Upgrade to 8.4N

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  1. Velocity

    Velocity Senior Member MOTM Winner!

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    This is what came up on a used 8.4N unit salvage yard search, their priced alot lower then I expected, but I have to call one of them to see what it all comes with.


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    Dodge ChargerRB5AX2082 $165 LKQ of Michigan USA-MI(Belleville) E-mail 1-800-686-8494

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    Dodge ChargerRB5AX2258 $165 LKQ of Michigan USA-MI(Belleville) E-mail 1-800-686-8494

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    Dodge ChargerRB5AX2285 $165 LKQ of Michigan USA-MI(Belleville) E-mail 1-800-686-8494
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    Dodge Charger08091038AC,RB5P,8.4N CD/DVD/MP3/NAVA$00147 $150 Schram Auto & Truck USA-MI(Waterford) Request_Quote 800-462-9292
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    Dodge ChargerCD,DVD,MP3,NAV,RB5,RECEIVERA$00150 $150 Schram Auto & Truck USA-MI(Waterford) Request_Quote 800-462-9292
     
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    Louisiana charger Active Member Public Safety

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    I wonder if I can make one fit in my car
     
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    These prices are pretty good man!
     
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    If they dont need anything, and I can hook this up instead of my 4.3 screen then I'd be soo down for this
     
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    Velocity Senior Member MOTM Winner!

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    You guys with the 4.3's would still need to buy a dash bezel with the 8.4 openning.
     
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    Are those prices for screen only? Seems too cheap to me for both and deck.
     
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    But the bezel and opening is all I would need? And if so then for that 8.4 it's not bad they are like over a grand from the dealer
     
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    I am watching this for developments. Not thinking I wanted the bigger screen is my only regret..........
     
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    The one with the Nav, what would I have to get to have Nav in my SE?
     
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    I started considering this mod before I even picked up my Pursuit. This would definitely be a nice upgrade! Then I could take down my Garmin with a so/so suction cup before it falls again!
     
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    When I get mine I will get it without the NAV, I use my phone for navigation. Everything else gets outdated and cost stupid $ to update.
     
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    I typed in "radio" and it gave the choices, which I chose "RB5", I dont know if this is for the receiver and screen, or just the reciever unit.
    Any and all info is just a phone call away to a salvage yard.

    My question is, do I have all the antenna's required, or do I need another. I have sat radio.
     
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    From what I read, if u already have a sat radio, you dont need to do an antenna swap, or install. This is according to Steve White's website.
    The going rate of $1600 includes everything in this pic.
    If u already have the 8.4 RE2, then all thats needed is the receiver unit. This is assuming you can still reuse your touch screen which is a $500 item by itself. And your existing dash bezel/surround.
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    How much is just the receiver unit? I hate using my phone or my wife's Garmin and everyone that rides in my car can't figure out why this huge-ass touch screen doesn't already have nav.
     
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    Thats what the very first post is about in this thread. like $150 at a salvage yard.
    I'm beginning to think if you have a 8.4 RE2 radio, u can make the swap to a RB5 8.4N for as little as $150.
    Disclaimer: these are my thoughts, it dont mean i'm right.
     
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    Yeah, if someone confirms this works I'm game, I'd even be willing to pay $200 to $300 for the receiver. I don't wanna be the guinnea-pig, though hahaha.
     
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    Ron if this is true, count me in. BTW, how did you search? Might help some to search locally where they are.
     
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    http://www.car-part.com/ To search local to you!

    This is all theoretical, but why couldnt it be this cheap and simple if you already have an 8.4? You already have 2/3 of the parts. As long as the Touch screen is interchangable, thats the real question.
    This is going to be my next venture, research and make absolute sure this can be done.
     
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    the dash kit for the RB5 radio is quoted around 225 on Ebay atm... to help those figure costs. Also if the receiver is 150, I am ssuming the touch sceen and the other pieces would be equally as cheap.... again just replacing the dash for 2 bills is a small price to pay and can also get it hydro dipped if your wanting that custom look before installing.....


    I would imagine if it works, the dealer will charge 100 dollars minimum to flash it to make it work for your car..... that is if it works?
     
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    so is the $150 for just the receiver? or is it for the receiver and screen?
     

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