Peanut gallery here.....Originally Posted by plan_Z
Hear goes, I too just did my car computer and I am pretty mechanically sound when it comes to electronics.
I had a great experience with Roland at logic supply. He gave me some great input into my system and in no way was he pushy.
I took apart my car myself and planned out the project over 4 weeks. Running cabling, finding good ground points, and reducing audio THD and signal noise was important to me since I also am an audio buff.
2004 Chrysler Crossfire CarPC Finished!
Your dilligence early in the process and attention to detail will pay off. Don't rush the job.... and hopefully you have another daily driver so you can have the car down for awhile so you can work out the project to your level of detail.
Places not to cut corners.... Cable shielding, Gauge of power cable(s), Ground points, Shutdown controller, proven motherboard, good DC-DC powersupply, audio interface into existing audio system.
Mine is completely turn key and has an OEM quality feel and dependable performance which was important to me since my car is brand new.
Without this forum I would be nowhere with the project. So listen keenly to the big hitters here they know there stuff. This forum is more for the DIY crowd and not the pre-packaged end user. That however does not mean they too don't strive for a turn key approach like me.
Hope this helps, ChrisG