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Old 06-05-2013, 07:19 AM
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Sport S w/ NAV

im pretty set on a 4 dr JKU Sport S even though i still love the 2 dr but one thing i really want is NAV is it possible to get that in that model?

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Not sure but in my humble opinion it isn't worth the upgrade charge they want at the dealer. I had factory nav in my previous vehicle and thought I would miss it but I don't at all.

I went and bought a Garmin for $200, the Daystar Dash Panel with GPS ball mount for $24.95, and a Gramin hardiwre cable for $12.95. I hardwired the cable to the fuse box and ran it in the dash so there are no cords all over the place and I like the way it looks with the Daystar mount that fits in the existing dash tray.

The other option is to find a 430n on eBay on somewhere else and install that. Then you get a factory system at a much cheaper price. Since I was on a tight budget I went theGarmin route and still saved a couple hundred $$.

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Sure is. Just get the Connectivity Package if you want all the bells and whistles like Bluetooth. You can then replace the factory 130 RES head unit with a 430N RHB, just make sure it has a high speed Canbus and you'll be set with a plug and play head unit.
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I personally hate windshield mounted GPS systems, do it right from the beginning and get factory nav. Again in my opinion, the 430N is one of the best OEM systems I have ever used.
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Not sure but in my humble opinion it isn't worth the upgrade charge they want at the dealer.
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Chrysler wants like $1.8K for the 730N unit, and somewhere on the order of $1k for the 430N i think... And for that price, IMO, they can cram it. I would subscribe to anyone of the other threads that talk about upgrading with a used Chrysler unit and upgrading that way.

I went the 130 route with the Uconnect system and I plan to eventually get a unit off eBay.
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Chrysler wants like $1.8K for the 730N unit, and somewhere on the order of $1k for the 430N i think... And for that price, IMO, they can cram it. I would subscribe to anyone of the other threads that talk about upgrading with a used Chrysler unit and upgrading that way.

I went the 130 route with the Uconnect system and I plan to eventually get a unit off eBay.
Don't forget that the price you pay at the dealer also includes warranty on the whole system. What happens when the ebay system you buy craps out a few months after install? Also, nothing is better for resale then factory upgraded equipment right on the sticker, nobody wants to see receipts of aftermarket audio equipment when buying your used vehicle.
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fair point about the warranty, but i wouldnt so much call it an aftermarket install. If you follow those other threads that I eluded to, they basically recommend taking a chrysler product and putting it into the jeep.

i.e. a 430N unit from a town and country or a 430RBZ unit from a dodge ram etc.
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The factory nav systems are great for mall crawlers, but they suck for off-roading. A dedicated GPS like the Garmin Montana 600 is far, far better. There are numerous mounting options in a vehicle, and you can take it with you if you are fit enough to hike.
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The 730N I have picks up the forest service roads in Tillamook State Forest. Really nice.

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You can get a 430N off of ebay or a forum member and install it. As mentioned earlier, and also mentioned in the 430rbz thread. If you have the right options installed on your Sport (Connectivity, Sat), and get the right 430N unit, it is 100% plug and play. It will take you 20 minutes to install yourself.
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Don't forget that the price you pay at the dealer also includes warranty on the whole system. What happens when the ebay system you buy craps out a few months after install? Also, nothing is better for resale then factory upgraded equipment right on the sticker, nobody wants to see receipts of aftermarket audio equipment when buying your used vehicle.
Not too many people are concerned about a 5 or 6 or 7 year old nav system when buying a used vehicle......mostly because they are much harder to upgrade and update than a hand held unit, and outside technology is outpacing the hard wired systems.

Look at how fast, smart, cheap, and powerful phones, GPS units and tablets have gotten in the past 5 or 6 years.

However, I do understand the benefit of having a large screen built into vehicle.
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im pretty set on a 4 dr JKU Sport S even though i still love the 2 dr but one thing i really want is NAV is it possible to get that in that model?
To clarify it, no it is not. From the factory you can only order the Nav in the Sahara and Rubi. It was one of the things that pushed me to the Sahara over the Sport S. As panthermark mentioned, you can add them after the fact if you order the connectivity package on the Sport S. That will make a 430N Nav or 430 rbz non nav a complete plug and play deal.
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Off topic about the NAV is the Sahara available without the body color fenders and hard top??
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Off topic about the NAV is the Sahara available without the body color fenders and hard top??
Yes to the hard top, no to the flares. Painted flares are standard, painted roof is extra$
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Sure is. Just get the Connectivity Package if you want all the bells and whistles like Bluetooth. You can then replace the factory 130 RES head unit with a 430N RHB, just make sure it has a high speed Canbus and you'll be set with a plug and play head unit.
How do you make sure it has a high speed Canbus?
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How do you make sure it has a high speed Canbus?
Usually easiest to tell by what vehicle it came out of and googling it
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Uhmm, imho, if you want Nav and Bluetooth, get it factory installed. It has a warranty, and it works well. My F150, I got an aftermarket Nav+BT system, and regretted it since day 1, despite having over $1000 in it. The 430N in my Jeep works as well as the system in my wife's Lincoln, though the Nav screen is not as sharp. I think it adds about $800 to the price of the Jeep's invoice to get the 430N system, and I think you would have a damn hard time finding an aftermarket system that works as well, and with as little hassle, for less money.

If its factory installed, its also covered under warranty. People love to talk up the aftermarket nav systems as being cheaper and superior, but imho aftermarket nav systems will not work as well with steering wheel controls, won't integrate with the Jeep's EVIC, won't sound as good on bluetooth, and will cost jsut as much or more to get one of comparable quality. And with all that, you have no warranty. No thanks.
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Uhmm, imho, if you want Nav and Bluetooth, get it factory installed. It has a warranty, and it works well. My F150, I got an aftermarket Nav+BT system, and regretted it since day 1, despite having over $1000 in it. The 430N in my Jeep works as well as the system in my wife's Lincoln, though the Nav screen is not as sharp. I think it adds about $800 to the price of the Jeep's invoice to get the 430N system, and I think you would have a damn hard time finding an aftermarket system that works as well, and with as little hassle, for less money.

If its factory installed, its also covered under warranty. People love to talk up the aftermarket nav systems as being cheaper and superior, but imho aftermarket nav systems will not work as well with steering wheel controls, won't integrate with the Jeep's EVIC, won't sound as good on bluetooth, and will cost jsut as much or more to get one of comparable quality. And with all that, you have no warranty. No thanks.
The problem is that the 430N simply isnt available on the Sport unless you have the dealer install it. I'm guessing a dealer will charge $1200 or so to install a 430N.

Even on the Sahara and Rubi, it is a $975 factory option...and that is the invoice price.

I agree with you about the factory integration, but it isn't cheap....especially when you add in the cost of the factory Connectivity option.

On a Sport, Connectivity, Premium sound, and a dealer installed 430N will run you $2000 when it is all said and done. (And half of us swap out our "premium" speakers anyway).
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The problem is that the 430N simply isnt available on the Sport unless you have the dealer install it. I'm guessing a dealer will charge $1200 or so to install a 430N.

Even on the Sahara and Rubi, it is a $975 factory option...and that is the invoice price.

I agree with you about the factory integration, but it isn't cheap....especially when you add in the cost of the factory Connectivity option.

On a Sport, Connectivity, Premium sound, and a dealer installed 430N will run you $2000 when it is all said and done. (And half of us swap out our "premium" speakers anyway).
This is exactly why I went with a Garmin 2757. 7" GPS for $219 on my Oscar Mike with lifetime map upgrades...... The wife has the 430N in her Sahara, and I have to say, I love the 2757 (even if window mounted) just as much, if not more. Hell, we have to pay to upgrade the maps on the 430N. UGH!

I have Connectivity Group so have all the same functionality as the wifes Sahara, just not GPS in the dash.
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im pretty set on a 4 dr JKU Sport S even though i still love the 2 dr but one thing i really want is NAV is it possible to get that in that model?
Are you hellbent on an OEM unit? You can get a VERY nice aftermarket unit that will function seamlessly and cost less.

Example...
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Are you hellbent on an OEM unit? You can get a VERY nice aftermarket unit that will function seamlessly and cost less.

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That's pretty slick looking. Have these types of units increased in quality the last few years? We had a Kenwood 7100DNX in my wifes old Honda Odyssey.....It was a heap of trash.
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That's pretty slick looking. Have these types of units increased in quality the last few years? We had a Kenwood 7100DNX in my wifes old Honda Odyssey.....It was a heap of trash.
Increased in quality? I have owned aftermarket units for the last decade (now have a 730 which I kind of regret) and as long as you get the top brands you are good. The brands are Alpine and Pioneer. Both brands make fantastic units.
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When I ordered my '10 JK Sport, I really wanted the MyGig for the NAV and HDD (almost no aftermarket units had a built in HDD). Anyway, the price from Jeep was way to much, so I passed. I immediately purchased a refurbished unit for a fraction of the price and swapped it in myself (along with a top quality GPS antenna and microphone).

I absolutely LOVE the in-dash unit. It is by no means flawless (the music management software is only fair, IMHO), but the GPS/NAV system is dynamite. I haven't updated the maps yet, but after three years, it has never failed to get me where I wanted to go!

In the end, warranty coverage was only of minimal concern, and my unit still works like new. In fact, with all the upgrades that I've added to my Jeep (and the ones that are still planned), I wish I would have gotten more of a base model to build upon. Hindsight is always 20/20, I guess!

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Increased in quality? I have owned aftermarket units for the last decade (now have a 730 which I kind of regret) and as long as you get the top brands you are good. The brands are Alpine and Pioneer. Both brands make fantastic units.
At the time I bought, I thought the Kenwood was rated one of the best on the market. It was a complete letdown.
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Increased in quality? I have owned aftermarket units for the last decade (now have a 730 which I kind of regret) and as long as you get the top brands you are good. The brands are Alpine and Pioneer. Both brands make fantastic units.
I had a Pioneer unit in my old truck, and I would not piss on that thing if it was in fire. It was laggy, froze occasionally, had crappy maps, poor Bluetooth sound, etc. My 430n cost less than I paid for the Pioneer and is a much better unit, and it utilizes steering wheel controls and has factory warranty.
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I had a Pioneer unit in my old truck, and I would not piss on that thing if it was in fire. It was laggy, froze occasionally, had crappy maps, poor Bluetooth sound, etc. My 430n cost less than I paid for the Pioneer and is a much better unit, and it utilizes steering wheel controls and has factory warranty.
It depends on which unit you had. Remember, back in the day, even OEM units were laggy as hell. They were all cd/DVD based and with slow drives to boot. They then switched to HDD drives and got faster. Now they are all flash based with pretty powerful processors and are very fast. Alpine is still the benchmark by which ALL navigations are judged. Alpine also makes the best OEM navigation units (Acura and Lexus). Technology today has gotten extremely good and is extremely cheap. The pioneer I posted above works with conjunction with your iPhone and is an incredible unit (provided you have and use an iPhone). It has the latest maps, is capable of running Gaia offroad topo maps, and everything your phone is capable of running, including inclineometers, Bluetooth obd2 gauges, etc. I love OEM units but the wrangler options (I have the 730) aren't my favorite. I think I like the 430 better honestly. I hear the new units (like the ones on the new Grand Cherokee) are much better.
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I'll just add that I got the 730 as well. I normally like oem Nav in my vehicles, but the 730 Nav SUCKS!

Horrid graphics... Horrid interface. When you program a destination and begin the drive, you cannot get rid of the upcoming turns on the right side of the screen so your map is now only half the screen. What a P.O.S.
The only thing I like is the traffic. It's usually accurate, but again, the graphics suck, so if it puts a construction icon on there, you can't see!

Hate the 730.

I wish I had gone aftermarket now. I thought the steering wheel inputs and having the Bluetooth and mic as factory would make up for it. It doesn't.
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hmmm.........I bought a brand new 430N to replace my 130, and it works perfectly. Dealer swapped them out for me for 33 bucks. Plug-n-play. Looks just like it came with that head unit.
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I'll just add that I got the 730 as well. I normally like oem Nav in my vehicles, but the 730 Nav SUCKS! Horrid graphics... Horrid interface. When you program a destination and begin the drive, you cannot get rid of the upcoming turns on the right side of the screen so your map is now only half the screen. What a P.O.S. The only thing I like is the traffic. It's usually accurate, but again, the graphics suck, so if it puts a construction icon on there, you can't see! Hate the 730. I wish I had gone aftermarket now. I thought the steering wheel inputs and having the Bluetooth and mic as factory would make up for it. It doesn't.
You can turn off the split screen if you go into the Nav menu. I like it and have it turned on, but if you don't like it you can turn it off and the map will stay full screen the whole time.
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You can turn off the split screen if you go into the Nav menu. I like it and have it turned on, but if you don't like it you can turn it off and the map will stay full screen the whole time.
I looked and looked. Which menu specifically?
I remember finding a check box that sounded like it would turn that off, but it didn't do anything.

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