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CB RAIO WHERE HEAD UNIT SHOULD GO

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dbkid05tacoma, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jan 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    dbkid05tacoma

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    Has anyone ever installed a cb radio where the head unit should go on a 2 gen tacoma? My after market head unit fell out while i was prerunning and i have been thinking of putting a cb radio where it goes and using a head unit that can be hidden by a company called secret audio. If anyone knows of somebody who has done this or has any thoughts of how to mount the cb radio in place of the head unit that would be awesome.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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  3. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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    thank you
     
  4. Jan 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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    That would be a major waste of time, space, and money. I have a CB radio and offroad quite often with several others who have CBs and we hardly use them. In fact, in the 6+ months I've had a CB, I've only attempted real use 1 time with other tacomas, and it failed because the majority of people buy used radios and used antennas and don't bother tuning them, or don't do it right, and have horrible reception.

    I know quite a bit about CBs and I have a pretty legit setup, and still have not had a single good use for it. It may come in handy one day, and isn't a bad thing to have for emergencies, but to replace your radio with a cb I think is going way too far.

    I just purchased a ham radio the other day and have already used it more in the past 2 days than I have used my CB in over 6 months. I still would never get rid of my head unit though. I am an audiophile and a mobile electronics enthusiast, and that's one thing that will never be replaced. I recommend getting a cobra 75 wx st so you can install it hidden and still keep a regular radio setup.

    Just my .02 though
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 at 2:12 AM
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    i wouldnt be getting rid of my head unit i would be moving it or double stacking it and i would also have a PA on it to.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:06 AM
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    I installed my HAM radio in a double din...I would suggest in using the Metra dashkit since you can use the stock metal support bracket to hold the radios up.

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    And this where I mounted my CB...
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  7. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    A double stack would be nice, I'd do that for sure if I had a single din. But relocating the radio to a hide-a-way unit just for mounting a CB I think is a waste. You'll appreciate a quality radio more so than a CB I'd imagine since CBs are rarely uses usually. I'd say get a single Dina nd double stack like monkey proof. That's nice
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    I use my CB more than my radio. :anonymous:
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    Dang, idk what I'd do without my stereo :eek:
     
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