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Unread 02-26-2009, 12:20 AM   #166
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what is the difference from that and a CB? why not run either or instead of both? what is a ham used for anyways? is it better thatn having a CB if so why not ditch the CB and stick to the ham?

sorry for all the questions just trying to understand what i dont know!

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Unread 02-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #167
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hey no problem,

well the world of ham can get complicated, but it basicly boils down to many people don't have ham radios because you have to take a little test and get a license or because they just don't know about them or because they can be more expensive... so you pretty much have to keep your cb to talk to the average guy on a club run.

they are better than cb for so many reasons, better sound quality, much more power means talking longer distances, with the right setup you can talk around the world! there are even auto-patches in some locations that will let you tie into the phone lines and make phone calls from the radio!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #168
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wow sound like quite some steroids for a radio!

well i been looking into getting a cobra 75 any details on this CB?
cons and pros on this?

is it mandatory that you get a license to work a ham or could you operate it with out a license? what are the consequences of operating a ham with out a license?
is there any? or is the license just pretty much like a i know how to use a ham kinda deal?
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Unread 02-26-2009, 08:12 AM   #169
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The FCC comes and tracks you down...then they arrest you.

So no, you can't operate one w/o a license. You can monitor ham frequencies w/o a license though.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:04 AM   #170
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...well i been looking into getting a cobra 75 any details on this CB?
cons and pros on this?...
the correct install of good wiring and good antenna willl make more difference than anything else including how expensive the cb itself is. readup on firestik.com about antennas, wiring, ground planes, etc.

if space is an issue the Cobra 75 WXST is certainly your best bet. I know several people in local clubs with them and they work great.

i personally have a Midland 75-822 and it has been a great compact radio for me. i originally bought it becuase it worked as a handheld as well as vehicle mount, this allowed me to use it even before i had a real antenna.

the only reason i would recommend the Cobra over the Midland is that the Cobra has an external speaker connection on it's base. otherwise, the Midland is a more flexible and IMO better looking unit.



and with that, i'm getting in the jeep and headed west now... peace!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #171
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How about this? I had DW after my lift, so my mechanic threw on a Rancho stabilizer when he was doing the realignment for me, which didn't stop the DW. I swapped it for Kevin's Hard-KOR stabilizer, but I still had DW on a highway on my way to work, in the exact same spot every day, when I was going over 60 mph. Now, this was before I got my M/Ts, so my Revos were probably fairly out of balance, but I decided to use the Rancho stabilizer I was going to return, as a secondary and fabricate my own mounting brackets. Here's the result:




I got all of the parts for less than $30 at Lowe's. This set-up is amazingly sturdy. It's made up of all grade 8 steel. I always check it before, during and after 'wheeling to make sure it doesn't loosen up or shift. It hasn't budged since I installed it almost a year ago and have been 100% DW-free. I have a full write-up on the install, if you need it.
Nice I would really like to know how you did that !!! great job man
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:21 PM   #172
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Nice! I would really like to know how you did that !!! great job man
Thanks! Well, here goes...

This may sound a bit strange, but I went to Lowe's, looking for some kind of clamp and wound up getting 2 pipe clamps that you'd use to seal holes in pipes. They're flexible but strong, combining metal and brass with a rubber inner lining, which wound up gripping the tie rod and track bar very well. I felt they'd be plenty strong for the task of stabilizing with the Rancho. The beauty of them is that they'll fit any size track bar. I then found some grade 8 bolts that fit and were long enough to close up the ends of each bracket and connect the Rancho. Make sure your stabilizer has sleeves at each end. They may be too big for the bolts, in which case you'll need additional smaller diameter sleeves to go in each end. You may have to tap them into place. I then got about a dozen large washers, 4 lock washers and a few grade 8 nuts with the locking plastic inner lining.

Mounting was a little tricky, keeping the clamps tight while I tightened each of the stabilizer ends. The trick I found was using enough large washers, which fit perfectly into the two prongs on either side of the clamps. I stacked 2 on either side of each clamp and 1 on each side of the stabilizer mount ends (so 2 per end). Here's the order for each mount: bolt, 2 washers, clamp, clamp, 2 washers, washer, stabilizer end, washer, lock washer, nut. The bolts you get should be long enough for at least an inch of extension after everything is tightened up. I believe I got 6" bolts.

For positioning, see my photos and/or the photos on Kevin's site where he shows his dual setup. Here's a link to my thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=433984&page=2

That's about it. Let me know if you have more questions or want some additional pics.

I had actually thought about putting a kit together and selling it to guys here. If I did, I'd make some illustrated instructions too. Do you think $60 shipped would be a fair price?

Thanks,

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Unread 02-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #173
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I got all of the parts for less than $30 at Lowe's. This set-up is amazingly sturdy. It's made up of all grade 8 steel. I always check it before, during and after 'wheeling to make sure it doesn't loosen up or shift. It hasn't budged since I installed it almost a year ago and have been 100% DW-free. I have a full write-up on the install, if you need it.
hey WJ FREAK, i'm also very interested in your parts list and write up. i do have the rancho SS as well, but because my mounts are all bents, it seems like my steering stabilizer is not really working the way it should be. looking forward to your follow up pics!
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Unread 02-27-2009, 08:57 PM   #174
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Nice rig!

Quick question though. Your headlights look a little different, did you remove the yellow reflectors on the sides and bottom. ?
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #175
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They're clear ones, you can get em off ebay, I've got them too.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #176
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Have you ran into a cop related issues with them because the signals aren't yellow?
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #177
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Have you ran into a cop related issues with them because the signals aren't yellow?
just use amber bulbs instead of clear
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #178
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The bulbs are the legal amber, but you don't need the amber reflectors. And I'm in Ohio a lot, and don't have any issues.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:46 PM   #179
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Alright. Thanks for the info. I really like that look that taking those reflectors out gives, plus my housings are filled with junk and could be replaced.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:49 PM   #180
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You can either take em apart, or go on ebay and score you a set. I don't think if you take them apart that you can get the amber in the upper edge out, but I'm not 100% sure on this.
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