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The Lair

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 at 3:55 AM
    Justanotherhemi

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    Good Morning EST Lair Fam!

    I have been swampt with work. I have actually been working this week :D It looks like this madness will continue onto the weekend :anonymous: not cool
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2017 at 3:56 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Ugh, I hate when I have to do work at work. It's the worst!
     
  3. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:03 AM
    Justanotherhemi

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    Certified stud!

    Like the flag on the hard hat!

    "Friends the wheel together, poop together!" ? How bout dat?

    I cant believe I missed this! You have to tint the windows. Tony is looking kinda hot inside.

    PS I really hope your truck was on when you were taking these pictures. If not the next time I see an ASPCA commercial about animal about I will be reminded of your photo shoot.

    Now that is DEDICATION to the Lair!
     
  4. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:06 AM
    Justanotherhemi

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    :annoyed: It has left me with no extra time to keep up with The Lair or run in the afternoons. Sucks


    Sooooooo........talk to me about them 886s! Whos poor soul did you convinve that their stock springs with a 3" spacer would run better than on these :rofl:
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:24 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Of course the truck was on! I had the AC on full blast. If anything, Tony was a little cold. I'd never EVER leave him in a potentially hot car :thumbsup:
    Ha, no convincing needed!! I was just browsing OfferUp and stumbled across them. I can't believe they're selling them for $100 brand new! Usually they're ~$175.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:40 AM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    GM fellow dwellers!

    I’ll do that and see what happens. Do you think I would get better signal towards the cab or at the back?
     
  7. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:44 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    It's tough to say for sure. How tall is your antenna?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:52 AM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    4ft
     
  9. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:58 AM
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    Which snorkel is that? And which precleaner?
     
  10. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:01 AM
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    If I told you one spot was better than the other, I'd be guessing. Either way, none of the mounts on our truck are ideal short of a whip right on the roof, as that's the best ground plane. All I can say is make sure there's a good ground, and see how it does.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:01 AM
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    He's got the budget snorkel meant for a hilux.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:04 AM
    fatfurious2

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    I think you’re saying that because your cb never worked right :canada:
     
  13. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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    Shhhhhh:spy:
     
  14. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:17 AM
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    I have a firestick 5' mounted in the back with a shmellfab mount and the swr is really great there. No need to adda ground wire. I red somewhere that you need at least 1/3 of the lenght of the antenna above the roof line to have a descent signal, better 1/2 and best the higher possible and then tune it
     
  15. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:23 AM
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  16. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:25 AM
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    This is exactly what I heard too! Except I have a 4ft.

    Randy should have gone with this setup in the beginning
     
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  17. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:26 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    I pretty much did, just a different mount. Then when it was up front, it should have had a good ground as well since the bumper is tied into the frame. I wonder if my radio itself is fucked up. If it's STILL acting up with the new antenna, that'll confirm it and I'm getting a new radio.
     
  18. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:26 AM
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  19. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:28 AM
    BravesRunner

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    Yeah that’ll be the first thing I try. I get decent signal but want even better because I’ll mainly be using it in the mountains.


    Might be drilling into the roof if that doesn’t work.

    I have somewhere between 1/2 to 1/3 above the roof because it’s mounted to my bed rack about half way up the cab.
     
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  20. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:34 AM
    Kemosabe

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    Maybe the pc on the bumper interfere with the quality of the ground?:notsure:
    Ok so as EST said,
    Probably a ground issue
     
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