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Alabama thread!

Discussion in 'South East' started by Davtopgun, May 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 23, 2017 at 6:22 AM
    Toyotacrawler

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    5100's set to 1.75" Wheelers 3 leaf progressive AAL & 5100's for the rear Konig Countersteer Offroads K&N Drop in WeatherTech's Bed Mat Blacked out Badges Rear leaf TSB
    Thanks for the tip! If you slightly push left or right, BOOM, full lock! Hello wall!
     
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    Yep! And don't even think about trying to correct oversteer! End of the line!
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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    Yes sir!
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    BarberRider Merit Badges: Scuba Cliff diving Mirror Awareness

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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    I got around to putting in my CB but have some concerns. The radio is a cobra 29lx with power on battery and ground on the batteries body ground right next to it.

    18' coax with 4' firestik mounted on a bracket attached to my ditch light brackets.

    I have not used a standalone SWR meter, but according to the radio my swr is about 2.3-2.4 across all channels.

    The problem is adjusting the length of the antenna has no effect on swr on any channels. That seems odd. Also, sometimes when I key the mic while in swr mode it gives me an antenna warning.

    I originally had the excess coax coiled up under console so I undid it with no change. Car on or off doesn't make a difference. I have heard truckers talking from far off, but haven't tested it with someone close by.

    Only thing I can think it the coax pin was broken on the antenna side. I say broken, the wire was still attached to the pin, but the pin would wiggle around. I don't think that's the problem but I will replace it as a last resort.

    Any ideas? Thanks
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2017 at 8:53 AM
    chrisrocks300

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    Try running a wire to a bolt under the hood, you aren't grounded well enough with the paint is my bet
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2017 at 8:54 AM
    h.zack801

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    Perhaps the threads in the height adjustment are stripped?
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    BarberRider

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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    I ran a ground from the bottom of the mount to a bolt connecting quarter panel to body. Immediately there was more static, engine engine whine and some other intermittent sound. SWR now either read below 1 and gave me antenna warning or read the same 2.3 it's been giving me. Antenna length didn't change anything...
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    Idk man, but you shouldn't just leave a connector exposed like that. Put some heat shrink on it
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:39 AM
    BarberRider

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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    I soldered the connection and it's a ground. Why does it need heat shrink
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    Use a different ground; sounds like the one you are currently hooked up to is "dirty". Mine is opposite end of the truck from yours so it's grounded to the bed frame (not the plastic obviously). You may have to resort to running a ground strap all the way to the frame directly, which is for sure a "clean" ground.
     
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    Probably somebody messed up a ground when they replaced his engine. :D
     
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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    Why do I see people using the straps for grounding antennas? Should I use bigger gauge wire? And I will put it on the frame and see, thanks
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Eh, at least in my experience, "strap" is just a term for "long piece of wire for grounding". For the antenna it shouldn't take a huge gauge. I think mine is like 18 GA or something, maybe even 22 but that's just because I had that laying around.
     
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    To protect it, also makes it look nicer
     
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  15. Jun 23, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    Gotcha. I saw a guy with a ham antenna on his truck, and he had an actual braided flat strap on his so I thought that's what you were talking about.
     
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    Ah, yeah I wouldn't say that's necessary for a CB setup. I mean if you have one of those by all means use it, but I wouldn't go buy one. Haha.
     
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    so I'm at mckinnon for my 10k service and I said also to get the rear differential checked.

    when walking out there i told the person going to read vin that I had told the people here at my 5k service to check the diffs but go figure they didn't. I also said their known to have low transmission fluid, but hey what do i care, southeast toyota gives lifetime warranty for a reason.
     
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    See if you are in cps recall. I am, they won't have a fix until mid July though....
     
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    @ChadsPride has been killing the likes in here lately
     
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    Well my dad just took blue off to adopt a golden :(
     
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