who is the PS mfg? One thing you might want to check for is a built-in shutdown controller/process with your PS. The OPUS will boot-down your CarPC when you turn your truck off, and boot-up when you turn it on.
glad to hear you are going to post your pics, I am eager to see what you come up with.
I don't know why anyone hasn't addressed this so far, why the hell would you need 7.1? Can you name more than 3 movies off the top of your head that are encoded in 7.1? I can't even name 2!
Ask yourself honestly how many movies you will watch in the car - than ask yourself if the extra cost is worth it. Spend the money on some better amps or a better aftermarket HU.
Its a pw-200 from www.mini-box.com this should work great. 95% efficiency. I will be trying this out soon on work bench with a simulated 12v source.
sounds good. that should cover it. I run all my CarPC equipment from my Opus 150.
Looks like this device does not have a built in shut-down controller. Are you planning on using an ITPS?
SOmeone did recommend a shutdown controller, I will have to look into that when I get there so far tho. Currently I have my box hooked up on desktop and getting the software configgured. Waiting on a few other pieces of hardware to arrive in mail. (GPS, FM TUNER, USB WIFI) May get xm and tv tuner. I will have to wait and see how that monitor is that Digital wheels has for 500. Looks nice.
alright! good to see other ram owners ripping into their trux. i'm gonna pay close attention to this thread.
Hey I got mine done, feel free to give me a shout with any questions. My ram is a 2003 Hemi Lahrime Edition. If you replace stock speakers, its a ***** to run new wire, however I can help you out, because I ripped the entire inside of my vehicle out. I plan on getting some picsture up soon, just got to find the time to take them. Just for your info, I was able to use an inverter, no noise, sounds real clean.
I recently upgraded my HU, new amps, all new door speakers, new component speakers in front kick panles, etc... I did NOT pull new speaker wire to the front doors or rear doors.
Q for you: Did you re-wire everything before you attached the new speakers (meaning... did try the factory speakers on the new wire)? If so, did you really notice a difference? I pulled new speaker wire for my front components but used the existing speaker wires+wiring harness (from crutchfield) for the door locations. I noticed a big improvement all the way around... but I wonder what (if anything) I would gain by replacing all the speaker wire to the doors?
btw... off topic i know *SOR-RY*...
but any of you Ram owners running a HyperTech PP3?
I think I am going to go with the superchips, I hear great things about it. ALso this may be worth checking out dodgetalk.com (great site)