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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

That looks awesome. Definitely the way to go for an aftermarket radio.

Confirms my suspicions that they designed the WK2 with the 8.4N in mind, then removed it fro the original launch plans for some reason (I know they had supply issues after the tsunami).
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

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Trimming was needed. I realized I said "bezel" in the first post incorrectly. Its the top of the AC module that needs trimming. Yes, the piece between the AC controls and radio was removed. clip, sand, paint.
I looked into this unit and but when I removed the dash bezel I found the climate control extended up behind that "blank panel".
Is it safe to assume that with the non-climate controlled JGCs dont have anything extending behind it OR did you figure something out?

BTW... Im green right now... so jealous. That looks great!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

Interesting that you looked at the autoclimate control (ACC). I installed the 928 in my Laredo with the manual control obviously. There is a bit that sticks up like the ACC but its not as pronounced. I cut that all down. There is nothing inside the plastic bump out. However, and this site will do this, everyone has been changing out the manual control module for the ACC. I wanted to as well! I bought a unit off a member here and I was quite excited to install it. But like you mentioned there is an area on the superior aspect that actually sticks up higher than the manual control module. Just peeking inside the vent slats it looks like a mini motherboard for the LCD display or something. Of course there is no lcd display on the manual unit. So... No go! I don't know if this would completely rule out those with ACC installling the 928. You might just have to get creative. Anyone interested in a brand new, but now owned briefly by two board members, ACC module?

Total trimming: Top of the manual AC control module needed a good amount of cutting down, the plastic piece between the stock radio and AC controls. Sanded down the underside of the top of the bezel that runs across the top.

I do plan on a full audio upgrade at some point. I was quite ready to sink in some more $$$ to transplant some equipment (that is just sitting in the garage) from my previous vehicle . As life always happens, that $$$ is now slated for something else. Problem is all my older stuff would need some amount of customization in the JGC. Amps are too big. Active three way setups just take time to get just right. I usually setup my tweet and midrange in a kickpanel with the midbass in the doors. Single 12 in a stealthbox like setup. Amps and processors... well I have no idea. Might need smaller footprint like PDX type amps.

Thanks for the comments/compliments. What a disease state this mod bug is!!! Fun stuff!
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

I want to do this but I have two concerns:

1: where can I get an extra trim piece for my center console so I don't have to risk completely ruining mine

2: Will this fit with the auto climate control in the Overland?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:05 AM
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

Im sure you can buy the trim piece from any parts dealer sponsoring this forum, or possibly even, gulp, the dealer.

The acc unit will need much more work than the manual unit in my laredo. I actually bought an acc module to swap in after i installed this alpine unit, so ive inspected it. There is an extra circuit board in the top of the module that would need to be relocated lower into the body after the top has been cut off. That is no shaving a bit of plastic job. Anything can be done for sure, but that will take a bit more ingenuity. I still have my ACC unit so i may try to tackle that in the future. Of course i may just end up destroying it! Oh well, its all in the name of research.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:57 AM
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

Looks awesome! Better than an 11-13 factory radio that's for sure!

After you clipped and sanded the section between the factory radio and ac controls, what did you use for paint?
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

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Im sure you can buy the trim piece from any parts dealer sponsoring this forum, or possibly even, gulp, the dealer.

The acc unit will need much more work than the manual unit in my laredo. I actually bought an acc module to swap in after i installed this alpine unit, so ive inspected it. There is an extra circuit board in the top of the module that would need to be relocated lower into the body after the top has been cut off. That is no shaving a bit of plastic job. Anything can be done for sure, but that will take a bit more ingenuity. I still have my ACC unit so i may try to tackle that in the future. Of course i may just end up destroying it! Oh well, its all in the name of research.
Any updates? Have you found a way to get the ACC installed with this?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:20 PM
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

CobraKyle, I just used a krylon rattle can flat black.

Jrunr, not yet. Haven't had the time my friend. Doesn't look easy. High probably of just destroying the thing! Relocating and securing that circuit board concern me. Of course that is presuming I have the wiggle room to move anything at all.
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

I love the install! Makes me want to consider this over the 7" unit when I get back state-side. Sadly, I have ACC, and I am not THAT creative, haha.

However, Alpine did showcase the 8" screen in a Jeep in their press releases! So I always thought the Jeep would be part of the initial release as well. Sadly, I cannot find anything related to Jeep on their site.

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. for those of us wanting to see the photos, it looks like they have mocked up some sort of F.I.T. kit for the Jeep. I just wonder if it will ever make it to the market.
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

Vince_K: Thanks!

Check out Alpines cover photo on facebook:
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It's a jeep laredo base/e
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Re: Alpine INE-Z928HD

How did you connect the rear view camera?
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