Anyone install the ALPINE X009-Ram to replace the factory uconnect nav systems?

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  1. KCAZOFAI

    KCAZOFAI Grasshopper

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    I bought my Rebel with the 5.0 uconnect. It wasn't going to be a deal breaker for me if i didn't get the 8.4. After having it for a couple of months now, the dash looks boring and blah. I looked into the Alpine x009-Ram to replace the stock system. This alpine system is a monster. Has anybody heard good things about it?; anyone install it? Below is link for their website.

    http://alpine-usa.com/product/view/ram-navigation-x009-ram?utm_source=2013-up_ram-1500&utm_medium=standard&u tm_term=x009-ram&utm_content=alpineusa&utm_campaign=RestyleMyTruck

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    No sir...hopefully someone has...haven't seen anything in the forum that I can remember.
     
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    looks insane right?
     
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    Not really. But the price does. $3400.
     
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    That is the suggested price. By me it can be installed for $2200. Still not cheap but not $3400 either
     
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    Hmm, looks ok, but at that price i'd be expecting amps and vastly superior speakers and wiring, even at $2200 that's way too much for me
     
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    Even for $2200. I don't know what the 8.4 cost in my Rebel, so I can't compare as an option. And I don't know what your 5.0 is missing compared to the 8.4. Our 8.4 systems have just about everything listed in the ad.

    With that said, $2200 for a music system and GPS combo is a lot of money if it's not already built into the vehicle price.
     
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    I saw one person had it installed I believe on ramforumz.com where they replaced the 5.0 system. I think the cost is way to expensive for just the headunit, granted it does control more than the stereo but for that price it better come with some more upgrades as well: speakers, amp, etc.
     
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    Guess what I'm saying is most Rebels come with the 8.4 and there are only a couple of features different:

    • Tire pressure monitor - we have that already in the dash cluster so this is redundant.
    • Simultaneous nav and music info display - don't see the need?
    • Sharing stuff with facebook. (really?)
    • Customizable short-cuts... Menus on the 8.4 are pretty shallow for most stuff. Not seeing any big advantage.
    • Dual zone video control - don't have anyone in the backseat usually - only twice in 9 months. Maybe useful to guys hauling kids around a lot. If they don't already have their own cell phones. Heheh.
    • Don't need digital optical sound output because I can't see sound anyway. :)
    So $2200 is a huge investment for nada if we have the 8.4, as far as I can tell.
     
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