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I recently installed a Pioneer radio in my 2011 Ford Ranger using this install kit. I've been doing my own installs since before hanging 8-tracks under the dash (I actually installed an FM radio in the dash of a '66 Dart that only had AM previously) so I've been doing this a long time. Until this time, I'd gotten into the rut of just going to Wally World and buying the current Scosche Kit to make things work, but after reading a few of the more positive reviews on this product I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm very glad I did. This kit is much better, I had to make a lot fewer modifications than using the other brand. Really, the only modification was to cut off the two tabs on the radio side of the mount. I did that using a Japanese flush cut saw and a flat file to make the cuts prettier. Something you really need to know about this kit though, is that you don't need the sleeve that comes with the radio, really, just slide off the sleeve, put the two brackets on the sides of the main mount and screw them on, then slide the radio in the mount and screw it to those brackets. Another important point is that you also can't use the radio's face surround bracket, it won't work, but just use the one that's included with the mount and everything looks very professional. It was a little bit difficult to slide the mount into the truck bezel for the radio. Be sure not to put the radio in the mount until you have the mount in the truck bezel. Also, I've got a set of those plastic dash prying tools, you need those to take off that bezel and they also helped in "prising" the mount into the bezel. You don't need to cut the dash bezel at ALL! The mount does fit into the bezel, but it's a tight fit, which is good, it just takes a little coaxing and those dash tools. I mounted mine with the CD pocket on the top but it would certainly work either way. I really love the results, looks great, looks like a factory installation, and didn't take any dremel cutting like the other brand. Bottom line: if you're putting a radio into any of the Ford products this mount supports, buy this mount, it is the best.
Literally, this product is responsible for my introduction to my new bride! I neglected to notify TSA that this particular item had been carefully wrapped in my underwear (I had heard it promoted the glow-in-the-dark capability in one's unmentionables, which I hoped would make my Lion King underwear supremely bitchin'... but I digress) Upon inspection of my carry-on luggage, I was suddenly invited to join several agents in a separate room for a more intimate review of my belongings, which entailed me having to disrobe, for some reason. When one of the ladies present had an opportunity to see what the Doctor saw, she immediately invited me out for dinner, and proposed marriage, that night!
HOW COOL IS THAT???
Of course, it would probably behoove me to tell her that the proximity of said member to said Lion King underwear resulted in a drastic increase in size. Normally, I would let her keep her illusion that I was blessed that way at birth, but said member has recently grown a rather formidable set of teeth, and I am afraid it might bite her, as it has already bitten my shin-bone several times... wondering if I should see a doctor about this... hmmmmm....