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CB mounting?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cutter_, May 25, 2017.

  1. May 25, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    Cutter_

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  2. May 25, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    Not sure what kinda range you are wantin to get outta your radio but i personally wouldnt buy that radio.
     
  3. May 25, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    What would you recommend, I will be putting a magnetic antenna on top of my cab. My buddy has a midland
     
  4. May 25, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    Man it just all depends on what you want to spend honestly and how much space you want to take up to mount it. I have had a bunch of radios over the years that i used for work everyday. Probably my favorite was a stryker. True its in the $400-$500 range, and its a large chassis radio, but it will talk for miles when you get your swr's set just right with a good antenna match.
     
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  5. May 25, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    Mine seems to work quite well. Just make sure you have the right antenna and tuned. Mine hasn't failed me in 11 years of almost constant use. I can talk to others on the trails with great Rx/Tx distances. On the road for many miles is great, depending on the terrain I can easily get about 10 miles and it's pretty hilly around here.

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    Oh, don't get something because it matches something else. Get it because it works.
    Cost/durability ratio.
     
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  6. May 25, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    Uniden bearcat 980 with single side band . You're gonna want SSB . Or go buy a export 10M radio and poss of all the HAM loserz in their basement .
     
  7. May 25, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    medic2230

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    Yes the 520XL will fit in the ashtray slot. I had the 510XL in my 1st gen for 12 years. Have it peaked and tuned and it will be fine. I also had a mag mount antenna with mine.
     
  8. May 25, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    BartMaster1234

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    You'll have to cut out the rear of the plastic ashtray bracket to have it go in all the way, otherwise it would be sticking out 3-4 inches.
     
  9. May 25, 2017 at 7:35 PM
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    Is there a model that is single din and fits under a single din radio?
     
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  11. May 25, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    If you're gonna use the camo green, at least complete the camo. Lol!
     
  12. May 26, 2017 at 5:23 AM
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    lol I am
     
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    my radio mounted in the ashtray spot

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    It's a great little radio for trail riding. If he was going to blow $400-500 in a communication setup he might as well go HAM.

    This. My 520 xl does amazingly. I even modded it to be able to mount a switch panel to mine.

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    I like my uniden, works pretty good for what I do, range is about 5 miles on a really perfect day
     
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    IMG_20170217_130700.jpg 520xl are bullet proof. Mics leave alittle to be desired so go ahead and spend the money on a good mic.
     
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  17. May 27, 2017 at 1:57 AM
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    I like that color because it matches my dash and radio. I'm planning on mounting a CB radio in the ash tray, is there a noticeable difference in anything between the three Cobra models offered on Amazon?
     
  18. May 27, 2017 at 2:39 AM
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    What paint did you use on your trim?
     
  19. May 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    Flat Cammo green from AutoZone.
    I love this color.

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    How's it holding up for you on areas that get touched and cleaned? That's the one thing I'm concerned about - thinking about painting all my interior panels.
     
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