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CB Radio

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dr_Kevorkian, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Dr_Kevorkian

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    Thinking of buying a cb radio but have a couple questions about it.
    1- How much do decent ones usually go for
    2- how hards the install
    3- recommended brands
    4- Who has pics of one in their 1st gen? Where do you mount it? :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    Blue

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    i have a cobra i paid around 100 bucks or so for. the install was pretty easy
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Does the $100 include EVERYTHING needed?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    hey Nerces.... get a race radio instead...

    you will find more desert wheelers running race frequencies more than CB...

    unless you are just lookin to talk to truckers...

    i run both radios in my truck, and its night and day difference between the two...
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Any recommendations mike?
     
  7. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    Icom V8000 is a great radio... we use it in our race truck and all our chase trucks...

    going to be some serious coin though, but well worth it...

    one night, i was sitting in my garage at home in Glendale above GCC and was chatting with someone from TTORA who was driving up the 605 at the 91...
     
  8. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    jesusssss christ thats some serious distance. hows the install?
     
  9. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    I spent about $130 for radio, antenna and all the stuff to mount and connect eveything. check out http://www.rightchannelradios.com/. They'll have everything you'll need to get it done.

    I installed my Uniden where the ashtray is. If you do a search for "cb mounting" in the TW Audio & Video forum you'll find a number of threads with great information.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    For those of us unfamiliar with where you live, how far away is that?
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    yah, its even better when you tap into a repeater...

    last weekend on my trip to monterey, i was passing through santa barbara and listening to some guys in torrance...

    in the desert, its great when you can reach out to folks who are a good 20 to 30 miles away on the other side of the race course...
     
  12. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    I just got my cobra 75 for $94 on eBay and the other install components were $22.85 at fry's electronics. :) install is nearing.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    glendale to cerritos is about 30 miles away...
     
  14. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    install is cake... you just need to run the power wire to the battery, mount the radio somewhere in your center console, then run the antenna cable through the rubber grommet under your front seat to the bed and either hard mount your antenna in the bed somewhere, or do a magnet mount on the roof, or drill a hole in the roof and hard mount the antenna there...
     
  15. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    Could splice into the radio power cable to power up the cb?
     
  16. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    a cb, yes, a race radio like the V8000, no... you want to wire it directly to the battery as it draws some ampage...

    a cb radio is like 5 watts while a race radio is 75 watts...
     
  17. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    Sweet, then I shouldn't have a problem wiring mine up. :)
     
  18. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    you could be lazy like me and just put a cigarette lighter adaptor on the CB radio... hahahaha...
     
  19. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    word... hahaha
     
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