Anyone have a chance to use the 7" and 8.4" Uconnect

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I am considering purchasing JLU Rubicon when the full color choices become available. I am trying to determine the last few upgrades. Has anyone had any experience with the 7" and 8.4" Uconnect? I am leaning towards the 7" as I will be using Android Auto for Navigation and would prefer the extra room instead of the subwoofer. Does the 8.4" screen offer anything more that I am missing? Is it a better quality screen?
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I am considering purchasing JLU Rubicon when the full color choices become available. I am trying to determine the last few upgrades. Has anyone had any experience with the 7" and 8.4" Uconnect? I am leaning towards the 7" as I will be using Android Auto for Navigation and would prefer the extra room instead of the subwoofer. Does the 8.4" screen offer anything more that I am missing? Is it a better quality screen?
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The 8.4 is an awesome screen, I optioned into it.... with that said, the upgraded stereo was really important to me, so it made upgrading a no brainer, I will not use the nav, I’ll use my phone.... so in your instance you should be just fine with 7, I can’t speak for the resolution but I’m sure you wont be missing a whole lot.... I do love that big 8.4 though.
 

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I played with the 8.4 at the LA auto show, it has nav and though it sounds big it really isn't. In fact I though it was the 7 inch with nav so i posted apic on site here and someoned id it as the 8.4 It really is nice.
 

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8.4 is really good. I played with one at dealer the other day, and wife has very similar one in her GC.
 

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im sticking to the 7 inch...more than enough....my phone is 6 inches and its enough screen for navigation. Most iPhones were 5.5 inches which people used without a problem....so 7 inches is big enough for me as I will be using Android Auto and Apple on the screen.
 

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My thoughts are more about how much you can see on th screen. When you have any scale on the screen the 8.4 shows more ground sometimes when I am off in the boonies I want to see more area
 

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The 8.4 comes with built in NAV.

That's about it, besides obviously being a little larger.

You are using AA anyway, so unless you want a bigger screen - it isn't any better.
 

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I am considering purchasing JLU Rubicon when the full color choices become available. I am trying to determine the last few upgrades. Has anyone had any experience with the 7" and 8.4" Uconnect? I am leaning towards the 7" as I will be using Android Auto for Navigation and would prefer the extra room instead of the subwoofer. Does the 8.4" screen offer anything more that I am missing? Is it a better quality screen?
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Better to get the 8.4 than not get it and wish you did. Plus the Alpine system will be nice.
 
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The 8.4 is an awesome screen, I optioned into it.... with that said, the upgraded stereo was really important to me, so it made upgrading a no brainer, I will not use the nav, I’ll use my phone.... so in your instance you should be just fine with 7, I can’t speak for the resolution but I’m sure you wont be missing a whole lot.... I do love that big 8.4 though.
Thanks for all the feedback. I am looking at the Ocean Blue so I am guessing I will have a chance to take a look at a couple before I can even order anyways. I am coming from a 2.5" screen in my Highlander and no screens at all in my old Jeep's I owned (CJ, YJ, TJ, JK) so I have a feeling that any screen will be good. I'm also interested in how much space the sub actually takes up. I would prefer the extra space over tunes, I do not rock out like I use to.
 

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Can anyone confirm where the sub goes in the Alpine system? I was under the impression that it was in the side wall now?
 
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Can anyone confirm where the sub goes in the Alpine system? I was under the impression that it was in the side wall now?
It is in the sidewall passenger side now.
 

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ok great, so then it doesn't take up any extra storage space like @Jrbrannan was mentioning?
It doesn't take up too much space but it does take up some space. So it will reduce your packing space if you decide to add the sub.
 

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It doesn't take up too much space but it does take up some space. So it will reduce your packing space if you decide to add the sub.
ok thanks. I keep going back and forth between infotainment vs standard 7" in my white sahara. So the details matter. I'm not worried about the sound because I pulled my upgraded speakers out of my JKU to put in my JLU. I'm trying to decide if i need the dimming rear view, all the sirus perks, etc. $1295 isnt bad since it comes with the Alpine, but at the end of the day its still more money...
 
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ok thanks. I keep going back and forth between infotainment vs standard 7" in my white sahara. So the details matter. I'm not worried about the sound because I pulled my upgraded speakers out of my JKU to put in my JLU. I'm trying to decide if i need the dimming rear view, all the sirus perks, etc. $1295 isnt bad since it comes with the Alpine, but at the end of the day its still more money...
I decided against upgrading mainly because I didn't want to be on the hook for all the extra sirus perks. They all cost after the 12 months are up. Just something to consider.
 

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