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1st Gen CB Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DSully72, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    DSully72

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    I've seen some first gens with the cb radio installed in place of the ash tray. first off, what brand and model cb radios would some of these be? and does it require any cutting or shaving? im running out of creative places to put things in my cab...
     
  2. Dec 8, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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  3. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    Janster do you have any pics?

    DSully72 I have literally been wondering the same thing these past couple of days, I just got my taco and I have a midland and cobra that are both compact and i thought of mounting it there because I took it out anyways but I didn't know if it was doable. Post pics if either of us figure something out.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    I don't have pictures of my own...but here's a writeup of a guy I knew who had a 96 tacoma also.
    http://www.keystonekrawlers.com/Mods/Toyota/CBinstall/cbinstall.htm

    Search google a bit, there's more info out there and other options.
    Here's another... http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1389
     
  5. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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  7. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Hey thanks guys. Those posts were really helpful. I did find one other compact CB radio from cobra. The 19 DX IV. Can anyone tell me if this one will fit?
     
  8. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    Yes, it will fit. That's what I have right now. I used to have the Uniden and that also fits. They're the same size.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    so you have the newer model? not the 19 DXIII?
     
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    Yep, I have the very same unit. I had it mounted in the ash try also on my 2000. I took it out, and plan to put it in my 03 soon. Just need the time.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    The cab, Bed and frame are stock...
    witch cb is better/prefered? cobra or united
     
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    Most guys that I've seen run the Uniden but I think between the Cobra 10 and the Uniden 520, they're about the same. I've had both and I prefer the set up of the Uniden but overall they have the same basic features.
     
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    I have the Cobra 19 Ultra III

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  15. Dec 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Your Cb sticks out alot farther than opther pics i have seen. is the Cobra longer than the united?
     
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    It's UNIDEN, not United. You can adjust your CB to go as far back as you want.
     
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    Both the radios are about the same, focus more on your aerial setup and tuning. I run a 4' firestick with tunable tip. So far its been more than good enough for on trail use.
    Its mounted on a bed bar in the centre of the cab, this puts more than %60 of the aerial above the roof plane, this is the main reason I went with a 4' instead of a 3' aerial. I think i read this is important on the firestick FAQ.
    Also get a 90 degree aerial adaptor for the back of the radio, it will let you push it back in further, and also not put a bend in the aerial wire.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    doh!!:eek: oops
     
  19. Dec 8, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    hmmm... good to know!
     
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    Yeah, pull the tray and track all the way out. I used a dremmel tool to cut out the rear so I could shove the CB in farther and get more of that "JDM Hella Flush" look, haha. I have a UNIDEN 520XL, we use em in all of our dumptrucks and equipment, work great. I did use the mount to get kind of a double security, just so the CB doesn't try to fall out. But, as someone noted above the fit is TIGHT, and I'm pretty sure Toyota engineered that spot to work perfectly for a CB lol.

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