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First CB radio Midland, Cobra, or Uniden?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Bowhuntinhokie, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Bowhuntinhokie

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    I want to get a cb and install it in the ashtray like I've seen others do but I can't decide on which model. Any suggestions? Also, will I be able to hear it well enough if its in where the ashtray was?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 Experienced Noob

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    If you have a single DIN head unit you can fit one of these: Cobra 18WXSTII below your unit. I cut out and fit a scanner where my ashtray was. And the Cobra 18 has the front firing speaker.

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  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    i have the midlan 1001z or something like that and it fits and sounds fine, and nice and flush, check out build page for pics of it. just be sure to put the 90* coax connector on the back.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    Thats what i got too. and get the good wire too like the stuff that has a copper coating on the outside, it works so much better than the cheap stuff from radio Shack.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Digiratus

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    I have the Uniden 520 in the ash tray location and it is plenty loud.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Supra TT

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    I love the Cobra Night style one. To big to fit in the ash try, but there is plenty other locations to mount it!
     
  7. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    DSully72

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    i havent installed anything yet, but i got the cobra 19 Ultra III. I got a 4' firestik antenna and a radio shack 100w powerhorn for the PA output. ill post results when i finally get to it...
     
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