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I have a 2010 RAM 1500 QC SLT with the basic res cd/mp3 radio and want to change it out. Will a double din fit with out any mods to the dash or am i better off looking for a single din radio. Also is it worth it to look for a upgraded stock radio with gps and dvd? Thank you for any help.
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Hi. Welcome to the Forumz! Pretty sure the radio size is double din. And you wouldn't have to do any mods to the dash , if anything they might make a bezel to accommodate the size if whatever radio you were buying was a bit smaller.

I have the 730N with the navigation and dvd, and I really like it. The navigation is nice to have, and for you being in the states it has the traffic updates and gas prices being able to look up and that type of stuff.

I think I have used the dvd player part of it once.

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Thanks for the info. What would I have to go through to upgrade to a stock DVD/nav radio and how much would it cost or would it be cheaper to just go after market?
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I think it will end up being cheaper going aftermarket. OEM radios are expensive unless you find them used, and if you have the 130RES w/o UConnect (no phone buttons) you'll need to add UConnect for full function.

Also to fit a Double-DIN there is some modification, and it involves cutting a metal support to ensure proper fit. But overall you'll probably end up with the feature set you'd get out of a more expensive OEM unit, and end up spending less! I am currently looking at the AVH-P4400BH from Pioneer as it looks like a nice fit for my truck!
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The stock radios for 2009 - 2012
are 1.5 DIN
DIN is the height & width measurement, it does Not consider depth

The third most popular car stereo size is what is called “1.5 DIN” or “DIN and a Half” which measures approximately 3 3/16″ in height and 7 1/8″ in width. Car stereo depth size for 1.5 DIN radios varies between vehicle manufacturers and models but most vehicles with a 1.5 DIN radio tend to have a very shallow depth that only measures around 7″. This type of car radio is usually found in American vehicles like Chevrolet, Cadillac, Dodge, GMC, Plymouth, Pontiac, etc. A 1.5 DIN sized opening can accept a 1.5 DIN car stereo or a single DIN car stereo using an aftermarket dash kit.

2 websites, CRUTCHFIELD, or INSTALLER have suggested radios & install help

a 2 DIN radio just takes a bit of metal trimming to install & usually need a different bezel

the 4th generation RAMs are easy to remove, only 6 screws, IF you don't have the full floor console, if you have the full floor console, it is a little more involved



if you have a 115V outlet
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