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DCTJ 05-16-2012 10:48 PM

Aftermarket Stereo Suggestions?
I'm looking for a new stereo to replace the stock piece of junk on my 2003 TJ. I thought it could be a good idea to find a stereo with built in Bluetooth so I can talk on the phone while working the manual (I'll often do quite a bit of city driving so there's a lot of stop and go, not easy to use a phone).

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with a Bluetooth in their Jeep and how well it works. I'm always running a soft top in the winter, and have at least the windows off at all times in the warmer months. Wasn't sure if there would be too much noise interference.

So in summary, looking for a stereo possibly with Bluetooth with my iPhone, definitely USB and aux support, and reasonably priced. Thanks for any suggestions anyone might have. :D

AzTJ 05-16-2012 11:21 PM

Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

It has everything you are looking for plus a built in HD Radio tuner. I installed this in my Subaru Impreza and freaking love it! All the accessories, inputs and outputs you need.

I actually have a slightly older Pioneer DEH-P4000UB (no bluetooth) and works amazingly well!

shadowrcker 05-17-2012 01:30 AM

I would go with a Pioneer Head Unit. Ive always had pioneer's and they have never steered me wrong yet.
Pionner's are easy to use, they have innovate features, and they make quality products. In my opinion of course.

john4ward 05-17-2012 05:08 PM

I installed an Alpine BT133 a few months ago. It was winter and I had the hard top on,so I wasn't sure how it might perform now with the Rampage top on and soft doors. Turns out it works great. I did replace all four speakers, which must have helped as well. I had mike up on the visor in the winter, but puta tab of Velcro on the dash so it sits just behind the steering wheel now. People have told me that they can tell it sounds different than the android, but no worries on the crispness of the sound. Also, the volume the phone reception can be adjusted as you would adjust the radio if you need it louder which is sometimes the case on the highway. The Bluetooth is great, and the other performance features fit my needs as well. Perfect for me... Highly recommend Alpine.

KrzyMoke 05-17-2012 09:46 PM

I have the Pioneer P-9400BH. It is awesome. The bluetooth works great and I love having HD radio again. If you use Pandora on your iPhone, you need a CD-IU51V cable. That is the only drawback. I love it and wish I installed it sooner :)

DevilDogDoc 05-17-2012 09:47 PM

I also would go for Pioneer but I like the Premier line which is their high-end line, have one in the Jeep now,have had a few before, flawless. I have been running Pioneers since they started out with pull-out stereos, it's been a while!! I had an Alpine in a BMW that I had, German with German I figured right? Good stereo, great sound but the controls were just to complicated for me.....

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