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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:30 PM   #706
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I'm trying to decide on CB, I'm kind of liking the Cobra 75 WX ST Compact. I like how I can hide the main box and just have the microphone on the dash someplace. I really haven't been able to find a place I'd like to mount a normal CB.



It's $218.00, which includes a 3' Wilson Flex Antenna, Terra Flex Passenger Side Light Mount, cable, and a SWR meter.

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Unread 02-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #707
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That's the one I'm getting for the same reason, no good space,
It also is good for security.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #708
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They don't transmit well. My Father is a CB fanatic and fixes radios and wouldn't let me buy one. There are other compacts of that size will work better. Uniden, icom, and my favorite, mini mag.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 09:26 AM   #709
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They don't transmit well. My Father is a CB fanatic and fixes radios and wouldn't let me buy one. There are other compacts of that size will work better. Uniden, icom, and my favorite, mini mag.
I read quite a few reviews, didn't see anything bad. I'm not looking for 10-mile range, just a good trail set up. A mile or two of coverage would make me happy.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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Unread 02-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #710
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Oba

I decided to go ahead and mount the Superflow MV-50 under the hood today.

I decided to mount it on the fender instead of the ABS tray. The tray was more cramped, and it was more of a water risk being so low.









I only used two 5/16 stainless steel bolts with nylock nuts, some washers and a couple of rubber grommets to help with vibrations. I cut off the alligator clips and attached the wires to the battery terminals using some ring connectors, which are corrosion resistant, vibration resistant and have waterproof heat shrink.

After I drilled the two holes in the fender I gave the holes a coat of rustonleum paint. I also wedged a rubber grommet between the MV-50 and the fender, for vibration purposes as well.

The entire install only took about 15-miuntes. I'll just keep the hose in the jeep, but I could probably leave it in a bag on the ABS tray if I wanted to.

After I installed the pump I noticed an issue was developing, it must have started after the first time I filled all four tires.



The in-line fuse is melting. I went ahead and aired down one tire to 12 psi and filled it back up to 28 psi, which took just under 2 minutes. During the airing up the fuse started to melt again.

Anyone have a suggestion as to how I fix that? I'd hate to have this thing quit on me the first trip out.
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Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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Unread 02-27-2011, 01:17 PM   #711
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you need to beef up the wiring, thicker wire, and a different fuse holder will help alot. What amp is that fuse?
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Unread 02-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #712
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you need to beef up the wiring, thicker wire, and a different fuse holder will help alot. What amp is that fuse?
I don't know how I'd go about beefing up the wiring, cause I'm not about to take it apart. The fuse is a 30 amp.

I just did a quick google search and found a few stories about it melting the fuse, one even started it on fire.... I hadn't read any such horror stories here on JF.

Hopefully there's a doable fix.

Maybe cutting off all the excess wire would be of help? Less resistance that way? I'm no electrician, so I really have no idea.
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Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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Unread 02-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #713
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I think he is just talking about getting thicker wire to run for power. A new fuse holder would be needed to handle the thicker wire, but do not use a larger fuse.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 02:19 PM   #714
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Looks like the fuse blade connection in that holder that was not tight and caused it to heat up.

You just need to cut it out. Get a butt splice and push the barrel out of the plastic with a golf tee or pencil, use an uninsulated crimp tool and dimple the connector opposite the seam in the barrel, tape the splice with some quality tape like 33+.

Cut a 30A rubber covered fuse holder in as close to the battery as you can. The 15 or 20 foot of wire wont cause enough resistance to be an issue, its the resistance of a loose connection causing the issue.

I'd try and see if a smaller fuse will hold the load when you get it back together, its always best to have your protection sized as close to the actual load as possible. These companies always put the max fuse inline.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #715
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I went ahead and cut the wire at the fuse holder, spliced in a 10g wire 30 amp fuse holder and ran 10g wire, instead of the stock 14g, to the battery. I cut it to length, no longer than needed. I still have about 8" of the 14g wire coming out of the pump, but from there it's 10g. I aired down a tire, filled it back up, and there was no melting or smoking like there was before. Maybe it was just a bad fuse holder, or maybe it wasn't tightened all the way, in any case it's been modified.

A plus to the new wire is that I now have a strand of black and a strand of yellow, instead of two black wires. At least now I'll know which wire goes to which battery terminal...black to black in case you're wondering.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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Unread 02-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #716
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Hey jeff you might want to check out this antenna. Back when I asked about CB and antenna for my YJ a guy post this link http://www.gijoesradioelectronics.co...idproduct=1173 to some K40 super flex antenna. He post this picture to show me how well they flex and bend.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #717
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Hey jeff you might want to check out this antenna. Back when I asked about CB and antenna for my YJ a guy post this link http://www.gijoesradioelectronics.co...idproduct=1173 to some K40 super flex antenna. He post this picture to show me how well they flex and bend.
The wilson 3' or 4' flex is supposed to bend 180 degrees...much like the photo you posted. I've read the Firestick, non-flex, transmits further, but is more prone to breakage. So I think I'll go flexible.
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Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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I have had good luck with both the firestick and wilson. But that 10ft steel whip my uncle sold me took a beating.
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They don't transmit well. My Father is a CB fanatic and fixes radios and wouldn't let me buy one. There are other compacts of that size will work better. Uniden, icom, and my favorite, mini mag.
Agreed. I have talked to guys about CBs like this that work at shops and they do not recommend this at all. It barely can work one mile is what I've heard and I trust CB experts over internet reviews anyday...

Just giving another opinion Jeff.
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Agreed. I have talked to guys about CBs like this that work at shops and they do not recommend this at all. It barely can work one mile is what I've heard and I trust CB experts over internet reviews anyday...

Just giving another opinion Jeff.
That kind of sucks, since I'd like to have the hidden away benefits of it.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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