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Unread 12-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Anyone upgrade their 8.4a to navigation?

When I was ready to purchase, the only limited that had the options I wanted in my state was the one I got - but it didn't have the AN radio, just the A. Since I'm in Wisconsin, I didn't want to replace the bald tires on my Juke to stay on the road once the snows started hitting, so I figured I'd rather upgrade it myself later and get the jeep NOW rather than wait and see what would become available, since the dealer options have been quite limited as far as what they were receiving.

The only downside for me is the A upgrade won't get me the 3D cities that the AN comes with due to the lack of RAM and such in the Radio, but since I live in South East Wisconsin, there isn't anywhere I'd be using that anyway.

My rebate check from the Juke's gap insurance will cover the nav upgrade, so it's not costing me anything out of pocket if I do so, depending on how you look at it. I hate separate nav devices, I hate having things stuck on the dash or the window (I don't even bother with my radar detector in the new Jeep now), so the in dash nav is the preference for me, even if I lose advanced features that I could have in a hand held Garmin or something. For me it's more about having a map in crap weather, such as fog and such, so I can see where the road is turning ahead of me, or where the side road I need to turn on is, when visibility is abysmal.

Has anyone done the upgrade to an 8.4a yet? Just wondering if anyone had, how the system performed?

Thanks for any input

John

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Unread 12-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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I have not.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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I have added the Navigation to my Grand Cherokee and it works great, very pleased with it. (same radio as in your Cherokee) I'm thinking about replacing my wife's Juke with the new Cherokee, but will probably wait until next year.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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I have added the Navigation to my Grand Cherokee and it works great, very pleased with it. (same radio as in your Cherokee) I'm thinking about replacing my wife's Juke with the new Cherokee, but will probably wait until next year.
Thanks for the feedback!

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Unread 12-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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Got it done this morning - was setting up an appointment to reflash the transmission in 10 days, and asked if they'd have time to do this quick for me today while I was there. Took 'em about 15 minutes, I was in and out.

I'm very impressed with this navigation package, absolutely blown away comparing it to my 2012 Juke or what I had in my Smart Car before that. Works and looks awesome on that nice big screen.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Got it done this morning - was setting up an appointment to reflash the transmission in 10 days, and asked if they'd have time to do this quick for me today while I was there. Took 'em about 15 minutes, I was in and out.

I'm very impressed with this navigation package, absolutely blown away comparing it to my 2012 Juke or what I had in my Smart Car before that. Works and looks awesome on that nice big screen.
How much did they hit you up for it and was it just a flash or did it also include some hard parts?
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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595 (I didn't mind, I used the gap refund from my trade to pay for it so it didn't cost me anything out of pocket essentially) and no parts, just the codes to install the app.
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