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Hi R35 fans,

I joined the recent T-Rex (American) Pro Kit MFD BETA (Supplied for LDH and RHD) , as have some other UK owners, and well people from all over USA etc , as my CBA MFD had failed so had no sound, no display, and permanent on air con = annoying, and this new kit looks cool and i can help in the BETA with testing and feedback, so hopefully they can get the product working well for retail, and will give my CBA non nav R35, well google maps nav and much more goodies!

Anyhow long story short, the device arrived (cost $1600) installed, T-Rex updated software which so far i have full working air con, stock steering wheel controls work, audio mp3s etc, internet chrome etc, playstore apps, plays videos VLC etc, ecutek app and so on.. some niggles of course, some feedback/hiss ast low sound levels, some software tweaks need doing pst/kpa and few other bits, but overall in these early stages it's been impressive, responsive, great screen, nice build and fits decent too..

Anyhow some pics, and i'll update if peeps are interested, as it makes a good upgrade, especially for CBA, and support should be ongoing etc i'm told by them, which is good...

Update 02/07/2020 - Now have DAB+ Digital radio see bottom picture, all in £28 USB kit from Amazon woop! linky Docooler DAB 004 DAB+ Box Digital Radio Antenna Tuner: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics and i'm impressed with the quality, it sounds better to me.. kinda like listening to a digital MP3 , instead of the usual Ariel stereo type connection

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Detailed Specifications
Included Hardware: FM Transmitter, Bluetooth, Capacitive IPS touch screen, built-in GPS, Radio Tuner, MP3 Codecs, Carplay/Android Auto, Canbus adapter configured for Nissan GT-R
Retains all OEM functions of the GTR: Speed sensing wipers, light sensitive headlights, intelligent door lock, TPMS
Features: Supports 3G/4G/5G Network, iPod/Iphone/Android usb storage integration (play song or video from devices disk), 2.4ghz WiFi, built-in Speaker / Microphone, OEM SWC (steering wheel control) Integration. Full access to Google Play services, including Google Play Store.
Os: Android Android 8.1
CPU: Intel SC9583i, 1.8GHz octa-core 64-bit Intel Airmont architecture
Compatible Digital Media Formats: JPEG, MP3, MP4, WMA
External Memory: Supports USB (2 ports) flash drives and SD card (SD card reader sold separately)
Screen: capacitive IPS Screen
Placement: Car Console
Supports 1080P HD, and 3D background 720x1280 (portrait)
Supports change of boot screen logo
Supports Live Wallpaper & DIY Wallpaper
RCA input for rearview camera
RCA Input and Output (2 each).
Support Car DVR System (works with optional USB camera)
Supports external microphones and DSP’s.
Voltage: 12V
Interface: ISO cable (Plug and Play)
Output Power: 4x50W
 

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Looks to be good quality from the photos. Will be interesting to see how you get on with it (reliability etc).

I like the way it reuses the original buttons to give it more of a "stock" look.
 

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Looks to be good quality from the photos. Will be interesting to see how you get on with it (reliability etc).
I like the way it reuses the original buttons to give it more of a "stock" look.
It comes with a years warranty, and full support from T-Rex , they are really responsive and helpful so can't fault that.. I'll post updates as it goes along with any new features/fixes etc, I've got an inline filter coming to try and sort the hiss/feedback at low volume, they are trying this also in the usa... added a nav pic too
 

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Looks quite interesting this, Stu - some won't like the change of look, I guess, but if the functionality is spot on that matters most to me.

Can you post a picture of the Google Maps app working, please, as that is one of the things that would be most beneficial to me? Does this route into the in-built GPS module in the car or is there a standalone GPS unit / WiFi hotspot from your phone?

Cheers!
 

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Looks quite interesting this, Stu - some won't like the change of look, I guess, but if the functionality is spot on that matters most to me.
Can you post a picture of the Google Maps app working, please, as that is one of the things that would be most beneficial to me? Does this route into the in-built GPS module in the car or is there a standalone GPS unit / WiFi hotspot from your phone?
Cheers!
Couple of google maps pictures added bud, TBH i much prefer it already over the CBA stock system, so many options and cool features, like having a tablet basically in your car!! It has its own dedicated GPS plugged in (see picture attached) , i've stuck it behind the unit at the top of the dash, proper stealth out the way and it picks up the nav GPS signal fine.. If i didnt i would have moved it to the pillar. At the moment its hotspot from my phone, which i think most will do, works fine.. But actually today I pulled the trigger on a 'Three' network data SIM, which i'm gonna put in as it has a dedicated on board SIM slot (see picture attached) (plus an extra one on cable ) I didn't want a monthly billeddata sim just for the car! so spotted one by Three called 24 for 24, basically you get 24gb data for 24 months usage, which is ace.. fit and forget and it was only like £44 one off payment, i'll post on that
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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
mines certainly not laggy and runs fine, spec is 1.8ghz Octa (8) core - 64bit Intel Airmont with 4gb memory, and 64gb onboard drive, unit is specifically made for R35, full steering wheel .
controls, all the standard stuff air con etc.

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The markets already been created 10 yrs ago, no real service for repairing a head unit which really was’nt any good from day one.

Repair prices that are a joke and the std system is well outdated.
 

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Does it plug straight into the wiring loom so the Bose system continues to work? And are there any options to plug directly into an aftermarket audio system such as RCA out etc
 

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Does it plug straight into the wiring loom so the Bose system continues to work? And are there any options to plug directly into an aftermarket audio system such as RCA out etc
Yes music as normal thru Bose system, as plugs into existing wiring loom, Heres the specs below which might help.. says about RCA

2008-2016 ONLY
Detailed Specifications
Included Hardware: FM Transmitter, Bluetooth, Capacitive IPS touch screen, built-in GPS, Radio Tuner, MP3 Codecs, Carplay/Android Auto, Canbus adapter configured for Nissan GT-R
Retains all OEM functions of the GTR: Speed sensing wipers, light sensitive headlights, intelligent door lock, TPMS
Features: Supports 3G/4G/5G Network, iPod/Iphone/Android usb storage integration (play song or video from devices disk), 2.4ghz WiFi, built-in Speaker / Microphone, OEM SWC (steering wheel control) Integration. Full access to Google Play services, including Google Play Store.
Os: Android Android 8.1
CPU: Intel SC9583i, 1.8GHz octa-core 64-bit Intel Airmont architecture
Compatible Digital Media Formats: JPEG, MP3, MP4, WMA
External Memory: Supports USB (2 ports) flash drives and SD card (SD card reader sold separately)
Screen: capacitive IPS Screen
Placement: Car Console
Supports 1080P HD, and 3D background 720x1280 (portrait)
Supports change of boot screen logo
Supports Live Wallpaper & DIY Wallpaper
RCA input for rearview camera
RCA Input and Output (2 each).
Support Car DVR System (works with optional USB camera)
Supports external microphones and DSP’s.
Voltage: 12V
Interface: ISO cable (Plug and Play)
Output Power: 4x50W
 
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i love the idea of it but i think i need to see it in the flesh as im not totally convinced with the way it sits.

i think i prefer the other one being created that sits where the heater controls are but even that looks a little odd. Id personally be happier with a smaller screen that just sits in the oem location
 

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i love the idea of it but i think i need to see it in the flesh as im not totally convinced with the way it sits.
i think i prefer the other one being created that sits where the heater controls are but even that looks a little odd. Id personally be happier with a smaller screen that just sits in the oem location
All personal preference of course, personally i prefer the one large screen modern Tesla style, and really like the look of it installed, also where you can have x1 large app on, or x2 split screen etc which is nice... and compared to a CBA stock mfd like i had, when it worked! its way ahead in screen quality/functionality and modern connections/inputs/Nav etc
 

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Also does this change the units within the MDF (tire pressure etc.)
At the moment its Fahrenheit and PSI or Celsius and KPA , i've fed this back to T-Rex and they are getting a setting for 'as we like it' UK stylee, Celsius and PSI/MPH, that update is being worked on i'm told
 

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What sort of costs involved and would this work as direct replacement for a faulty cba audio unit?
 

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I'm very interested in this. What sort of time frame and price if there are a number of us interested Chronos?

Also, not that I use them, does it display those other screens in the current MDF, such as lap time, Gear efficiency etc. or do you just create your own (does it use Consult)
 

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What sort of costs involved and would this work as direct replacement for a faulty cba audio unit?
Yeah i put that in my original blurb bud, this replaced directly my fooked CBA MFD (black screen / no audio/ air con blasting continuous)

I'm very interested in this. What sort of time frame and price if there are a number of us interested Chronos?
Also, not that I use them, does it display those other screens in the current MDF, such as lap time, Gear efficiency etc. or do you just create your own (does it use Consult)
Well it's still in BETA with T-REX for the next 2-4 weeks i think, don't forget these are still niggles as above, but for me with a fully broke MFD it was a no brainer, but i'd say if you have a working MFD and just fancy an upgrade, wait til retail then get one... just heard that 2015/2016 (with Lightening bolt headlights as stock) R35's have different amp activation via canbus, instead of a wire like the earlier models, i think this affects audio... so they're looking into that was well, but yeah for earlier models it's working so far

Not sure about lap time , gear efficiency... but at the moment it pulls data to my screen from ecutek (bluetooth only, cable doesnt work).. if that helps... (dunno about consult , you'd have to ask T-TREX.. you should join the BETA group and have a nose/read as there are videos / threads etc on FB .. they can still be ordered for $1600 (about £1350) mine took about 5 days to arrive from their factory in China, got stung £25 import as well, cos we left the EU! doh!
 

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Do you have a link to the group?
At £1350 plus £25 duty I think I’d like to order one and resolve my no audio issue.
 
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