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Old 03-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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FH-X700BT - <b>NEW!</b> - 2-DIN CD Receiver with MIXTRAX™, Bluetooth®, USB Control for iPod®/iPhone®, and Pandora® Ready | Pioneer Electronics USA

I'm thinking about getting this - can anyone tell me if this would work in my JK wrangler? Like i don't want gaps or anything showing - This is all new to me and I'm trying to piece it together nicely! Thanks - Brent

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I don't have my JKU yet, but I seriously doubt the opening is a Double-Din. Probably a 1.5 Din like most other Chryslers... If anyone knows, please chime in.

My guess is that it will not fit. Get a Single Din and get the kit to make it fit.

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It's a double DIN opening in the JK. The pioneer you are looking at is a double DIN. I was looking at that head unit prior to buying mine. Crutchfield gave me an adapter to use with my Pioneer AVH-X2500BT. No gaps with new head unit. Looks good. Takes about an hour to install. Really not much to it. Go to Crutchfield and put in your vehicle and the unit you're looking at will come up. I suggest buying the harness too to keep your steering wheel controls. I don't have pictures here but search on the forum, and you will find several pictures of aftermarket installed. Everyone comments on how it looks factory.

Throw some Polk or Kicker speakers in there too. You will notice a major difference over the crappy factory setup.
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I suggest you get some measurements, as I measured my base factory unit to a Double Din and the Double Din was about an inch taller.

Unless you want to cut into your dash...
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Look it up on Crutchfield.com. Enter your Jeep info and you can then filter by brand, double din etc. That model will fit but there are caveats that are on Crutchfield's site.
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I suggest you get some measurements, as I measured my base factory unit to a Double Din and the Double Din was about an inch taller.

Unless you want to cut into your dash...
Double DIN, trimming a subframe under the dash is all you need to do.
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The pieces on the sides are trim pieces from Matra to fill the space in your dash opening. They were supplied by Crutchfield with the headunit
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Thanks everyone for their reply's !! Defiantly helped me out on finding one !
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #9
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The pieces on the sides are trim pieces from Matra to fill the space in your dash opening. They were supplied by Crutchfield with the headunit
Damn, that looks good. I stand corrected, I figured there'd be more work to it but something like that would definitely be worth it. I feel money getting sucked out of my pocket. How much is that HU? If the double-din's look that good, I want one!
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Look at these two posts on the forum:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pic...ks-194047.html
2012-13 Wrangler Aftermarket Stereo Install Write-up

My headunit is a Pioneer AVH-2500BT. I bought it from Crutchfield. The reason I bought from them was their customer service and knowledge. It was $350 plus $75 for the wiring harness that allows you to use your steering wheel controls. Crutchfield also gives you the Metra side pieces and antenna cables for free. I could have saved by going Amazon, but I wanted their service if I had issues with the installation (I'm 55 and have not installed stereo in a car for at least 30 years). I spent $425 on the headunit and the harness. A local shop wanted $900 for the headunit and installation.
I read a lot of reviews on various headunits on Amazon, Crutchfield, and other sales sites. It came down to the pioneer or kenwood. You can spend anywhere from $150 to $1000 on a headunit. Depends on what you want it to do.
I have $585 total in this including the cost of the speakers (Kicker 77KICK10). A lot of people here use kickers or Polks. I did nothing to the factory amp. It is worth it to me. The factory unit really sucks. It is easy to install with the directions you will find on the forum. Just search headunit. Lots of knowledgable people on here.
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question.. Does my Jeep (sport) 2door have alpine or no? Im package 23S - Looking to order my head unit and wasnt sure to select i have that or not. Thanks!
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question.. Does my Jeep (sport) 2door have alpine or no? Im package 23S - Looking to order my head unit and wasnt sure to select i have that or not. Thanks!
If you have a subwoofer in the back, you have the Alpine. If you don't, you have the base.

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