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04-09-2013 10:14 PM
Gunz n tractorz Are monkey Mades any good for jeep particularly the mm9?
07-13-2010 08:17 PM
JIMBOX Oh yea, I had to hit "R" to get it into 4lo and locks--


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Just curious - did you climb that rock?
That was with the stock 32" BFG's and no lift, but once, I got outta that shale it was pretty easy and the other side is just a grassy slope, looks pretty bad, but upclose, it ain't !!

Here coming back, was easy and someone had been over that rock a bunch of times, so I didn't blaze any new trails !!



JIMBO
07-13-2010 08:06 PM
G54
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I don't have a quick disconnect, I just unscrew my antenna from the coil base, Of course, I don't use it when I have to stay in town, but



It's gone a year, probably 30 times and no degradation of threads or reception !!

JIMBO
Just curious - did you climb that rock?
07-13-2010 08:00 PM
JIMBOX I don't have a quick disconnect, I just unscrew my antenna from the coil base, Of course, I don't use it when I have to stay in town, but



It's gone a year, probably 30 times and no degradation of threads or reception !!

JIMBO
07-13-2010 07:31 PM
DANIMAL They sure are. I am going to recommend them to anyone that is looking for a radio set up.

Thank you for recommending them to me.
07-13-2010 07:24 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
Contacting Wilson directly turned out to be a run around, so I e-mailed Right Channel yesterday and they got back to me today and are sending me a new antenna.

I will be ordering a quick disconnect before I put it back on so that I can take it off before pulling into my garage.
That's awesome. Those guys at Right Channel are okay.
07-13-2010 07:17 PM
DANIMAL
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Sorry to hear that, but I'm surprised. Maybe it just caught on something the wrong way. I've whacked mine on the garage going in and out for over a year and this weekend it basically acted as a tree branch deflector and no problems so far. I would email Clear Channel and see if they will cover it first rather than going directly to Wilson.
Contacting Wilson directly turned out to be a run around, so I e-mailed Right Channel yesterday and they got back to me today and are sending me a new antenna.

I will be ordering a quick disconnect before I put it back on so that I can take it off before pulling into my garage.
07-10-2010 03:30 PM
Bobthegod You want to know more then you ever wanted to know check this site.

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07-08-2010 02:21 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
Well, after a couple of months of going in and out of the garage, the tip of my antenna broke off tonight. Not as flexy as I thought it would be. Now to see if Wilson will cover it. I hope so. I guess I should get a quick disconnect for my next antenna.

Sorry to hear that, but I'm surprised. Maybe it just caught on something the wrong way. I've whacked mine on the garage going in and out for over a year and this weekend it basically acted as a tree branch deflector and no problems so far. I would email Clear Channel and see if they will cover it first rather than going directly to Wilson.
07-07-2010 08:25 PM
DANIMAL
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Yes this is what I use. I'll see if I still have some pics and post them. I got the 4' Wilson and it hits my garage door all the time. No problem I just go easy and make sure the antenna's cap doesn't pop off. They are very flexy.
Well, after a couple of months of going in and out of the garage, the tip of my antenna broke off tonight. Not as flexy as I thought it would be. Now to see if Wilson will cover it. I hope so. I guess I should get a quick disconnect for my next antenna.
06-01-2010 05:06 AM
nyvulcanman
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Originally Posted by Wrangler V8 View Post
I know the felling,I'm not a CB Rambo but I have ran in to a bunch of crazy drivers setting on party roll that thought that they had BIG radio's and had to put them to shame! I'm nice but if they start up I have to put my two senc. in!
That's rite I'm not a cb rambo either I only turn the power to full if those type of drivers keep their crap up then I will turn it all the way up to put my two sense in but there is a lot of drivers out there that are cb rambo,s for. Sure
05-31-2010 05:19 PM
OklaTJ
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Originally Posted by nyvulcanman View Post
just remember drivers of big rigs must be loud and mine are very loud i can walk all over just about anyone but i never do unless they get me going
I know the felling,I'm not a CB Rambo but I have ran in to a bunch of crazy drivers setting on party roll that thought that they had BIG radio's and had to put them to shame! I'm nice but if they start up I have to put my two senc. in!
05-31-2010 12:57 PM
nyvulcanman
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Originally Posted by Wrangler V8 View Post
I knew there would be a driver out here to set them straight lol I run a Connex hp with a striker ant I love it! But I believe They want just small Corba's
just remember drivers of big rigs must be loud and mine are very loud i can walk all over just about anyone but i never do unless they get me going
05-31-2010 08:12 AM
DANIMAL
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Originally Posted by Wrangler V8 View Post
The only ch you need to check is 1 and 40 If its a 40 ch radio
Call me an overachiever. I wanted to check each one to make sure I did not get any false readings.
05-30-2010 08:51 PM
OklaTJ
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
I ordered the set up suggested by Oldgus. I got the 4' antenna with the Terraflex tailgate mount.

Installation went pretty well. Ran the antenna wire through the tailgate then up the passenger side under the carpet, then in front of the front passenger seat (also under the carpet) up the center console around to the driver's side. Mounted the cb to the side of the console next to the 4x4 shifter. I ran a wire through the firewall to get power from the battery. I had a hard time getting the swr meter to read less than 3. Did some research, scraped paint off of the Terraflex mount (to get a good ground) and ended up grounding the extra wire from the antenna and now I get between 1 and 1.5 through all channels.

This is a great set up and cost much less than most set ups I have looked at. It even came with an swr meter and short cable to hook it up.

Thanks Oldgus.

Dan
The only ch you need to check is 1 and 40 If its a 40 ch radio
05-30-2010 08:48 PM
OklaTJ
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Originally Posted by nyvulcanman View Post
i like connex 10 meter radios very high power i have 2 of them with monkey made ant. 1 of them is in my tractor trailer 200 plus watts it has lots of mods but a bit pricey cost me 600 bucks the other 1 has 100 watts with same ant and that cost 500 bucks i can reach out along ways and very loud
I knew there would be a driver out here to set them straight lol I run a Connex hp with a striker ant I love it! But I believe They want just small Corba's
05-14-2010 11:40 AM
G54 Glad it worked out for you. I had to hook that ground wire up too to get a decent read.
05-13-2010 07:18 PM
DANIMAL
It's finally in and operational

I ordered the set up suggested by Oldgus. I got the 4' antenna with the Terraflex tailgate mount.

Installation went pretty well. Ran the antenna wire through the tailgate then up the passenger side under the carpet, then in front of the front passenger seat (also under the carpet) up the center console around to the driver's side. Mounted the cb to the side of the console next to the 4x4 shifter. I ran a wire through the firewall to get power from the battery. I had a hard time getting the swr meter to read less than 3. Did some research, scraped paint off of the Terraflex mount (to get a good ground) and ended up grounding the extra wire from the antenna and now I get between 1 and 1.5 through all channels.

This is a great set up and cost much less than most set ups I have looked at. It even came with an swr meter and short cable to hook it up.

Thanks Oldgus.

Dan
05-08-2010 10:44 AM
nyvulcanman i like connex 10 meter radios very high power i have 2 of them with monkey made ant. 1 of them is in my tractor trailer 200 plus watts it has lots of mods but a bit pricey cost me 600 bucks the other 1 has 100 watts with same ant and that cost 500 bucks i can reach out along ways and very loud
04-25-2010 05:56 PM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
I hope you can help me out here. I am trying to put together a decent cb system and would like to know if what I have come up with will work together or if you can, tell me what would work better. I am looking for quality at a low price. I would like the whole system to be under $100.

Here is what I have found:

Radio: Cobra 19DX IV CB Radio Farm and Fleet $42.99

Cobra 19DX IV CB Radio (40) at Blain's Farm & Fleet

Antenna: FireStik Light-Weight Mechanical Tunable-Tip FireFly Series 40 Channel Plus CB Antenna 4’ long – black Truckers-store.com $15.95
FireStik Light-Weight Mechanical Tunable-Tip FireFly Series 40 Channel Plus CB Antenna - fl3-4

Antenna mount: I will make one similar to this one out of stainless.
Quadratec: Image Zoom

Antenna cable: Here is where I am confused. What ends do I need? Here’s a link to my options:
FireStik FireFlex Coax will make a quality connection

What kind of connectors do I need for the antenna. Would one of these work? I was thinking that having a spring on it would be better. Would I need medium or heavy duty?

FireStik Stainless Steel Combo Spring & Stud Mount - Four to Choose From - ss34m-h

Am I forgetting anything?

Sorry for all the questions, but I want to do this right as I will have this set up for a long time.

Thanks for any/all help you can give.

Dan
I don't like the little cobras. The quality just isn't the same as in their larger radios.

If you want to use a little radio I'd go for the Midland or Uniden.
Midland 1001Z Miniature Mobile CB Radio - Electronics Superstore www.WalcottCB.com

Uniden Pro510XL CB Radio - Electronics Superstore www.WalcottCB.com


Firestick antenna.
Firestik FL4B 4' Firefly Flexable Antenna - Electronics Superstore www.WalcottCB.com

Stud mount.
Firestik - K4A - Stud Mount PL259 Screw-On Connection - Electronics Superstore www.WalcottCB.com

Don't mess with a spring, you don't need it with a small antenna.

Coax.
Firestik K8A Single 18 Foot Coax With PL259 Connectors - Electronics Superstore www.WalcottCB.com
04-25-2010 04:25 PM
DANIMAL Thanks for all the info. I think my mind is made up. I will be ordering the set up suggested by oldgus with the spare tire mounted antenna.

I will post up when I get it all installed.

Thanks again, Dan
04-25-2010 03:53 PM
G54 No interference. I'm not sure how the hood mount would work with a JK. Most go for the other mount but I'm a little different anyway.

Oh - and it is the Flex. this right from the site: Antenna: On the trail, you need a durable yet flexible antenna that can survive getting snagged, bent, bowed and abused. Subsequently, we picked an antenna that can bend 180 degrees without breaking - the Wilson FLEX. These 3' and 4' antennas provide superior protection against snapping and hold up well to the rigors of off-road use.
04-25-2010 03:46 PM
DANIMAL oldgus, with your antenna so close to the motor, do you get any interferance from the motor?
I have a JK so will this mount work? I might just get the Teraflex spare tire mount. I don't know yet.
04-25-2010 03:37 PM
stevens243 That is an excellent kit and priced right also.

The antenna will take it and having a spring mount will soak up some of the abuse too.
04-25-2010 03:35 PM
distortedtj ^^^ don't recall which wilson is in the link you just posted. But if it is the Wilson FLEX....they can take a ton of abuse and are very flexable. I've beat the heck out of mine through the years. Missouri woods like to snap CB antennas off in a hurry...never Have I been able to snap it yet. Also with pulling into the garage daly it hits going in and out....never an issue.

I highly recommend the wilson FLEX model of the wilson antennas.
04-25-2010 03:33 PM
G54 Here's a couple pics. I opted for the hood mount antenna so I could see it easier from the cab. The CB does not interfere with my leg at all either where I mounted it. BTW - the lighter plug in is for my flashlight charger. I wired the CB direct so it shuts off with the engine. that way I don't have to try to remember to turn it off.

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04-25-2010 03:29 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
Is this the package that you run? If yes, which antenna did you get? My Jeep sleeps in my garage at night, so I don't want to ruin my antenna if/when it hits the top of the doorway. Are these antennas durable enough to take daily "hits" like this?

Thanks for the info. This is the kind of stuff I am looking for.
Yes this is what I use. I'll see if I still have some pics and post them. I got the 4' Wilson and it hits my garage door all the time. No problem I just go easy and make sure the antenna's cap doesn't pop off. They are very flexy.
04-25-2010 03:21 PM
DANIMAL
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Originally Posted by oldgus View Post
I highly recommend this company: Uniden Pro510XL Off-Road CB Package - $109.00

It's a complete kit which includes the SWR meter in addition to the mount, Wilson 3 or 4' ant., coax cable, and Uniden 510XL all for $109. Shipping is fast. Good company to do business with IMO.
Is this the package that you run? If yes, which antenna did you get? My Jeep sleeps in my garage at night, so I don't want to ruin my antenna if/when it hits the top of the doorway. Are these antennas durable enough to take daily "hits" like this?

Thanks for the info. This is the kind of stuff I am looking for.
04-25-2010 02:43 PM
G54 I highly recommend this company: Uniden Pro510XL Off-Road CB Package - $109.00

It's a complete kit which includes the SWR meter in addition to the mount, Wilson 3 or 4' ant., coax cable, and Uniden 510XL all for $109. Shipping is fast. Good company to do business with IMO.
04-25-2010 11:54 AM
DANIMAL Thanks for the info. I am just trying to get all my options figured out.
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