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post #1 of 9 Old 06-06-2017, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Radio 430 (touchscreen option) vs standard Radio 130 for new '17 JK

I'm considering a new 2017 Wrangler Sport, and my question is whether the touchscreen Radio 430 option for $695 is a quality item. I've read here somewhere that it's low quality, buggy, easily damaged, or something similar. I love my tunes, but the standard Radio 130 may be enough for me.

Does anyone have any experience with the Radio 430?

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-07-2017, 09:41 AM
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I don't have experience with the 430 radio but my 130 radio was only OK. It had it's quirks.

For that $695, you can have a complete aftermarket touchscreen radio, keep your SWC and uConnect and a far better radio with more capability.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-07-2017, 11:58 PM
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I've got the 430N plus Alpine speaker package and LOVE it.

But I liked the 430N functionality from my wife's 2012 WK2 so I had a preview of it.

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Thanks! What is SWC?
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-09-2017, 05:50 PM
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Go with the 430N and the Alpine set.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-12-2017, 09:11 AM
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Steering Wheel Controls.

Now I just had a chance to play with a 16 Hard Rock with the 430N and the Alpine system this weekend. It was pretty sweet.

Other than the integration into the driver's dash, I still think my Pioneer AVH4100NEX with an amp was better sounding but it was close. Android Auto or Car Play integration would be the only thing missing from the factory setup if that's important to you. And of course, Google maps is way more up to date than the Chrysler NAV package for the map database.

I see that in my 8.4N in the WK2. I have the latest map DB and it's 2 years out of date.

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Other than the integration into the driver's dash, I still think my Pioneer AVH4100NEX with an amp was better sounding but it was close. Android Auto or Car Play integration would be the only thing missing from the factory setup if that's important to you. And of course, Google maps is way more up to date than the Chrysler NAV package for the map database.
Thanks, Cranbiz! Here's how I understand your message. Please correct me if I'm wrong:

1. The driver's dash integration is better with the 430N than with an aftermarket radio.
2. If I go with the standard radio (the 130), then I won't be able to use Android Auto or Car Play. (I use an iPhone). So, this implies that with the 430N, I WOULD be able to use Android Auto or Car Play.

Did I understand correctly?

Thanks to all for the comments.

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At least in our 12 & 16 with 430N, no we cannot use Android Auto or Car Play.

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Thanks, Cranbiz! Here's how I understand your message. Please correct me if I'm wrong:

1. The driver's dash integration is better with the 430N than with an aftermarket radio.
2. If I go with the standard radio (the 130), then I won't be able to use Android Auto or Car Play. (I use an iPhone). So, this implies that with the 430N, I WOULD be able to use Android Auto or Car Play.

Did I understand correctly?

Thanks to all for the comments.

BoldRoman

Ok, mostly right. None of the factory radios (up to 2017, 2017 some Jeep vehicles have it but not the JK or the WK2) support Android Auto or Car Play. UConnect with the latest patch supports Siri eyes but no other features.

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