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46panel
09-26-2008, 11:48 PM
So i just found out I will most likely be getting a new vehicle next weekend as long as its not sold. Its a 1999 ford explorer. Well I just bought my Alpine 9886 and I love it and really want to be able to put it in there. I have never had this problem with any of my vehicles because I've only had single din openings. I just wanted to see if anyone knew where I could buy something that would let me be able to put my alpine in the double din opening, and it not look to bad.

Now I dont have to worry about space for my two 18's :]

bones22
09-26-2008, 11:49 PM
walmart

46panel
09-26-2008, 11:56 PM
Really, I didnt think it'd be that easy...I know they have them, but is it going to look stupid having a single din in a double din opening?

bones22
09-26-2008, 11:58 PM
the kits look pretty good considering they are so simple

46panel
09-27-2008, 12:01 AM
Alright cool, thanks.

bones22
09-27-2008, 12:03 AM
np

Justin89T
09-27-2008, 03:32 AM
I wouldn't buy the kit at walmart.

Get a 99-5802 dashkit by Metra from bb, cc, or or your local mom 'n pop shop.

46panel
09-27-2008, 05:14 AM
I will check it out, gotta make sure I'm getting the explorer first.

Whats your reason for getting a kit from there instead, J/W?

redfred18t
09-27-2008, 07:50 AM
I will check it out, gotta make sure I'm getting the explorer first.

Whats your reason for getting a kit from there instead, J/W?

I dont want to speak for him but I'd say because Metra will be of better quality and a local shop because your giving local guys business instead of big box stores

Justin89T
09-28-2008, 12:39 AM
I dont want to speak for him but I'd say because Metra will be of better quality and a local shop because your giving local guys business instead of big box stores

You're more than welcome to speak for me in this instance :)



That's my reasoning as well. I have found Metra dash kits to be of higher quality than any other manufacturer. With the little difference in price why not get the better product?

46panel
09-28-2008, 02:57 AM
Sounds good

kovemaster559
09-28-2008, 04:34 AM
or you could let me mold a kit for you.

Ferendon
09-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Don't waste your time with any other kit. Get the Metra one, and you'll be happy. I use Metra kits all the time. When we're out of stock on a kit, we have to get it from BB, where they sell Dynex kits. They're made by Metra, but they're **** quality. The kit will just use a pocket to take up the extra space.

46panel
09-28-2008, 07:23 PM
Alright just found out I'm getting the explorer for sure, so I will go look for one. Thanks

eharri3
09-29-2008, 08:54 AM
Buy quality. I've had a cheap aftermarket plastic dash kit snap on me, not while I was doing anything with it it just snapped while I was driving along.