newbie to advanced in car entertainment needs some help
hello all, ive been doing in car ICE builds for a few years now (nothing massive recently but not stock things either) but now i have a car im goingto be looking at keeping for a while ive decided to go all out and rig in a better system.
the car in question is a 2010 Subaru Impreza 1.5 hatchback (i am based in the so ive got to watch fuel prices hence the junk engine :) )
currently i have a basic system running which consists of:-
7 inch touch screen XTRONS flipout head unit (will be replaced by a double din once i have the cash to ) - this has integrated gps, dvd and bluetooth so i dont need to worry about those, its also got composite in for video and another for reversing camera, and composite out for a second screen
basic legacy la740 800watt 4 channel amp running a single 15inch sub currently (will be rewiring it to run the 4 speakers and getting a second amp for sub eventually.
now for the good bit. i do repairs for a certain very popular games console (360) so i have a load of them sittin around doing nothing so im thinking of integrating a console into my car setup, i have had console running and fitted under passenger seat (no shell on it and it is using non-std heatsinks so cooling is not an issue.) but im stuck with a few issues at moment
1. im running the console via a 300w inverter as i dont believe its possible to run a 360 off 12v? inverter will be getting wired into my amps 12v feed soon (currently running off cigarette lighter socket)
2. i cant find a sensible route on the passenger side of carto run the av cable into dash so its ran down drivers side and accross in front of gear stick for moment
3. i have extended the consoles dvd power cable and im using the longest sata cable i have but im unsure wheres best to mount the dvd drive, i would like to mount it above the head unit but i dont know anywhere to get very long sata cables as i would need a cable at least a couple of meters long, power cable i can extend easy but not sata.
i will get some more pics up later once i get this console into car as its sat testing on my desk currently
sorry for the long winded post :)