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Old 10-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #201
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I did run it directly to the input so I could record trucks going off the road that are trying to follow (darn, I WISH I would have had it switched to "rearview" mode - I was making a "hands-free" call and listening to music at the same time - you can only do three things at once).
Haaa, thats funny.

We could start a new thread...."video- Cars trying to hang with a Boxster in the twisties"

I still have to install my rear camera to my double DIN. Is there a way you can hook it up to record?

Being at one end of the Ortega (Major Twisties) I have the perfect location to film cars bouncing off the new guard rails and perhaps flying off into the abyss of the ravines.

The canopy of bushes is so thick in those ravines I think the car would just land on top of a big cushion of branches.

Motor cyclists never hit the bottom either but get hung up in branches as well.

However, getting out would be another matter altogether and its likely that the mountain lions in the area would find you an easy meal in those ravines.

Just thinking out loud (with a sense of humor) and eagerly awaiting my drive home from work.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #202
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Well, after a crazy day at work I was on my way home and needed to pick up some Mobile 1 full synthetic (5.99/qt) that was on sale at Autozone and found a killer leather fitted shift knob. On a whim, I buy it and bring it home and it fits like a glove...not bad for a $20.00 gamble.
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I replaced my failed ign. switch that caused my battery to go flat. Total time was about 1 hr from reviewing Pedros how-to, thru completion. Finding my good headband LED worklight, just the right screwdrivers and reading glasses smoothed the process. I didn't mind the tight space so much but I am increasingly far-sighted so I needed spectacles of the exact focal length as well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #204
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... and found a killer leather fitted shift knob. On a whim, I buy it and bring it home and it fits like a glove...not bad for a $20.00 gamble.
Picture of your new leather??
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Made sure Boxxie was safe during Sandy, i.e. indoors.
Looks like we weathered the storm reasonably well, just half a tree in the front yard.
Lots of trees and power lines down.
Mmm, winds picking up a bit again.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #206
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Picture of your new leather??
Yeah, for real. Need to change my aging leather too!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:23 AM   #207
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Haaa, thats funny.

We could start a new thread...."video- Cars trying to hang with a Boxster in the twisties"

I still have to install my rear camera to my double DIN. Is there a way you can hook it up to record?
Hi jb92563,

You can do it two ways, I believe:

1). Hook backup camera to the video in on your head unit and then you can use video out to send to a portable digital video camera (or a GoPro - if you have one). My portable video camera, not a GoPro, will take signal via USB or VCR-type cable.

2). If you do NOT have video out, since that is a relatively new thing to OUTPUT a signal from the head unit, you can run the backup camera (which uses standard video cable, like for your DVD at home - hopefully you used shielding or a filter in the car since you HAVE to ROUTE the cables over or around the engine) to a splitter under your unit and connect up to the Head unit AND a stand alone video camera as a line in.

….you could always ask JD….the "dangerous crowd" has had this for years I'm guessing! You just don't hear about it….until you end up on YouTube!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #208
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Well, after a crazy day at work I was on my way home and needed to pick up some Mobile 1 full synthetic (5.99/qt) that was on sale at Autozone and found a killer leather fitted shift knob. On a whim, I buy it and bring it home and it fits like a glove...not bad for a $20.00 gamble.
OK, here are the pictures as promised...


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I became a member of the De-snorkel club.. Feels good, sounds great..

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #210
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Way to go Tony!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #211
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I became a member of the De-snorkel club.. Feels good, sounds great..

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There are those headlights again...you like them? Worth getting?
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #212
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There are those headlights again...you like them? Worth getting?
I love those lights, I run around with my parking lights on for DRL's..lol

The turn signals are the coolest part of them, amber when blinking but when you disengage the turn signal the white LED fades back on as DRL..
Very bright at night.

They are not as sealed as the stock lights. I'm starting to see a little haze inside one of the lens. So the jury is out right now if I would recommend them to someone else and they get ticked off at me.
I do prefer them over the dull stock ones.

Overall I think it modernizes the looks. I had people ask what year and when I tell them, they don't believe the car is a 2001.
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I'm going to push mine off a cliff.....seriously, I'm still trying to fix my electrical problem.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #214
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I'm going to push mine off a cliff.....seriously, I'm still trying to fix my electrical problem.
Always the hardest repair on any brand, I feel for you. My 944 had 1,500 in stereo and alarm added when I bought it. Long story short, the alarm box was draining the battery without any other indication that it was not performing correctly. Took a long time to trace it down, don't give up! Think of how you will feel when you finally succeed and keep on keepin on.
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Saturday Trip

We started out with breakfast at Charlie's Diner In Cleveland and drove out to Hubbard Ohio with a stop at the Hartville fleamarket before going for lunch at the Emerald Diner. Mostly two lane roads and rain all the way. Unfortunately, The Emerald diner had burned down.


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Can you guess what I did?

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I also cleaned out the drain holes and of course gave the rest of the car a bath.





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I did this... well, actually, I fixed this, and the other side.


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We started out with breakfast at Charlie's Diner In Cleveland and drove out to Hubbard Ohio with a stop at the Hartville fleamarket before going for lunch at the Emerald Diner. Mostly two lane roads and rain all the way. Unfortunately, The Emerald diner had burned down.


I grew up and lived 5 minutes from the hartville flea market for 30 years. Great place to go!
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I also cleaned out the drain holes and of course gave the rest of the car a bath.





Can you please share your method? Did you just take time and wipe everything down going through towel after towel or did you spray it with clearner and then with water??? Looks great!

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