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AZ BS Thread 5.0

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Brian007Taco, May 12, 2016.

  1. Jul 15, 2021 at 11:07 AM
    Rudimentality

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    Mine made it 2.5 months from purchase date, and about 15 minutes into my trip to Vegas this past weekend.

    The rain did me no favors, now about 15" worth of non-favorable expansion. haha.

    Scheduled for replacement and recalibration (w/ Warranty) Saturday AM.
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2021 at 11:12 AM
    Atl-atl

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    Found an engineering gig?
     
  3. Jul 15, 2021 at 11:24 AM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Not really. But my take home will be double what I make now after a little bit of OT, so that will be nice. Actually make half decent money again.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2021 at 8:54 AM
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    XPOTRPR CNC Programmer/Machinist

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    weeeee for little parts and clearance. :rolleyes:
    17-4 Stainless.

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  5. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:04 AM
    R & J Overland

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    Reminds me of the mirrors dentists use in your mouth:rofl:
     
  6. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:19 AM
    XPOTRPR

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    Pretty much is.. just a little bigger. lol
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:19 AM
    charliehex

    charliehex I belong in the dirt.

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    I have a few AZ trail comm questions. :crapstorm:

    I’m very new to GMRS trail comms and my research leads me to Midland (USA! USA!) but I’m trying to make a choice between MTX 400 and MTX.

    Does the MTX 275 have good enough range for light AZ trail wheeling?

    I just want it for learning comms, weather, emergencies and maybe vehicle-to-vehicle with my Jeep buddy.

    I can get an Amazon bundle for $220 or for $30 more I can get a single MTX 400 when they’re back in stock.

    Which would you guys recommend/which do you use?
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:23 AM
    XPOTRPR

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    Been getting to do some more Surface Programming.. getting easier with every feature. Excited for some more organic parts in the future to get to really dive into 3D/Live 5 surfacing!

    This little guy is about the size of a quarter. With surfaced Rads and Tapers and a blind surfaced "cup". Only one feature is parallel on it.. ended up having to get creative on the 2nd/3rd Op work holding.
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  9. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    I have the MXT 115 which is about the same thing as the 275 just with the controls on the box instead of handheld piece and I've been very impressed. I also want to mention I use the whip antenna they sell. I couldnt image something with more than double the power but for only $30 more might as well go for it
     
  10. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    charliehex I belong in the dirt.

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    I watched a radio guy’s review of the two and he said you only see performance improvements if you double the watts so the 40 watt radio sounds like a better deal, other than not having the controls on the mic. The 400 is available on Tacoma Lifestyle so I might just pull the trigger soon if the MTX 400 is a way better purchase.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    Can't speak directly about the 400, but a group of us (@Sapnjack @xtremewlr @chrslefty @Sixthelement) recently dove into GMRS. We did a multi-truck trip just recently and the comms were excellent. I personally went with the 275, the controls on the mic were just too convenient to pass up. Snag the 6db antenna and you can have clear communication for seriously long distances (30 miles or so in our experiences).
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    Just make sure you get your FCC GMRS license...$70 for 10 years...EZPZ

    The 275 is a solid piece of gear...
     
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  13. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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    @snowsk8air2, liked you hood vents so I kinda copied you and put some on my 4Runner. :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]

    I'd been wanting to do them for a while anyhow. Should help in the heat down here. I hope.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:14 PM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    It’s not a cure for the heat but it certainly is a cheap way to help so long as you don’t mind cutting holes in the hood. Looks good man!

    For me when I did mine last summer I noticed a consistent 10-15 degree lower intake air temps after doing it.
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    This weeks pointless purchase. Gonna see if I have any scorpions in the yard later

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  16. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    Yeah Im gonna need one of those. Where did you get it?
     
  17. Jul 17, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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  18. Jul 17, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    Happy to report that windshield replacement and calibration went smoothly this AM. Super quick, on time, and good work. Local guy too.

    now to just make this one last longer than 2 months.

    Josh - (602) 413-2541 w/ Jay’s Auto Glass

    tell him Brad sent you, or shoot me a message if you decide to reach out.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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  20. Jul 17, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    I went with the MXT400, and it's probably overkill haha. Everyone else was rocking the MXT 115 or 275 and they had great functional off-roading range. I ended up having to mount it behind the middle console because I had a CB radio already up in front. I would have appreciated the 275 on mic controls. If I did it again I would have gone 275. I'm also not able to do channels 8-14 as they are 0.5 watt channels and I don't think the MXT400 can go down that far in power.
     
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