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thats the kit i have im pretty sure. it just kinda snaps in, and makes after market headunits fit into the stock location. you can get them at best buy too. i had to go around to the install bay to get the one for the cougar though. it fits like a glove and works nicely!
 

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i didnt have to (or maybe i was supposed to, but didnt lol), and it stays in perfectly fine, and i've had no problems with it yet! good luck!
 

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That is the dash kit I also used however I had to sand down my lower lip on the upper frame with a dremel due to the head unit I used that has a motorized flip down face. The head unit is a Pioneer DEH8500MP and you can find pics of it here to see what I mean by 'motorized flip down face'. It was no big deal to sand it down and it isn't even noticiable when the face is undocked however just letting you know if you do have a head unit with a similar motorized face.

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I had the exact same problem as above with that mounting kit and that head unit.. I had to grind down the middle part in order to have enough clearance to have it motorize down.. then I had to fiberglass that hole that it left after I grinded it down... The thing with this mounting kit is that you can't use the trim ring that comes with your head unit..
 

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I tried both the Scosche ISO and DIN kits. The DIN kit basically has the pocket on top, has better clearance for motorized faces, and is usable with your deck's trim ring. Your deck's DIN "sleeve" kinda installs over it, as opposed to the ISO kit where it's the other way around.
 

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Well, I'm gonna be using a good old, "hole in the front" deck (Clarion ProAudio DXZ635MP), so I hopefully clearance shouldn't be an issue. It would be nice to use the new trim ring, but as long as the kit matches somewhat, that should be okay.

Thanks for all the input.:)
 

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Originally posted by: ShinyBlackCat
Well, I'm gonna be using a good old, "hole in the front" deck (Clarion ProAudio DXZ635MP), so I hopefully clearance shouldn't be an issue. It would be nice to use the new trim ring, but as long as the kit matches somewhat, that should be okay.

Thanks for all the input.:)
If you showed up to any of our meets :rolleyes: You'd see that I have one..:tongue:
 

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Originally posted by: LostRacer
If you showed up to any of our meets :rolleyes: You'd see that I have one..:tongue:
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Ok, so I got the kit today, and in the instructions it says to mount the deck first, and then snap the kit over it. What am I supposed to mount the deck to?:confused: I don't imagine an aftermarket deck will just slide nicely into the stock bay.
 

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That's where you have to be a little creative. Find a way to support the deck: use brackets, a piece of wood....anything really just to make the thing secure. You can also use the mounting kit itself by fastening it to the deck and then installing the combined "unit" into the dash.
 

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Originally posted by: ShinyBlackCat
Ok, sounds like this outta be fun.:) Thanks:thumbsup:
Yeah, it's fun alright... I had to do some creative thinking to get my Fosgate head unit to mount in the Scocshe FM1375. I had to use a block of wood with tape and then I screwed some short brackets into the head unit and the Scocshe kit... It should be real fun getting the whole unit secured in the dash. There has got to be a better kit out there... :banghead:
 

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I likes this one myself... Just put it in. Fits great!!! Had to do some creative thinking to get the head unit mounted in the bezel though...

 

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Ya, that's the same kit that I have. I have found that the stereo comes out of it really easy though. It's easy pickins for someone who wants to steal your deck. All you have to do is push the little tabs in on the side and it pops right out! I put some brackets on the inside of mine. The only way to get it out is to go in from the back and blindly find the screws that are holding the stereo in place. Pretty damn impossible unless you are the one who mounted the screws in the first place! Anyone who steals my stereo is gonna have to take the whole center console with them!
 

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that is the same kit i used....pain the a$$ to find one to fit the coug though...anyway the only thing i found with it that the vanity plate for my deck didnt fit on...may i too did something wrong but it still looks clean and the fit was literally a snap...screw the guides into the sides of your decka nd snap in place..
 

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Originally posted by: ZEXCougar
Ya, that's the same kit that I have. I have found that the stereo comes out of it really easy though. It's easy pickins for someone who wants to steal your deck. All you have to do is push the little tabs in on the side and it pops right out! I put some brackets on the inside of mine. The only way to get it out is to go in from the back and blindly find the screws that are holding the stereo in place. Pretty damn impossible unless you are the one who mounted the screws in the first place! Anyone who steals my stereo is gonna have to take the whole center console with them!
Next thing you know we hear about someone stealing his center console in Road Tales...
 
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