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Hess RS 09-17-2009 03:29 AM

First Ever DOUBLE DIN (monitor / screen) NO LONGER AVAILABLE****
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UPDATE 10/5/09:

Alright guys, the moment you all have been waiting so patiently for has arrived.

Im only going to cover the audio section in this part of the forum, but once I get a writeup going for all the other stuff, ill link over to them from here.

Here is what all the fuss is about, and Im sure you have all seen the pics already, the double DIN.

The little screen by the cupholders is the AirRide Technologies E3 setup for the bags. We made a billet piece on the mill to hold it in place. And its easy to get to while you are driving.
The head unit is a Clarion VX709, with the 40GB HDD navigation under the passenger seat, and the Ipod cable coming out of the Glovebox. There is also 2- 5.8” headrest screens installed, and a second DVD player in the Glovebox for both the headrests and the dash unit. A front camera as well as a backup camera have been installed, and we built a 4-Source switcher for the Clarion. It switches between Ipod, DVD, Front Cam, and Rear Cam. That’s the little knob by the keys that you guys have been asking about.

All the audio equipment is VIBE. We have 2 VIBE Black Air 12’s in the trunk, 2 sets of VIBE Black Air 6.5’s, 2 LITEBOX BASS 1 Sub Amps, 1000W each, and 1 LITEBOX 4 for the speakers. The back deck, trunk lid, and entire spare tire area were Dynamatted to keep down rattles, as well as keep the 2 air compressors in the tire well quite. This is what the trunk looks like assembled.

Here is the custom amp rack behind the back seat, holding all 3 amps. I don’t have a finished pic of it yet, but ill post some up soon.

And the headrest screens

We also made projectors that go in the door panels, and projects a CAMARO SS logo onto the ground when the door is opened at night. The interior door panels have been painted from silver to yellow, and the lights have been changed to yellow as well. You can see it dimly in the picture.

That pretty much sums it up for the audio/video side. When I finish the other write-ups ill post up links here.

K-Money 09-17-2009 03:45 AM

If your board is actually fully functional and you have the ability to mass produce them (and GM doesn't sue you for reverse engineering theirs), you are going to make boatloads of money. :thumbup:

Hess RS 09-17-2009 03:51 AM

under construction

JDBeck23 09-17-2009 04:35 AM

Wow.... you have mad skillz brudda! I bow down in your presence! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

off1c3r 09-17-2009 05:32 AM

Def cool.. more pics when available! =)

navyflyer72 09-17-2009 07:09 AM

This is one heck of an interesting mod, I second the post on your crazy skills!

badkarma 09-17-2009 09:42 AM

As an EE and a former car audio/electronics tech, I say dee - amn dude....nice :w00t:. Once I had a passion for doing that kinda, I just pay people to do it lol

chrisinlittlerock 09-17-2009 09:47 AM

OK I'll say it. Whats a Double Din?

fieldgoal00 09-17-2009 09:53 AM


Matt'sSS 09-17-2009 09:59 AM

I was wondering what it would take to remote that to make room, great job!

Cant wait to see the finished product, glad I went the way I did after seeing everything you had to go through!!!

Great job, brake ducts look like a great start as well!



zebra 09-17-2009 10:05 AM

that's amazing! i love figuring that kind of stuff out, i just ain't got the time or tools

& a double din refers to the vertical size of the new radio unit going in. most regular thin aftermarket cd players are single din & dvd screens (like in the trucks, vettes, caddys) are double din
crappy explanation, but it's hard to add pics on an ipod :bonk:

Steve@Subthump 09-17-2009 12:39 PM

Wow, I give you a lot of credit for going the distance on this one. Super nic work. Now you just have to turn it into a sellable kit. Dunno why metra couldn't have been doing this all along.

Hess RS 09-17-2009 01:07 PM

thanks for the props guys.

Mi P 09-17-2009 04:18 PM

/sigh, why the edit...

UCF w00t 09-17-2009 04:29 PM

Yea... can someone give me some cliff's notes? What'd I miss?

rodimus prime 09-17-2009 04:32 PM

Yeah, wheres the pics? Id be all over this if it functions right.

thecamaroguy 09-17-2009 04:34 PM

He's probably wanting to complete the project so no one steals his plans...and work.

They were very detailed pics and he spent a lot of time on the project.

baclarsen 09-17-2009 04:43 PM

Me wants to see what all the fuss is about!!!! :iono:

baclarsen 09-17-2009 04:45 PM

What was it anyhow?

Rockytophummer 09-17-2009 04:49 PM

I'm lost! I understand not wanting someone to still your plans by posting pics. But could you at least post some pics of a single and double din in another vehicle so people who are in my boat & don't have a clue what in the heck you all are talking about? Are you making aftermarket radios? Am I even in the right ball park of what you all are talking about? Sorry if I'm the only idiot who don't have a clue?

CamaroSkooter 09-17-2009 04:55 PM

Double-DIN stereo:

Single-DIN stereo:

Google is a wonderful thing :thumbsup:

baclarsen 09-17-2009 05:25 PM

Oh now I understand. Thanks

Rockytophummer 09-17-2009 05:29 PM

Cool gotcha! Bet some different ones will be sweet! Definatly postpics when you get it done!

nwotank 09-17-2009 08:25 PM

I have definitely been waiting on any kind of mod other than stock deck, would love to put my Kenwood double din with gps in it. I have one question though, will this be a huge project to install compared to the usual?

Indpowr 09-17-2009 08:26 PM

There is room for a double din behind the radio its the stock face that makes it so hard.

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