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Old 11-21-2010, 08:15 PM
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Default Whats a good quality dash kit?? Crutchfield's are brittle....

Ok I just installed my new JVC HDR40 into my 2010 ranger using crutchfields dash kit with the opening on top and stereo on bottom. Upon Insertion that MOFOKO took some force to snap in and when it did I heard one of the tabs snap off and bounce behind dash and eventually landed in rubber mat. Lukily it was the corner where it has 2 tabs. I pulled on that corner to test if it was holding and it seems its not going to pull out. Who designs these things?? They need to be fatter or thicker or spring loaded. Plastic is TOO BRITTLE. I hope it holds. Seems weight of cd deck will not put pressure against that one tab. WHATS A GOOD BRAND OTHER THAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL??
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: Whats a good quality dash kit?? Crutchfield's are brittle....

I was wondering the same thing, I found another brand but cant remember what it was i will see if i can hunt it down again.

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Got it...Metra? best buy carries them don't know if they are better tho.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Whats a good quality dash kit?? Crutchfield's are brittle....

Metra and Schoche(sp?) are good kits.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Whats a good quality dash kit?? Crutchfield's are brittle....

Schoche makes a versitile kit.
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