Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: 2004 Ford Ranger Edge

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West, Texas
    Posts
    16

    Question 2004 Ford Ranger Edge

    Howdy Folks,

    I Recently decided that I am going to install a PC in my truck after about a year of kicking the idea around. Does anyone out there have a ranger with a system installed in it? I would greatly appreciate some insite on getting the job done. The only problem I have is that I am in Iraq right now and waiting to get home but I have all the things I need to put the system together and I guess the only real problem i am having is figureing out how to tie the computer into the stereo system ( Insite there would be greatly apprciated as well. Tahnks for your time in advance and I hope you guys have a great day.

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    26
    I have an 03 edge and i installed a carpc about 4 months ago. For the motherboard i used the m1000 and mounted it behind the screen in the dash. I mounted the screen where the radio was. i just cut out the bottom so the screen would fit in the hole and it looks okay, good enough until i get around to flush mounting it .The power supply (i used an m1atx) is to the right of it. and the harddrive is attached to the metal bracket that is behind the radio bezel on the right. For the stereo i have a 4 channel amp beind the seat that is connected to the motherboard with a headphone jack to rca converter. I install have some pictures of my install if your interested let me know.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West, Texas
    Posts
    16
    Please do i would love to see what it might wind up looking like. I've got the equipment figured out that I am going to be using it's just a matter of getting it together so i can build it and have it ready for when I head home. Thanks for posting the pics in advance and take care.

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Spring Hill, Florida
    Posts
    391
    The stereo part depends a lot on whether you are going to keep the existing headunit or go without a headunit. I have chosen to keep my headunit for those times when the PC is "down"
    2005 Black Chevy Impala
    Current Status: Installed in Vehicle/Testing 75%

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West, Texas
    Posts
    16
    And that makes sense I'm just not sure if my head unit has the Aux in port on the back of it. It's the factory Headunit with the edge.

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West, Texas
    Posts
    16
    Another question I have is this: Since the XM-PCR has been killed how does one go about getting XM into the system? I found a great front end I really like that supports Xm and I just need to figure out how to integrate now.

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    54
    i believe i read something about splicing into an "xm direct" module. search for "xm direct" and it should bring up stuff about it.

  8. #8
    Raw Wave tbird2340's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Poland, OH
    Posts
    2,000
    I have an 03 Ranger FX4. Check the link in my sig for my project details. I'll answer any questions you have.
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West, Texas
    Posts
    16
    Ok I think I finally narrowed it down to what I am going to use to build the PC. The list is as follows:

    Hardware:
    VIA M10000 W/ PCMCIA and CF slots ( Seems to be a popular choice )
    512 MB Ram
    Sony 24x CD-R/RW / DVD Combo
    MINI ITX case ( Notebook size to shove under the seat )
    100 GB HD
    8" Liliput TS monitor
    USB HUB ( For all the other little goodies )

    Software:
    Windows XP SP2
    Norton AV ( For the wireless portion )
    Nero 7
    Net Stumbler ( War Driving )
    Mobile Impact Front End

    Optional Stuff:
    GPS Navigation system using IGuidance
    XM Radio using the Hybrid Cable and the XM Module
    USB Wireless adapter

    What's the opinion on this setup? Any suggestions?

  10. #10
    Raw Wave tbird2340's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Poland, OH
    Posts
    2,000
    I will be selling my motherboard, case, PW70-A PSU, Carnetix P1260, and XMD1000 next week if you are interested..

    You will have a very tough time fitting anything under your seat..
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Install (Lots of pics)
    By tbird2340 in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 10-12-2009, 11:21 AM
  2. 2004 Ford F350 CarPC
    By takissd in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-31-2007, 10:14 PM
  3. 2004 Ford Ranger
    By Rocky388 in forum Worklogs
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 07-20-2006, 04:56 PM
  4. Possibly FS: 2003 Ford Ranger FX4 - LOTS OF MODS!
    By tbird2340 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-05-2005, 11:59 AM
  5. 1996 Ford Ranger - Suggestions on Sound Setup
    By Mrbmw99 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-10-2004, 02:47 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •