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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:57 pm 
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Hey I'm looking to Buy a F6 Typhoon however one of my reason for hesitation is the limited ability to upgrade the headunit.

dose any one know of a way to remove the headunit (that also runs the climate control) but i dont want to not be able to use aircon, or be stuck with it on one setting for ever...

i want to put in a decent 7" moniter (prefrably a headunit that isnt touch screen)...

you guy's know any thing?
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:13 pm 
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i think most people mount aftermarket stuff under the factory one. if you got a fold out 7" screen that fits into a 1/2 din slot you might be able to do the same?
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:19 pm 
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It really annoys me off when companies design there audio systems just to limit the upgrade ability... like couldn’t they just have the controls... lol I know it was prob a good idea to the person not wanting to do up there sound system... but i want 7" screen :'( lol

its so annoying caz Holden dose it too...
all good cars have down sides I guess...


just a through the low model BA falcons do they have separate climate control? if so would they fit/work?
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:53 pm 
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hey mate the for centre console actually controls alot more including the imobilizer so any tampering can cause the car to not start. however if you are looking at getting a 7' screen you could just change your icc which isnt that expensive there are usually a few on ebay they come in the teritory but its all the same s**t. the other thing you could look at is this
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show-of ... 004-a.html

and for other parts try
http://esvc000918.bne001tu.server-web.c ... rades.html

hope this is helpfull

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:36 pm 
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or get the alpine hub and u can watch dvds and s**t on the screen in the ICC

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:04 am 
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The alpine Hub system will allow you to do alot more than watch DVD's. you can plug near to anything into the system. Just check out the Alpine web site.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Hey Mate as suggetsed earlier spend a bit of time going through the work logs on mp3car.com and you will find quite a bit of information.

http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/worklog ... o-ute.html

http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/worklog ... log-1.html

both these guys have done a fair bit of work to BA,s

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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:46 pm 
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I've added a after market DVD head unit to my GT-P.

It really isn't that hard. Most car audio places will have done enough B series by now to know what to do. Or tackle it yourself.

I didn't remove the stock unit, simply bypassed it for everything - I'm not using any of the factory wiring either, power and speaker wires are all brand new direct runs. Then I added a video converter to it so I can use either/or the ICC screen and the touch screen on the Pioneer.

The hardest bit is running the cables. B series' are built much tighter than E series, so running power and RCA cables is physically harder to do.

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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:30 pm 
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What about the screen? can you change that? or dose it use a diffrent interface to normal?...
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Nah you can't change the screen (it's almost 7" anyway). And you'll need some kind of interface to make it work with external sources.

I think you have your priorities wrong, if your thinking of a Typhoon, but worried about the stereo.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:57 pm 
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data_mine wrote:

I think you have your priorities wrong, if your thinking of a Typhoon, but worried about the stereo.


haha agreed... i just got one of outsource units that sits under the seat and gives you sub and amp out.. ran it through the stock head unit. Cheaper than doing a huge upgrade, similar result.
But seriously, not buying a typhoon cause you cant put a big system in it? wow..
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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:16 pm 
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love the A-Pillars very nice, lookin at doing something similar but to put a couple gauges in it, who did them for u if i could ask?

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:06 am 
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Any car audio place will be able to do them (I don't mean, JB/supercheap/autobarn/strathfield/etc.)

Or if you're handy with fibreglass do them yourself.
Here's some early tests I made (ended up not using them)
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:39 am 
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were did u get the carbon fibre peices from

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:05 am 
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AFAIK the place no longer makes them (due to a dispute with their mould maker) but in case they do it's these guys: http://www.equibs.com/

 

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