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CB install on the FJ

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ForeRunner, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Feb 1, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    ForeRunner

    ForeRunner [OP] Scotch before noon. Moderator

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    I recommend the Cobra 75 WXST for a small compact cb for anyone looking.

    Since I got the FJ and the Wife was very against major surgery into any of the plastic so I looked around and found a cool setup being offered from Walcott CB called the "BigBillCombo". What really sold me was the nifty little "Bandi mount", created by a guy on FJCruiserforums.

    Got it for xmas and finally got off my lazy ass and installed it one weekend.

    I decided to mount the cb remote unit and cb in the center console and it worked out perfectly for me, the FJ's center console comes apart in 2 pieces and I was able to mount the remote unit under the upper covering piece and the actual connection to the upper covering piece. I wired power directly to the battery.

    Lastly I picked up a Vanco SWR meter and did a tune on it, probably the most important part of an cb install is the tuning of the antenna.

    Oh and the other cb I had for the Tacoma and 4Runner were sold to a friend that is trying to get a Heep, err I mean Jeep running.

    Upper piece removed
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    Remote unit installed
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    Mount installed
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    Finally installed
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  2. Feb 1, 2008 at 10:59 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    very nice mic hook up
     
  3. Feb 2, 2008 at 6:36 AM
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    Really nice set up for a really nice truck, so what do you use the c.b the most for ? police location ? road conditions ? weather ? or just idle chatter ?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    I use it for a few things. Mostly for use on the trails but I also use it for weather info and listening to the truckers.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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    I never thought of trail use, good idea.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    thats pretty much the main reason i got mine...that and crazy ass truckers
     
  7. Feb 2, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    So what is the range of these C.B's ?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    from my very limited knowledge on them, it usually depends a lot on the antenna and whether its in tune or not.
     
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