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Best CB radio for my TRDPro....

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LENPro, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Dec 28, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    LENPro

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    Hey guys,
    Any thoughts on Cb radios for Taco?
    Just got 2019 TRD Pro and am looking for a CB/SSB Radio for the ride.
    Don’t want handheld.
    I was thinking of President McKinley unit. And putting magnetic antenna on roof.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    That's the one I wanted to get, but I ended up with the Uniden Pro 520XL. Doesn't have SSB or Scan, but has PA and is only $40. I'm getting my HAM license for longer range communication now though. I'll still run my CB in the truck as a secondary comms.

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    I've since put a 90 degree connector so I can close my center console and ran a longer CB mic cable under the floor to have it come out near my legs and mounts to my vent for quick access.

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  3. Dec 28, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    i have a president bill and i think it fits pretty good
     
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    Have you checked out this thread for a clean CB install? GL! :cookiemonster:
     
  5. Dec 28, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    So you lost your wireless charger??
    Not like it’s a big deal.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    Wireless charger isn't that good anyway. Something like this works much better for practical purposes.
     
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    Mobtown Offroad IFS Aluminum Skidplate Low-Range Rear Diff Mod Softopper Reaper pattern custom car grills President Johhny III CB
    I went with president johhny 3 i love it

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  8. Feb 5, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Take a look at the President FCC Bill radio paired up with the removable President New York Antenna. Here's a video review of the setup

    https://youtu.be/wvVjt-0xO2Q
     
  9. Feb 5, 2020 at 10:27 AM
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    not sure how you can stand it in that location. my knee already hits the switch area.
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    That's the beauty of the FCC President Bill radio - it's almost the size of an iPhone or a pack of cigarettes. It almost fits in the pocket just above the bed light & bed power switches.
     
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  11. Feb 5, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Yep im sporting a president bill in the front cubby
     
  12. Feb 6, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    I wanted a small SSB/CB also which is why I went with the McKinley! I'm very happy with it! A member here 3D printed a holster for me so I didn't have to worry about drilling into my new truck.

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    I'm running a 3' Firestik II on a Diamond K9000 LRMO motorized mount which is attached to my bedrack. I can raise it and lower it from inside by pushing a switch. I've read mixed reviews regarding our paint and fear it tearing/flaking off with a magnet over time. But I've heard great things about the Wilson antenna!

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    Here's a few good threads too;

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/cb-radio-set-ups.509854/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/cb-specifics.434871/
     
  13. Feb 6, 2020 at 4:10 AM
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    What magnetic phone mount are you using?


     
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  14. Jun 3, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    How did you get the dash apart to get right there
     
  15. Jun 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    i didnt. i used self tapping screws with the bracket and i routed the wiring through the side at the corner. I did drill a small hole to give me enough room to fit through.
     

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