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TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:10:17 AM »
Every once in awhile, TomatoSoup will let slip a mod he's done, then have to post a quick "how-to" at someone's request.  I really don't think he likes to do that, as he surely knows how much it crushes all of our egos.  He does, however take what must be an immense amount of time to put together these detailed posts with pictures and diagrams so that anyone else insanely skilled can duplicate them.

His latest example is the touch-sensitive and backlit heated seat controllers with his own fabricated circuit board that allows for three levels of heat: http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,10586.msg179175.html#msg179175

Other examples are his boost gauge that replaced the passenger airbag light (but still incorporated the light, too!):http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,8865.msg141881.html#msg141881

And his projector headlights that put all others to shame:  http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,9292.msg153299.html#msg153299

I'm f*#$in' around with BiC pens on a scrollsaw, thinking I'm hot $h*t and meanwhile this guy is devising advanced circuits, laser etching his own multi-colored overlays and building miniature iPads to control his seat warmers!  But I think I've figured it out. 

You're Q, aren't you, Marc?

It's the only explanation that makes sense - and allows me to still feel like I can go on with my own home-brew mods and not be laughed at.

With this in mind, I've come up with a short list of what mods I'd like to see TS take on next.  Please add to the list in this thread as you all see fit:

1) Blind spot detection system, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go

2) Dual pane panoramic sunroof for coupes and convertibles

3) Night vision camera with holographic HUD display

4) Self-protection jammer, chaff and flare dispensers

Marc, if you've already done these mods, please post one of your very-detailed show and tell threads so we can all duplicate them  :urock:

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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 09:43:21 AM »

2) Dual pane panoramic sunroof for coupes and convertibles

3) Night vision camera with holographic HUD display

4) Self-protection jammer, chaff and flare dispensers


2) That would be great! Doesn't the Tesla S have some kind of panoramic sunroof? I'm thinking of fiberglassing a custom hardtop which will have the trunk lid incorporated into it. Maybe I should get some dimensions for a panoramic sunroof from an existing car so that the glass is readily available.

3) There's a system like this, but it doesn't have a HUD. It has an LCD screen. Driver's visual enhancement (DVE) for short.

http://www.drs.com/products/rsta/dvew.aspx

4) It would be nice to incorporate BOL chaff into the side skirts. Cool effect to shoot out little pieces of glittery metal.

http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Air/Electronic_Warfare_Solutions/Counter_Measure_Dispenser_Systems/BOL_Advanced_Countermeasure_Dispenser/

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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 09:46:04 AM »
You're Q, aren't you, Marc?

[...]

Marc, if you've already done these mods, please post one of your very-detailed show and tell threads so we can all duplicate them

I would... but then I'd have to shoot you.
By the way, we MI6 types don't spell our name in that sissy french way :lol:

But on this same theme, I HAVE been mulling over doing an infrared proximity system - to avoid front bumper lip scrapes <cue James Bond theme>.
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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 03:02:28 PM »
I vote for Plug & play LED headlights kit.


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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 11:37:19 AM »
How much does it cost to rent a Mark for the weekend?
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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 12:04:14 PM »
In Germany it would cost you quite a few Marks
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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 12:17:53 PM »
I vote for Plug & play LED headlights kit.

I vote for this. TS, it's LED. How can your car not have this? Can they go in the projectors?
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Re: TomatoSoup's Next Mod Wish List
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 11:55:31 AM »
I could not find h1 led's that were Hi/Lo to go in the projectors.  :( Ah well maybe next year.
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