2012 Dodge Journey - Carputer
Hey, so this is my first post/project. Been lurking the forums for years, wanting to get a system installed into one of my cars over the years but just never pulled the trigger. Bought a new car, so I think it's time.
Searched the forums and haven't seen any Journeys here, so hopefully I do the DJ family a solid with this project. Since I just purchased this vehicle, pretty much all my money went into the down payment. With that said, this project most likely won't take off for a couple of months. Just wanted to get this post started if I had any questions arise or if other Journey owners see this and want to chime in.
I'll be installing the carPC into my new 2012 Dodge Journey STX.
Parts list that I've been forming so far(will update this as time goes on):
Foxconn NTA350-0H0W Mini all-in-one unit
Patriot Signature 4GB
Still need to find a touch screen.
Wiring will be updated as everything is getting installed.
Things I already own:
OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III
Two Kicker Solo-Baric L7's
Hifonics TXi 1508D
The sound system was from my teenager days but have been just left sitting in the garage after I got rid of my Ford Ranger due to tranny problems. I'm quite happy with the Journey as it stands but when I was at the dealership and the Sales rep was trying to get me to get the 8.4" upgrade screen with Nav and what not, I was like, why not? Then I asked how much the upgrade would cost me. 2250! Yeah, needles to say, my very first thought that entered my mind when he said that was "Why don't I just install a carPC." Well that was my second thought..
I'll be adding photos and A LOT more information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Here are some pictures of the car as it is, no upgrades or mods, right from factory. Theses will server their purpose later on as a comparison.
Close up of the touch screen:
Bottom storage area: