2008 Mustang GT/CS carpc install
I'm getting close to where I want this to be install wise, minus a few things, but this is what I have so far:
This is replacing a Shaker 1000 stock headunit:
PAC 127C2R-FRD1 Ford Radio Replace Interface
Ford F150 Pickup Kit 2004-Up E, DD (in dash reciever kit)
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Intel DG45FC Mini-ITX motherboard
Double Din Bolt in Kit with the 7" 629 Lilliput Touchscreen
M4-ATX 250W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
ElmScan 5 Bluetooth OBD-II Scan Tool 422000
The actual LCD backend will need some modification to work with the motherboard as you can see from the pictures. And the PSU I will mount on the bottom of the bolt-in kit with stand-offs.
My ultimate goal with this is to have a carpc that will pretty much be stock looking in appearance but to have the best performance and options as truely possible in this car without making any alterations that can not be undone.
The questions I have here are:
1. Anyone with expertise with this bolt-in, is there a drop in, or mountable shelf I can place inside the bolt-in kit to house the rest of the LCD backend parts? And extenders I can purchase for the connectors?
2. Tapping into the existing satellite radio/FM antenna:
a. Can the sirrus stock antenna that's installed in the rear be used as the
b. Can the FM antenna be replaced with a wireless model from
somewhere to be then plugged in later to a wireless router with say
openwrt installed on it?
3. Direct output to speakers using adapters, is the sound going to suck with no amp for the 4 speakers? Or is it driven ok with the factory amps in the kickpanels?
Any helpful/insightful info appreciated, I'm at a standstill until I can resolve the inlaying shelf issue and extending the lilliput 629's connection interfaces to reach where that would mount on the inlaying shelf.
EDIT: Best I could find so far is a replacement for the one cable, longest I could find was 10 inch, only 3 better than the stock. Meh. http://www.molex.com/molex/products/...cts&Lang=en-US
Ok, some good info on what will be needed here and here as the "1000" is actually 500watt RMS, the sub in the rear has an independent amp, as do the doorpanel subs, but the other 4 are driven via the headunit, which will need a suitable replacement. I have a 400 RMS Jensen lying around, but that means more f'n wiring...meh.