03 infiniti fx35 w/all the toys, add a carpc too? oh yeah... :)
ok, the past few cars I bought & planned a carpc just never clicked with me, last one I was going to do a 10.4" in a caddy dts, that car is nice, but ehh, just didn't really do it for me enough to say that's it, I'm keeping it & going off on it.
then, an awsome car just happens to cross my path, I liked the infiniti fx's since I first saw them, awsome vehicle especially when loaded. it's built on a 350Z platform but with an intelligent advanced all wheel drive system.many think the fx is a fancy murano, but it actually shares almost nothing with the murano, which is based on the altima platform.
the fx started as a concept vehicle & when eventually went into production had an optional "tech package" which includes navigation, sattellite radio, a 6 disc mp3 capable changer, a really cool adaptive cruise control that uses a radar transmitter and reciever in the front bumper & a bunch of other built in vehicle menus & controls through the factory 6.8" screen. this truck has this optional tech package, as well as the sport package which also includes 20" wheels
really in a lot of ways the factory system is at least as good as what most carpc's aspire to be to begin with, add the ipod dock & aux input adapter & you've just about got it all. most people who would buy a vehicle like this would leave it as-is, I mean it's got just about everything you'd want from a car pc, well, almost, but then again not really:D
I like pc's, I gotta have a pc close by at all times, if I'm in a vehicle without a pc I have a laptop with me incase I need it, & I drive often with the laptop propped up in the passengers seat, I use remote view cameras in my business & I often have to acess the internet & my network from remote locations. most guys use a carpc for navigation & mp3's & dvd's, that's all secondary to me really, this car has all that stock & my last install had a full alpine multimedia system too, so I don't rely on the pc soley for entertainment, although of course I do use it for entertainment too;)
I bought this truck from a customer, his daughter crashed it & he said he wished it was totalled, & it was close to totaled, but not quite, as me & the insurance adjuster finally agreed;)
didn't take long for me to figure out I should by it from him as-is & fix it for myself, so that's just what I did.
this is a crappy shot of the truck right after I got it, I already replaced the radiator support, radiator, condensor, & fans in this shot, I also have straightened the fenders & hood in this shot, but these would eventually be replaced. in this shot I have test fitted the new 07-08 design front bumper & grille, I am updating the whole exterior to the newest style body trim.