Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Audio & Video

Notices

new CB or reinstall cobra 19

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
new CB or reinstall cobra 19

So I bought a cobra 19 but yanked it and looking to either reinstall it or upgrade. The plan is to chop up the center console so I'm debating putting it back in or upgrading before I hack up my console for a pos cb radio.

So I guess my real question is for those who know about cbs is how much better is an 100ish dollar unit, name the model, vs my 40 dollar cobra 19.

Appreciate the assistance
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
Come on someone has an opinion on this... If I stick w/ the 19 I'd be installing it now before work at 430
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
LRGRNR
Sandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sandman614's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45273
Location: Boone, NC\Cary, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,398
Sandman614's Tacoma Gallery
Probably only minimal differences between the units (added features, Wx, Bluetooth, backlighting, changable colors). Don't cut until you know what you want out of it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman614 View Post
Probably only minimal differences between the units (added features, Wx, Bluetooth, backlighting, changable colors). Don't cut until you know what you want out of it.
I really just want good reception, weather would be nice
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #5
LRGRNR
Sandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sandman614's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45273
Location: Boone, NC\Cary, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,398
Sandman614's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burgman View Post
I really just want good reception, weather would be nice
Reception is all based on your antenna. A $10 radio is not gonna get any better reception than a $100 radio. Max power is 4watt (legal) so unless you go out of your way you can't get "better signal" that way. Top of roof Wilson. Go the route Jandrews and SlimWood did, pop that cherry roof.

If you want to cut now just make sure your new radio is the same size as the current or you have room to cut the hole larger for a larger radio later.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman614 View Post
Reception is all based on your antenna. A $10 radio is not gonna get any better reception than a $100 radio. Max power is 4watt (legal) so unless you go out of your way you can't get "better signal" that way. Top of roof Wilson. Go the route Jandrews and SlimWood did, pop that cherry roof.

If you want to cut now just make sure your new radio is the same size as the current or you have room to cut the hole larger for a larger radio later.
I had it tuned up real nice with my 4ft firestik but then I lost the reception, idk
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
LRGRNR
Sandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sandman614's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45273
Location: Boone, NC\Cary, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,398
Sandman614's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burgman View Post
I had it tuned up real nice with my 4ft firestik but then I lost the reception, idk
The radio is tuned(peaked) or you antenna?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman614 View Post
The radio is tuned(peaked) or you antenna?
Tuneable tip firestik... think I'll find someone with an swr meter and just reinstall the 19
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
Monster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shedMonster Coma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Monster Coma's Avatar
Name: Corey
Joined: Jun 2012, #80740
Location: Central PA
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,922
Monster Coma's Tacoma Gallery
Cobra 75wxst is all in one and only $92 from amazon. You vould put it anywhere and not hack up the truck
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
LRGRNR
Sandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sandman614's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45273
Location: Boone, NC\Cary, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,398
Sandman614's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burgman View Post
Tuneable tip firestik... think I'll find someone with an swr meter and just reinstall the 19
No reason the reception should magically change if the tip stayed the same. Unless you're cable got cut through?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 01:57 PM   #11
Central Scrutinizer
LUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
LUSETACO's Avatar
Name: Dennis
Joined: Jun 2009, #18991
Location: Aim-ish country PA
Age: 41
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,559
LUSETACO's Tacoma Gallery
For around $100 the new Cobra LX is decent radio. And you will hear a difference in recieve and transmit quality. Larger more expensive radios have much better internals than the cheapos.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
Burgman [OP] Burgman is online now
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,663
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monster Coma View Post
Cobra 75wxst is all in one and only $92 from amazon. You vould put it anywhere and not hack up the truck
Hacking is not a problem for me
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman614 View Post
No reason the reception should magically change if the tip stayed the same. Unless you're cable got cut through?
As far as I know cable is still fine, need an swr meter to check to see if I can retune
Quote:
Originally Posted by LUSETACO View Post
For around $100 the new Cobra LX is decent radio. And you will hear a difference in recieve and transmit quality. Larger more expensive radios have much better internals than the cheapos.
Yea a guy on here bought a uniden bearcat that was tuned and peaked by a cb shop, might go for either the bearcat or the 25lx if I spend the money. But I would have to think that between 20 or so and 100 there is a difference in signal quality, speaker, mic, etc
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:33 AM   #13
Whyareyoureadingthis?
VirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
VirginiaBound's Avatar
Name: Sam I am, green eggs and ham
Joined: Jun 2009, #18755
Location: North of Maine, South of Spain
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,089
VirginiaBound's Tacoma Gallery
The 19 is a brilliant radio, probably the best bang for the buck and reliability is second to none.

Any and all radios are going to perform basically the same without a tuning or linear power added.

If you're looking to improve your cb output and input, look at getting a good amp to slap behind your radio. I'm currently running a 550 on my Cobra with a Wilson 5000 and absolutely love the wave range.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:35 AM   #14
Senior Member
PantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPantherTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Luke
Joined: Apr 2012, #76704
Location: Home: Lexington, VA Current: Pittsburgh/Chicora, PA
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,848
PantherTaco's Tacoma Gallery
dont know a thing about cb's but im planning on running a cobra 19 with wilson 1000
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
LRGRNR
Sandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSandman614 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sandman614's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45273
Location: Boone, NC\Cary, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,398
Sandman614's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by LUSETACO View Post
For around $100 the new Cobra LX is decent radio. And you will hear a difference in recieve and transmit quality. Larger more expensive radios have much better internals than the cheapos.
Better internals will help the longevity of the radio but will not improve signal strength, though you may have a clearer voice as you suggest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #16
Central Scrutinizer
LUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
LUSETACO's Avatar
Name: Dennis
Joined: Jun 2009, #18991
Location: Aim-ish country PA
Age: 41
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,559
LUSETACO's Tacoma Gallery
Clearer for sure. I had a crap radio shack radio and it sounded like I was talking through a wet pillow. Then a Cobra 18 which was slightly better. Now a Connex. I get a lot of compliments on the quality of the signal.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cobra 19 Install h.zack801 Audio & Video 14 04-18-2014 08:30 AM
CB's FS: Cobra 29 LTD classic, Cobra 29 NightWatch LTD, and Uniden PRO510XL 650H1 Buy / Sell / Trade 23 12-16-2012 12:48 AM
FS: Cobra 19 Ultra III CB radio BulletToothTony Buy / Sell / Trade 3 06-01-2012 07:29 PM
FS Cobra 19 DX IV and Cobra HG A1000 Antenna Re8elmonk0341 Southern California 5 01-20-2011 07:10 AM
Do i have to tune Cobra 19 III t.hornstra Technical Chat 3 05-28-2010 02:16 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.