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Old 5th March 2013, 23:26   #2146
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Guys, I had the HUD (Heads Up Display) installed on my corvette. It has custom blue color and i made a brief video showing various modes (Track Mode, Street Mode).

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Hope you like it all. I am loving it.


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Hope you like it all. I am loving it.
Nice!! How easy is the installation? Is it DIY?

Heh, i checked if there are any HUD available for Mazda

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Nice!! How easy is the installation? Is it DIY?

Heh, i checked if there are any HUD available for Mazda
Thanks.I got it done professionally outside.the kit was from GM and it took about an hour to install. I guess it can be done as a DIY but needs lotsa electrical and mechanical knowledge. I don't fit that category.

You may be able to get a generic one.Not sure how good it will be

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Guys, I had the HUD (Heads Up Display) installed on my corvette. It has custom blue color and i made a brief video showing various modes (Track Mode, Street Mode).

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Hope you like it all. I am loving it.

Nice, my only gripe against the 1lt was, it did not have hud. You fixed that.

How did you get the blue color. I thoughts vettes hud was green

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Nice!! How easy is the installation? Is it DIY?

Heh, i checked if there are any HUD available for Mazda
You can use the torque app on your android in HUD mode. That kinda works, as a cheap HUD.

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Nice, my only gripe against the 1lt was, it did not have hud. You fixed that.

How did you get the blue color. I thoughts vettes hud was green
Yes, for a $50k car they should have provided on 1LT. But then, competition doesn't provide it at all so GM decided to give it on 2LT and above.

The blue color is custom. Stock is green. I organized a Sacramento HUD Install with a corvette forum vendor who does this installs and lives in Texas. He came and did 4 install in Sacramento and then went to LA to do 6 more. He provided the custom color by modifying the original GM Kit. The wiring, the switches are all original GM. I liked Blue more than Green and looks great in daylight. A white HUD was an option too but it washes out in bright sunlight so i skipped it. Though the new c7 will have that color.
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From U Mich?? Are you in Columbus still?? I'm also closeby Columbus, IN
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You can use the torque app on your android in HUD mode. That kinda works, as a cheap HUD.
Heh, Geomy currently using that , btw I did a DIY of K&N on my car, I will be coming via Indianapolis this weekend, would you mind having a look at the set up.
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Guys, I had the HUD (Heads Up Display) installed on my corvette. It has custom blue color and i made a brief video showing various modes (Track Mode, Street Mode).

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Hope you like it all. I am loving it.
Looks Good, I sat in an M5 2 years back which had a HUD but strangely I couldn't see it from behind driver's seat. Does this also have a limited field of view? does the passenger also see it this clear in your car?

How much did it cost?
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Looks Good, I sat in an M5 2 years back which had a HUD but strangely I couldn't see it from behind driver's seat. Does this also have a limited field of view? does the passenger also see it this clear in your car?

How much did it cost?
Thanks. From behind driver's seat, it should be visible but you may have to move a little left or right to view it. It has settings where you can move it up or down depending on your FOV from driver's seat. May be the HUD in m5 was not set properly or its brightness was lowest for you to see it from behind the seat. As such, there is a photocell inside the dash that reflects on the windscreen, so it depends on the light that photocell receives it. When the guy was installing it, we tried to see it from the back and we had to move a lot in order to get a glimpse of it. So it is not easy when not seen from driver's seat.

Passenger cannot see it unless the line of sight is parallel to HUD. I am not sure how it is visible from outside but it shouldn't be a problem from driver's seat.

It cost $675 to install. The kit costs $450. $75 for custom color. Rest is labor charge including air ticket for 2 guys to come and install it.

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Heh, Geomy currently using that , btw I did a DIY of K&N on my car, I will be coming via Indianapolis this weekend, would you mind having a look at the set up.
Sure, I can check it out.Give a call when you are around here, I should be at home this weekend.
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Hey Vineeth, would your friend care to look at Dodge Journey? Car and Driver seem to like it.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...wd-test-review
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Hey Vineeth, would your friend care to look at Dodge Journey? Car and Driver seem to like it.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...wd-test-review
I think my buddy is swaying strongly towards the Toyota Highlander. I think that is also a good choice for an occasional 3 row user.
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^^ Yeah you can't really go wrong with a Toyota.
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I love the Highlander & the new one looks super cool & is Huge too.
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Any experience or reviews on Land Rover LR2 HSE
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