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Budget iPad Install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by HomerTaco, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    I bought the iPad about 3 weeks ago to use for work & now I wonder what I did without it...
    It is always with me & I wanted a way to be able to use some of the features - Maps - Dragon Dictation - Dragon Search - Pandora - etc. safely while driving.
    The iPad is plug & play with my Pioneer AVIC-X920BT so I have full access to all of the audio features.
    The bluetooth for the Phone & IHeart Radio through the Blackberry completes the package.:cool:
    I've seen the full HU-to-iPad conversion video & it's pretty cool, but I need to constantly take my iPad in & out of the truck, so I wanted something more user friendly.

    I bought the OtterBox "Defender" series case for it. this comes with the actual iPad case as well as a hard plastic shell to use as a cover while not in use or a stand when needed.
    This hard case has 4 rubber "feet" on it to hod it steady - I lost 2 of them & OtterBox is sending me another whole cover for free...:D
    This gave me the idea to use the old cover as part of a mount to hold the iPad in my truck...
    I found a old L bracket from an A/C mounting kit and bent it to the proper angle. I then rattle canned it black.
    Went to Ace (they are closer than running to Home Depot;)) and spent $2.75 on a couple of black screws two machine screws and two wing nuts.
    Here is what I came up with:
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    Two shots of it mounted:
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    It holds on tight and was quick, easy & inexpensive.
    win.:D
     
  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    That is AWESOME Craig!! Nice work!!
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Thanks!:D
     
  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    that looks good . how sturdy is it with it mounted to the dash
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Snaps right into the mount & holds tight!
    doesn't even wiggle!
    I could not justify spending $39.95 on one of those ProFit dash mount brackets!:rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Nice install.

    I mounted my XM receiver in the same place and it shakes quite a bit when the Tacoma is moving.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    took it for a quick ride over to 7-11. It moves a bit - but no more shake than what I have in the rear view mirror.:)
    The real test will be a week from this coming Monday when I go back to work!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    :thumbsup: nice Craig
     
  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Cool. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Thanks!:D
     
  11. Feb 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    Looks awesome.I love my ipad
     
  12. Feb 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Looks good, and definitely creative use of it
     
  13. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Thanks! I took a longer spin this afternoon to try it out. The control is sooooo much easier to glance at (like you would at your HU).
    I'm not gonna surf the web & drive, but the maps put my Pioneer's GPS to shame!
    WTF did I do before I bought this thing?
     
  14. Feb 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Thats pretty funny. You know, considering the name and avitar.

    That setup looks good!
     
  15. Feb 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    Op where did you buy your interior dash kit I have found this company online but i dont know if its worth a damn??? How do you like your?
     
  16. Feb 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    looks good man!!!
     
  17. Feb 28, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Yeah:rolleyes: I have an Ace hardware 1/4 mile from home and HD is about 6 miles. For 6 screws, I'll give Ace the business...
    It's from www.carid.com - and I don't recommend it at all. Too many fitment issues and did not come with enough adhesion promoter... Took almost two week to get more from them after I complained. Some pieces are separating.
    Your better of spending the $ on a better mod...

    thanks Patrick! Hope the Eclipse HU is treating you well...
     
  18. Feb 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    love it! ha your interior looks so nice
     
  19. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  20. Feb 28, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    i forgot you have that leather!! ahh i want it! lol
     
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