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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    BSG!!!

    A screen at the rear of the center console? Wouldn't that be super low though? I don't want TOO many screens.. The drop down would be nice because it would be just ONE more to buy / install but the install is too hard...

    The headrest monitors I'm just worried they wouldn't match at all (the ones I linked in my last post)..
    Yea it would be kind of low. I will say this, either way, whether you go with flip down or the headrest screens, its still going to be equally as b!+chy. I do not even have the actual screens, but to run the cables for both screens, I had to remove the seats. Then fish the wire under the carpet to the locations. If I had to compare the headrest to the roof, id say the roof was easier.

    On my first install of the screen, I simply cut a hole to the size of the mounting plate, then rather then take out the roof, I simply dropped it down a bit. It was a pain to work around, but it did work. The cable was easy to run. Ran from the PC location up one of the side pillars and I was done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Yea it would be kind of low. I will say this, either way, whether you go with flip down or the headrest screens, its still going to be equally as b!+chy. I do not even have the actual screens, but to run the cables for both screens, I had to remove the seats. Then fish the wire under the carpet to the locations. If I had to compare the headrest to the roof, id say the roof was easier.

    On my first install of the screen, I simply cut a hole to the size of the mounting plate, then rather then take out the roof, I simply dropped it down a bit. It was a pain to work around, but it did work. The cable was easy to run. Ran from the PC location up one of the side pillars and I was done.
    I just remember trying to get the thing "square".. It was damn near impossible.. You can't use a freaking square or level because the headliner isn't flat!

    How bad do you think the monitors (headrest or dropdown) would look that aren't VGA (just RCA) for just video?

    Also, what front end do you use? I currently use RR in my truck but I just have the one screen.. I want to be able to have GPS on the main screen and movies on the other screen(s). Is that a function of the front end?
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

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    Don't know if you've checked out this thread... '08 Dodge Dakota, Console Fab, Install Pix

    The 08 Dakota have the same size radio opening as the Nitro's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    I just remember trying to get the thing "square".. It was damn near impossible.. You can't use a freaking square or level because the headliner isn't flat!

    How bad do you think the monitors (headrest or dropdown) would look that aren't VGA (just RCA) for just video?

    Also, what front end do you use? I currently use RR in my truck but I just have the one screen.. I want to be able to have GPS on the main screen and movies on the other screen(s). Is that a function of the front end?
    Video will look OK, but anything from the PC, like font and what not, will be unreadable, and if it is readable, it will look like $h!+.

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroLarry View Post
    Don't know if you've checked out this thread... '08 Dodge Dakota, Console Fab, Install Pix

    The 08 Dakota have the same size radio opening as the Nitro's.
    That opening is exactly the same as your Nitro, because Dodge uses the same headunits. Buy exactly what ever he bought. I forgot all about his thread!
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    Ok.... My next issue...

    I just have the factory system (no amp or upgraded speakers).. If this was my car I would upgrade the sound system (add woofer, amp, and better speakers) but, it's my wife's, and she could care less / don't want that.. So, being that it will have no amp and no head unit, how will I get audio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    Ok.... My next issue...

    I just have the factory system (no amp or upgraded speakers).. If this was my car I would upgrade the sound system (add woofer, amp, and better speakers) but, it's my wife's, and she could care less / don't want that.. So, being that it will have no amp and no head unit, how will I get audio?
    You have to have a AMP. now remember though, an AMP doesnt have to equal LOUD, BOOM, BOOM. Just buy an amp within your needs that will work with the factory speakers. Try one of these, it is very small and can be hidden. I used 5 of these, but since I am upgrading all audio, I got rid of most of them. They worked great, still more powerful then my factory speakers, just dont try to blast music!



    http://cgi.ebay.com/4-CH-400W-Car-Au...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Basically the PC doesnt have enough power to push loud or even OK sound. There has to be a AMP to boost the signal.
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    You used 5 of them in one car!?

    Damn, prices keep adding up!!! So now I'll have to friggin run all new wires to all the speakers.. Dayum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    You used 5 of them in one car!?

    Damn, prices keep adding up!!! So now I'll have to friggin run all new wires to all the speakers.. Dayum...
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, my bad, I should explain better. I bought the 2 channel version, at the time they didnt have ones that small in 4 channel. So I had to buy one for front, middle, rear, center, phone and sub. You would only need one 4 channel.
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    Below is just for my reference...

    $246 - DOUBLE DIN LILLIPUT 7" EBY701-NP/C/T PC VGA TOUCHSCREEN
    $18 - Double Din Radio Dash Kit
    $31 - 4 CH 400W Car Audio Amplifier Motorcycle AMP
    $37 - GlobalSat New BU 353 USB GPS Notebook Laptop SIRF III
    $? - PSU
    $332 Total

    Motherboard, HDD, and CPU I should have laying around.. I'll need to get a PSU (undecided) and depending where I install the PC some type of case.. My other two installs were in trucks where I had to make a case to fit in consoles.. Being that this vehicle has the whole back area for storage I can probably just mount it somewhere back there..
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

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    and with a amp that size, you might be able to locate it close enough to the factory harness that you could tie into it--car audio shops have a 'factory amp relocation kit' that would have enough wire to run from the factory harness in the dash to under one of the seats--of course, you could always just run regualr speaker wire for this too-- so you might need to run maybe 4-6 feet asuming that you mount the amp under the seat, or maybe in the center console, depending on space...

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