total hu removal/replace with carpc screen
hey, well i am new here but not new to computers or cars. i have been visiting this site for several years, (logged many hours looking and thinking) previous projects have kept me from implementing a carputer in my ford explorer. but now i am ready.
so here is my question, boot times aside, i have seen many posts about replacing a dub din factory hu with a touch screen, usb fm tuner and wired amp. but what i want to know is do any of you regret it?
I no longer have a home stereo, thanks an htpc that i built along with fm/tv tuner and logitech z 5500's I LOVE IT! i do not miss my rather expensive pioneer dsp. now back to the carpc. the only part i am thinking i will miss is the highly visible clock that tells me i had better beat feet faster or I'm gonna be late for work. i have thought of several alternatives for a clock.but, space limitations and a clean OEM install are my worries.
also i did see the hu faceplate re-mount post very impressive, that is definitely an option for me. as i am not afraid to tear things apart solder and hot glue.
so with that said what has worked for you guys?