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Old 07-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Are the Alpine and the Scosche kit the same.

Are the Alpine and the Scosche kit made by th same company?
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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As far as I'm aware, they are not made from the same manufacturer.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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I have been told they are by my radio guy.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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The only difference is that the Alpine kit is designed to fit the slants of a Alpine radio. If you get an Alpine radio, get the Alpine kit so it will look seamless. Other than that, go for the Scosche. I've seen an Alpine radio installed with the Scosche kit and it looks like crap. The bottom half of the radio bezel sticks out. Beware of that.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
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The only difference is that the Alpine kit is designed to fit the slants of a Alpine radio. If you get an Alpine radio, get the Alpine kit so it will look seamless. Other than that, go for the Scosche. I've seen an Alpine radio installed with the Scosche kit and it looks like crap. The bottom half of the radio bezel sticks out. Beware of that.
I was pretty sure that it was the same company that made them. I have a Scosche kit now that I bought in February. It is at Oxnard now for a replacement for the 3rd time. They have had it now for about 12 days and I do not know when I'll will be getting it back. They supposedly going to replace the LCD. onstar unit and the wiring harness. So far it been 8 working day to get the Harness. The place that have the harness is only a couple of blocks away.
If I do not have by next Friday I guess I'll be buying a Metra kit
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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I was pretty sure that it was the same company that made them. I have a Scosche kit now that I bought in February. It is at Oxnard now for a replacement for the 3rd time. They have had it now for about 12 days and I do not know when I'll will be getting it back. They supposedly going to replace the LCD. onstar unit and the wiring harness. So far it been 8 working day to get the Harness. The place that have the harness is only a couple of blocks away.
If I do not have by next Friday I guess I'll be buying a Metra kit
Damn. I got mine Alpine kit last week. I hope that doesn't happen to me. I believe they are made by the same manufacturer as well. Reason I didn't get the Metra kit is because it didn't look as nice as the others.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I guess the same company could make both behind the scenes, we all know how that goes sometimes. But the Alpine kit does come into our warehouse with an Alpine part number attached to it as if they manufactured it themselves.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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I was pretty sure that it was the same company that made them. I have a Scosche kit now that I bought in February. It is at Oxnard now for a replacement for the 3rd time. They have had it now for about 12 days and I do not know when I'll will be getting it back. They supposedly going to replace the LCD. onstar unit and the wiring harness. So far it been 8 working day to get the Harness. The place that have the harness is only a couple of blocks away.
If I do not have by next Friday I guess I'll be buying a Metra kit
Wait what? they didnt just do a return/replace the first time? Much less the third?

Or are you saying they did and youve had three bad units in a row?
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Wait what? they didnt just do a return/replace the first time? Much less the third?

Or are you saying they did and youve had three bad units in a row?
Yes I have gotten 3 in a row. If when ever I get this one and it is bad I will get the Metra kit.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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Yes I have gotten 3 in a row. If when ever I get this one and it is bad I will get the Metra kit.
I'd hate for that to happen. I have the Metra kit because it was the only one available when I did my install. I've hated it since day one. It looks bad, the buttons are awful, fitment is "meh", and that LCD is on borrowed time the day you put it in. I'll be swapping it out for the Alpine soon.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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I'd hate for that to happen. I have the Metra kit because it was the only one available when I did my install. I've hated it since day one. It looks bad, the buttons are awful, fitment is "meh", and that LCD is on borrowed time the day you put it in. I'll be swapping it out for the Alpine soon.
At least it worked ok
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #12
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Metra may not be the best looking, but it works.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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I have personally spoken to the guys at Scosche and yes they are the ones producing the Alpine kit for Alpine. I've got my Alpine kit coupled with a Kenwood DNX9990HD equivalent and it works just fine. I have no issues with fitment and the changes in the angle of the screen too don't tamper with the Alpine frame/kit. The only thing is, if you do decide to go for the Alpine dash kit with a stereo other than Alpine, then be prepared to invest in a PAC SWI-RC steering wheel interface module because there is a very high chance your steering wheel controls may not work. Under such circumstances, many here on the forum will tell you that you need to connect a red wire in the 24 pin connector to the a light blue/yellow wire in the same connector using a 10k resistor...well guess what? Alpine's kit has a slightly different wire arrangement. This blue/yellow wire doesn't exist in the Alpine while it does in the Scosche. This is why I strongly suggest you go with the PAC SWI-RC interface. I recommend you get in touch with Dennis from Double D Mods....he'll set your audio problems straight.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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I have personally spoken to the guys at Scosche and yes they are the ones producing the Alpine kit for Alpine. I've got my Alpine kit coupled with a Kenwood DNX9990HD equivalent and it works just fine. I have no issues with fitment and the changes in the angle of the screen too don't tamper with the Alpine frame/kit. The only thing is, if you do decide to go for the Alpine dash kit with a stereo other than Alpine, then be prepared to invest in a PAC SWI-RC steering wheel interface module because there is a very high chance your steering wheel controls may not work. Under such circumstances, many here on the forum will tell you that you need to connect a red wire in the 24 pin connector to the a light blue/yellow wire in the same connector using a 10k resistor...well guess what? Alpine's kit has a slightly different wire arrangement. This blue/yellow wire doesn't exist in the Alpine while it does in the Scosche. This is why I strongly suggest you go with the PAC SWI-RC interface. I recommend you get in touch with Dennis from Double D Mods....he'll set your audio problems straight.
It will very doubtful that I'll buy a another Scosche kit or a Alpine since the same company makes them.
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