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Old 05-21-2015, 10:56 PM
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Radio install

I have an 88 YJ and want to replace stock radio .Does anybody know the opening dimensions in the dash so I have an idea of what radio to look for

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Old 05-21-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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Pretty much any standard single din stereo. You may need to get the install kit. May want to simply spend 139 at Quadratech and order a complet deal with stereo?

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Old 05-21-2015, 11:14 PM   #3
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Crutchfield has great deals. $99, just put in type of vehicle and it will give you a list of radios.
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I think almost all modern radios/CD players are the same size (maybe called DIN). An auto stereo store should have an adapter to fit your dash. Smittybuilt makes a locking console that accepts aftermarket radios. For about a hundred bucks your stereo is safer, locked in the metal console and the way it is designed it will help protect your radio if the top is off and it rains. You will need to run wires from under the dash to and from the radio and a longer antenna cable. Good Luck, L.M.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:14 PM   #5
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You'll need a dash kit to mount it. The dash is din.but the mounting behind the dash won't just accept a cage. The harness is a Jeep/Eagle harness. You can find it at most stores.
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Most radios sold by Crutchfield come with the harness and dash install kit.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:09 PM   #7
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Hey Paul! A cheap, single din install kit will work but if you want to use the little factory face ring on your new stereo and have it outside the dash plastic you'll have to play around and maybe do a little trimming. My looked fine but I never could get it just right, so I cut a piece of aluminum and put it on top of the dash plastic, the install kit behind the plastic and it looks good and gave my stereo sleeve more tab holds and made it fit better and more stable.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:05 AM   #8
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Despite your replying to a old post... radio sleeves aren't necessary and less secure than just using the stock radio mount and probably the one of the most contributing factors that lead to so many radios that are stolen out of our jeeps, also I might add cutting is not necessary either in most cases.

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