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Can the Garmin GTR-225 radios be used in place of the BendixKing KY-196A/B radios?
Yes but there are installation factors to consider. It is very enticing to overwhelmingly consider the Garmin GTR-225 radios over the BendixKing KY radios since the Garmin radios can be puchased at a fraction (50%+) of the cost of the BendixKing radios. We are referring to New radios not used/reconditioned. However, it should be noted that the Garmin radios are approximately .3 inches higher than the KY radios. The rear mount cutout height for the KY radios is 1.30"; front mount is 1.35". The Garmin GTR cutout is 1.65" for rear mount and 1.77" for front mount.