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Thinking about replacing my 8.4AN with aftermarket.

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by PJSisk, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. PJSisk

    PJSisk Junior Member

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    Hi all. I am thinking about replacing my 8.4 navi radio in my 2015 Big Horn with an aftermarket radio/iDatalink.

    My only hesitation's are the price and screen size. I wouldn't get anything smaller like the 6.9 or smaller screens as it just doesn't seem to make sense.

    I would love to get one of the Android Tesla styles but I put an Eonon Android radio in my run around Mazda 3 and with the slow response and bad interface, I think I will opt out of that option.

    The only things I am looking for are: Screen size at least as large as the existing, Android Auto and a clean interface.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Also, would anyone in buying this existing radio? It works perfectly, I just need a change. I also have SiriusXM built-in to this one so I would also supply the module, if separate (I don't plan to use SiriusXM through the radio). I am thinking anyone with the smaller non-touch radio could make use of this one or anyone with a broken 8.4. I can go and get the unlock code for anyone interested.

    Thanks ahead of time for any replies. Appreciate the forums very much here.

    PJSisk
     
  2. McBroom

    McBroom U.S.Marine Veteran Retired 88-2000 Military

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    How much would you be asking for the 8.4 w/SXM?

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    Alpine makes some larger than 7" screen radio's. Also you'll need the idatalink maestro rr and ch3 to retain all the features of the 8.4


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    @McBroom thanks. I have no idea how much. If a fair offer is made I would consider. It certainly would be no where near the infotainment.com 1600 dollar price. But anything fair I would consider.

    Paul
     
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    @1500ram12 Thanks, appreciate the info. Not sure what the ch3 even is but I suspect I will find out. I actually thought the rr module was all I would need.

    Paul
     
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    Alpine makes a 9" and Halo
     
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    Ch3 is just the wiring harness needed to adapt the maestro to our trucks


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    You could also look into the alpine x-009 restyle kit or i think the x208 is the new one
     
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    Halo 9 is probably best option if you want that size. I'm still torn between Halo or 8.4 for my 5.0 replacement. Just got the wife a new Durango with 8.4 and now I'm getting the urge to switch soon.

    Sony just came out with a 9 inch similar to Halo but I don't think it works with idata maestro
     
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