So I was watching pimp my ride and just before I shot myself in the head on this t-100 they built they installed a doppler radar monitor in the cab. What is the deal and how do you get one?
Wow, were they stormchasers?
Yeah, Chris is probably right. A weather doppler would use about an 8' dish and a couple of hundred kW of radiated power. That would require something more than a T100, thinking more along the lines of a commercial truck like a F650. A 200 kW diesel generator weighs about 2 tons by itself.
No, it wasn't displayed on a GPS. I saw the same, sorry episode (someone posted a link on the T100 forum awhile back). It was indeed a doppler radar screen. Inset on the center console was about an 8" diameter round display with the line going around and everything. The only thing I could think of was it was uploading data from somewhere else. I saw no dish or anything on the rig.
Unfortunately, the link on YouTube was removed.
- 1997 Toyota FZJ80 (Abu Dhabi)
- 2001 Land Rover Discovery (Abu Dhabi)
- 1998 Toyota T100 (underground giant humidor vault somewhere in Kansas)
So keep'em coming these lines on the road
And keep me responsible be it a light or heavy load
And keep me guessing with these blessings in disguise
And I'll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes
i agree...personally i wouldnt want to install an emitter like that on my truck any more than i'd want to install an unshielded microwave element on the roof either.
easier to upload from a proper radar anyway.
I'm not big on TV...never even heard of "Pimp My Ride" before...
...but that was really funny!
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1982 Land Cruiser FJ40 w/Horizon Adventure Trailer
Hold fast to your dreams.
For if your dreams die,
then life is like a broken winged bird
that cannot fly.
Anybody figure this out? Id sure be interested in figuring this setup out. Im building a custom overhead console for the Pinz and this would make a sweet addition.
Last edited by Colorado Ron; 01-31-2007 at 05:01 AM.
That Yota was waaay more bada$$ before. I hate Pimp My Ride.
They should have SASed it, boxed in the rear with sleeping quarters, on board computer, GPS, etc. Slapped a new motor into it, locked it up, give it some new rubber & painted it flat black. That woulda been tits