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  • 1998 4runner + MacMini

    Basically I wanted an in car system with tons of features and room to expand. I hated how aftermarket Navs had incomplete maps, were slow, and charged $250 for updates.

    My friend spent $2800 on one such system (without an amp or speakers)

    So I'm taking the plunge into new territory....

    I already have GPS + Software, I've been running a Gsat BT 359 with RouteBuddy off of a laptop.
    I will be moving my Griffin Powermate into the car.

    and then there's the shopping list:

    1 - MacMini $599
    2 - 7" TouchScreen (Lilli or Xenarc, not sure) $250-$400
    3 - Alpine MRA-F350 $200
    5 channel Digital Theater car amplifier
    50 watts RMS x 5
    4 - Mac Power Cable Kit $15
    http://www.carnetix.com/optional_cables.htm
    5 - CNX-P1900 DUAL OUTPUT 140 WATT INTELLIGENT DC-DC POWER REGULATOR $100
    http://www.carnetix.com/CNXP1900.htm

    Worries:
    1 - Monitor Mounting... This was the most intimidating part, since I want it looking OEM.... but these forums have already helped a lot
    Rdiggidy did a beautiful job with his screem
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...hlight=4runner
    2 - Connecting to the amp.... it just seems too easy.....................
    3 - No Radio..... after switching the double din to be my screen, I will have no room left for a radio. Any HD radio adapters to work with a computer? I think the record companies are keeping us from that one
    How about a mini-radioreceiver? Or one that can be controlled remotely?

    That's pretty much it... If anyone sees any glaring omissions on what I'll need, I'd appreciate the advice. And if anyone happens to have a runner, that'd be pretty sweet too

    Thanks
    Alex
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    Do I really have me list so well together that people don't think I need advice?
    Trust me, that is NOT the case....... getting some HELP is at the top of my list.
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