The JL Jeep Wrangler and JT Gladiator already have some great tech onboard, but you’ll have to upgrade to higher trim levels to get the top of the line 8.4 inch display and all of the features that come with it. If you’re wanting to bump up that screen size in a lower trim Jeep Gladiator or Wrangler, or you aren’t a fan of the Uconnect system in general, the aftermarket has you covered. Stinger, a major aftermarket screen company specializing in road cars, ATVs and boats, have just dropped their new fully integrated HEIGH10 infotainment system for the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, uncovered by CarScoops.
The 10-inch Stinger screen isn’t actually new, but the company has now introduced a dash integration kit to make it look almost OEM on these Jeep models. The system keeps all of the original functionality, which is dependent on trim level, while adding new features.
All steering wheel controls, heater controls, cameras, parking sensors, heated seats and steering wheels, warning chimes and other equipped features remain in the new screen. The new screen, 1.6 inches larger than the biggest Jeep offering, gives owners more off-road features than the stock system.
A vehicle drivetrain page shows transfer case, axle and sway bar status, current latitude and longitude positioning, altitude and steering angle steering angle. The off-road page includes pitch, roll, GPS coordinates and compass information. The performance page features data on your speed, RPM, current and best 0-60 mph time, current and best 60-0 mph brake distance and current and best ¼ mile time. There’s also eight available gauges, with the ability to preset two.
All said and done, you can buy the screen for $999 and the integration kit for $599. It’s a steep price, but less than it’ll cost you to upgrade to the OEM 8.4 inch screen on some Wrangler and Gladiator trim levels ($1,995). That could make it a good buy for customers under the High Altitude trims of the SUV and truck, which come with the 8.4 inch screen as standard.
More than anything, it’s a great option for people buying a Jeep JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator near the bottom of the trim lineup who plan to extensively modify their vehicles. This allows them to get all the tech they want, without paying for a higher trim level they don’t need because of planned mods.