Holds head unit well, but very tight fit in dash
1998 Acura 2.3CL
This bracket was a little too big and a little too flimsy for my 98 Acura CL. I was able to make it work, but I had to lift pretty hard to get it to line up properly with the dash trim opening because the weight of the head unit pulled it down. Once I finally got it to stay in place correctly, the head unit's trim ring wouldn't stay in place like it used to. The bracket is obviously bending inward on both the top and bottom, proving that it either wasn't designed to necessarily fit Acuras or just wasn't measured well. It works, but it's not perfect. I know it's not cost effective to sell metal brackets, but I wish they had at least made it a few millimeters smaller so it would fit correctly.
Pros: - Easy to put together (slide the pieces in place, attach screws to keep them together). - Mounting holes line up well.
Cons: - Slightly too big and bends on top and bottom, causes head unit's trim ring to not fit tightly. - Weird bottom mount design (Honda's fault) + flimsy plastic (Metra's fault) causes the head unit to lean down and out and has to be pushed up pretty hard when putting the trim back on.