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Old 04-14-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Where to place my CB

What's the best location or spot to put your radio for your CB? Any advice, ideas?

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I'm stuck in the same scenario, I'm looking at buying the one with all the controls on the hand piece and mounting main unit under the dash on drivers side
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I'm stuck in the same scenario, I'm looking at buying the one with all the controls on the hand piece and mounting main unit under the dash on drivers side
That's the one I want
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You'll probably find that you use the CB pretty infrequently, and when you do, you don't need to change the channel or really look at the unit itself very often.

So I'd say get it more out of the way of yourself and passenger.

You can always mount an external speaker closer to your ears so you can hear it, as that's the most important thing anyway.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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This kit has everything you need to install and go. Saves lots of searching and the price is outstanding. There are also videos on U tube for a very clean install. The entire radio is in the palm of your hand. The terminal box where the antenna attaches can fit behind your glove box. No drilling No mess No box just the handset. even comes with SWR meter to adjust your antenna reception.

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:04 PM   #7
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That's what I use, just put it up this weekend. Loving it so far, doesn't block my mirror..
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:24 AM   #8
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Cool Tech LLC has an all-in-one CB Radio kit for JK's. Includes everything you need: Cobra 75 radio, Firestik antenna, wiring, mounting plate for either the license plate bracket or spare tire and dashboard mount form the handset.

Cool Tech LLC. CB All-in-One Kit


I really like the Cobra 75 quick disconnect handset and installing the control unit behind the glove box.

Allows for a totally clean install and the quick disconnect makes it easy to remove and can be kept at home the other 85% of the time when I'm not out wheeling.

These are not my pictures but this is exactly what my Cool Tech All-in-one Cobra 75 setup looks like:

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Cool Tech LLC has an all-in-one CB Radio kit for JK's. Includes everything you need: Cobra 75 radio, Firestik antenna, wiring, mounting plate for either the license plate bracket or spare tire and dashboard mount form the handset.

Cool Tech LLC. CB All-in-One Kit


I really like the Cobra 75 quick disconnect handset and installing the control unit behind the glove box.

Allows for a totally clean install and the quick disconnect makes it easy to remove and can be kept at home the other 85% of the time when I'm not out wheeling.

These are not my pictures but this is exactly what my Cool Tech All-in-one Cobra 75 setup looks like:

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I do like the Cool-Tech antenna mount. Just installed one last week. I struggled with selecting a CB mainly because it didn't want it visible and I also want a own a hand held unit too. The range of the handhelds stink because of the piss ass antenna. Finally decided in the Midland hand held. Can hook it to my 4' fire stick or use as a hand held. For me it gave me both modes of operation in one unit. The only draw back I can see so far is speaker may not be loud enough for some folks.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:09 AM   #10
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That's what I use, just put it up this weekend. Loving it so far, doesn't block my mirror..

I also went with the mount on footmans' loop but with a Bearcat 880 (little bigger radio but still fits). My antenna is mounted by license plate and they work well. Really though it's all personal preference as to where you like /want your radio. Good luck !!
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #13
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Mounted mine to the side of the console, passenger side, so that the face of the CB points up and the passenger seat can still slide. This way it's easy to get to, is completely out of the way, and wires were easy to deal with.

Antenna attached to spare tire mount via a $9 mount from the local truck stop. This way the body isn't affected at all and the wires are totally hidden.

Cost was $9 total and you can't see wires anywhere from front to rear. I had pics in a thread somewhere but can't find them now.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:35 AM   #14
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I have a 2 door with no rear seat and a Tuffy security enclosure in the back. Love the setup. Have my 2m radio mounted on the front panel of the Tuffy box. Out of the way of everything, but I can reach back and click it on or adjust volume without looking.

Mounted the mic holder on the passenger side of the soundbar. You can see it in the video here. http://instagram.com/p/iZTfT-wuyk/
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Mounted mine on top of the crossover between the speakers. I don't need to see it other than to change channels which I can see in the mirror if I need to. Don't need to see it to set squelch, volume and RF gain.
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That's what I use, just put it up this weekend. Loving it so far, doesn't block my mirror..
I tried mine up there and didn't care for it.
I have the same Cobra and I mounted it with velcro inside the console.
the entire unit including the mic is hidden and still leaves room for other crap as well.
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Hmm some ideas! Thanks y'all! The snap of the last photo from tjlowry, wouldn't that fall when you are off roading? Is the snap really secure?
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Hmm some ideas! Thanks y'all! The snap of the last photo from tjlowry, wouldn't that fall when you are off roading? Is the snap really secure?
If your asking about the mic, hasn't been a problem yet.
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I also mounted mine above the mirror. However the mic was blocking my line of sight. I got one of those CB mic holders that truckers use. It's the Gear Keeper 325-44112 Standard Retractable CB Microphone Holder. IMHO it works great and both driver and passenger have easy access to the mic.b


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Attaching the cb mic on top of the roll bar was easy. I just clipped the mic on one of the holes up there. Off road the plastic retractor was bouncing against the roll bar. (Annoying) So I got this terrycloth velcro strap to put around the retractor and no more noise.
It worked for me.
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What did you use or how did you mount the receiver cord in the panel below the glove box?
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I tried mine up there and didn't care for it.
I have the same Cobra and I mounted it with velcro inside the console.
the entire unit including the mic is hidden and still leaves room for other crap as well.
This is excactly what I did. In fact, it has been submerged many times and still works great!
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What did you use or how did you mount the receiver cord in the panel below the glove box?
The Cobra 75 WX ST comes with a mounting plate, screws/washers/nuts and a rubber grommet.

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The Cobra 75 WX ST comes with a mounting plate, screws/washers/nuts and a rubber grommet.

Did not see that in the box. Yup, I have it. I'll be installing it this weekend.
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Did not see that in the box. Yup, I have it. I'll be installing it this weekend.
Thanks for the reply.
In your defense I didn't realize what it was when I first looked at it either!

Had to go back and grab it after I saw the install pictures.

I was like "Crap, I was told this kit had everything in it that I needed, guess I need to go to Radio Shack/Fry's/Home Depot...again" and then I was like "Oh, that's what the other plastic bag has in it!"
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Sorry for jumping in here. Trying to install my CB, but was wondering how do I get the side panels off the dash so I can run my power wire thru the firewall. How do you do that without scratching things up? I saw someone had theirs off in a YouTube video but they didn't explain how they got the passenger side panel off to access the foam filled hole.

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Sorry for jumping in here. Trying to install my CB, but was wondering how do I get the side panels off the dash so I can run my power wire thru the firewall. How do you do that without scratching things up? I saw someone had theirs off in a YouTube video but they didn't explain how they got the passenger side panel off to access the foam filled hole. '12 Wrangler Sport Unlimited.
The easiest way is with a trim tool--basically just an extra wide flathead screwdriver sort of thing made entirely of plastic. Could probably use a regular flathead too, just take it easy as it'll be more likely to scratch stuff up.

There are a number of "clips" back there to secure the trim to the dash. Start on one side and slowly work your way around popping the clips from their seats. Really easy, just take your time.
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I hung mine from the roll bar. When not in use I remove the mic and it's completely un-noticable.

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