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Unread 01-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #1186
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ok maybe wimpy was too strong of a word... but not ideal
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Unread 01-24-2013, 06:55 AM   #1187
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who says i went to bed yet
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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #1188
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who says i went to bed yet
X2 I'm just getting home from work. Been ridding everything about my wife's WK I bought last night
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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:03 AM   #1189
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who says i went to bed yet
I forgot AZ doesnt have day light savings.....is ut 7am there?
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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #1190
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i think the 5.13's would be better for 37's.

for 35's i'd go 4.92 or whatever ratio the JK has that's close to that. but the difference isn't enough to bother paying to change them. some people even run 35's on 4.56, that works well for a daily driver (MPG) but is a little wimpy offroad and when loaded-down and going up hill.

keep an eye out, we're headed to Utah this year at least once (Comb Ridge area). but you're welcome to come down here and wheel anytime with us too!
sounds like I'll plan on 4.88's, thanks! I may eventually go to 37's but by then I'll most likely be ready for new gears anyways.

and for sure let me know when you head to comb ridge! I grew up in San Juan county so any chance I get to go back, I take it!
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Unread 01-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #1191
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ok maybe wimpy was too strong of a word... but not ideal
Noooo wimpy is stock 3:73 on 37"s with a 4.0 lol but my highways engine speed kick butt
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Unread 01-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #1192
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #1193
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working on the custom car dock for the XOOM...

using this RAM-Mount cradle:



and the OEM desktop speaker dock:



with some aluminum, screws, and dremel time:







this gives a clean looking mounting solution with no wires showing. the RAM cradle holds the tablet very securely, yet it will be fairly easy to remove for use around camp (to plan routes or review photos, etc.)

i'm excited about this project, i think it's going to come out much more useable than the old car pc was.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #1194
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very nice....cant wait to see that thing installed. looks like you should still have plenty of room for the vents to flow
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Unread 01-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #1195
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very nice....cant wait to see that thing installed. looks like you should still have plenty of room for the vents to flow
thanks! yeah, i should still get plenty of air.

i was actually so close to ditching the vents completely and doing a custom bezel to integrate the tablet right into the dash, it fits so perfect in there without the radio or vents. but, i wanted it to still be easily removable (and also that would have been a lot of work to get it looking perfect!)
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Unread 01-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #1196
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that will look cool when you get it in
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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #1197
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the tablet install is coming along...


still some work to do on the electronics, but most of the "support chasis" is done. this all bolts in place of the factory radio - it provides an intelligent power supply, a USB hub, the OBDII interface, and will also have the BlueTooth audio adapter and a line-driver for the factory amp (the audio stuff isn't here yet). everything connects to the vehicle through a single radio harness plug.






also have most of the chasis and tablet mounting ironed out, here it is temporarily attached for a test fit:






i also still need to widen my CB & HAM mic hangers to fit next to the tablet now.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #1198
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Way nice man, so clean and just plain awesome
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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #1199
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Way nice man, so clean and just plain awesome
thanks man!
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #1200
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Looks real good! I'd like to do something similar in the zj this summer. Maybe not so much a dedicated setup, but a tablet in the jeep would be awesome. I've got a blackberry playbook. Hmm..
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