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Unread 06-12-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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sweet ill try it out how much am i looking to spend on an antenna

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Unread 06-13-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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www.walcottcb.com is one of the best.

I'd really recommend going over to the guys on South Sheridan - take Kamil over there - he can learn a lot from those guys too.
lol ill make him take me as myjeep is sitting like this...


i guess both of us can buy a firestik. what size is the biggest and does size really matter. i see them rednecks drive aroundmy school with their huge loud blazer with tiny little wheels and 8' antennas
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Unread 06-13-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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For offroading purposes, don't use an 8' stainless whip. Depending on the mount you use, you really don't need that tall of an antenna.

I might actually be getting rid of my current antenna after GSW and getting a shorter one. You really only need it to go just above the roofline if you're mounted on the side.

So, a 4' firestik might go up for sale when I drop down to a 3'

Might keep it for a spare though
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Unread 06-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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IMO you should just buy a new ithink it would suite you better (and sell the 4' to me)
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Unread 06-13-2007, 12:43 PM   #5
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You need to figure out your mount before we can do anything

Poke around the XJ forum and see what everybody else is doing, then we can tell you if a Firestik will work.
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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here is a mount for a cb antenna what kind would fit this?
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
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not a clue - is there a cable going to the other side of that?
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #8
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yeah when i did my headliner there was a thick cable haning from the other end and was about a foot long
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:45 PM   #9
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hanging from the other end and cut probably...CB antenna should be 18' long. could probably make that work, but would have to replace the stud going through the roof I think.

I'd have to see it in person.
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #10
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yeah but i dont think it would be all the cool to have a big antenna from th roof either so i think i can maybe fabricate a mount at my friends house
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Unread 06-13-2007, 01:54 PM   #11
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Big antenna on the trail ain't cool at all. You can hurt somebody pretty bad if it whips down too hard. 8' whip for bling-bling is okay...8' whip for trail is asking for trouble. If you're going to use a roff-top mount, either use a flexible steel whip (short, like 4-5 feet), or a 3 or 4 foot Firestik with a spring.
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Unread 06-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #12
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yeah i want a setup kind of like ryan has. i want a 3'ft firestik with a spring and mounted by my tailight.
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Unread 06-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #13
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A bit of a challenge on an XJ due to the taillight configuration, but do-able.
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Unread 06-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #15
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Well, I was talking about selling my Firestik a few posts back...does that count as for sale?
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