Has anyone installed the support bracket that is recommended by Chrysler when installing a RB1 in a Wrangler? To what extent is the drilling and cutting to be done? It just seems like it will be in some awkward angles if one is working in the dash to install the bracket.
I've "installed" it. And by that I mean I got as far as cutting out some of the dash to get at where you're supposed to drill the two holes for screws, and then I didn't have a drill at the time. So I just kind of left it sitting wedged in there and only secured at the back of the head unit. Been like that for 5 years or so without any problems. Haven't felt like taking the dash apart again to try and finish it. In general, while the RB1 has been good for me over a period of time, I can't recommend spending a ton of money on one in 2013 considering how outdated it is compared to modern aftermarket units or a good smartphone.
The nav discs are produced by Navteq just like every other OEM disc. They are still updating them as far as I know, but I have a .iso file of the AI version that will at least get you going. PM me if you need it and I can dropbox it to you
What I'm thinking about it is installing the RB1 in the dash and then remotely mounting the compatible MOPAR 6-disc CD changer either behind my seat or in a Tuffy single DIN flip lid console. From what I'm finding online, you cannot use the navigation function while listening to a CD, because the nav DVD must be loaded in the RB1. Has anyone had any experience running the auxiliary disc changer?
A 6-disc changer takes up a lot of real estate. Why not just get the ipod integration kit and use an ipod? It works great and you can even see the album/artist/song title info on the screen. I have an RB1 and the ipod kit in my '06 Wrangler.
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Or buy a stereo that has built in bluetooth audio...dont have to plug in your phone or ipod and you maintain stereo controls of the iphone/ipod. Also they come with usb slots that you can use a small thumbdrive to store music on.
Also i use google maps on my iphone and it announces directions through the stereo and speakers