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post #10501 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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Hemily Gc--

Take a look at the "Wilson Trucker" antenna. It should well outperform the rubber duckie you've got there. It's actually 2 antennas, 1800 and 900.

Downside, it looks VERY space-cadety.

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post #10502 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:01 AM
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Around $700
I just had mine replaced last month too. I think I paid $600
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post #10503 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:12 AM
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Hemily Gc-- Take a look at the "Wilson Trucker" antenna. It should well outperform the rubber duckie you've got there. It's actually 2 antennas, 1800 and 900. Downside, it looks VERY space-cadety.

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Would this be the one your talking about? It looks like something you would take spearfishing! Have you had any experience with this antenna?? Can you tell a noticeable difference in range??

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post #10504 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:28 AM
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That's the one you want, just as pictured. I bought the model with the (removable) extension wand, which doesn't really add anything unless your mount point is below roof level.

Regarding performance, I have a couple of 4-ft carrier grade dipole omnis that I use camping, a 2.4 and an 1800. I'm close to leaving those at home because the trucker works so well, and is much smaller. I'm guessing the reason is the built-in Ground Plane on the Wilson Trucker, which helps give it its Buck Rogers look. Don't be surprised if your neighbors call Homeland Security.
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post #10505 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:29 AM
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I just had mine replaced last month too. I think I paid $600
How come I'm seeingthem on Rockauto for $40 to $75? Am I looking at the wrong thing?

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post #10506 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:31 AM
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How come I'm seeingthem on Rockauto for $40 to $75? Am I looking at the wrong thing?
The A/C condenser is about $180 what kills the price is freon, recharging, and about 3 or so hours of labor.

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The A/C condenser is about $180 what kills the price is freon, recharging, and about 3 or so hours of labor.
My bad. I read condenser but my brain registered heater core.

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post #10508 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 11:49 AM
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My bad. I read condenser but my brain registered heater core.
Haha I wish it was a heater core!

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post #10509 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM
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Looks good how much lift did it give you
Just measured hub to fender. Got ~22.5/22.7 up front and ~23/23.2 in the rear. Clearing the 285's really well, however the tires ALMOST rub on the pinchweld (even with the mod) on full lock.

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post #10510 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thats a pretty good price I payed $125 for mine a few weeks ago and then did the install myself.
Guess you did the cheat or remove the whole dash? How many hours did it take?
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Guess you did the cheat or remove the whole dash? How many hours did it take?
I did the cheat method. If i had taken the whole dash out I would of had so many screws left over. All in all it took me about 5 hours but I was working with limited tools (most of my tools are at my parents house because I recently moved into an apartment). If i was to do it again it with the right tools it would only take an hour and a half with proper tools.

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I did the cheat method. If i had taken the whole dash out I would of had so many screws left over. All in all it took me about 5 hours but I was working with limited tools (most of my tools are at my parents house because I recently moved into an apartment). If i was to do it again it with the right tools it would only take an hour and a half with proper tools.
Ok cool. I work at a boat repair shop so I'll have all the tools I'll need with me. How hard was it to get to the other side(drivers side) of the heater core?
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post #10513 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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FINALLY had a day where I could drop my rig off to get everything put together. kind of sounds like I'm glad I didn't attempt to do the install myself. I dropped it off about 8am and they finished up working on it around 5pm.



I know it looks pretty silly with the tires I have on there now. For whatever reason I've had the hardest time deciding on wheels/tires. I really really like the way duratracs look, so one option is duratracs on the wheels I currently have. The other option is (255/70R18):

The thing I like about those wheels is that you really don't see them on too many WK's. Bad thing is they are 18's, so fewer/more expensive tire options.

what do you guys think?
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post #10514 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 05:51 PM
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Doesn't look bad. Are those 245's
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post #10515 of 16048 Old 09-24-2013, 05:55 PM
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Doesn't look bad. Are those 245's
there are 235/65/17's on there now
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