post #181 of Old 06-10-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good. Keep at it...
Thanks! It's dangerously close to being drive-able.
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post #182 of Old 06-10-2013, 11:09 PM
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Pretty stoked to see it driving again

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post #183 of Old 06-11-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty stoked to see it driving again
Me too!

Been thinking about the stage 1.5 build stuff...

I took the CD player out of my Jeep and donated it to the Miata I bought for my girlfriend. I was going to get a bluetooth headunit to stream music from my android phone but?

The radio bezel for a TJ is about the perfect size to fit a Nexus 7" tablet PC. I would get Nav, Topo maps, torque on a big screen, and streaming music tethered to my phone. Not only that, I can see the output and control my camera (go pro or Drift HD Ghost, haven't decided yet). There are some good vehicle related front ends that make a tablet PC great for a car.
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post #184 of Old 06-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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Me too!

Been thinking about the stage 1.5 build stuff...

I took the CD player out of my Jeep and donated it to the Miata I bought for my girlfriend. I was going to get a bluetooth headunit to stream music from my android phone but?

The radio bezel for a TJ is about the perfect size to fit a Nexus 7" tablet PC. I would get Nav, Topo maps, torque on a big screen, and streaming music tethered to my phone. Not only that, I can see the output and control my camera (go pro or Drift HD Ghost, haven't decided yet). There are some good vehicle related front ends that make a tablet PC great for a car.
I've always loved the idea of a tablet in the dash. With enough work you can make it look very clean. In my situation it would have to be very secure, which is hard to do with a plastic dash that comes apart so easily. Also, i'm not sure how well it would repel moisture from dew or sudden downpours. The camera control feature is pretty wicked.

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post #185 of Old 06-11-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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I've always loved the idea of a tablet in the dash. With enough work you can make it look very clean. In my situation it would have to be very secure, which is hard to do with a plastic dash that comes apart so easily. Also, i'm not sure how well it would repel moisture from dew or sudden downpours. The camera control feature is pretty wicked.
I'm not exactly sure if I want to hard mount it, or put it on a articulating mount of some sort in front of where the radio goes. The 32GB nexus 7 is around $180 used, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if someone stole it. As far as moisture, if rain threatened I would put the top up, but I think it would survive as well as any radio.
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post #186 of Old 06-11-2013, 03:48 PM
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Very cool build! I would like to know what kind of HP, torque, and MPG you get in the end.
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post #187 of Old 06-11-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool build! I would like to know what kind of HP, torque, and MPG you get in the end.
I'll be sure to update it. It's just an LM7 with a hot tune, so low 300 horsepower and similar torque. Hoping for low 20's MPG on the freeway.
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post #188 of Old 06-12-2013, 12:06 AM
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cool build target ... it has to be a civilized fun to drive V8 TLJ... and honestly you did not spare with efforts and fabrication

Did you manage to fire her up with the new exhaust arrangement yet?
Really curious how the Dynomax VT muffler will sound... mellow and deep () or rather a flat snoring metallic Flowmaster 40 sound? ()

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post #189 of Old 06-12-2013, 06:09 AM
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Awesome build! I'm currently in the middle of a 5.3 swap into a CJ7, I can't wait to get it done. I may "borrow" some of your ideas if you don't mind.
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post #190 of Old 06-12-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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cool build target ... it has to be a civilized fun to drive V8 TLJ... and honestly you did not spare with efforts and fabrication

Did you manage to fire her up with the new exhaust arrangement yet?
Really curious how the Dynomax VT muffler will sound... mellow and deep () or rather a flat snoring metallic Flowmaster 40 sound? ()
Thanks! I'll be working on the exhaust tonight, hopefully I can fire it back up tomorrow. The Dynomax is a straight-through design so it should sound nice and deep like a Magnaflow, but it has a internal valve to redirect the sound waves at low throttle for no drone. I hate the sound of chambered (Flowmaster) mufflers.
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Awesome build! I'm currently in the middle of a 5.3 swap into a CJ7, I can't wait to get it done. I may "borrow" some of your ideas if you don't mind.
Thanks!

Go right ahead. I'm not reinventing the wheel with this build, almost everything I did is a borrowed idea.
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post #191 of Old 06-12-2013, 08:33 AM
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Go right ahead. I'm not reinventing the wheel with this build, almost everything I did is a borrowed idea.
And I'm going to blatantly steal a few from you; it's a vicious cycle.

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post #192 of Old 06-12-2013, 09:35 AM
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I'm not exactly sure if I want to hard mount it, or put it on a articulating mount of some sort in front of where the radio goes. The 32GB nexus 7 is around $180 used, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if someone stole it. As far as moisture, if rain threatened I would put the top up, but I think it would survive as well as any radio.
I have given some thought to this idea as well. I think it would be really cool/useful if it was integrated nicely. Here is a write up someone did putting a nook in a Wrangler, might be worth a look.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1372396
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post #193 of Old 06-12-2013, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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And I'm going to blatantly steal a few from you; it's a vicious cycle.
That's the beauty of the internet community. You can see how to do something without blindly jumping in and making a lot of costly changes.
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I have given some thought to this idea as well. I think it would be really cool/useful if it was integrated nicely. Here is a write up someone did putting a nook in a Wrangler, might be worth a look.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1372396
Very nice. I love the fact he used a mount so you can take it with you. I'm trying to do something very similar minus the EQ and keeping the climate controls where they are stock. Using this for volume control.

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post #194 of Old 06-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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The radio bezel for a TJ is about the perfect size to fit a Nexus 7" tablet PC. I would get Nav, Topo maps, torque on a big screen, and streaming music tethered to my phone. Not only that, I can see the output and control my camera (go pro or Drift HD Ghost, haven't decided yet). There are some good vehicle related front ends that make a tablet PC great for a car.
I like this idea a lot , especially for offroad trail waypoints .

The floor looks great , your almost back to having a tub

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post #195 of Old 06-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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Being able to take it with you would be nice. I really like the factory look that many people have achieved in their cars with a permanent mount though. My uses for it would be mainly music and navigation. But being able to use the internet to look up information, store maps, and run apps and play movies would be awesome added functionality for trips and stuff. The only problem I see with it is data connectivity. I guess you either have to pay for its own data plan or run a hotspot off your phone for it or something.
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