Last week I traded in my '98 Grand Cherokee LTD for a White 2010 Jeep Compass Ltd w/auto trans. I actually like the frog eye look of the earlier version Compass, so went that way instead of going new. It's been fun getting to know this new member of our family. I found it via a buying service via my Credit Union that also gave me a 5 year loan at 1 1/2%. Almost free money for a used car. Cool.
Installing usability upgrades such as adding UConnect ($215) with IPod connector ($32) to compliment my stock 230 head unit, front and rear mud guards ($38 per pair), and Husky rear cargo liner ($62). All ordered today.
I also ordered a new Fram Cool Breeze cabin air filter (as I doubt it's ever been changed) and a K&N drop in Air Filter as have been a long time fan.
I only received one transponder key, but did get one basic key. But it seemed a good idea to have a back up transponder key just in case, so I ordered a blank one ('$48').
Being a big fan of over engineering the mechanics I looked into getting the Engine Oil Cooler Kit. But I learned my year came with an auto trans cooler (a good thing) that prevents adding the engine cooler. So much for that idea.
Parts & Service Sources/Resources?
Being a long time car guy (long time passion for Mazda RX7’s and active in that community since there has been RX7’s ), I know there are factory car dealers that leverage into mass car communities such as for Jeeps and provide excellent discounts for stock parts. So surfing around I found a dealer in Arizona that has an internet department providing what seemed pretty darn good prices. I can share their contact information if forum rules allows. I’m interested in learning of other parts sources that can help minimize wallet damage.
To leverage into the wealth of Jeep Compass knowledge on this Forum, I'd appreciate advice for getting the new transponder key programmed/coded would be appreciated so I can avoid dealer damage to my wallet. Same goes for the UConnect once it's installed.
My sound system is the basic 4 door speakers set up. So future plans is to upgrade the door speakers, install and wire in aftermarket tweeters in stock location (found mounting brackets offered on EBay) and perhaps a self powered Bazooka tub.
My first request for information
So not to create clutter I'm a big BIG believer in using Forum search engines to surf around for retrofit information before posting questions, but I only found basic discussions on this speaker retrofit. Is a cross over needed for the tweeters, or is there a high frequency output and low frequency output already present on the stock 230 head unit? I'd appreciate any insight from any members that has done this Tweeter/Sub-woofer retrofit.
Best regards to all,