2001 Pontiac Firebird TransAm and a DWW-7VGA?
I drive a 2001 Pontiac Firebird TransAm and I'm looking to install a carputer in it to do GPS, rear-camera viewing and of course MP3 playing. However, I'm still very much a noob at this so I'm still in the "research" phase. Digitalww.com sells whats looks to be the perfect display for my needs:
however, I'm wondering if it'll fit in my dash board ok. Here's what the dash looks like in a 2001 FireBird:
Obviously, I'll need to take out the head unit and stick the LCD display in there. But how will I know if the thing will fit right? Seeing as how the display is a hefty $530, it would be very unfortunate if the damn thing won't go in. I'm not trying to tear up the dash either, so taking a Dremel to it is not an option. Perhaps if I knew the dimensions of the display unit, I can make a rough guesstimate...
On a side note, I could always go the easy route and use the LCD stand thats also at digitalww.com for only 10 bucks. I can stick it on top of the dash board using some adhesive and I wouldn't even have to lose the head unit. Thats where I have a StreetPilot III mounted right now, so I suspect sticking an LCD touchscreen there would work pretty well too. However, I'm a little iffy about having it all out in the open like that. The StreetPilot is relatively easy to unmount and hide in the glove compartment or something, but it's still kind of a pain in the *** to keep on mounting and unmounting it though. I would imagine the LCD would be even more of a pain. I do plan on getting my windows tinted this summer, so perhaps that'll take care of the possible break-in problem.
So ... how well would the DWW-7VGA work inside a 2001 Firebird TransAm? Should I even go with the indash unit? The LCD stand option is certainly the easiest way to go, but theres the issue of it being an invite for a break-in. But since I'm planning on getting the windows tinted, that might not be as big an issue as I think. Advice and opinions needed! Thanks. :)