What's the deepest head unit or accessory you have put in the dash? Is 8.5" too deep?
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    What's the deepest head unit or accessory you have put in the dash? Is 8.5" too deep?

    I'm looking at installing a radio in my dash. It's 8.54" deep. My current Pioneer is 6.38" deep according to the specs.

    What is the deepest in-dash accessory that you have installed? Is there a way to make a little more room towards the back of the dash cavity to accomodate a deep radio?

    Any info and pictures would be great!

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    my deck is ~7" and its a slight squeeze to put in, meaning the harnesses on the back of the radio and from the AC get in the way. you could make a bracket to stick the deck out farther, but it might stick out too far. or figure out whats behind the radio and see if you can cut an opening in the plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy04wrx
    my deck is ~7" and its a slight squeeze to put in, meaning the harnesses on the back of the radio and from the AC get in the way. you could make a bracket to stick the deck out farther, but it might stick out too far. or figure out whats behind the radio and see if you can cut an opening in the plastic.
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    I'll have to take the dash apart and measure the clearance. I recall the same thing, though, where the wiring harnesses on the back of the radio were pretty cramped. I think it's an AC duct that's back there. Probably not a great idea to cut that open. I'll look into the radio mounts for the clock area. Those seem like they work pretty well.

    Thanks for your replies!
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