update when its all done.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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Will do. Threw up another picture from yesterday.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:24 AM   #13
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #14
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That PC idea is cool Maybe you can fit a full size gaming desktop in your car!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:01 AM   #15
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OP updated with a front shot.

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That PC idea is cool Maybe you can fit a full size gaming desktop in your car!
All things considered, it should have enough power to run relatively new games. I can't say I wasn't considering throwing a wireless controller in for lunch breaks at some point.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:50 PM   #16
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Love the look with the stock suspension and those wheels. Looks very rally inspired. I think a front lip would make it look perfect.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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WOW.
You have some serious skills.
Is there anything on the market similar to this at all?
I feel like you could make a lot of money producing these.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #18
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Not sure if joking or serious...

But seriously, the PC parts are readily available to anyone that wants to do it. The issue is that it can be a pain to maintain it (though not usually), and setting the software portion up is pretty technical. I've got well over 10 years of IT work under my belt though, so this is child's play.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #19
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Working on getting the computer back up and running, got it halfway fixed today, hoping to finish up tomorrow and take some photos of how it all works. If anyone knows a place in the DMV area that can do some tweaking to the shape of my stereo bezel, it would be much appreciated. The screen doesn't quite fit, and I have both JDM and USDM bezels. Apparently 2DIN means something different to everyone.

Anyway, just got off the phone with Agile. Appointment is set for the 20th for the turbo install and tune.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #20
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Huge thanks to the guys at KSTech for getting this to me incredibly quick! 5 days from order, from Nevada to Virginia.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 PM   #21
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Teaser Time.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #22
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What head unite it that?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #23
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Love the build so far and can't wait to see the outcome of the in car PC.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #24
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Ver. y interested in the car pc.
Nice build. Looking forward for updates.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:45 AM   #25
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What head unite it that?
That's a computer monitor.

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Love the build so far and can't wait to see the outcome of the in car PC.
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Ver. y interested in the car pc.
Nice build. Looking forward for updates.
Thanks, it's likely to be a long road software-wise, but it will get there eventually. I'll actually do a video once I have a steady method of filming it while driving. (read: GoPro)
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