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Old 06-21-2010, 02:57 PM
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Default Double DIN Question

Okay i know this was probably answered somewhere else and for that i am sorry... lol

I want to put a new head unit in and i really dont want the gap underneath my deck, so i was thinking about putting a double DIN deck in.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...10BT.html#tabs

This is the deck i was looking at, its the Pioneer AVIC-U310BT

i dont know if anyone has used this before or not, but i wanted to know if it would fit, and would it look good if i had to make it fit? (just taking off the side supports for the stock head unit or what?)

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:13 PM
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Yes it will fit

I have a Alpine double din in my truck

Need to trim the little lip on the top and bottom of radio bezel.

Need to buy this install kit

http://www.amazon.com/Metra-95-5600-Installation-1995-2008-Vehicles/dp/B001JT01RI[/QUOTE]

All you do is cut the middle bar out of the install kit and the Double Din fits in

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:17 PM
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oh man that looks great, haha thanks!

yeah my stock head unit likes to change the volume on its own haha it has a mind of its own
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:19 PM
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If you have a audio shop around you. You can just go in and tell them what ur doing. They will also be able to hook u up with a dash install kit.

The lip on the radio bezel is easy to trim off. You just have to trim some then try and repeat as needed.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:25 PM
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oh ill probably order it from Sonic Electronix, ive ordered from them before, and they include all of the dash install kits and wiring, which is really nice!

i ordered my last head unit from them which i sold off when i sold my sub, then i remembered why i got rid of my stock head unit! haha go figure
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:32 PM
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If they are anything like crutchfield.com they will tell you it will not fit.

That is what happened when I bought mine. I had to just lie and say I was installing it in a 2005 explorer.


Ranger101 has this radio in his ranger I think
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:38 PM
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yeah its the same thing on there, but i heard somethin about people installing double DIN radios in their rangers, so i figured this was a great place to ask, and im glad i did, because yours looks AWESOME in there!
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:42 PM
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I've put one of these in a Dodge Charger before. They're kind of weird but they're still nice headunits.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:45 PM
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yeah its the same thing on there, but i heard somethin about people installing double DIN radios in their rangers, so i figured this was a great place to ask, and im glad i did, because yours looks AWESOME in there!
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technically the factory radio is a double din but for what ever reason people say you cant install one.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:52 PM
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yeah i knew it was bigger but maybe they dont consider it one because it angles down in the back? or at least i know mine did
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:53 PM
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I've put one of these in a Dodge Charger before. They're kind of weird but they're still nice headunits.
what makes them weird? im debating on if i should buy it or not, this is the cheapest price ive found it anywhere. lol
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:49 PM
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The screen pops off and it's like it's own little GPS unit. I didn't take time to figure it out but it seemed like it could be pretty cool.
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