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#21 bundus

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:01 am

Great stuff thanks Paul.  Will be good to see you at the Mod Day and even better to be able to reverse home in style.  Well not all the way home obviously!! :teeth:



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:04 pm

It's a shame about the GT Ultimate.  A 2012 GT is brilliant though :bounce:

 

For the GT you'll need this kit :)

Hey Paul, 

 

Thanks I just need a price then please   :)  and then I will look at if my first visit for a meet up with you guys will be to have a hand fitting  :) 



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:15 pm

Hi Paul.

 

Will this system give you the reversing guide line? 

 

Jon



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:35 pm

Hey Paul, 

 

Thanks I just need a price then please   :)  and then I will look at if my first visit for a meet up with you guys will be to have a hand fitting   :)

Nice one Todd, the price is in that link (i.e. for Connect Premium cars, £80 for Members, £90 for Users).


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#25 Paul_S

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:47 pm

Hi Paul.

 

Will this system give you the reversing guide line? 

 

Jon

It will have guidelines but they are on the camera itself.  Therefore they can't be adjusted and they depend on the camera you buy.

 

Here is an example of 2 of the many different cameras I've experimented with on my car over the last 3 .5 or so years:

 

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(Ignore the dark area at the top of this one, I hadn't put the camera in properly):

 

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I am currently trying to source some decent cameras with nice guidelines and good low-light capability.  I've learned the hard way that the image from the camera that drops through the door is not necessarily the image you see in the advert :nono:

 

You might also notice that the picture quality on the screen is not as sharp as on the Connect Premium solution.  This is because the Nissan Nav screen is quite a low resolution.  There's nothing that can be done about that unfortunately (short of replacing the screen itself!)

 

As I've always said though, the reverse camera is just another tool in your armory.  You shouldn't use the rear window and mirrors any less.  Never use the camera alone.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:46 pm

 

As I've always said though, the reverse camera is just another tool in your armory.  You shouldn't use the rear window and mirrors any less.  Never use the camera alone.

 

I am extremely guilty of this.  Since I got the Murano I have really started relying on the camera maybe a little too much.  I really need to remember to use the other tools at my disposal.

 

Although I did wonder why they dont fit a camera to the front and replace the windscreen with a giant display.  That way you could turn on infrared/night mode.  You could also include a bunch of head up displays on the screen.  It could be a little dangerous if it broke down on a motorway I agree lol.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:51 am

Just a quick update for you...

 

Sorry for the delay in progress but it's been an unexpectedly crazy start to the year :rolleyes:

 

I am expecting the video converters to arrive any day now.  I have a set of cameras which are fine in the day but poor in low light.  I'm not sure what to do with these.  They are easily swapped out so I might end up pretty much giving them away with the kit and they can be upgraded later if you choose to do so.  

 

As for cost, the kit is going to work out as £195 for Users and £185 for full Members.  If you choose to have the not-so-good camera then take a tenner off that price.

 

I will need to buy some more decent cameras and if they arrive in time for Mod day then that's great - you will then have the choice :)


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:00 am

Hi Paul,

Sounds like we are close, really looking forward to getting one of these from you, do you have any pictures as above showing what the picture looks like in daylight and at night? Or is one of the earlier pictures these cameras?

Cheers Kev,

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:20 am

I'll take some pics in the next couple of days and post them up :)


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#30 Paul_S

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:20 pm

OK, maybe I was being a bit harsh on the cameras I currently have.  I took this shot earlier, the car was about 5' from the fence:

 

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At that distance the reverse lights (standard bulbs) are doing their job.

 

As you can see it's not the clearest picture with some noise (speckles), but you can make everything out OK.


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#31 Smasher

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:05 pm

I'd say that looks pretty good.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:08 am

That looks about as good as the official Nissan one in my Murano.  When you said poor quality I was expecting a lot worse then that lol.

 

Id probably still pay the extra for a better quality one if that is an option but this one doesnt look too bad at all.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:15 pm

Yeah, I'm probably comparing it to Sarah's Juke which works really well in the dark.

 

Like I say, it's more grainy than a better quality camera but you can still see what you need to.  The replacements are on order so fingers crossed they arrive in time for Mod day...


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#34 Paul_S

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:32 pm

The cameras have arrived and I've made up some of these kits now.  I'm concentrating on the ones I'm bringing to Mod Day but I will be in contact with everyone else soon :)

 

In the mean time, here is a draft of the fitting instructions: Attached File  2009 370Z Reversing Camera Installation Instructions V1.pdf   1.11MB   166 downloads

 

Fitting them on Mod Day will help fill in a few gaps :)


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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 07:23 am

Hi Paul,

 

Sounds great, looked through your how to and i think even I might be able to do this!!! And it looks a prime oportunity to do the sound proofing as well.....I have seen some matting stuff in homebase and it claims a 20db noise reduction, it is a type of underlay, but I am thinking just lat this down over everything and job done.....

 

Also I know you have been looking into a forward camera as well, is there any options for a forward camera at the moment?  the second input with maybe a wireless camera would be perfect..

 

cheers Kev.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:06 am

Or come to a mod day and you'll get a hand fitting it :)


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:30 pm

Hi Paul i can't make the Mod this time ( previous engagement ) so if you could let me know when one of the rear camera kits comes available for posting i will be very grateful.

 

Rgds

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:37 pm

Hi Paul,

 

Sounds great, looked through your how to and i think even I might be able to do this!!! And it looks a prime oportunity to do the sound proofing as well.....I have seen some matting stuff in homebase and it claims a 20db noise reduction, it is a type of underlay, but I am thinking just lat this down over everything and job done.....

 

Also I know you have been looking into a forward camera as well, is there any options for a forward camera at the moment?  the second input with maybe a wireless camera would be perfect..

 

cheers Kev.

Yes, fitting it should be nice and simple :)

 

I am interested to know how that sound proofing works out.  Don't forget you'll be better off not putting it directly under the carpet because you'll insulate the bass speaker!  You'll need to line the metal floor of the boot.

 

I've not really pushed the forward facing cameras just yet.  But as you say, the 2nd video input would be perfect for it.  Feel free to try something out and I'll help all I can :)


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:38 pm

Hi Paul i can't make the Mod this time ( previous engagement ) so if you could let me know when one of the rear camera kits comes available for posting i will be very grateful.

 

Rgds

Kevan

That's no problem at all mate.  Shame you can't make it but I plan to start posting kits soon after the weekend :)


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#40 Paul_S

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:06 pm

OK, so we fitted one of these kits to widget370Z's yellow 370Z at the Mod Day today and it worked like a charm :)

 

I'll update the fitting instructions soon and start an official 'for sale' thread when I have done so.


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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