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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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RA3 to RA4 Upgrade Deal

Saw this and thought I would share for those looking to unlock your Maps. On sale for 389.99.

https://www.factoryradioparts.com/pr...nt=18621931398
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Saw this and thought I would share for those looking to unlock your Maps. On sale for 389.99.

https://www.factoryradioparts.com/pr...nt=18621931398
That's the place I bought mine from at that price a few months ago. Quick to reply with the download, installed seamlessly and works perfect.

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So, can anyone lay out a comparison between the RA3 with nav activation vs the RA4? For about this same price, but a bit more work, I can get a salvaged RA4, have it configured by the dealer and sell my RA3 on eBay. I'd rather go this easy route if I won't really be missing much. Thanks!


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So, can anyone lay out a comparison between the RA3 with nav activation vs the RA4?
From the horses mouth: http://www.driveuconnect.com/system/jeep/

Don't underestimate HD Radio. It's actually pretty good, if you listen to FM radio. Also, the RA4 has more memory.
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So, can anyone lay out a comparison between the RA3 with nav activation vs the RA4? For about this same price, but a bit more work, I can get a salvaged RA4, have it configured by the dealer and sell my RA3 on eBay. I'd rather go this easy route if I won't really be missing much. Thanks!


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i bought my ra4 with nav unlocked for $525 at some salvage yard i was looking at online. dealer charged me little over 100 to configure it, took almost 2.5 hrs cause it was giving them problems but it finally worked. yeah i would suggest you get a ra4 and sell the ra3 instead of going with this deal.
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Alright, you guys convinced me... I'll stick with my salvaged RA4 plan. The spiffy nav features and HD radio got me. I especially like the ability to use voice navigation.

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Alright, you guys convinced me... I'll stick with my salvaged RA4 plan. The spiffy nav features and HD radio got me. I especially like the ability to use voice navigation.

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I saw one listed on lkqonline for 362 the other day
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Everyone has their own opinion, but I have found the RA4 to be a very nice piece of mapping hardware/software for the automobile. In addition, there are plenty of options to use VR while rolling, particularly with Yelp (Uconnect Access required) providing ratings, and a one button selection to Call the establishment and/or Send the address to the navigation unit.

The only feature missing for me is the ability to immediately zoom out to see the entire current route from where I'm currently at to the destination, and then to zoom back in. The only option I've found is the zoom out and zoom in buttons which are deathly slow (i.e. could run into a wall paying attention to the incredibly slow zoom function).
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Maybe you guys could help me out with the LKQ search? It requires a zip code, so I can't really look outside of my general vicinity without looking up random zip codes. Is there another way to search these places?

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