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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by uno676, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    uno676

    uno676 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Where have you mounted them? And what types have you used?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    I've used through the glass antennas: crap, A Firestik: also crap, A Lil Wilson: great antenna for cheap and a Wilson 1000 also a great antenna. Wilson Flex is a good antenna if you off road alot. For me I'm looking for performance and the Wilson 1000 does a great job.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    uno676

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    I have a k40 4' whip and k40 trunk mount base load. I'm trying to figure out which one to use and where to mount it. The box on the truck makes it difficult.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Is the trunk mount a magnet mount antenna? If so, slap that sucker on the roof.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    boomer6

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    Wilson 1000 Mag. mount. Install in middle of roof. Great Ant. hard to beat.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Crawdaddy

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    I have a firestick mounted to the backside of my toolbox. However I think I am going to change to the 102" whip. I get swr readings of 1:1 to 1:2 thru all 40 channels.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    Monkeyboy

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    I've got two firesticks mounted like so :

    I like the look. We'll see how well they hold up.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

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    I have on firestik spring mounted to the back of the bed
     
  9. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    oledragoon

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    My vote is also for Wilson 1000. Works great steel whip is ALMOST unbreakable. Used them for 10+ years. Get 'em set, and yer good to talk. Got one on my 06 Tacoma work truck now.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    Mitch

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    4' tune able Wilson fiberglass. Mounted to a bed mount right behind drivers side
     
  11. Apr 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    So with a mag mount on the roof how do you route your cable?
     
  12. Apr 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Either through a window or I've seen people route the cable through the 3rd brake light
     
  13. Apr 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    I have a 4' Wilson Flex on a RelentlessFab hood hinge bracket and removable mount (garage parking). Initially went with a 3' Flex, but couldn't tune it well enough to my liking so moved up to get more above the roofline.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    i have two different mounting locations for my 102" whip. one is on the back side of my tool box for talking skip to the states (i live in Hawaii) and the other is on my rear bumper. the rear bumper is for eveyday use cause it is easier to tie down when i have to go into parking garages. i have a quick disconnect so i just switch the whip back and forth (also have to switch the antenna wire on the radio back and forth).
     
  15. May 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    M4gery

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    102" stainless whip mounted behind the cab in the bed, works great strong as hell and makes for a good tree trimmer if ya got low trees in the neighborhood
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    I installed a k40 mag base on the roof. ( thanks for the help boomer 6). The only problem is I can't get my swr set lower than 2 on ch 20 has anybody had problems with mag mounts on the roof.
     
  17. May 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM
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    BenMara

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  18. May 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    I have a 4' Firestick tunable, spring with quick disconnect mounted to the front driver side of the bed.
     
  19. May 27, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    uno676

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    Got my antenna working on the roof had a bad antenna. Works great.
     
  20. May 27, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Buy a magnet Wilson 1000 and never worry about it again.

    Magnet won't come off without a ton of pressure directly at the coil.

    Perfect swr in the box.

    Best antenna period.
     
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