Hey just wanted to do an update on my progress so far I haven't been active here because I was in Colorado Springs for a month.
So while I was out there I decided that I was going to add Sirius satellite to the CarPC and searched the threads and figured out what I actually needed to make that happen. It's basically a Sirius tuner along with a USB interface.
Since I've been back I have just been trying to tweak the software to get it exactly how I want it. I decided on getting a sound card instead of sticking with the onboard stuff. I bought the M-Audio 2496, I chose this card because it had the L and R audio in and out on the card. It just seems more sturdy than the traditional ones, for some reason I envisioned it falling out (maybe I'm just paranoid).
I also bought two usb hubs since I'm sure I'll need them too with all the devices I will have connected. One hub will remain with the CarPC and the other will be in the armrest.
The next thing I purchased was an amp since my CarPC is my "head unit" and I figured I would need a cheap 4 channel amp to power the speakers. The problem is that I have 6 speakers total (shaker 500 setup) but the two door subs have their own independent amps. I am just unsure how I am going to have them connected. I checked Joe Cash's post out about it but I am still a little unclear, I wish there was a walk through somewhere that I could check out.
Here are some pictures with the card installed and some of the parts I'm adding to the setup. Hopefully I will start installing soon, I just have to bench test the satellite radio and everything else to make sure it's sound before I start wiring everything up.
Hey Joe (blk02si) do you have any pictures of how you took your seat out?