I’ve Been Neglectful…

I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post! One reason is because I had started a weight loss program. While it did not involve locking me up and taking away my computer, I endeavored to produce weekly or bi-weekly updates regarding my process on my bicycling YouTube channel. If you’re curious, I lost 58 lbs! See a video here. Around the same time, I was also striving to produce weekly videos for my StealthGTI YouTube channel. That kind of throughput was very time-consuming. I made my weight goal early in March, but I think we all know what else happened by March. Stay-at-home orders SHOULD have allowed me to spend more time writing for my blog. Instead, I spent much of my time either consuming or producing YouTube content. Now it’s time to play catch-up on my website!

I’ve kept busy and have a bit to share. Forthcoming articles include a massive ham radio antenna project, a roof rack to support the antenna project, replacing my downpipe hanger and transmission oil, and something I didn’t expect – a catback exhaust upgrade. Check my YouTube channel for recent videos which may be of interest. Today’s video is a fairly detailed look at my “baby trailer.” I have not shared the big projects via YouTube just yet. But I do have photos on my Instagram. Have a look to see some content that’s in the works for StealthGTI.com.

More to Come Soon!


About Scott

I grew up near Houston, TX and served in the U. S. Coast Guard for over 30 years. I have an electronics background and continue to work in the electronics engineering field. I taught myself the basics about automotive systems as well as how to perform some of my own maintenance (cars and bicycles). I became involved with Amateur Radio and computers in 1995. The explosion of technology has made my job and several of my hobbies quite interesting. My hobbies include Volkswagens, bicycling, photography, electronics, amateur radio, web management, and reptiles. Visit my websites to learn more.
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2 Responses to I’ve Been Neglectful…

  1. SEAN MILLER says:

    Hey Scott, Nice job with the Weight loss. So I have something I ran across and Thought I would share with you and your readers. You Helped me with my Helix install. So the programmer that you have I have one too. I remembered on Last Mans Garage you stated the Programmer used a simple cat cable. More on that in a min. As you know most people who get a DSP installed can get it set up with different sound fields. Front stage, Center Stage Dolby, Theater Logic, ect so the SD card has different programs for different cars Jetta , Golf, Passat, I want you to have a look at this


    and this if you want to call it Manual


    So what you can do Is take a Laptop install this Mapping Soft where and get a Good USB Mike run the mapping and set your sound fields when your done you can save each file for that field. Once you have got them set up for the type of music you like and feel, (Stadium Theater Hall ect, Then you can run a Cat5 to the front of the car some place plug in your Programmer and set your sound acoustics on the fly for your listing pleasure. Most Pro Car Audio shops that set up sound field and map out DSP charge big $$ for a custom system. You can do this for free or even just take it to a pro shop and have them build you 5 -10 pre sets for next to nothing. This also allow you to upgrade your factory speakers and adjust the Helix for even better HiFi sound by setting the Ohm rate of the new speakers and surround field.Let me know what you think. Might be something new you could Experiment with on your channel. Thanks again for all your help I am in the middle of doing a MIB2 upgrade now after the Helix, Oh if you have Apple car play check out Car Bridge
    You need to Jail break your Iphone to run it but it makes Apple Car Play everything it was supost to be but wasn’t. So you can run You Tube threw it, Dish Network or Xfinity Stream Direct Tv, Disney Plus Ect all threw the head unit and watch Tv live with no Antenna just use Car Bridge check you tube for videos on how to jail break your iphone and get car bridge installed. Until next time..

    • Scott says:

      Sean – That’s very interesting! Have you tried this with your system yet? Also, I’m an Android user. I think there are programs that’ll work with Android, too. But I’m hesitant to jailbreak my phones since I’m not proficient with messing around in the OS. Thanks for sharing! -Scott

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