This week we're taking a look at Alpine, our number one choice for aftermarket headunits! When upgrading the sound system on a Jeep, many neglect one of the most important pieces, the headunit. The headunit can make or break the "high-end" feel of your vehicle. We use Alpine on all of our builds that are slated for a headunit upgrade, and for good reason. With Alpine, you get top notch quality and dependability coupled with the most advanced tech on the market for your Jeep. Furthermore, you'll gain access to a larger touch screen than OEM, along with nifty features like the ability to monitor engine codes, tire pressure, and more!
Alpine started out in the late 1970's. The company supplies specialized and high quality electronic systems for vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler JK. Apline is a leading manufacturer in multimedia systems and is well known for car headunits, security systems, speakers, and more. Bringing decades of experience to the table, you get nothing but the best with Alpine. With 2017 on the immediate horizon, we're seeing more advanced tech hit the market. Just five years ago, a headunit that interfaced with your smart phone didn't exist. Now, your phone can control auxiliary ports, such as lights, the radio, and more! If you're into the latest and greatest for your Jeep, a headunit upgrade is in your future. To compare the OEM screen to Alpine, scroll down!
While not every off-road trail is going to be on a map or GPS, you've gotta get to the trail head first! With a larger screen for navigation than OEM (shown above), the Apline unit (shown below) is great for navigating through city streets or small town America, and provides many features over the OEM model, such as a 9" Anti-Glare Touchscreen, Siri integration, monitoring vehicle codes, and more.
As you can see from these images, the Restyle Kit completely replaces the OEM headunit. This not only gives you the capabilities of Alpine, but also gives the dashboard on your Jeep a unique, refined look as well. The silver plastic trim pieces can be removed and paint matched along with other interior bezels, so if you've already got a color-matched interior, don't worry.
Two Choices for Your Jeep
If you've got a Wrangler JK, there are two choices for Alpine headunits. You've got the X009 and X109. The main differences are compatibility features. While the X009 features Bluetooth and Sirius Radio, the X109 is also accessory compatible. This means that in addition to Bluetooth and Sirius Radio, the X109 can run accessories like auxiliary lights. Both options feature a 9" Anti-Glare Touch Screen, auxiliary input, connectivity for a rearview camera, and more. For a complete list of specs, click on X009 and X109 links above.
If you've got a Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, or another ride other than a Jeep, chances are Alpine has something for you. Check out our full selection of Alpine products HERE!
For road trips or finding that perfect off-road adventure, Alpine lets you make the most out of your Jeep. With the ability to monitor vehicle codes, a larger screen for navigation, and smartphone connectivity (just to name a few features), you'll be ready for the adventure of a lifetime. This is why we upgrade to Alpine headunits in all our high-end rebuilds. If you'd like to order one for your ride, don't hesitate to give us a call!