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Scoshe dash kit - trouble with fitting clips?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Chickenmunga, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    I recently got a Cobra CB and wanted to add it into my dash, similar to how MrGrimm has done.

    I had a Metra dash kit, but the pocket is too short in height, so I bought the Scoshe dash kit.

    However, I had problems with putting the factory clips on the Scoshe 'feet'. There's holes in the feet for the tabs in the clips to fit, but the holes were too far back from the edge of the feet. I had to drill new holes for the feet, but it felt like the clips weren't 'squishing' down very well...

    Anyway, I tried to mount up the dash kit into the dash... didn't go easy, and idiot me gave it a little extra push. I decided to try taking it back off, which took two hands and ended up breaking off the top corner feet. One of the clips is permanently lodged in its hole and I'll have to drill it out.

    The dash kit is still a PITA to get in and out even though there's only 3 clips left, and once it's in it doesn't hold tight, so I have to get a new one.

    Have you guys experienced similar issues? Is there a better dash kit I could use, or did I just get a bad one?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics Well-Known Member

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    Icon extended travel 3.5" front coilovers, DSM UCAs, TSB leaf pack w/ wheelers AAL, All Pro U-bolt flip kit, Walker Evans 2.0 rear shocks, 18" XD Monster rims, Nitto trail grappler 285/65R18 Tires, Color matched grill, Grillcraft, Kragen HIDs, Carling switches, my bed light mod, diff drop, Alpine IVA-W505, JL Audio C5 componets and coaxials, JL 300/4 and 250/1 amps and JL stealthbox, wheathertechs, avs vent visors, toyota bed x-tender, alcantara center console cover and door pocket covers, console vault, color matched mirrors, heated mirrors, etc etc etc
    i had zero issues with my sosche kit, installed a double din for a guy at work and used the metra kit and had no problems with that one either.

    sounds like you just got a rouge bad one
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    I got another one, and they are identical, but this time I know the trick:

    -shorten the legs until the friction clips snap on
    -the legs are too thick. File them down to 1.57 mm
     
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