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Discussion in 'Southern California' started by streetcustoms, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    streetcustoms

    streetcustoms [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/74196-my-build-so-far.html
    what else would i need besides the cb radio and the antenna and dos anyone have a writeup on how to install I've been searching but cant find any
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

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    I think I posted a thread on here on how to install a CB. I found a video on youtube
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/74196-my-build-so-far.html
    can you gimmie the link i couldnt find it
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    what kind of equipment did you get?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    you'll also need a coax cable to run from the antenna to the radio.....not sure if when you said "antenna" you meant the cable also?

    but you'll also want to get an SWR meter, thats what you use to tune the antenna so it broadcasts better
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    i havent gotten it yet i wanna get one but im stuck between cb radio and light bar or icon reservoir rear shocks
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Go to Google and type the following

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    site:http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum "cb radio"
    Or just click this link

    Hope that helps... :)
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    what kind of antenna you get depends on installation. If you get a magnet mount, it's pretty much plug & play. (minus calibration)

    I use a magnet mount w/ my CB so I can take the stuff out of my truck when im not using it (which i rarely do)
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/74196-my-build-so-far.html
    anyone know where they have kits that i can get the cb magnetic antenna and everything else all at once
     
  10. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    amazon.com, radio shack, etc

    i dont know if you can get it all "in a package". Just make sure you get the cb radio, and antenna, and a coax (if it's not attached to the antenna).
     
  11. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    I'm using an old ass CB that's been in my dads garage for a billion years, and i bought a new antenna from radio shack. the combo works fine.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Not to hijack... But any ideas on how to mount without drilling into the plastic?
     
  13. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    you can use the bedrail system to make a mount
     
  14. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Ahhh, still in the NO DRILL phase. Do you want it permanent or removable?
     
  15. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    lol, the no drill phase. I have a 2m / 70cm ham rig I want to put in mine. Dude at the amateur radio supply place was like "yeah man, put an NMO mount in the roof." I'd had the truck for 1 month at that point and my response was, "yeah right!" I'm going to go with something I fab for a bed rail mount. It's pretty simple. Piece of metal stock, bend 90 degrees, 2 holes in the part that will be vertical to secure it to the bed rail, and one hole in the horizontal surface to mount the antenna through. It's pretty straightforward. I've thought about using steel angle and just spraying it with rustoleum.

    Totally stole this from Silverback's build page:
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    Silverback's Tacoma Evolution
     
  16. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Would like it removable, but open to permanent if need be.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    utilize your hitch receiver. or if you don't have towing package you should be able to get a ground off of the bumper towing holes.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Any suggestions on where to get a CB installed in Orange County?
     
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