I was planning on installing my new HU, amp and sub today, so last night I was prepping. I pre-drilled the holes for the sub in the enclosure, and connected the wiring harnesses for the car and HU.
My problem arose when I went to install the HU into the mounting bracket. I ordered all my stuff from Crutchfield and they included the bracket. It's a Scosche kit for 2008 + Subaru Impreza (seems right to me!). But, the HU, an Alpine CDE-126BT, is about 3/8" too wide to fit in the opening. So, a couple questions:
1) Does anyone else have this HU installed, and what kit did you use to install it?
2) Could I modify the bracket to fit and still have the strength left in it to hold the HU and not start rattling?
3) Would I be able to use the factory mounts somehow?
Just looking at my options. I have contacted Crutchfield to see if they have any suggestions and am waiting for a response. If anyone has a viable option, I'm listening. Thanks!