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CB mounting help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Oct 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    tacoman101

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    i just got myself a cb from a friend and just wanna see how some people mounted theirs in their truck. I got a first gen, i don't know if the interoir of these is dramatically differnt from a newer truck, but if you wanna post pics of your second gen with the cb mounted, this would be great too:D thank in advance

    Also, for the people that ran the cord through the back window (i think most) does your back window shut all the way, cuase mine doesnt. is their a way to get it to shut all the way
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    here is mine.............mounted in the stereo console trim.....in place of the ash tray..

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  3. Oct 20, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    thanks for such a quick reply, but mine is a little bigger, so i won't fit in that little pocket:mad:
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    No help mounting, but...Get an SWR meter, and use it to adjust your antenna after you've decided where the final antenna location will be (if you move the antenna, you'll need to re-adjust). Also, read the instructions for the antenna. I just put a CB in my bus, and the antenna called for 18 feet of cable between the antenna and the CB. I could not get the SWR reading right without the extra cable. i believe that if you don't match the antenna you can damage the transmit circuit. Spend a couple extra bucks and get an adjustable antenna- they have a threaded part to adjust. The cheaper ones must be trimmed, and there's no going back!! Pretty sure you can't use the meter in the CB, buy or borrow an external meter. Shop around at truck stops and you should find one for $15-20. Or see if you can borrow one.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    getting there....
    ah......will it fit in the center console?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    like how?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    depending on the size.......it may fit in the bottom console.....outta the way of everything, and outta sight. it will mount up and down...when you open the console, you'll be looking at the face of it.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    i'll see if it'll fit, but i got chords that i have to plug into my imput
     
  9. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    there are 2 rubber grommets at the back side of your cab that you can run the cable thru...theyre located in the storage compartments in the xcab :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    huh, i'll have to go check those out
     
  11. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    And you may have one big grommet underneath the driver's seat. I used that grommet to run my coax cable out of the cab in my 03 double cab, but don't know if the Xcab has the same grommet. I zip tied the coax underneath the frame and brought it back up between the bed and cab.

    I use a small hand held ham radio (cup holder mount) so I don't have any input for you on location.

    Matt
     
  12. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    what kind is that? thats perfect! also how much did it cost? looking to spend as little as possible so ill probably be going to a pawn shop, but if the price is good, then ultimate placement may overide cost
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    its a Cobra 19 Ultra III..............and they run about $40 or so.

    midland also makes some decent ones like this...bout the same size/price as well.
     
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    thanks for all the help guys, i'll be mounting it today
     
  16. Oct 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Hey Scott, Post some PIC's after you get the CB mounted. I still haven't put mine in yet. Need some ideas....;)
     
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    i saw that model at wally world on sale for $30.94 NICE!!!
     
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    damn!!!!! good price there man!! i saw it,for a lil higher, at northern last night.
     
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