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Decks for an 04 Ranger...

All my friends have skinny decks but mine is like a double deck, like taller but I can't find an aftermarket one to fit...
Anyone have any specific products that will fit?
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You need to get a single din kit, lots of people use them because most of the decks out there are single din decks. You can buy them from most car audio stores but make sure you get one that is either made for a Ford or Ranger.

Ford In-dash Receiver Kit Fits select 1995-up Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, & Mercury models Chassis sizes S & E at Crutchfield.com

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The only specific product you need is the dash kit/adaptor and the wiring adapter. If you want a double din, spend the large dough on a double din nav/dvd/touch screen thing.

Nearly all radios out there are single din.
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You don't need a wiring adapter, you can just solder the wires to the harness that comes with the deck. I don't see why everyone gets them, its easy to solder the wires.
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You don't need a wiring adapter, you can just solder the wires to the harness that comes with the deck. I don't see why everyone gets them, its easy to solder the wires.
Who wants to do that? only to redo it all when a new deck gets put in? I'm all about soldering wires...but soldering elbow deep in the dash? no thanks. Now...soldering the adaptor to the new radios harness....that's what I do.
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Haha, I am a little lost. So if I get this in dash reciever kit, do I need anything else to make it easier on me and my connection? I have my wires and stuff already.
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you just need the 'mounting kit' for a ranger, the plastic thing that lets you put a skinny deck in the ranger, but to make it easier to connect, get a 'wiring harness' for a ford ranger, it's about 12 bucks at walmart. This thing lets you use the ranger's stock harness so you don't have to cut it off.That's all you'll need.
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I'd recomend going to an audio store and asking them.. you can put ANY deck in that you want, I have a clarion double din which I think looks better than having a single din with the dash kit but I also paid a lot more money..

dont listen to that other guy, ALWAYS buy the wiring adapter so your stock radio harness does not get cut, you can reuse the adapter if you change radios and it makes for a far cleaner install (soldering still required)
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Okey dokey, that works then. LordofWar has a single one for sale, I might want that due to lower cost but how much did you pay for your double? And do you have any pics?
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a good single din deck: $250

a good double din deck: $600


hmmm.... lol.
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Yeah you can pick up everything you need to mount it for $20 at Wal-Mart. If you need any help installing it I would be more then happy to help you with it/do it for you. Send me a PM. Ive installed 3. They are all pretty much the same.

BTW look in the Meet and Greets section, we have an MN meet coming up.
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Thanks Malydeen, you are always so damn helpful and its great! I will be at the meet, maybe with it done because my buddy has done many systems in all trucks, just not a ranger though haha.
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Nothin' better than modding at a meet...just so you know. lol.
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Haha, i suck at telling if its sarcasm or not haha, so was that sarcasm? :)
I would love to mod at a meet haha
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just a statement. no sarcasm. it's fun to mod at a meet.
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Haha k, sorry about questioning that lol. I bet, never been to a meet so im excited haha
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Okey dokey, that works then. LordofWar has a single one for sale, I might want that due to lower cost but how much did you pay for your double? And do you have any pics?
I bought a Pioneer F700BT of amazon that was factory refurbished for $370 but little did I know it didn't come with any wires or harnesses so after I bought all of those I have about $500 in it. Here's some pictures of it. They're not very good. Just some cell phone pics:
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