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planning on installing a double din in the truck, questions

im looking on crutchfield, and they say the double din units won't fit the truck. but they do right?

but how do i go about getting all the right mounting hardware?

does that mean i can't buy from crutchfield or can i still..?

i feel like such a newb lol
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Yeah they'll fit. I ordered the Metra kit on ebay and it worked great. Crutchfield is way to overpriced 90% of the time, I never order from there.
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That looks like it
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and as far as buying a headunit, where do you suggest i go? in my experience when i was younger and dumber, the local shops charge an assload. for anything.
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I bought my double din off of Amazon. I got kind of ripped off but that was my own fault for not reading.
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What kind are you looking at getting? Personally, I'd suggest any of the Pioneers. Especially the F-series. But I'm a little bias'd on that one. But I know there's a good bit of support with them. Plus there's a ton of hacks/mods you can do to them.
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+1 on Pioneer
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You can get a much better price than that.

fd1330b, great deals on Electronics on eBay!
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Any of the installation kits work fine really. I've heard bad things about the Scosche kits but I bought it anyways and it works great.
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Any of the installation kits work fine really. I've heard bad things about the Scosche kits but I bought it anyways and it works great.
x2. I had the Scosche kit in the ranger and it seemed a little 'flimsier' than the metra I have in the 150 but it still worked fine.
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The only thing that I don't like is that my trim ring doesn't fit properly. It's too big so it bows out in the middle. But I already have a plan on how I'm going to fix it so it's no big deal.
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now it will be my first time doing a headunit alone. always had a shop do it before.

wont i need to buy some sort of adapter kit or some **** so it plugs into the stock wiring?
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You should already have that since you already have an after market headunit. Do the headunit yourself though. It's one of the easiest things you can do. Just make sure you don't make the mistake I did and buy everything first, and then try and install it and learn about it at the same time. Do your research first. VERY IMPORTANT! LOL
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oh so the adapter for my jensen i have now should work then?
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Car Audio Stereo - Car Subwoofers - Car Amplifiers and Speakers

They seem to be a decent price on radios...
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I just did one. look at my thread... wiring is wayyy easy

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...installed.html
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I can't give you a definite answer without seeing it. When you get the chance, pull out your bezel and snap a picture of the main harness. It won't be hard to spot. It's the biggest set of wires behind the dash that you can easily see.
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Are you tired of the jensen you have?
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Tony, last I read he was tired of it blocking his A/C vents.
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Yup! The unit itself is great. And in a single din car where it wouldn't block the vents would be great!
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Buy a double din yet?
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nah im on vacation this week, so im gonna see how much money i spend then go from there. lol
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What would you want for your jenson? That is if youd like to sell it.
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