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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    I currently have a 102'' whip. I was wondering if i should get a fiberglass antenna, cause im going wheeling in a few weeks and i dont want hurt anyone, i know the whip could hit someone in the eye.

    If i do get one where should i get it. Radioshack??

    How big? and should i get 2.

    Should i mount it to my toolbox or one that come through the crack in the hood(cant remebedr what those are called)?
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    takern

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    http://www.wilsonantenna.com/fg.htm#flex

    i am very happy with this antenna. good reception and its very flexy so it wont snap. i would mount it on the toolbox if you want a permanent mount. just drill holes in the tool box and mount the mount on there, then seal it with caulking or somethin
     
  3. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    ok thanks I love your sig hahaha
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    I had an long whip on my old Hilux back in the day. When I went wheelin, I tied the tip down to the front, like on the military Humm V's. It was mounted at the back of the bed, so I arched it over to the front. Everything just brushed right over it.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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  6. Sep 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    just keep the long antenna and and tuck it away...it wont hurt anything.

    btw.....i have a 4ft fiberglass antenna......you are welcome to...i aint using it anymore.(hell...maybe its 3 ft...cant remember).
     
  7. Sep 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Fire931

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    i used to run the same whip antenna on my old 91 and 94 toyotas as you have... i would just leave it if you like it. i never had any issues out of mine while offroad... plus with those you never have to worry about it breaking from tree contact....
     
  8. Sep 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Good luck tuning that thing. I have a 3' firestick and could not get it to tune on either the FJ or the Tacoma. I ended up getting a 4' Firestik for the FJ and a 4' K40 Super-flex for the Tacoma. I was able to tune both of them down to a reasonable SWR level. I recommend the K40, superflexible and over all a nice lightweight antenna.

    Walcott CB has them for $23
     
  9. Sep 30, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    JimBeam

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    ive had my whip on for awhile...run with it on many a trail...

    i have various methods for tying it down when need be...

    -tuck it in the bedliner
    -remove the hook from a black rubber strap and hook one end to the bed and then run the tip of the antenna thru the eye where the 2nd hook was
    - tie it down with rope
     
  10. Sep 30, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    I was able to tine the 3' down to about that but wasn't satisfied. Opted for the 4' antennas and have a SWR of 1.2:1 across the board. I also prefer a spring, seen to many snapped antennas up here. I guess in AZ there really is no need for one. Jumping cacti are a little more forgiving than the trees up here
     
  11. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Thanks for the help every one!!!

    Sweet thanks!!!! can you bring it to the URE meet cause i think i want to switch to a short antenna cause it sucks going into parking decks at school and always having to get out and hook it down into the bedliner
     
  12. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    getting there....
    you got it man. you wanna sell your whip antenna by any chance?
     
  13. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Why do you want it?
     
  14. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    i just may.:D
     
  15. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Ok. does the 3' or 4' antenna mount to a standard cb mount? We could switch at the meet cause i still got to put the 102" whip on my tool box. I could just leave the mount. cause i took it off my truck when i got the tool box.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    what do you mean by tuning it? i've heard it before but don't know what it means.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I didn't know about it either (and I've had two CB radios before :( ) so I googled it and found this:

    http://www.roadtripamerica.com/Equipment/How-to-Tune-a-C-B-Radio-Antenna.htm

    I found it very informative. Someone, who knows what they're talking about, might want to chime in on the info. provided in the link though
     
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