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Old 02-22-2012, 12:23 AM
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Default New Stereo (Poineer) Hardware help!

Picking up an Double Din Pioneer 3300BT tomorrow and was wondering what mounting hardware you all used.. The hardware from BestBuy doesn't seem to cover the outside (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Metra+-+...etra&cp=1&lp=5) do I even need one? Little help please.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: New Stereo (Poineer) Hardware help!

i used the same kit. this is the gap i have. the metra pieces fill the gap on the sides, then when you sit in the seats you don't notice the gap on top/bottom.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:35 AM
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Wouldnt you rather have no gap at all?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:36 AM
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eh. it doesn't fall out of the hole, that's my main concern. i can live with the side gaps.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:42 AM
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Have you seen any kits that cover all and look factory?
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That head is not meant to fit your truck.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:56 AM
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Are you saying this because of the filing I must do? Or do you believe this stereo to be different than the rest?
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:19 PM
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I'd get the kit as it makes for a very simple and solid install. Looks great too... I put a double din pioneer in my truck and had to dremel two edges on the bezel top and bottom of the radio hole. Very easy and I posted a pic on here in a thread.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:30 PM
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There will be modification required.
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Are you saying this because of the filing I must do? Or do you believe this stereo to be different than the rest?
A double din stereo doesn't fit our trucks without modification of the radio bezel. 2 bits need to be cut off the top and bottom of the hole to make it big enough. Because of this, no companies make a kit to put them in rangers. If you want to get custom and make something that's your only hope
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:31 PM
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Its in and all mounted up!
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