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post #31 of 55 Old 04-06-2012, 11:34 AM
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This is the kit I got from QT. Suppose to be pre tuned, but will re tune anyways. Thinking about plastidipping the SS plate black in the visible portion...it was easy install, but now I may opt for a 3 ft antenna to improve ingress and egress from garage for daily use and use the 4 ft for travels. Also, ordered the heavy duty antenna spring for more flex.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/96080_402.htm

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post #32 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 06:54 PM
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I got a similar kit from rc radio. Cobra 75. Terra flex mount. Wilson flex. I'm having a hard time getting the antenna to ground and get a good swr. I scraped to metal, grounded the tailgate to the chassis, etc. still no luck. Want to use hd spring and quick disco. Any thoughts??
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post #33 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 08:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smcutter

He's saying that the method I suggested requires drilling part of your dash (which is expensive to replace). His alternative simply means routing the wire through holes that already exist.
I did the same as you. With a hard mount in the dash, I can reach over while stuck in traffic and with one hand twist it on. If you just run the wires down to the floor, you would have to either pull over to reach it or have a copilot to help you. Besides who cares about a little drilling. I'm not selling my Jeep.

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post #34 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 08:13 PM
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Cool...Sounds good.

Anyone know of the QT antenna kit that was discussed 2 posts prior? Just curious and want to take a look!

As always, great forum and great feedback
Look at right channel radio. Good complete kit and great service
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post #35 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 08:33 PM
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Great, you guys just added an item to the top of my "stuff I don't need but is really cool so I want it" list.
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post #36 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 08:45 PM
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I found a good hole in the firewall of 2011 up high above my left foot. Mounted the power unit under drivers seat to an unused hole on the right rail off the floor. Ran the mic cord behind the center console and suspended the mic from the roll bar with a mic keeper. Works pretty good.
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post #37 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 09:01 PM
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I went with the Cooltech JK kit, which I love to death (except I kinda don't want my license plate there any more, but other than that.....)

Here is my obnoxiously complete write up on my Jeep Club's website.

Butterbuddha's Monster CB Install

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
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post #38 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 09:37 PM
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That's awesome. Is there an "after" pic?

Edit: Yeah I'm retarded, I thought that WAS page 2.
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post #39 of 55 Old 04-14-2012, 09:38 PM
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If you are referring to my build, yep scroll down on page two for the final pics

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post #40 of 55 Old 04-15-2012, 04:19 PM
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This is a great post, I learned alot and was able to get my cb , etc.. installed.

I went with the following
1. Midland CB Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
http://www.amazon.com/Midland-75-822-Channel-CB-Way-Radio/dp/B00000K2YR/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1334524503&sr=1-1


2. Cooltech Firestik CB Antenna Kit - No Bracket
http://www.cooltechllc.com/jeep/jk_firestik.shtml

I have an AEV rear bumper -tire carrier so I just mounted the Cooltech to the hold that's in the middle of the mast and then ran the cable through the tail-gate "hole" and then stuffed the cable under the carpet to the radio. I then put velcro on the cb and mounted it to the radio dash and then plugged one end into the cig. lighter and the other end into the cooltech cable. Its a nice portable solution.

I'll have some pics up soon.
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post #41 of 55 Old 03-30-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Back from the dead

Believe it or not, I finally just got around to mounting and hooking up the Cobra. Problem is, the end of the antenna does not conform to the back of the Cobra unit.
I was re-reading the posts, and someone said that you need a PL-259 connector to allow the end of the antenna cable to go into the Cobra box. Does this sound right?
I am bummed! I thought I was going to have this thing up and running already.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. I need to go out for a few hours, but will check back later.
Much thanks!

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post #42 of 55 Old 03-30-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Got pics?

Here's the issue that I'm up against. Thoughts?
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Cobra_75_box_and_antenna_mismatch.jpg   CB_Box_Antenna_Receiver.jpg   Firestix_Antenna_plug.jpg  

Teraflex 2.5" Coil & Shock lift, fr. lower control arms,
Gdyr 35x12.5r15, P.Comp 1069's...

Skids- Sway Bar, c. arms, s.mounts, oil pan, evap. cannister, EVO C2 front axle Gussets...
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post #43 of 55 Old 03-30-2013, 08:02 PM
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I'd search for an adapter. Don't bother with Radio Shack, I made that mistake for another connector issue a couple weeks ago. If it doesn't plug into a cell phone, they don't carry it.

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post #44 of 55 Old 03-30-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Funny you should say that. I just tried Radio Shack and they were not very helpful. That's why I thought I'd throw it out to the forum and see if anyone has come across this issue.

As always, thanks so much for everyone's help in advance.

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post #45 of 55 Old 03-30-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I may have thrown away the PL-259 adapter by mistake that came in the box with the antenna and coax cable. I found it on the web, and ironically, at Radio Shack. Here's the link:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...cAAA&gclsrc=ds

Does this look right for what I need to complete the set-up?

Much thanks

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Gdyr 35x12.5r15, P.Comp 1069's...

Skids- Sway Bar, c. arms, s.mounts, oil pan, evap. cannister, EVO C2 front axle Gussets...
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