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Old 02-13-2015, 05:25 PM
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Really interested in upgrading from my current 5.0 uconnect to the 8.4 RA4 and noticed this kit Oem auto parts is offering. Has anyone purchased this yet or have any insight as to the funtionality it offers? The make it seem like its plug and play, saying everything works. Even states that the touch screen climate controls work.
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IF it is OEMAUTOPARTSCO that is selling it, they are a large company that only deal in radio products & they are the main site that i use for referencing radios
http://oemautopartsco.com/collection...am-1500?page=1



I believe they started out supplying radios set up for overseas use, like if someone bought a vehicle in Canada, Mexico, or USA & were moving to say Germany & taking the vehicle overseas, the radio frequencies would no work over there & they would need a different OEM radio that had the proper frequency
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This is the kit that they offer.

http://oemautopartsco.com/products/p...-radio-upgrade

If it is all plug and play like it looks, $1250 doesn't seem like a bad price to get the 8.4 RA4 with all the features.
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I just went from a RA2 to RA4 w/Nav. I purchased my RA4 Nav from LKQ for $225 shipped. They are out there for under $500, you just have to look. If you get the North American version you will need to replace your mirror with the 911 mirror or get the overpriced $50 plug from OEM which disables the feature (which gets rid of the no phone service message). You will never be able to get all the UConnect features, which from what I understand if your truck did not come with it they will not enable it. My RA4 is a Canadian version which does not have the UConnect apps or 911 mirror. This to me was perfect because I did not need the mirror or the plug and I did not need the cellular antenna to enable access. I did buy the OEM bezel without volume control for $140 (10 off coupon). That price alone was hard to stomach but everything now looks factory to the untrained eye. My truck is a 2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn w/ 7" EVIC and steering wheel volume controls.

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I just went from a RA2 to RA4 w/Nav. I purchased my RA4 Nav from LKQ for $225 shipped. They are out there for under $500, you just have to look. If you get the North American version you will need to replace your mirror with the 911 mirror or get the overpriced $50 plug from OEM which disables the feature (which gets rid of the no phone service message). You will never be able to get all the UConnect features, which from what I understand if your truck did not come with it they will not enable it. My RA4 is a Canadian version which does not have the UConnect apps or 911 mirror. This to me was perfect because I did not need the mirror or the plug and I did not need the cellular antenna to enable access. I did buy the OEM bezel without volume control for $140 (10 off coupon). That price alone was hard to stomach but everything now looks factory to the untrained eye. My truck is a 2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn w/ 7" EVIC and steering wheel volume controls.





Are you going to sell your RA2 radio?
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I would not think that the 911 mirror is Not necessary anyway for normal operations

The only thing that you might want that it has is the microphone that comes with it
i don't like it located there myself, it would be much better to have a mini noise cancelling microphone mounted against the windshield in the drivers side A pillar OR between the headliner & the overhead console, above & between 6 to 10 inches in front of your right ear
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Are you going to sell your RA2 radio?

Sorry I am going to hang on to it.
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Sorry I am going to hang on to it.
I'll have the 5.0 RA2 available by sometime next week if youre interested.
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Sure, shoot me a PM when you got it!

Nevermind, can't send or receive PM's yet......

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I'll have the 5.0 RA2 available by sometime next week if youre interested.
Any idea of how much you would want for it?
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