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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

I have finally started to upgrade the Audio system in my PV. My goal is to have a Carputer installed with a Touchscreen LCD installed in the dash. For now I have replaced the factory Sub with a custom built box and a Kicker 8" Sub. It will be driven by a JL audio 500/1. The door and rear speakers will follow. I plan on putting in some Boston Acoustics Pro 60's with a JL audo 450/4 to drive those.
Lastly will be a Laptop PC installed under the passenger seat to control it all. This is a picture of what I will see when my PV is started.


Here are some pictures of the sub:






The black stuff on the sub is Damping material to minimize vibration where
it touches metal.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

wow wow! mo' powah to ya, vegas MPV!
I can see by what you carry
that you come from Barrytown!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

That sub is fantastic! Can't wait to see the final carputer installation.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

Well I finally finished my Carputer install and I must say it ROCKS!
I have been very busy with the install as well as the the many Holidays during the Winter months so I haven't posted much. Here is a pic of the 7" in dash touch screen LCD monitor. More pics are to come.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

"Impressive... Most Impressive!!"
-Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader super spplause super

I can see by what you carry
that you come from Barrytown!


2005 MPV LX Titanium Grey "Da KrazyBus" Alpine CDA 9851 reciever, Alpine MRP 240 four channel amp, Alpine S-Type 5x7 front, factory rear, 8" Dayton Quattro sub- and generous amounts of Steely Dan!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

it turned out really nice. What functions of the carputer are you using the most?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

Gohkal wrote:
it turned out really nice. What functions of the carputer are you using the most?


Well for now it is nothing more than a glorified Music player (although I have more than 12,000 songs to choose from)
When I have more time/money I plan on adding GPS and the Bluetooth phone integration. Basically all of the things these luxury car makers are now implementing the Carputer industry had years ago.
Anyway, its also more of a cool factor, Hey I have a Laptop and a touchscreen installed in my car. Rolling Eyes
Here are a few more pics.









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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

A few more pics of the install. The laptop is installed under the passenger seat with all wiring routed under the carpet to the Touchscreen monitor.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

frakkin' suh-weet. all you need now is an ejector seat, jet boost and red LED's scanning back and forth in the grill. Wink

(armor and bulletproof glass would be nice too... but let's hope you'd never need it.)

I can see by what you carry
that you come from Barrytown!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: Stereo upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

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Wow you pretty much custom fabricated the faceplate. Did you use JB weld or something similar? mpvclub.com running inside your mpv...simply awesome

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

Hot Glue!
I love that stuff. I used it to glue the LCD face frame to the MPV bracket. I also used a Dremel to shave a little here and there.
When the two pieces where glued together I used caulking to smooth out the transition between the two pieces, then after it dried, a few coats of textured black paint.
I am very happy with the end result.
A few more pics of the fabrication.




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

Looks like it was time consuming but I'd say the results were worth it

Too bad you don't live in Los Angeles, you seem to have alot of experience with AV and ICE. Guess I will have to gather advice and knowledge through the forums whenever I decide to redo the stereo in my van.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:46 am    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

What were the measurements for the sub box in the rear?? I'd love to build one up, just haven't had time to tear it all apart and measure. ANd if i had it already built before tearing everything up i'd only have to tear it up once! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

How is this installation faring?

Sill in use?

Upgraded?

Just curious of how it held up 8 years later


05 Vegas MPV wrote:
I have finally started to upgrade the Audio system in my PV. My goal is to have a Carputer installed with a Touchscreen LCD installed in the dash. For now I have replaced the factory Sub with a custom built box and a Kicker 8" Sub. It will be driven by a JL audio 500/1. The door and rear speakers will follow. I plan on putting in some Boston Acoustics Pro 60's with a JL audo 450/4 to drive those.
Lastly will be a Laptop PC installed under the passenger seat to control it all. This is a picture of what I will see when my PV is started.


Here are some pictures of the sub:








The black stuff on the sub is Damping material to minimize vibration where
it touches metal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Stereo/Carputer upgrade has begun! Reply with quote

Still using this all these years later.
Have replaced all components except the touch screen in the dash.
Now running 2 JL amps under the second row captains chairs with Boston acoustic component speakers front and rear and a JL sub at the rear hatch.


Head unit

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