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lance-tek 02-21-2012 12:33 PM

Interior/Dash mod?
 
Has anyone made any dramatic mods to the dash? In my WJ I plan to install an in-dash computer with a flip up monitor. Of course the 1.5 din stereo causes a conflich (as well as the placement of the vents). So, i am looking at swapping the dash out with a WK dash. But, I don't know if these are compatible or not. :confused:

if anyone has any insight, I would be greatful.

Thanks,

-lance

bsmith0612 02-21-2012 12:41 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lance-tek (Post 578420)
Has anyone made any dramatic mods to the dash? In my WJ I plan to install an in-dash computer with a flip up monitor. Of course the 1.5 din stereo causes a conflich (as well as the placement of the vents). So, i am looking at swapping the dash out with a WK dash. But, I don't know if these are compatible or not. :confused:

if anyone has any insight, I would be greatful.

Thanks,

-lance

I cannot speak for WJ's, but i tried swapping the dash out in a Chevy truck and they were not compatible. same interior style, but since one had more power options it just wouldnt work without MAJOR modifications.

As for Jeeps, i would have to speculate on that and say no, they will not swap out. but thats just my guess.

could you maybe re-route the vents, or make one large vent all the way accross the bottom of the trim around the radio?
also, how big is the computer youre talking about? this could open up more options :D


(post number 100!!!! :D )

lance-tek 02-21-2012 01:10 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
I can make the computer any size. I'll probably go with a mini ITX config for now. As long as I can tie in the radio, BT, GPS, Ignition, doors, and windows that will suffice. I think I have located all of the pieces I need, it's just the actual dash that's giving me the fits now.

I need to redirect the vents for a few reasons... One is obviously the default WJ location would put the vents right behind the monitor (not good especially in winter). Second is that the heat coming through the vents can cause a computer to overheat (if I install it in the dash as opposed to a remote location). Additionally, I am not confident that I can fabricate a different mounting method without swapping the dash out (aside from a mounted monitor which isn't what I am going for). I really need double din space.

Also, I just like the look of the WK dash better than the WJ's :p

-lance

99Wjlimited4.7 02-22-2012 11:49 AM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
Don't know exactly where but if you search in audio and visual there is a double din dash kit

lance-tek 02-26-2012 02:21 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
Thanks! I'll see what I can find.

StephenE 03-02-2012 04:23 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
http://www.automotivespecialtysystem...-din-dash-kit/

KillaKeys17 04-03-2012 02:41 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenE (Post 585318)

Those look great...has anyone bought this? Post pics if you have and comment on the quality please!

Amelie 04-03-2012 02:59 PM

Re: Interior/Dash mod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KillaKeys17 (Post 606337)
Those look great...has anyone bought this? Post pics if you have and comment on the quality please!

I would love to buy that!


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