I am in the process of purchasing my first Jeep and am looking forward to taking it home. We settled on a 2013 GC Laredo 4x4 with the Laredo E package and Security and Convenience group.
We really wanted a Laredo X but it was just a bit too far out of our price range right now. That said, I plan on upgrading some things over the next year and am looking for some advice - I have scoured through the forums but could not find a definitive answer on a few things.
I plan to upgrade:
- Replace stock RES 130 with 430N radio
- Replace manual climate control with ATC
- Add leather seats (likely Katskin)
- Add heated driver/passenger seats
For the radio, how do I know what will be plug and play with my 2013 GC? I have the Sirius/Bluetooth/Voicecommand option right now with the 130 so from what I understand it's a simply swap to go to the 430N. I would prefer to pick up a used one for under $1000 on eBay or somewhere, what should I be looking for in regards to part #s and models? I see RHB/RHZ and high-speed/low-speed mentioned a bunch, how do I know which will work with mine?
The ATC upgrade and heated seats upgrades have me wondering as well. Are the Mopar heated seats found here (Heated Seats - Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty - Item # 82210854, 82211223, & 82211224
) the actual stock heated seats?
I am wondering if when I buy the ATC if I get the one that comes with the heated seats buttons and install the Mopar OEM seats, can I use the buttons in the ATC instead of separate controls on the sides of the seats?
Since my GC comes with remote start I would prefer to go that route if possible so that the remote start activates the heated seats like it does on the X/Limited, etc.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to spending a lot of time here!