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Florida B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Jason'sLawnCare, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Several of you guys have this radio and like it, right? About to pull the trigger on at least a truck radio, if not one for the truck and a handheld, both of which this radio seems to accomplish.

    Thanks!

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  2. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    That's a popular alternative to the Cobra 75WXST. I personally haven't used that radio, but I've heard its a very good one.

    It one ups the Cobra by being able to become handheld, where as the Cobra has to be hard wired into the truck.
     
  3. iamsuperbleeder

    iamsuperbleeder Licensed Lunatic

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    when I'm not romping through mud holes at work, I'm driving through the warehouse :p


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    background story, were putting CBs in all the yard trucks, already got one in mine and another truck. we're setting up a base station in our warehouse distribution office and after putting the antenna on the roof and running the cable down into the warehouse, I drove my yard truck pictured there into the warehouse and plugged the antenna into the CB in it and the other guy took the other truck with the CB in it out and I into the yard to check reception. only reason is because the base station radio hasn't came in yet :rolleyes: but it worked out great, prooved my theory that once we got the antenna up on the roof and out of the metal warehouse the reception would be fine :cool:
     
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Thanks for the help Nammer, I think I better go find one on a lot to drive or something before I order one.
     
  6. Nicko

    Nicko beach bum

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    The camper tops arent so bad visibility wise, i have had one
    On my truck for the past year and i can see
    Out my rear view perfectly fine.

    It all depends on how clean you keep the windows and if you
    Tint the s''t out of them. Ive never had any issues with visibility.
     
  7. Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Looks like my bumper is taking the long way to get here. Went by my local fastenal this morning to check and its still not here. The manager called some last and said it is currently somewhere in Minnesota. It should hopefully be here Thursday.

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  8. nammer

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    yea good point, i didn't remember any film on it, but i guess i was basically looking through 3 layers of tint/dyed glass

    here was the one i had

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/florida/174106-f-s-topper-double-cab-short-bed-tampa-area.html
     
  9. Taco No Baka

    Taco No Baka Interco Tire Snob

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    The one I had on my F250, I removed the front glass from the shell. I could see out of it a heck of a lot better then. My advice would be to get the shell without the front glass and have them install a gasket that seals the shell to the back of the cab. Barring that, get one that has the fold down front glass so you can clean it and the back window of the truck easier.

    As was said, keeping the glass clean is critical if you're going to be able to see out of it. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but you have to be extra diligent with the shell glass than you normally do with the truck glass. Or you could just get used to using your outside rearviews. It's really not a bad practice to use anyway.
     
  10. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Oh my god :laugh:

    that's some quality efficiency right there.
     
  11. Taco No Baka

    Taco No Baka Interco Tire Snob

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    I know, right? And I thought it was bad when it took my wheel spacers 3 days to get out of Oregon. :eek:
     
  12. Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    I thought it seemed a little out of the way. But the guy who I think is the manager at my local store has really helped me out a lot. Hopefully Thursday, if not then it might be next Monday.
     
  13. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    There's a reason i've hand deelivered everything i've built for people that is too large to fit in a box.....

    i'm sure i'll have to fastenal one day to ship something, but i'm not looking forward to it.
     
  14. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    That'd be nice to have it for the weekend
     
  15. Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Well at least my new LEDs will be here tomorrow for my fogs. Got a pair of the "6 led pods" from okledlightbars. Basically the Chinese version of the Dually 2's.
     
  16. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    :popcorn:

    i've been considering swapping out my stock fogs for some D2s (or equivelant) with the amber filters.
     
  17. Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    I am looking forward to playing with these tomorrow night when it gets dark. They should be pretty bright. And they are running a GB on them right now. Can't argue with a pair of them shipped to your door for $120.
     
  18. Taco No Baka

    Taco No Baka Interco Tire Snob

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    Got a question: I've almost talked myself into getting a dome mount for my CB antenna and mounting it on the roof. I have a 2' firestik with a spring base and I like the clean look and the large ground plane bonus I'd get from the dome mount. However, I'm worried that even with the spring, dragging the antenna under low hanging limbs and what not on the trails will eventually cause the sheet metal around the mount to work harden and crack. Is this a valid concern or am I just over thinking it?
     
  19. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    put a sizeable backing plate on the inside of the roof and you should be good to go. with just the dome mount itsself, i think your concern is valid. most of those mounts are more typically used with a whip, or even spring based whip. the firestiks are just so solid and heavy in comparison.
     
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