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Metra - ISO DIN Installation Kit for Most 1995 and Later Ford Vehicles - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The American International kit is superior

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    MattyB
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    I bought this kit for my 1999 Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4. It does not fit very snug into the dash bezel once it is modified for use in a Ranger or Explorer of that generation (1998-2003). There are three reasons why I like the American International kit better. 1) A.i. engineered multiple snapping tabs along each vertical side that secure the kit into the dash bezel. Metra has two large ones on the top that do not protrude far enough for them to catch the back side of the ridge of the dash bezel. I ended up cracking my bezel because I thought these snapping tabs on the Metra kit weren't clearing the back of the ridge when really they just didn't stick out far enough. 2) The universal mounting tabs that come moulded on every A.i. kit have two easily cuttable yet strong horizontal pieces that connect each tab to the rest of the mounting kit. Since they are horizontal, they do not interfere with installation. Metra, on the other hand, moulds one very thick tab into the rest of the kit, and after cutting them off, you have to file these nubs down which takes time and scratches the top of the kit if you aren't careful. Who really wants a scratched up mounting kit..? 3) The little cubby space on the A.i. kit is larger than the Metra, and it doesn't have as much of a taper to it as it goes farther back into the cubby. I like to actually use that compartment for stuff, like my giant LG G4. This kit might work well in other applications, like a Crown Victoria or a Navigator/Expedition or F-150. For the Ranger or Explorer, I do not recommend buying it. The photo I have included is of my Ranger now, with a new dash bezel and the American International mounting kit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Many modifications to make it work

    Posted
    RichardB
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    This was for a 2000 Ford Explorer. Not only did I have to saw off some plastic pieces, it technically fits in the car, but if you bump the radio at all it will slide out. The "flared" part that's supposed to hold it in is not that deep, so really does not grab. It does work, but could be a bit easier - why would the customer take a saw to the product, what if it doesn't fit? Then it's ruined.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    doesn't attach to ford ranger

    Posted
    nothappyatall18
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    unit doesn't attach to dash for a ford ranger. instructions say to cut off the tabs on kit and just slide it into the dash. unit slides out of the dash when going up hill or hitting a bump in the road. I am having to push a toothpick in beside the unit so it's tight enough for the unit not to slide out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent kit, few drawbacks

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    mohavewolfpup
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    Great kit, covers a wide spectrum of ford vehicles and even works if you have a Saab with the odd factory double din radio. Slightly flimsy, but better then some of the other kits on the market

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ford F150 installation

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    Limitlesspos
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    This kit was easily installed in the dash of my 2003 Ford F150 4X4. Dry-fit the product in my dash, trim the top "ears" off of the top of the kit and it was a perfect fit.....the only thing I can say negative is the kit could have included better instructions in the package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Got wrong one

    Posted
    Jerry
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    It is only a single din,did not say anywhere but in small print on back so I missed it and just assumed it had both single and double din in it. Looks like a good product,would just say that they should make it more obvious like other brands I've bought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Complicated from the outside

    Posted
    PCGames
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    I haven't had a chance to complete my install, but the kit seems fairly straightforward once I got it open and looked at it. I will update the review once the install is complete (waiting for the weather to warm up so I can feel my fingers)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fit, Decent price.

    Posted
    Darkloks
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    Its a Good installation kit, especially for the money your paying. I struggled a bit putting it into the space i already had from the past stereo. But it looks Good and installation time was around 20 min once the radio was placed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetic Appeal

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    RushLimbaugh
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    The Metra - ISO DIN Installation Kit accommodated the retrofit of my 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC. It effectively utilized the vacant space with aesthetic appeal as well as provided tidy storage volume. It is more than a mere facade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful

    Posted
    Coolguy
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    I did need this to install my new receiver but I only had to use the main piece and everything else was kind of extra. But it worked so 4 starts. Flimsy and can be easily damaged or broken

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made to last

    Posted
    Mamacita
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    I initially purchased this kit, but ended up returning it. Turns out the one I had in my car from the radio they replaced was still good. I really appreciated the installers doing that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy install

    Posted
    MirandaK82
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    Finally found the correct kit after a botched unprofessional install, (not by me). Will not need drywall screws to keep the AM stereo in place. Lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful kit

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    TAman
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    Kit worked great with wiring harness I bought to install my new stereo in my truck. Was easy to work with and didn't take long to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    dash kit worked as it should

    Posted
    murple782013
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    There really isnt a lot to say here but ill say this it worked. Also i like the little space up top my cell phone fits in there perfectly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked just fine

    Posted
    CDUB42
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    Some places were a tad difficult, but overall I was able to self-install without any major hiccups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enclosure

    Posted
    jhjuggalo
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    What? You really want me to say something about some plastic it's not rocket science to put in an aftermarket stereo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks professional

    Posted
    bbaz
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    When you use the Metra dash kits it makes your home install look as good as the professionals. Everything is included to complete the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work great

    Posted
    Bill
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    Easy to install and worked wonderful. And would recommend this product to family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap addition to my truck

    Posted
    Zeebs
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    Looking for an alternative as it's less than ideal fit and finish.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fair

    Posted
    Kelly
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    The kit didn't fit well in our vehicle even though it was the correct one. We made it work but it isn't in as it should be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend