Hello all... I've been lurking these forums for a number of years. This will be my first build. I am currently researching and ordering parts, and any advice is welcomed. I have an extensive knowledge of hardware: both computers and cars, but limited software knowledge. As I progress through my build I will update this post. Larger pictures will be posted in a reply.
Current Car Specs:
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited - Trail Rated
Engine: 3.7 L
Sound: Stock (Unsure how much I will upgrade)
Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-MP208
No other Mods... yet.
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
Center Bezel: $1 plus $18 S/H
HD Station (Dock) $35.50
Parts being researched: (these are examples and may not be the final purchase)
Touch Screen with HDMI input
Behind dash power for HD Station
External USB Drive - 300 gigs or more
Custom built wiring harness
GPS Status & Toolbox $2.49
Software being researched:
Torque Pro $4.95
Ability to have multiple apps showing on the touch screen.
For the head unit, I want a line in on the back but other options (or lack of) I have not decided.
For the touch screen, I need to figure out where I want to place it then measure the maximum size that will fit.
I realize this is not a typical build and there are other forum discussions going on now about the feasibility of using a smart phone as a CarPC. I have skimmed a few threads and plan to read this one in detail as well as other threads. Most of the options I want in a CarPC are available by using my Razr Maxx with an HD Station.
Last edited by LuckiNite; 08-19-2012 at 04:16 PM.