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Old 12-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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Cb Radio Install?

Im getting a uniden cb radio with a firstick antenna and a pa speaker off craigslist. I was wondering where you guys had your cb's mounted and your antennas mounted? Pics would be great!

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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Here you go bud check out this link....

Where did you mount your CB Radio?

There is a Communication and Electronics Section on the main page for any questions you may have concerning your CB install. Feel free to ask any questions you can not find the answer too.

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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type in "Wrangler CB mount" in google, theres about a million different options
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i just mounted mine monday. i put the radio under the ashtray, i had to cut off some of the console to make it fit. it's a stick shift and in 1st 3rd and 5th the rubber boots is touching the radio but doesnt prevent shifting. for the antena, i got a wilson 2000 that i made a bracket for and place it in the front left fender, i'll try and post pics later
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Here's how I did it...
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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Here's how I did it...
I mounted mine in the same area. I will be getting an external speaker tho cause having it by my feet make it hard to hear. I will also be scouting out a PA for the TJ as well
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Here is an Idea I have been working with. I want to mount my CB in the center console. Locked and out of sight. Have the mic and an external speaker, the rest of the radio is in the center console out of sight out of mind.

Problem: My junk did'nt come with a center console. Stevens243 gave (sold) me a console out of his 2006 TJ. Unfortunately, there is way too much modifications to make it fit in my 99 TJ. I could fab up everything, but it would probably not be sturdy enough to support the weight of the radio and remain firm.

But I am still looking. Radio hidden/secured in the center console with only the mic and external speaker exposed. I have a dream.....
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Here's how I did it...
did the same spot but on the passenger side of the console. i put it close to the seat but will be relocating it further towards the firewall since i can't move the seat all the way forward. in that spot, i just have the mic sitting up on the side of the dash just right of the cd/radio receiver unit. it may be on the passenger's side of the cabin, but i have long arms and can reach it pretty easily.
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If youre wondering where I put my 100w PA horn, I put it in place of where Cruise Control would go, took alot of cutting the horn, shoving, cussing and bloody knuckles. There is absolutely no other place to put it and that horn is freaking huge. Get the 50w or 30w then hook it up to an amp, thats all you really need.
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or you could buy a 15w pa horn for $17 at a truck stop that comes with a simple coax that will plug directly into the back of you cb pa output run the cord through the firewall and take some zipties and strap it in good right next to the vacuum hose where that huge empty space next to the firewall in the engine bay. a 15w is plenty loud unless you plan on running the pa like a police interceptor. i'd keep the plastic wrapping on it too, just take a rubber band to secure it to the horn to prevent it from coming off, helps keep water damage down to a minimum
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The plastic water would act as a vessel for water to drip down wouldnt it? 15w is so little though that can barely be heard through the noise of the engine.

That simple coax wouldve been awesome as I had to go to Radioshack and splice it into a 1/8" headphone jack cable. Total cost = $41.00 or so = \ Never doing that again. Now I gotta pick up a cheap amp somewhere to boost my stereo and my pa = ) Definitely stay away from the 35.95 radioshack 100w PA horn (50w RMS)
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I have used the radioshack 100watt forever... works great even my friends love the ones I put in there vehicles
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where the heck did you mount it?
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havent put one on the jeep yet but the f150 got it under the hood





I was considering getting a few tiny one on the jeep I want to amp them but have no idea how
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The plastic water would act as a vessel for water to drip down wouldnt it? 15w is so little though that can barely be heard through the noise of the engine.

That simple coax wouldve been awesome as I had to go to Radioshack and splice it into a 1/8" headphone jack cable. Total cost = $41.00 or so = \ Never doing that again. Now I gotta pick up a cheap amp somewhere to boost my stereo and my pa = ) Definitely stay away from the 35.95 radioshack 100w PA horn (50w RMS)
i guess for my little 2.5L the speaker is plenty loud, it echoes through the woods whenever i put it on pa and get out to see people coming up the hill. i think i saw some larger wattage horns up on ebay that were decently priced. but ya the plastic around the horn has done great, water just drips right down and i haven't seen any condensation on the inside, so i'm gonna assume its doing its job...
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Just remember that a 20 watt speaker is no louder than a 5 watt speaker is when driven by the same amplfier. A speaker's watt rating is just how much power it can take from the amplifier before it starts distorting or is damaged. If you want a louder PA, it requires a more powerful amplifier.

You CAN however sometimes replace an inefficient speaker with a more efficient speaker so it is noticeably louder. A speaker's efficiency is measured by its Sensitivity rating. So if you replaced a PA speaker that had an 84 dB Sensitivity rating which is a pretty low rating, with one with a higher Sensitivity like 91 dB, for example, that would make a very noticeable improvement in loudness when driven by the same amplifier. There has to be at least a 3 dB difference between the Sensitivity before there is a noticeable difference in loudness however. Replacing one with an 89 dB Sensitivity with one with a 91 dB Sensitivity rating wouldn't produce noticeably louder results.
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i guess for my little 2.5L the speaker is plenty loud, it echoes through the woods whenever i put it on pa and get out to see people coming up the hill. i think i saw some larger wattage horns up on ebay that were decently priced. but ya the plastic around the horn has done great, water just drips right down and i haven't seen any condensation on the inside, so i'm gonna assume its doing its job...
did you wire your PA to your amp though? and yea I forgot your PA horn is limited by the watts in your CB unless you wire it through an amp.
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I have used the radioshack 100watt forever... works great even my friends love the ones I put in there vehicles
Have fun getting that 100w in there = ) I had to cut the edges which may have affected the PA a little bit, but nothing I noticed. (cruise control slot if you dont have it) is a good spot, otherwise I dont know where youre going to put it.
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did you wire your PA to your amp though? and yea I forgot your PA horn is limited by the watts in your CB unless you wire it through an amp.
likewise, ya i didn't bother running through an amp. the only one i have right now is way back in the trunk and i have enough wires running through the boards as it is, i don't need one more haha. for the purpose that i need it for, it gets the job done.
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I'm liking this idea. It doesn't interfere with either of the shifters does it?
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I'm liking this idea. It doesn't interfere with either of the shifters does it?
no it doesn't. the rubber boot is touching the radio in 1st, 3rd and 5th gear but the lever doesn't hit the radio. the 4hi /4lo lever no problem.

I had to cut the console to fit the radio. also the hole in the radio bracket had to be made more oval to bring the radio a little closer to the bracket.

I'll try to take a pic of the left side where I cut the console
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Ok, thanks. It looks great. I have a 2005 and yours looks a little older. idk if they made the consoles different in the front or not between the the 5 speed change to a six speed.
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just a little older...my tj is a 98 :-)

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