American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Fits select 2008-up Subaru Impreza and and 2009-up Subaru Forester models — single or double-DIN radios

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American International SB-K926

The American International SB-K926 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4” tall) car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • Radio housing
  • Pocket
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions

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Okay, but didn't fit my new HU

Written By sean, Oregon on Monday, December 01, 2014

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The kit fit my 2013 wrx, but my new headunit, Pioneer DEH-X6700BS, did not fit. The new deck was a little too wide and tall. I had to trim off some of the sides and the top of the "pouch" thing (don't know what to call it). Even after I trimmed this the deck is pushing the sides of the kit outward and I can't put in all four screws. Overall if your new headunit fits I guess this is an okay product for being free with a new deck purchase.

made install easy!

Written By Eric, Loves Park, Il on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Fast shipping. Good instructions and install kit was made perfect for my car.

Cons: None

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By orlando, Albany, NY on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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This equipment is basic but works,at first it seems disappointing but meets the purpose,fits single or double dins with ease

Pros: Low price,durable,easy to install

Cons: Assembly required is divided on 3 parts

Great Product

Written By Brett P, Sykesville, MD on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The install kit was great. Minimal gaps make this look great in my 2008 WRX.

Pros: Free with purchase!

great product

Written By Anonymous, Fremont, CA on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Great product. Fits perfectly, make sure you have a mini screwdriver set to get 2 of the 4 screws connected, otherwise it gets rather difficult to put in

Simple and easy

Written By Alexis, Morristown, Tn on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Got the right part exactly like I wanted and it was a easy install!

Pros: Right part, very easy to install

Cons: Nothing at all!

works

Written By loucarisma, ia on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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makes installing stereo a breeze. the only complaint is the two upper screws that hold the front on are behind the mount bracket and are hard to install, you need to put the front on FIRST as to slightly bend the plastic mounts to allow the screws to be inserted in the front. if you have an extra long shaft number one phillpips then it wouldn't be a problem.

Pros: works holds stereo nicely.

Cons: front plate hard to install without extra long shaft screwdriver or installing it first.

Perfect fit

Written By Anonymous, Richgrove, CA on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Kit fit perfectly in 09 forester. Along with a pioneer dbh head unit. Looks decent!

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

Had to modify it to fit with my folding double din.

Written By Koopa, Kennewick, wa on Friday, June 06, 2014

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Works well for any double din that doesn't fold down for DVD insertion. I had issues with mine coming into contact with the bottom lip that hangs under the stereo. I had to cut it very thin so its extreamly flimsy, but still works fine.

Pros: free

Cons: had to modify

nice

Written By Anonymous, naples, fl on Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Works and good for being free. Mine was a little warped but fine once in dash. Seems a little flimsy for heavy double din head units but no issues so far.

Pros: Free, works

average satisfaction

Written By jay jay, dahood, ca on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Bought for 2012 wrx. U will only be able to use the left and right bracket. And leaves alot of death space... not a clean look

Pros: Better than nothing

Cons: The whole design

great fit

Written By laidbackbigun, oxford,pa on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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fit perfectly and holds properly.

Pros: fits well

Cons: kinda flimsy and heavily relies on the unit for bracing.

Good fit.

Written By Steve, Mount Ephraim, NJ on Sunday, April 06, 2014

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Good fit and easy.

Pros: Quick instillation, nice look.

Cons: I wish u could have used the factory metal mounts in conjunction with the kit.

Receiver Kit

Written By Ty, Ithaca NY on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Fit perfectly in my Subaru. No issues installing. Hold my new deck perfect.

Pros: Direct fit

Cons: None

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Harrisonburg, VA on Friday, February 07, 2014

I used this to install my KDC-X597 in my newly purchased 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. It fits the stereo perfectly and looks great in the car as well. I don't have any complaints. Depending upon your stereo and car combination, you may not need to use the metal shroud is designed to fit around the main stereo head unit.

Pros: Easy install. Good fit. Looks great.

Cons: None. Pretty darn simple to do.

Sweet

Written By madvad, Estes Park, CO on Thursday, February 06, 2014

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This had to have been the easiest installation ever. Thank you

Easy as 1 2 3

Written By Derek, Omaha NE on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Works Perfect in my 08 WRX

Perfect

Written By Ken, Indiana on Friday, January 17, 2014

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This bracket was so easy to put together and made the installation of the new unit a breeze. I have never had a self-install go so quick and easy. It looks like it was installed by professionals.

Pros: Made specifically for my 2011 Impreza. No adjustments needed and looks like a professional install. IT WAS FREE !! Came with my unit.

Cons: NONE !!!

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By Jhay, Atlanta, ga on Monday, January 13, 2014

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The kit's frame fit exactly in the dash but pocket insert was fabricated incorrectly. It was too high to allow standard din Kenwood (without cage) to fit. Dremel tool and hour later, the head unit finally fit. Dont buy; get it free

Pros:

Fits great!

Written By Chris, Youngstown, OH on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Fits very well. Looks like it was supposed to be there from the factory.

Pros: Good fitment

Cons: N/A

works

Written By noc, las vegas nv on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Works

Pros: Fits easy

Cons: Plastic vs stock metal.

Fits well - instructions not clear

Written By Sean, Seattle, WA on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Mounted with a JVC HU, fits well, but took forever to figure out due to the unclear nature of the instructions.

Pros: Fits well.

Cons: Plastic=weak. Instructions=not clear.

Subaru dash kit for 2010 WRX

Written By Rick M, Beckley WV on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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This dash install kit seems to be well made and fits nicely in the dash without a large gap around the vehicle dash. The texture and color of the kit goes well with the interior colors of my car. This dash kit does not seem to fit as well and it isn't as easy to assemble as the metra brand kits I have used in the past. That is the only reason for 4 stars. Overall this is a really nice product and had I not been used to metra I would consider this a 5 star product.

Pros: Relatively easy to install and looks pretty nice once installed.

Cons: Assembling the side plates to the front trim ring is somewhat difficult and the plastic seems a little softer than a metra brand dash kit. The gaps seem a little larger than on metra kits I have used in the past on different vehicles.

great product

Written By Evanw, Columbia, MO on Monday, August 19, 2013

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Great fit, good look. Would recommend

Cons: nothing

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By srad, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Monday, August 12, 2013

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Work perfect even it was for 2010 and I upgrade my 2012

Pros: Perfect fit 2012 WRX

Cannot use your HU's trim ring

Written By Chris A, VA on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Fits cleanly and securely. However, does not use your HU's DIN sleeve, and does not use your HU's trim ring. The result is a think gap all around the HU's face panel.

Pros: Clean and secure fit

Cons: Unsightly gap around some double DIN head units.

Crutchfield......Really?????

Written By Sparky, Redmond, OR on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Look up "cheap" and a photo of this product should be there! Very poor quality plastic. I would up using the factory mounting brackets off the OEM head. And the Kenwood trim ring fit better in the dash.

Pros: Think the plastic is recyclable.

Cons: Flexible plastic

Dash Kit

Written By John, Allentown, PA on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Used this kit to install an Alpine S920HD in a 2012 WRX and it works great. The screws mounting the side brackets to the front were a little difficult to access but not a big deal. The kit was not sent with my order but a quick call to support had it sent out

Cons: Screws mounting the side brackets to the front were a little difficult to access

Receiver kit

Written By Chuck, Amarillo, Texas on Monday, July 15, 2013

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Easy installation.

No Complaints

Written By Shawn, Austin, Tx on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Easy to install and looks good. No fitting problems for me.

Pros: Easy to install and looks good.

Cons: None.

Superb

Written By tatertotscott, Washougal, WA on Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Installed and went in smoothly. Could not ask for a better product.

Pros: predrilled and slotted. slightly flexible plastic. fit great.

effortless

Written By lazybeninc, San Luis Obispo, CA on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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This was a great install. Very easy. This dash kit was a perfect fit for the OEM dash of the '08 impreza. It looks likes the car rolled off the dealership lot with this stereo installed. There is no noise of the stereo shifting around while driving at any speed.

Pros: easy to install, great fit, factory look

Cons: none

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By Mark, Middle River, MD on Saturday, June 08, 2013

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Looks like it was from the factory. Fits perfect, the only improvement would be to the instruction sheet that came with it so that it wouldn't have taken me four tries to get it right.

Pros: Looks factory perfect.

Cons: Needs clearer instructions.

Double din harness

Written By Alex, Cedar Rapids, IA on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Looks great. Fits perfect.

Pros: Easy install. Looks great in dash.

Cons: None.

Perfect fit

Written By Mgranqui, Quinnesec, mi on Friday, May 17, 2013

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This trim kit looks great in my 2013 Subaru wrx.

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: Screws for front trim piece were difficult to get to

solid product

Written By Tak, Fort Dix, NJ on Friday, April 19, 2013

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At first I thought I wasn't going to like it based on how flimsy it kind of felt but once the aftermarket radio went in and with the use of a little tape (to tape down some plastic that was bending to the head unit), it was nice and sturdy and fit very well. Very easy to install and very nice looking.

Pros: Easy to install, comes with all parts, looks great

Cons: Some pieces are a little flimsy, but nothing a little tape can't fix

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, New York on Saturday, March 30, 2013

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This is just the worst looking dash kit I have seen. It looks terrible.

Pros: Filling up landfills

Cons: Flimsy, scratches, doesn't fit well

subaru in dash reciever kit

Written By julo, 89148 on Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Perfect except thereis a thin gap on top where if your not paying attention is where your CDswill wind up , on top of the head Unit.

Pros: Almost perfect fit

Cons: Should include a bumper for the thin gap on top.

Simplifies factory like install

Written By steve2013, Seattle, WA on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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It's been a while since I've done a car stereo install, but remembered how easy it was when I bought my last deck via Crutchfield over 15 years ago ... so when my daughter asked if I could help her with an new deck ... I remembered how Crutchfield had brackets and connectors to simplify the installation. The instructions are a key to how to get things opened up.

ok

Written By Anonymous, 92656 on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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nice fit

Pros: looks descent,good fit

Cons: cheaply made,hope it lasts

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By MIke, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, January 05, 2013

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This adapter was not good. It does fit and hold my radio but that is the end of the good part. It is made from plastic that feels cheap and the texture does not match the rest of my dash. You have to use these tiny screws to put it together so make sure you have a very long and very thin Phillips head screw driver. Crutchfield sent me a dash adapter for a Legacy by mistake and it was 100 times better than this thing.

Pros: It fits in the dash and holds a radio

Cons: poor build quality and crappy finish

Fits good

Written By jM, Apple Valley, MN on Monday, December 24, 2012

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Fits perfect and looks great, the bin is actually useful too.

Pros: Fits good

Cons: Not as nice for double din stereos

Will not fit 2012 Impreza but can be made to work!

Written By Skip C, Atlanta Ga on Sunday, July 01, 2012

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Inorder to fit to the 2012 impreza cut the plastic tabs off and screw in the existing mounts from the stock radio then install. Very clean

Pros: Sturdy

Cons: Not an exact fit but can be made to work

American International SB-K926 Dash Kit

Written By Ben, Seattle, WA on Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Used to fit a Pioneer AVH-P3400BH, a double DIN unit, into a 2012 Subaru Forester.

Pros: Fits. Looks reasonable.

Cons: To fit a double din you have to cut out the center bar with a sharp knife. It would be better if the bar was made to detach in some way (e.g. snap-in / snap-out).

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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 09, 2014 ]  Staff

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