So after lurking on numerous forums and wanting a Jeep for years, I finally bought a Wrangler last year. My car history has been like this:
2010 VW Passat
2011 Cadillac CTS
2015 Chrysler 300C
I wanted a Jeep before I went to the 300, but that car is so good looking, I pulled the trigger. And that is a great car, that I still have. I was still dying for a Jeep though. So I got a used 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit with the Hemi.
It was nice, but literally the day I got it, in my head I go, “my next vehicle will be a Wrangler”. Then like an omen, that JGC blew up before my return period. Started making noises, smoking big time, and leaking transmission fluid. So I took it back.
I originally wanted a Back Country, but that’s pretty pricey, and there were none around here. I just figured I would look around and I found a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition. It was at the same dealership that I got the 300 from, and I liked them. So I went to test drive and fell in love. I’m not much a negotiator/haggler, but I did look on True Car and it was already priced cheaper than what True Car said was a good price. Only a 151 miles on it. So I took it for a weekend test drive, and never looked back.
This is my first Jeep Wrangler, and even though both the Caddy and 300 were gorgeous to look at, this is the first time I have driven something and just felt like, “this is the one for me.” I can’t imagine driving anything else at this point.
A year+ later and I’m still in love with it:
Originally it had the 430N, which I have since replaced:
As I was saying, to start with it had the 430N head unit, base audio 8 speaker system(not the Premium Alpine system). My previous ride was the aforementioned 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum which has the 19 speaker 900 watt Harman Kardon upgrade package, and sounds absolutely amazing.
The sounds in the Jeep definitely needed an upgrade!
As a part of the deal, I had the dealer add these 3 Mopar items:
On the Kicker VSS site they have more options, but this subwoofer was the only one listed on the Mopar site for the 2016, so the Dealer wouldn’t add the more advanced Kicker system to the deal.
(don’t worry, I’m adding it later)
However after reading about 500 pages on various forms, I bought the Kicker speakers on my own:
I bought 2 pair to replace all 4 speakers in the Jeep. Amazon had them cheaper, but it was not Prime and it was from some random Auto Wholesale or something.
Originally, I thought I needed a phone holder. So I ordered a 3 piece system.
The Panavise 751052008attaches to the head unit. However Panavise charges a lot for shipping, so I found it on TSS-Radio:
TSS has a terrible pic, and what looks like an old Chrysler. However it is the same part number from Panavise, which says it fits on the 2016 Wranger Unlimited.
The Panavise securely mounts to the 430N screws, and has holes to screw in the iBOLT AMPS Adapter Plate.
Which has a ball mount to attach the iBOLT xProDock holder.
I also ordered a Covercraft UVS100 SunShield from supercarcovers.com.