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    1. #1
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      Advanced review mirror?

      I do a LOT of driving in my car and plan on doing things like Power Tour and Drag Week, etc. Since I want to keep my interior looking close to stock, I decided the best way I can get Sat Nav would be to use an LCD rearview mirror.

      It would be nice if it had Sat Nav, BT for syncing a phone (so a build-in mic too), and of course, set up for a rear camera.

      What are the top brand and models that people are using?

      Thanks!
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      w/535ci IAII aluminum block, Dailey dry sump, Holley EFI (full road race build). Primer black w/black interior.
      1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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      Quote Originally Posted by anguilla1980 View Post
      I do a LOT of driving in my car and plan on doing things like Power Tour and Drag Week, etc. Since I want to keep my interior looking close to stock, I decided the best way I can get Sat Nav would be to use an LCD rearview mirror.

      It would be nice if it had Sat Nav, BT for syncing a phone (so a build-in mic too), and of course, set up for a rear camera.

      What are the top brand and models that people are using?

      Thanks!
      GENTEX makes several types. We’ve used them in a few builds, worked out great. Customers have used them with home link too.

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    3. #3
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      Awesome, I'll look them up. Thanks!
      http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
      1969 Pontiac Firebird
      w/535ci IAII aluminum block, Dailey dry sump, Holley EFI (full road race build). Primer black w/black interior.
      1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

    4. #4
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      you can get android based ones they are china specials though but have all those features. i thought about using one as a way to control my audio output.
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      I was thinking about this one (or whatever supplants it by the time I'll be ordering in the fall). I already have android auto in my head unit, but I like the idea of an easy pop in pop out memory card and the three cameras. A lot of similar things just fit over your original mirror, but this replaces it, which is preferable I think. Interior camera with car guard or whatever mode is nice since I have a convertible and people are stupid.
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    6. #6
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      Well, I needed something. Ticks all the boxes BUT comes with a more modern windshield style mount. I ordered this one:

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/184283571517

      Not sure if I want to remove the factory mount leaving just the hard rubber mount for the sun visors then glue a piece of metal to my windshield for it to mount to.

      The alternative would be to get creative and come up with an adapter to use an old-style 1969 mount to attach a more modern mirror. It seems to have a fairly standard square 4 screw mount in the center that I may be able to adapt somehow to the stock mounting arm. I'll just have to see. Maybe in a couple of years, these will mature into some more premium offerings for the automotive aftermarket like restomods and will come with a variety of mounts. Something with a more modern version of Android, etc. would be a huge plus too along with more RAM and ROM so it's snappier.

      Sure would be great if I could find a shop to 3D scan it and CNC me a 2-piece billet surround (windowed in the back for camera and cooling) for it that will attach directly to the factory style mount. Anodize that black and I'd be really happy. Sadly no places in my city that do that, would have to deal with someone in LA.

      Another consideration is that I have a 3D printed overhead console for an 8 button pad that's on a 45-degree angle so I need to make sure this mirror is clear of that and not being blocked, but I'm sure it will be.
      http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
      1969 Pontiac Firebird
      w/535ci IAII aluminum block, Dailey dry sump, Holley EFI (full road race build). Primer black w/black interior.
      1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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      That actually looks pretty nice! Wonder if they make one for the iPhone?

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    8. #8
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      They are platform agnostic far as what you should be able to connect via wifi, BT, or screencast.



      Unless you are looking for Apple CarPlay, in which case I haven't seen any of those, nor Android Auto for that matter.
      http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
      1969 Pontiac Firebird
      w/535ci IAII aluminum block, Dailey dry sump, Holley EFI (full road race build). Primer black w/black interior.
      1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.