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3rd Gen CB Solution for no space in cab

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Loco_Driver, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. Dec 7, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Loco_Driver

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    53F7977D-85E9-4928-BA90-BB0C546FDA9A.jpg I decided the best way to go is trucker style. My truck cab is just so small, so making space for a CB was an absolute chore. So I bought a clip from a truck stop, drilled a small hole in the sunglasses holder, wired the cb antenna up through the center console, and its a done deal. The CB I used is the Midland 75-822. The cobra handheld style didn’t have good reviews. It hooks up to the power in the center console. I’ve taken it on quite a few trail rides. It doesn’t swing into anything with that placement, with the exception of when everything goes flying then of course this location will swing a lot. The best part is you can easily remove it and hide it when not needing it too accessible. I leave it on inside the center console when daily driving and can still hear if someone is calling. Another bonus is the speaker is right by the ears shot so you can have the radio blasting and enjoying nature and still hear a buddy telling you about the deadly obstacle you’re about to fly into. It’s on a spring system so you can grab it and pull it close to you when transmitting. It was $16 at a truck stop.CAE72915-D585-421D-BDB4-DB4F2D1B06A7.jpg3FE592B7-E06B-406C-8FF1-AC39BA322C1F.jpg
     
  2. Dec 7, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    Technique

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    You can fit some smaller ones in the cab. Here is what I ended up doing.

     
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  3. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    Loco_Driver

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    I considered doing the center console also but that is small too! This setup truly takes the least space overall, but like anything there are pros and cons. My cb doesn’t have a PA function, but do have other cbs if I were ever to want it.
     
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  4. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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    Saturnine

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    I did the same CB. I just leave it hereIMG_20201207_113006.jpg

    Leaves room for this

    IMG_20201207_113132.jpg
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    vicali

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    I had a Cobra 75 and never had a problem, had the small pack mounted under the passenger seat and the mic clipped to the side of the shifter trim.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Tacosha

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    minor, TRD skid plate, front recovery points, Regken mud flaps, rear diff breather, AC drain pipe extended. Upgraded sound with active sub woofer, tonneau cover, CB radio.
    That's what I did, velcro hooks on radio, velcro loops on cabin plastic. Less visible on the pic,
    but you see radio just aside parking brake.DSC_0031.jpg
     
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  7. Dec 7, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    BookieBob

    BookieBob Beer Drinker

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  8. Dec 7, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    Dude, my OCD is killing me with that plastic not being taken off... :goingcrazy::bananadead:
     
  9. Dec 7, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    You guys need to get some dirt in those cabs!
     

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