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Old 04-23-2011, 06:33 PM
seabass seabass is offline
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Default Successful audio installation

I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, since a) I had never used a dash kit before, and b) it's always impossible to know exactly how a deck is going to look until you actually get it in. Nevertheless, it was time for the factory AM/FM/Cassette to go away.

On to the results. I used a Scosche dash kit with a JVC deck; here's the day detail so you can see the kit itself:

It was a good fit and well-engineered for the truck. All you see of the kit is the thin uprights on the sides and the pocket. It took some trimming of the kit (as designed, it fits multiple vehicles) and of the bezel (the top lip had to be trimmed off to allow the radio to fit with the pocket).

Then, the night shot:

Near perfect match on the dash lighting, which is one of the reasons I chose that particular deck. I can probably get it right on if I fiddle with it some more. Sounds much better than factory, even without changing speakers. Not that improving on FM and cassette is a high bar to clear.

So, a pretty successful installation that wasn't a huge hassle, it looks good and I'm happy with it.

Now if someone could tell me how to change the color of that foglight switch to match I'd be thrilled - it came out of a newer ranger after Ford changed to green lighting.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:40 PM
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pics arent working.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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looks good
2004 Ranger Fx4
33x12.50 Goodyear DuraTracs On 15x8 Dc-1's
40 Series Flowmaster
3 Inch Body Lift
Midland 1001z W/ 4' FireStik
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ok cool sounds good richard! i still hate your 4x4
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:16 PM
klinger86 klinger86 is offline
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Looks good. As far as changing the fog light color all I can tell you is to get ahold of member buggman he has modded several of them and can either sell you one or he may tell you how to do it. If u have to buy one from him he doesn't charge an arm and a leg for them the only thing that he really asks is if u want to send your oem one back to him so he can mod it for someone else. So he doesn't have to go out and purchase a bunch of them and keep his prices as low as he can.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Christianguy Christianguy is offline
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Great job!
How does it sound?
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:25 PM
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Looks good!
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