Offroading Subarus

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Kenwood shallow depth DIN headunit in Brumby


Not wanting a protruding CD player I opted for the new style Digital Media Player, it’s a radio/usb/aux, basically a headunit without a CD player.

I bought the Kenwood KMM U256. It’s a fairly capable player with plenty of customisable settings and equalizer. Also it is only 120mm deep!

Since this car was fitted with a spacer already, and they did a bit of a hack job at it I decided I needed to cover the old hole completely using a piece of plywood. Cut the hole in it , glued the plywood to the console with araldite. Inserted the DIN sleeve and slotted the player in after a coat of matte black spray.

Considering the attention to detail it came out pretty good looking I think. I’ve even got a spot saved for switches or perhaps a 240v socket…

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I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

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April 7th, 2014 by Phizinza
Posted in Modifications