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CB Preference-which is the best?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by gryllswannabe, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    gryllswannabe

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    Okay, I am wanting to buy a CB for my Taco, but have no idea what to look for. In this thread I would like people to give their two cents about CB's and associated equipment. I want to know what it is (year and model number), what features it has (along with what the features do), where is it placed in the cab, antenna paired with it, experience with CB radios, and how long you have had it. I don't want to spend a ton of money on an item that has features I will not need on a regular basis. I will be using it for trail riding and convoying with friends to camp grounds. Please no "I heard about this one thing" accounts. I want LEGIT information, with minimal speculation. Thanks guys, have a field day!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    gobias

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    I've got a Uniden Pro520XL that I've been using for a year or so paired with a 3' Firestik II FS. It's hood mounted with this and connected via FireRing (it's a lower profile antenna connector). Works great and I got it tuned down to 1:1.

    The 520 is a great little radio that doesn't have too many bells & whistles and is nice and simple for trail use.

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  3. Jul 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    TanSR5x4

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    this would be a badass thread if everyone with CBs all chimed in with pics and whatnot

    personally im lookin into one of the little ones

    subd for further research!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    I'm using a cobra 18 paired with a little wilson antenna. It's not the best radio I will admit, but I run a box on my setup and it does fine. I bought this radio before I knew anything about cb's and if I had to do it again I would have spent a litle extra coin to get a decent full sized radio. My concern was where to mount a radio and I love where mine is now. When I move up to a full size I will be mounting it in the center console. For a compact radio those unidens are nice little radios. They are the only compact I would consider buying. I'm saving up for a Galaxy 10 meter and 2 pill fat boy that a buddy of mine is selling. Then I'll be SMOKIN!
     
  5. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    iliketurtles

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    I'd like to see what people have for a CB set up. I bought a cobra 19 and I'm not impressed. I forget what brand the antenna is, but it's a pretty short, cheap mag mount
     
  6. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Cobra 19's aren't exactly known to be great radios. With any setup though the key is a decent antenna. I love the wilson mag mounts. I have one on the Tacoma and one on the....(cough) Odysey and they perform great right out of the box with no tuning.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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  9. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Thanks for the post, this is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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  11. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I think I am going to mount my unit in the center console compartment that way its hidden and i can just get the headset out and still not see the unit...either there or the glove box. have not yet decided
     
  12. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Good thread
     
  13. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    I was kinda thinking about a glovebox mount for the unit too. I am actually going to the Toyota dealership tomorrow to price a new glovebox so that I won't feel bad if I make some severe changes to this one.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    haha the mount for my cb only requires 2 small holes so either way not to big of a deal to me haha
     
  15. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    I would like to integrate mine into the box. The only problem I can see with that is the fact that due to the latching system, it would have to be over on the far right hand side of the compartment. I don't want to have to reach that far to make adjustments.
     
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    I've also got a Uniden 520. I haven't tuned it yet, but it still works great for a small group trail run. I mostly just use it for the PA speaker..



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  18. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    I'd give my opinion, but apparantly I am so ignorant to Cb radios my answer would be worthless.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Not at all man, let's hear it. I know about as little as there is to know. The more info, the better.
     
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    I like my cobra cb. Before I had the cobra I had a midland cb, both have been great units.

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