1 - At speeds of 120 MPH? You'll never catch me going past 80 MPH in my truck -
2 - I didn't drop the ball - the slim drive is only a temporary solution until I have everything setup - It's not permanently mounted - I don't wanna have the a CD-ROM at all in the car -
As for the USB Hub - I plan on reloacting it too - somewhere more "hidden" -
3 - Metal ring? Dunno about that - I basically dremeled enough behind the dash to make room for the Xenarc and I molded the front side of the housing to the back of the Center Console Trim/Bezel- I could still install the stock radio if I ever get another Center Console Trim/Bezel - I took extreme precautionary measures for anti-theft when I was working on this one - for obvious reasons - which I will not elaborate on -
4 - GPS is steady and solid - no motion - and this is my opinion on the unit - it's MUCH better that a BU-303 - No water issues and I've it it for a while -
5 - Thanks Turbocad!!!!
USB hub on the other hand, could go there with no problem, but if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't put the CD-Rom there.
If you ever plan to mold the screen in place, I reccomend cutting the center dash piece in half as in the picture below. It was a long time before I did this and due to the short HVAC control wires and constantly fidgitting with the pc behind it, I scratched up the part of the dash just below the centerpiece.
'03 Escape 4WD:
-iTox mini-itx mobo, Core 2 Duo Mobile 1.66Ghz; 2GB, 80GB 2.5" HD, DS-ATX
-XM, iG4, OBD-II (BR-3)
-Rearview camera with auto-switching (modified cheesbox)
-Slim Slot DVD+RW
-RR, DFX 4
Nice install man, I like how you used an OEM plastic part as the chassis. Very creative. Nice mounting of the CD drive and USB ports. Eveything looks clean, nice job.
I like how clean and practically OEM it looks.
1998 Honda Accord EX/Leather/MT
Thanks guys -
The OEM-Look was definitely what I was shooting for - I was trying to keep it as clean as possible... That's why the non-oem looking items won't last too long -
Ha ha ha - The velcro is for added support and even cushion - but my "components" are rather secure from bouncing around - -
I don't do over 80 mph because of my 7 months old princess
I am currently
nice install... good job done... I hopoe this time you get a good alarm
OT but how do you like the ford escape? I was considering one, and was wondering what your experiences are... (maintenance, repairs, problems etc.)
Hey Boy - Yea, I'm armed with a Clifford Alarm this time around - I still need to get around with some darker tints - Thanks - That skin - I think it's called Mazda Lite 6 or something -
Very nice setup. what skin are you using