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Dual Antennas-yay on nay?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Vindicitive, May 9, 2010.

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Dual Antennas?

Poll closed Jun 8, 2010.
  1. Go Dual (For Looks)

    27 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. Keep the one

    70 vote(s)
    58.8%
  3. Store the one now till needed

    22 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. May 9, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Vindicitive

    Vindicitive [OP] I Will Find You...

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    I know there are a lot of threads on CB Antennas and where to mount them, I Couldnt find any on dual antennas, I wouldnt hook the second one up to the CB, it would just be there for looks. I currently keep the one i have now up all the time.

    Should I..
    keep the single one
    Go dual (for looks)
    or store the antenna till im using the CB

    My current set-up
    [​IMG]
     
  2. May 9, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    dual just for looks? i vote no.
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Vindicitive

    Vindicitive [OP] I Will Find You...

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    Ive seen a couple of tacos in my area with em which I thought looked pretty good, kinda gives it more of an off-roady look- which is what im going for on this truck. (yes I know i have a prerunner)
     
  4. May 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    TacoRun

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    I would store it until you actually use it. Just my way of thinking. By the way your set up looks awsome with the rear lights.
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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  6. May 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    I think a dual setup Looks more balanced and appealing, one antenna just looks off. But each to their own, its your rig so do what looks right to you, when i had a cb i always went with two antennas.
     
  7. May 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I think dual antennas look kinda cool. But I hate anything that's non-functional. It would be the same as having a light bar full of lights that don't turn on.

    I think you should put them both on, hook them both up and tune them. Then when someone asks why you have two antennas, you can come up with some kind of techno-geek answer.:eek: Anything you can come up with would sound better than "just for looks".

    Of course, none of this matters if you don't care what the rest of us think. But you did come here to ask.:stirthepot:
     
  8. May 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    11111111111111111111111111
     
  9. May 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    So you think he should have 26 antenna's?
     
  10. May 9, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    i say NO if one is for looks
    many many years ago i had 2 , BUT both were hooked up.
    i remember as a kid in the 70s seeing the jacked up 4x4s having duel whips mounted on side of read bumper, as a kid i thought it looked cool
     
  11. May 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Ive got two, one for my CB. The other is wired into the cab as im waiting to get my scanner sometime in the future.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. May 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    you leave my bug out of this!
     
  13. May 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    I hade 2 on my Taco for a bit steal and one of fiberglass. The fiberglass was for receive and steal to transmitt. with a Y on a rely to them both. But putting it on just for looks I say No!
     
  14. May 9, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Just need 1, Having two antenna's makes it difficult to get them tuned to work together.
     
  15. May 9, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Justin723

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    I think you should role with 2. Have them both tuned but only one hooked up. Just incase something were to happen to it, plus it evens it out and looks cool. And Tacosupreem is correct, i messed mine up by doing that.
     
  16. May 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    I would put up a dummy 2nd antenna. that's what i have cause i personally like the dual look better than the 1 antenna. If something ever happens to the antenna i have hooked up, i can just switch over to the other one
     
  17. May 9, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    they still do...visit the local autozone stick on mod section
     
  18. May 9, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Go dual man, 2 looks great and you should get an even better signal with one hooked up than it being split to 2..that's my understanding, though i may be wrong :eek:
     
  19. May 9, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    Big truck drivers usually only run 1 cb antenna. the other is for the T.V.!
     
  20. May 9, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Vindicitive

    Vindicitive [OP] I Will Find You...

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    > I'm liking that, beats taking it off everytime when I pull in the grage


    Nice set up man, never thought about it really but ur right they can both be hooked up to different devices instead of both to the cb, therefore their both functional and im not looking like a wanna-be
     
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