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Blutarsky 11-29-2010 03:45 PM

Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
I'm wondering if this massive form factor (MY2007) was made just for Jeeps or if it exists as a standard form factor, allowing replacement with other brands.

Would like to replace this with newer models (Pioneer, Alpine) avoiding those horrible fill-frames, to fill in gaps.

robpp 11-29-2010 04:02 PM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
custom as far as I can find or ever seen.
so there is no reason you couldnt make something custom to fill the surround and ditch the metra and such fill ins as you call them. i guess its like there are no alternatives commercially available; what is the budget for getting rid of them and go from there. the metra kit is 15 bux. metra sanded smooth and painted or wrapped in some nice vinyl; you can do something yourself for not too much............

Blutarsky 11-29-2010 04:59 PM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
Why did they choose that form factor?

robpp 11-29-2010 05:21 PM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
LOL well they Corrected themselves in 08. maybe back in 03-4, when they were designing the 05, thats what made sense. prolly a money reason in the end.

Blutarsky 11-30-2010 01:18 AM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 308963)
...you can do something yourself for not too much............

Whatever you do, it looks like a patch, something wasn't like that by design...

robpp 11-30-2010 10:30 AM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
then get a d-din and have less filler. and I disagree that if you spend some time you could make something that looks professional. iff you want to press a button and make it happen....well it aint.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...iel/bezel4.jpg

Blutarsky 11-30-2010 12:29 PM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
Nice if a craftsman could make a one-piece shape like the one highlighted in orange in the pic below, making the inner limits smaller to fit properly a double-din car stereo...

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/...adio_bezel.png

Blutarsky 11-30-2010 12:52 PM

Re: Alpine REC Dimensions? - Alternatives
 
How about some Chinese stuff? May sound like crap :lol:

http://www.autodvdgps.com/jeep-20071...th-p-1093.html


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