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    Quote Originally Posted by NotYou View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics of the 06 bezel in the dash.... looks like there is a slight difference in color, not to bad, but enough to notice. Unfortunatly, the wife who drives our Jeep daily isn't going to like that <g>.

    I did find a place online who offers the '07 bezel for $98.00, shipping included (Airpark Chrysler Jeep). Darn good deal since most places are selling it for $140+!

    As for overheating and under the seats, have you really ruled out the possibility of placing the computer elsewhere? Take a look under the rear seat bench --- you'll be suprised how much room is under there if you've never looked!

    P.S. Back on the bezel, what did you use to fill in the gaps from the stock opening to the screen's opening? I saw the picture of like a plastic tray, but wasn't sure if that's what you used or what it was.
    Well now adays the space under the seat is getting smaller and smaller, making room for all the electronics for the seat itsself. I dont know how the back seat on a cherokee are, but on my Durango, they leave no space at all since I have those tubble forward seats which allows people to get into the 3rd row. If your willing to throw down money, why not have it mounted onto the back passenger seat. I mean your PC is so small it may fit perfectly into the pocket. I have to have my seat redone by a professional because my PC is large (darn OPUS 320). You can also do like me and have the pocket removed, then the PC mounted in its place then wrapped in the same fabric as your seat (but leave air holes open). When mine is done i'll post pictures for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotYou View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics of the 06 bezel in the dash.... looks like there is a slight difference in color, not to bad, but enough to notice. Unfortunatly, the wife who drives our Jeep daily isn't going to like that <g>.

    I did find a place online who offers the '07 bezel for $98.00, shipping included (Airpark Chrysler Jeep). Darn good deal since most places are selling it for $140+!

    As for overheating and under the seats, have you really ruled out the possibility of placing the computer elsewhere? Take a look under the rear seat bench --- you'll be suprised how much room is under there if you've never looked!

    P.S. Back on the bezel, what did you use to fill in the gaps from the stock opening to the screen's opening? I saw the picture of like a plastic tray, but wasn't sure if that's what you used or what it was.
    I understand, you have to keep the wife happy... but honestly, the photos really make it look worse than it is; I don't notice the difference. If I had been able to find the '07 bezel for $98 w/ shipping I would have gone that route, but $86 vs $160... yeah... that was a HUGE difference in price and not worth it IMHO.

    I believe the tray (post 1, pic 4) you're referring to is the headrest shroud for the Xenarc. It has a 1/4" bevel, and I wound up bending up the bottom and sides in order to fill in the gaps, and using turbocad6's bumper-repair-epoxy technique to adhere and mold all the pieces together.

    As far as overheating/relocating the PC is concerned, now that I think about it, the problem only occurred after I selected "floor" heat, when it was cold in the passenger cabin... and after 16 and 18 hours of use. Generally I don't drive for such long periods, and I think now that I have the duct/vent blocked off (you can see how the duct runs below the seat in one of the pics; now the plastic duct doesn't even get warm), I am reasonably confident it won't be an issue next time I take an extended drive and start to feel cold.


    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Well now adays the space under the seat is getting smaller and smaller, making room for all the electronics for the seat itsself. I dont know how the back seat on a cherokee are, but on my Durango, they leave no space at all since I have those tubble forward seats which allows people to get into the 3rd row. If your willing to throw down money, why not have it mounted onto the back passenger seat. I mean your PC is so small it may fit perfectly into the pocket. I have to have my seat redone by a professional because my PC is large (darn OPUS 320). You can also do like me and have the pocket removed, then the PC mounted in its place then wrapped in the same fabric as your seat (but leave air holes open). When mine is done i'll post pictures for you.
    There is a slight space underneath the rear seats in the GC, but I don't know that it would be large enough to accomodate the PC. As far as the map pocket is concerned, I like the idea, but at the same time I want to keep the vehicle so that I can fairly easily return it back to stock. Not that I plan on parting with it anytime in the near future; I'm just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSovereign View Post
    I believe the tray (post 1, pic 4) you're referring to is the headrest shroud for the Xenarc. It has a 1/4" bevel, and I wound up bending up the bottom and sides in order to fill in the gaps, and using turbocad6's bumper-repair-epoxy technique to adhere and mold all the pieces together
    Ahhh, ok. I was hoping it was something you hacked into a perfect fit for the bezel, since I'm about to do something similar to how you have it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSovereign View Post
    As far as overheating/relocating the PC is concerned, now that I think about it, the problem only occurred after I selected "floor" heat, when it was cold in the passenger cabin... and after 16 and 18 hours of use. Generally I don't drive for such long periods, and I think now that I have the duct/vent blocked off (you can see how the duct runs below the seat in one of the pics; now the plastic duct doesn't even get warm), I am reasonably confident it won't be an issue next time I take an extended drive and start to feel cold.
    No worries, just an area I found while planning for my install. It's my "backup plan" area for my hardware, but thought it might be an option for you since it's so close to your current spot, and there's enought room for a case to fit in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSovereign View Post
    I suppose getting this install done is just a matter of having an extra pair of hands to help me on a day that's not too chilly or wet.
    Ah yes, I should probably not forget to thank my friend Paul for lending his assistance running the power wire from the battery through the firewall and dash! Thanks buddy, couldn't have gotten that done without you! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSovereign View Post

    There is a slight space underneath the rear seats in the GC, but I don't know that it would be large enough to accomodate the PC. As far as the map pocket is concerned, I like the idea, but at the same time I want to keep the vehicle so that I can fairly easily return it back to stock. Not that I plan on parting with it anytime in the near future; I'm just sayin'...
    Yea, I know what you mean about keeping the car as close to original for resale. I tried very hard to go that route and it caused to many restrictions. I am very very happy with my car, so I made the choice to do heavy mods to the interior pieces. I tried to keep it localized to parts I can remove (ex: the center console, dash bezel, and seat) all this can be replaced if I do decide to change cars.

    What about a fake floor? Kind of like an extra compartment on the floor that only slightly raises it? That way the PC can be in a box and you can add plenty of air vents?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    What about a fake floor? Kind of like an extra compartment on the floor that only slightly raises it? That way the PC can be in a box and you can add plenty of air vents?!
    Although the rear seats already seem pretty low to the floor, that might be something worth looking into, if the problem persists... Thanks for the idea. =)

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    Im just full of ideas, lol.... here is another, install it in the ceiling.... kinda like a dvd system is in cars like the caravan... but most have a connected screen....
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    How you finding centrafuse, im debating whether shelling out for it or not, u check if there is room under the rear floor carpet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Im just full of ideas, lol.... here is another, install it in the ceiling.... kinda like a dvd system is in cars like the caravan... but most have a connected screen....
    Hahaha, not in a Grand Cherokee! There's barely enough room for my head, nevermind trying to mount a PC 'over'head... and at 5'10", I'm by no means "tall." Am I the only one who finds the GC to be deceivingly non-spacious? lol

    Quote Originally Posted by WraithJ View Post
    How you finding centrafuse, im debating whether shelling out for it or not, u check if there is room under the rear floor carpet?
    Centrafuse is.... 'da bomb.' I've liked it since I first laid eyes on it and started using it in '04. IMHO, the best frontend... ... for me.

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    I'm using a Scosche DCC03SRB harness to integrate with the stock speakers.... kinda sounds a bit crappy, like all audio frequencies are being sent to all speakers, perhaps?

    Also, it seems that the TPMS system is indicating a fault ever since I implemented the harness... Is it possible that removal of the stock radio could be causing this? (CAN bus)

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