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Lars' Mobile Antenna Farm Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Lars, May 19, 2015.

  1. May 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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    Lars

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    I'll keep this first post up to date via edits. My Truck is new to me as of October 2014. Still working on all the Off Road components. However I'm about done with the communications aspect. Driving home from work recently I made contact with someone outside Moscow Russia... From Central Texas... While doing ~ 70mph down the highway in my mobile antenna farm!

    Here's a fairly recent shot on North Padre Island, about 45 miles south of the nearest road.
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    Here's roughly how she looked when I brought her home.
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    Here is a very recent photo: (good and dirty)
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    Cosmetic:
    • Mudflap Delete
    • Running Board Delete
    • Matte Black Badges
    • Matte Black TRD Scoop Intake
    Armor:
    • RCI IFS Skid Plate
    • RCI Transmission Skid Plate
    • RCI Transfer Case Skid Plate
    • RCI Rock Sliders w/Kickout
    • RCI Rear Diff Skid Plate
    Wheels & Tires:
    • Hancook DynaPro ATM RF10 (265/70/17) on Stock TRD Sport 17" Wheels
    Suspension:
    Front:
    • Shocks: OME Nitrocharger Sport 90000
    • Springs: OME 886
    • UCA: stock
    Rear:
    • Shocks: OME Nitrocharger Sport 60091
    • Springs: Wheeler's 2" AAL
    Lights:
    Misc:
    • Redline Hood Struts
    • Custom Anti-Dark Underhood lighting
    • Custom Anti-Dark Bed lighting (wired to dome lamp)
    • EZ-Down Tailgate strut
    • ClearView RearView
    Radio Gear:

    Antennas:
    Radios:
    • Kenwood TM-D700
      • Mount: under passengers seat
      • Antenna: Diamond SG-7700
      • Control head: Below stereo head unit
    • Kenwood TS-480Sat
      • Mount: under drivers seat
      • Antenna: Silver Bullet 1000
      • Control head: In front of arm rest
    • Maxon MCB-30
      • Mount: inside arm rest
      • Antenna: 4' K40 Superflex
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  2. May 19, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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    Currently looking at a full suit of Armor Tech Skid plates, and an Ironman 4x4 suspension kit.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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    Mobile Antenna Farm is about to become a build.
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  4. Jun 12, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    OME shocks/struts, 887, Dakar, LR. Husky floor mats, Ranch Tonneau, Konig Six Shooter waiting to be mounted, Pelfreybilt front bumper ordered
    Would you be interested in a set of 4 leaf springs from a 2013 TRD?
    Do me a favor if you would, before you install the LR control arms would you mind taking the ball joint dust boot off an snapping a picture of the ball joint and posting it?

    The 2 1/2" you gain from the lift should improve your radio reception ;)
     
  5. Jun 12, 2015 at 9:12 PM
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    Tomorrow after Hidden falls I'll see what I can do about grabbing a few photos for you.
    As for the four leaf. If it's just sitting on a shelf, never to be used I'll happily put them to work. Otherwise the leafs I have in the photo have maybe 500 miles on them, and have just been sitting in the bed of another wheeler's Taco for months. I figured I'd put my AAL in the new springs.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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  7. Jun 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    * Stuffed:
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    * Flexing like a 6yr old.
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  8. Jun 15, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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    Well, I've got them for sale with the rest of the take offs from my truck, and kind of had project plans for them otherwise, but you since indicated you were going to install skid plates I though I'd see if you wanted to trade them for you stock aluminum skid plate? It'll be a long time before I get around to skid plates and I like the look of the stocker. Spring packs have about 24k miles on them, they are the springs that were in my truck when on the Turkey Bend meet-up (Hill Country route cruise) when you observed that a stock Tacoma has quite a bit of articulation. Don't know if there is a difference between 3 leaf and 4 leaf spring pack add-a-leafs.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2015 at 6:34 AM
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    You were driving down the highway with that big ole antenna when you got into contact with Russia! :eek:

    She can stuff more than that :laughing:
     
  10. Jun 25, 2015 at 6:36 AM
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    Maybe a little Bro Lean is in order? Let this be a lesson for y'all... NEVER SKIP LEG DAY!!!
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    886s on Nitrocharger Sport Shocks.
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    Out with the old, and in with the new.
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  11. Jun 25, 2015 at 6:39 AM
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    No, I have a mobile HF antenna bolted to the back of the tool box. I was using that when I talked to Russia. The big dipole is for when the truck is parked and I want to play with the radio for a few hours.
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    I'm sure she can. Nobody took pictures of me while I was out at Hidden Falls though. Now that I've got a lift, hopefully someone will be kind and take some photos of a not stock truck doing some rock crawling.
     
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  12. Aug 5, 2015 at 9:02 PM
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    I took it on a wine tasting tour of the Texas Hill Country this past weekend, taking dirt roads wherever possible.

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  13. Aug 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM
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    Today I moved the VHF/UHF antenna off the hood, and to the back of the truck bed.
    This looks and works quite a bit better than the old mount. I had to replace the coax as the hood crimped and damaged it in the previous location, and decided to relocate the mount at the same time.

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  14. Aug 7, 2015 at 1:43 PM
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    I also replaced the 4' K40 Superflex-400 which broke while off-roading with a 2' Firestick.
     
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  15. Oct 8, 2015 at 3:05 PM
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    I installed a full suit of RCI Armor on the truck.

    RCI Rock Sliders with Kickout
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    RCI Full Front Skids (IFS, Transmission, Transfer Case)
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    RCI Rear Diff Skid
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  16. Oct 8, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    During Fallout 3 (The annual event put on by Heart of Texas Off Road Club) I drove over some rocks. (This is pre-RCI Armor.)

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  17. Oct 24, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    I installed the Trail Toys UHMW gas tank skid. After installation I cut the straps with about 6" extra, and then burned the ends where I cut them.

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  18. Oct 24, 2015 at 6:43 AM
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    I also got spotted at the Texas Avid Outdoors show in South Austin while parked next to the Pronghorn Overland gear tent.

    I had the portable HF antenna up, and was talking about radio gear and Ham Radio to folks who were interested.
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  19. Dec 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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    I've recently installed some Backup Lights on top of the toolbox.
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    I re-installed, and re-wired my 30" front light bar. I got this extremely cheap, and the center third of the light doesn't work. I'll eventually purchase another, and move my license plate.
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    Finally I replaced my Maxon MCB-30 CB which was mounted in the center arm rest with an Anytone Smart CB.
    This thing is tiny....
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    So tiny in fact I mounted it in the "cup" behind the steering wheel, below the 4wd selector.
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  20. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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    signal's perfect in this particular digital mode. :)
     
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