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These pics show an Alpine system installed in a RX-8. Note: they didn't tear the dash apart.. it looks like they bypassed everything, and installed above the stock readout... "Blacking it out" with what looks like felt. . .
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looks like a custom bit of plastic there as that is not the normal shape of the dash. the "bulge" where they put the unit is new.
edit: i just noticed- this looks like the modified "mazdaspeed" rx-8 that you posted the exterior shots of. dan do you know whats up with th erear view mirror? looks like it is a small sceen with a shot form a backup camera.
It has sold more quickly, dificult to procure the new model. Trial and error, installing the audio equipment over again. Although being chased in time restriction, it is very difficult work putting out the sound which will be been secure.
Regarding mobile electronics show, the shop which it tries to challenge in the obstacle appears ordinary, but Mazda 'RX-8' the shop which is chosen was just the K2 Performance Product in the demonstration car.
Mizuno Tsutomu of the person in charge "crying it was done in module audio", opening most you talked, but first removing this, you say you tried usual 2DIN conversion.
"The place how doing whatever, it was unreasonable. Being to confer also the Mazda store which purchases the car various types, it does, but there being also time restriction, that you remove, when it is unreasonable, it attached the abandonment, changed approach "
The first section of the panel of the result and the center console was processed, you say the space of 1DIN size amount was created. DVD head unit 'IVA-D900J ' of the Alpine inserted here.
In addition, the merit of the RX-8 which becomes with the spare tire less is utilized, the amplifiers are received to the rear skillfully. Also those where it is placed on the frame of one "Tsuga" rotary form of the capacitor are the accent point. Of course, many influences have not occurred in the passenger compartment, without strange feeling it sits down are produced the fact that to also the rear seat.
" If there was a time, you think already it could build a little securely, but it exhausted the effort of the limit ", Mizuno. Even then just this only you are surprised to the technology which is installed clearly simply in the car that " only the genuine products you can install ".
Anyone with japanese translating experience out there care to give the translation a better shot?
well to paraphrase what i understand from your traslation.
it seems that because of the large demand for the rx-8 in the JDM the had a hard time getting a car in time to work on it for the show. once they did procure a car they had little time remaining to do the work. once they got a good look at the stock unit they realized they didn't have enough time to do a job with it. so they decided on another aproach. what they came up with is what you see. they replaced the existing panel with a fabricated piece( which they either got from mazda or they couldn't and made their own) which created enough space in the dash to put the alpine there. then they put the other stuff in the trunk on some kind of rack which fit really easy because there is no spare tire.
if they had more time they are sure they could have done more, but given the time limit they were under everyone should be amazed how much they were able to do given that the the stock unit will only connect with other oem parts.
edit: upon further reading and consideration i think the last part should be more like "this should show people that with a little imagination you really can work around the problems associated with these stock dedicated modular units when you want to upgrade your system."
I saw that in another thread, and I thought it looked "hacky", myself. A big-dollar show setup should do a better job than just creating an ugly bulge and adding a head unit into it that sticks up in the view of the driver like that.
"The truth is faster than fiction."
Originally posted by Sputnik I saw that in another thread, and I thought it looked "hacky", myself. A big-dollar show setup should do a better job than just creating an ugly bulge and adding a head unit into it that sticks up in the view of the driver like that.
yes i agree...the rearview especially looks out of place...with the Alpine unit open, it produces far too much obstruction of view...you can hardly see out the middle of the windshield
hmmm a nice install except frot he very poor placement of the dvd player, and the horrible rearview camera mirror thing.
i think it woudl be much better to put a seperate screen underneath a visor, flip the visor down and there is your screen. have the dvd player in the glove compartment or something, or a changer there and a player controling it under a seat or something.
hmmmm whata bout a ceiling mounted centerfill speaker...hmmmmmmmmmm getting some wacky speaker config ideas here...
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