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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 pm 
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So today I swapped out the NSF wheel bearing and give her a good clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:03 pm 
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Was the driveshaft ok then?


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Colster wrote:
Was the driveshaft ok then?


Yeah mate it was fine so rather than £100 for a shaft it was only £16 for a bearing so happy days. Tracking needs done so bad


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:17 pm 
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Did you not see my link up there for a driveshaft ^^^?


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:37 am 
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Colster wrote:
Did you not see my link up there for a driveshaft ^^^?



Ahhh no I didn't mate cheers! I now know for next time! Tbh I get good discounts at euro car parts and he was going to charge me £55 so not too bad


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 pm 
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I also want to fit a 7 inch touch screen (cheapy)

But not sure on which ISO harness to order? ( see pics)

What does the back of the head unit look like is it one large plug or two smaller plugs?


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:01 pm 
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TBH I am not a fan of touch screen displays in cars. Up until March my company car had a touch screen, the issue I found is that if you try to use the screen whilst driving it is very difficult to touch the screen accurately as your hand is not stable. You have to steady your hand with one finger on the frame and then touch the screen but this also takes your eyes off the road. Much prefer buttons or a scroll wheel to input as you can steady your arm on the arm rest.
The reason why car manufacturers have sold everyone on touch screens is that they are cheaper for them to manufacture not that they are better for the user. It gets even worse if the heating system is also controlled from the touch screen as then you have to find the correct sub-menu and then go through the steps. All of this takes your concentration away from the actual task of physically driving.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:45 pm 
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DUSZ wrote:
TBH I am not a fan of touch screen displays in cars. Up until March my company car had a touch screen, the issue I found is that if you try to use the screen whilst driving it is very difficult to touch the screen accurately as your hand is not stable. You have to steady your hand with one finger on the frame and then touch the screen but this also takes your eyes off the road. Much prefer buttons or a scroll wheel to input as you can steady your arm on the arm rest.
The reason why car manufacturers have sold everyone on touch screens is that they are cheaper for them to manufacture not that they are better for the user. It gets even worse if the heating system is also controlled from the touch screen as then you have to find the correct sub-menu and then go through the steps. All of this takes your concentration away from the actual task of physically driving.


Tbh I just want to modernise it a touch and have a built in sat nav unit and have hands free incase someone rings whilst I'm driving.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Pulled out the kenwood CD player that the car come with and happy days it has the correct harness installed. So fingers crossed my touch screen should work!


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