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Old 07-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #3326
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You should actually get into more of modifying the bezel . I would move it up about a 1/4" inch and then do some glass and lightweight body filler .
Not a bad idea, that way i can put more of an angle on it as well. I figured I would end up doing fiberglass/filler in the end to make everything look good. Any recommendations on where to get/order a bezel, aside from the dealer?

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If you're decent with soldering, you can solder wires from the H/U to the faceplate so you can shove the bulk of the unit wherever and then have the faceplate wherever you like.
That's my plan, unless i can draw up something to be rapid prototyped which could work as a removable connector instead of soldering everything. I want to leave the radio guts shoved up in the normal spot with the nexus tablet in front of them, then run the control wires down to the faceplate.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:23 AM   #3327
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So many cool mods... I'm so far behind...

Got my 02 WRX wagon nearly two months ago now. I've just done maintenance, and a line-in to the factory head unit WITHOUT having to chop up the headunit or play silent CDs or any of that crap. Mine successfully poses as an external changer, allowing all kinds of audio.

As it is right now, it works as a dumb line-in, and anything with a headphone jack will work spectacularly. I wired it so it can talk to and charge an iPod, though, and I have yet to get the code hammered out to talk to the iPod, so that I can control playback from the headunit itself, and show the playback status on the headunit. It can also switch audio sources between the 3.5mm jack and the iPod.

It's in the center console so that's it's accessible to others who may be in the car.







I'll do a whole post in a bit, with code and all.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:00 AM   #3328
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Umm... What do you do for a living? ^^
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:12 AM   #3329
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nothing unique yet, i just had to post so i could look up in my "participated" section, didnt want to keep looking for this awesome thread with all yalls different mods. too many pages, too much sexyness!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:14 AM   #3330
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So many cool mods... I'm so far behind...

Got my 02 WRX wagon nearly two months ago now. I've just done maintenance, and a line-in to the factory head unit WITHOUT having to chop up the headunit or play silent CDs or any of that crap. Mine successfully poses as an external changer, allowing all kinds of audio.

As it is right now, it works as a dumb line-in, and anything with a headphone jack will work spectacularly. I wired it so it can talk to and charge an iPod, though, and I have yet to get the code hammered out to talk to the iPod, so that I can control playback from the headunit itself, and show the playback status on the headunit. It can also switch audio sources between the 3.5mm jack and the iPod.

It's in the center console so that's it's accessible to others who may be in the car.

I'll do a whole post in a bit, with code and all.
Probably one of the top "custom/unique" mods in here.

Well done. Wiring might as well be chinese calculus to me...
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:46 AM   #3331
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Cool stuff guys, way to make it your own.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:10 AM   #3332
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Probably one of the top "custom/unique" mods in here.

Well done. Wiring might as well be chinese calculus to me...
This feedback is super exciting. Thanks!

The "fab" work and wiring only took a grand total of a week's worth of evenings; the research was definitely what got me. The info out there is pretty light and scattered, and it was disassembled like pic 1 for more than a month trying to get it to work!

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Umm... What do you do for a living? ^^
I'm a college student! It's my summer break, but I'm studying robotics, so I have a heavy background of electrical engineering and computer science. I've also done this kind of stuff in my free time for a while.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:39 AM   #3333
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So, obviously I couldn't leave the car stock for long.. plastidipped the mirriors & interior headlight housings, debadged except the STi badge, tinted the tail lights, added LED tag lights, Blue LED DRL/Hibeams, 8000K HID Bulb replacements, and then took the trim apart and stickerbombed the interior with OBEY stickers.

Honestly I like the sticker bomb effect! Everythings looking good guys... everything from the custom hood scoop to the custom hood vinyl.

Keep it up!!

I just removed the stars emblems on fron and rear and painted em to color match... I like it... subtle.... best thing is I can change the color farely easy




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Old 07-29-2013, 09:21 AM   #3334
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To go back to the nexus 7 headunit. This is a ton more simple than people make it out to be. Place your nexus 7 securely behind your bezel (stock 05 fits it wonderful) then hide your headunit under a seat and connect everything via bluetooth.



Also custom always on USB charger at 2.2 amps that charges anything stupid quick.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #3335
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I've seen this a few times on hawkeyes, but never really on any bugeyes. Most people either love it or hate it which i understand why, but I like it lol.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #3336
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To go back to the nexus 7 headunit. This is a ton more simple than people make it out to be. Place your nexus 7 securely behind your bezel (stock 05 fits it wonderful) then hide your headunit under a seat and connect everything via bluetooth.


Ive seen the threads on people putting them in; but I would much prefer that my tablet is removable. So im going to see what I can come up with. Relocate the faceplate somewhere, leave the guts behind in the dash. Have the tablet in some kind of holder/case that has an inductive (qi) charger built into it, kill switch for charger over where the power folding mirror switch would be if we had it. Then bluetooth to the headunit so that I have zero wires to connect once i get in. Already relocated my OBD2 and hid a bluetooth adapter so I can run torque on the tablet once its installed.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:05 AM   #3337
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Already relocated my OBD2 and hid a bluetooth adapter so I can run torque on the tablet once its installed.
If your going to make it removeable, the tablet wouldnt need any modding itself. But for anyone leaving it in like me the kernal had to be modded. Also torque is a amazing app :P
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #3338
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If your going to make it removeable, the tablet wouldnt need any modding itself. But for anyone leaving it in like me the kernal had to be modded. Also torque is a amazing app :P
How do you like having the tablet in your dash? Any pointers or things you would have done different since im just starting up the build?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #3339
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So, obviously I couldn't leave the car stock for long.. plastidipped the mirriors & interior headlight housings, debadged except the STi badge, tinted the tail lights, added LED tag lights, Blue LED DRL/Hibeams, 8000K HID Bulb replacements, and then took the trim apart and stickerbombed the interior with OBEY stickers.
How many stickers did you use? This looks fantastic. Most sticker bombs look obnoxious. I'd love to do something like this myself. Great job man.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #3340
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looks good guys!! Totally agree about the torque app....imho the best automotive app on the market
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #3341
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How do you like having the tablet in your dash? Any pointers or things you would have done different since im just starting up the build?
i love the tablet in my dash, its probably one of those things that ill do to every future car until they offer a good android powered system. Anything different? Find a better place to relocate your headunit to. I miss having the ability to cruise through local FM stations. As there is no real FM tuner on tablets.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #3342
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So many pages....

Does anyone have any ideas for dealing with the front and rear emblems? I don't like the chrome on them, but they seem kinda complicated to de-chrome. I was thinking about plasti dipping the bezel (chrome ring) and getting an overlay. Anyone got any better ideas?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #3343
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This torque app seems interesting. Is there something equivalent for Apple?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #3344
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So many pages....

Does anyone have any ideas for dealing with the front and rear emblems? I don't like the chrome on them, but they seem kinda complicated to de-chrome. I was thinking about plasti dipping the bezel (chrome ring) and getting an overlay. Anyone got any better ideas?
I've thought using some black nightshades transparent paint on the WRX grill marquee. I am hoping it would give a black chrome look.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #3345
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So many pages....

Does anyone have any ideas for dealing with the front and rear emblems? I don't like the chrome on them, but they seem kinda complicated to de-chrome. I was thinking about plasti dipping the bezel (chrome ring) and getting an overlay. Anyone got any better ideas?
There is an entire thread dedicated to just that.

Here is the link: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1134460

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:00 PM   #3346
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If your going to make it removeable, the tablet wouldnt need any modding itself. But for anyone leaving it in like me the kernal had to be modded. Also torque is a amazing app :P
This is too sick!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #3347
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This torque app seems interesting. Is there something equivalent for Apple?
There are a few apple variants, just have to search your app store for a bluetooth obdii program.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #3348
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This torque app seems interesting. Is there something equivalent for Apple?
Dash command. It is compatible with any pioneer head unit with appradio capability, which is very convenient. But it is a $50 app... And you'll need a wifi obd2 device, and the cheap ones are slow. I use the PLX kiwi and it was another hundred dollars. But if you are comparing it to a gauge set up, this is still a lot cheaper, and you Dan also clear codes and other stuff.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #3349
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Dash command. It is compatible with any pioneer head unit with appradio capability, which is very convenient. But it is a $50 app... And you'll need a wifi obd2 device, and the cheap ones are slow. I use the PLX kiwi and it was another hundred dollars. But if you are comparing it to a gauge set up, this is still a lot cheaper, and you Dan also clear codes and other stuff.
Thanks! I'd much rather spend around $200 for this than double/triple for gauges (at least for where I am now at my technical skill level)
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #3350
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Thanks! I'd much rather spend around $200 for this than double/triple for gauges (at least for where I am now at my technical skill level)
The one problem I have found is that some of the units aren't what most Subaru owners use, even though there are hundreds of dashboards to choose from. Like MAF is like lb/min or something like that. I even use a WRX/STi themed one. It is far from the most visually appealing, but it has info that I like. They have software to edit and create your own dashboard/cluster, but it is PC only and I have a Mac. I think I'm going to borrow a friends laptop soon though and experiment with it to see if I can get a good setup with the info and units I want.
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