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Metra Double din dash kit fitment

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 08whitetacoma, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Aug 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    08whitetacoma

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    I can't be the only one with this dilemma. So I put my double din unit in and tried to find one that matched as best I could. Now everything is functional however, it does NOT stay put very easily and although at first glance looks clean once you take a closer look it looks awful.

    What did you guys do to fix this? Any other kits fit better? or am I just out of luck here. :confused:

    Here are a couple pics to show what I'm talking about.

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  2. Aug 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    TurboGT

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    Sorry I can't help, I've got the same issue as you and would like to know also if their are any better kits
     
  4. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    Does that kit fit much better and more securely? Reviews seem to be complaining more so about the color and texture vs actual fitment.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    I'm an idiot. Reuse the clips from the factory setup and everything locks in tightly and sits flush
     
  6. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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    Ha glad you figured it out quickly...want to post some updated pictures of the fitment?
     
  7. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    Where did you get your kit at?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    I have metra black textured kit and I ordered it from eBay with the JBL amplifier adapter kit for about 85$ shipped. Ill post pics when I get home from work.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    Thanks OP. I am looking to get a double din tv from Crutchfield. I have been wondering about the quality of their dash kit that comes free with purchase.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    Just a heads up..the Crutchfield free kits are Metra/Schosche...they have both options in black and silver.

    When putting them in the cart you get black, textured or silver, textured..those are the metra. The black/silver, smooth are schosche. Just confirmed this with a sales rep also
     
  11. Aug 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    Anyone suggest one over the other? I have the textured stock right now. Is one better then other? Just silver or textured?
     
  12. Aug 14, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    You can search for dash kits and you'll get quite a few mixed reviews for each, but through my research it seems that the metra (textured) is what a lot of people prefer. One of the biggest issues I've seen is, like the OP here, forgetting to reuse the stock yellow clips
     
  13. Aug 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    I'm pretty satisfied for the time being. Few months ill he upgrading with a couple amps and real subs not the jbl garbage. Here are pics of the dash after actually clipping it in lol.

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    That's a solid install - I like that headunit a lot. It looks much more OEM than most of the aftermarkets out there. Also a big fan of the black textured dash kit
     
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    Ive had both the Metra DD kit and and the Scosche DD kit. Although the metes is textured to match better.. I hated how it fit. I prefer my Scosche much more.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    How did the fit compare with the scosche? Was it an edge thing or hazard button fitment?
     
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    Both actually. I had to trim the hell out of the hazard button opening. And even it never fit right. Like it got hot and tweaked.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    I didn't need to modify anything at all. Maybe they've improved on the design? Hazard works perfectly, but it does take a little finesse to get everything lined up.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    Anyone ever order anything from Crutchfield marked "scratch & dent"?

    Just ordered my Kenwood DDX770 double din. Pretty excited. Talked to their rep. guy and he assured me it was probably something really minute.
     
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    You sir...dang. I made the same mistake and you allowed me to fix mine. Fitment still isn't great on one side but a Dremel or razor knife should fix it tomorrow. This has plagued me for a year. The made it look almost factory. Thank you. Don't care how old this thread is, don't care one bit.
     

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