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nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 06:45 PM

Where to mount a CB radio?
 
hi,

today i ordered a small-sized CB radio.
http://www.ecotel-gbr.com/Albrecht%20AE%204090.jpg

but i don´t really know where to mount it.
perhaps i will put it between the center console and the driver´s seat? oh no there is the sub...

where did you mount your CB radios in your TJ?

for the antenna i still have a place.
http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/473463.jpg

thanks for your advice.
nicolas-eric :wavey:

skeeter 06-17-2007 06:55 PM

Best place in my opinion would be an overhead console but we stuck Amy's on her dash mounted to the little tray.

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 07:10 PM

i often drive with opened softtop. i never want an overhead console.

the cb radio is only 3.5 centimeters (about 1 1/3 inch) high.
perhaps i´ll mount it like this:
http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/428707.jpg

the best place would be somewhere in/on/under the dashboard, but i don´t hink that i find enough space there.

:wavey:

Farmboy 06-17-2007 07:26 PM

That thing is gonna take a serious beating if you mount that there. After putting your seat up and down 10,000 times, it will probably wear a hole in the seat and you may actually rip it out off the side of the console if you slam your seat down hard enough.

Just a thought.

activelydying 06-17-2007 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 93170)
perhaps i´ll mount it like this:
http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/428707.jpg


isn't that just stuffing it in between the seat and the console.:D

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 07:39 PM

if passengers go to the rear they always step in on the passengers side. i never put the driver´s side seat up.
99% of the time i drive without the rear seats.

but i´ll search for a better place when i got the radio.
that´s why i started this thread...

bluvikng 06-17-2007 07:45 PM

Take out the little rubber thing, on your dash. Outline it on a piece of 1/2" plywood, cut it out, and drop the plywood into the little bin, on your dash. Velcro your piece of plywood into the hole. Now screw your CB bracket onto the plywood. Now mount your CB onto your bracket,,,,,,,,,,,,,and presto, your CB is mounted to your dash...........:D:D:D Yankee ingenuity, at its best.

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 93189)
Take out the little rubber thing, on your dash.

:confused: :confused: :confused:

which little rubber thing?



today i searched for a place in the dash but copuldn´t find one...

http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/476233.jpg

perhaps i can install it in front of the automatic shifter...

http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/476234.jpg

bluvikng 06-17-2007 07:56 PM

Put your dash back together, and mount it on top, silly, :p

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 08:00 PM

that would look ugly and would be an invitation to all the criminal peaople around here...

bluvikng 06-17-2007 08:08 PM

Here it is, in real time pictography.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ntonTJ0000.jpg

If you are in a questionable area, just unvelcro it, and hide it.

It pops right out of the recessed area, because you velcroed it in there.........duhhh.

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 08:17 PM

thanks for the pic bluvikng, but i don´t want to mount t in that position. here in my city they steal car electronic very often. that´s why i will hide the cb radio as good as possible.

oh no, i see that i forgot one important thing... i need a speaker for the radio... and a place to mount that speaker...

MoA 06-17-2007 09:56 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../101f_12_s.jpg

either that or under the dash paneling to hide it a lil bit

JeepGuyLJ 06-18-2007 01:33 PM

I really like that setup you got there MoA, where did you get the mounting hardware and cb from.

nicolas-eric 06-18-2007 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepGuyLJ (Post 93491)
I really like that setup you got there MoA, where did you get the mounting hardware and cb from.

yes that looks very good.
at the side of the dash is ok for me. in the center it doesn´t look good in my opinion.

where is the speaker mounted?

MOz 06-18-2007 03:16 PM

Are you sure you can use that radio in Germany?

Das Radio Polizei gekommt!

nicolas-eric 06-18-2007 03:23 PM

yes i´m sure.
we´re allowed to use 80 channels FM and 12 channels AM for free.
and it´s a multinorm cb radio. i can change it to every european cb standard.

MOz 06-18-2007 03:30 PM

That's got to be a trip listening to people speaking German on a CB...

Zehn-vier mein freund.

erickpl 06-18-2007 03:58 PM

Get a Tuffy overhead console and mount it in there.

FuzzyDolly 06-19-2007 05:21 AM

I have mine mounted on top of the dash. Seeing as you don't want to do that, what about in the center arm rest console? It will be hidden from thieves, yet accessible.

skeeter 06-19-2007 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 93556)
yes i´m sure.
we´re allowed to use 80 channels FM and 12 channels AM for free.
and it´s a multinorm cb radio. i can change it to every european cb standard.

What frequencies and how much power are you allowed?
Our CB regulations are asinine here.

woody_k 06-19-2007 08:13 AM

Intersting thread.

I just bought my 07 Wrangler X and was looking for a place to install my CB Cobra 25 wx/st. It's too big to place anywhere.

I was thinking under the sterring column and I may try that but I don't want it to interfer with my foot moving from the gas to the brake and back.

I thought about on top of the dash but here in So Cal that would be an invitation...and with the soft top, easy pickings.

smartassjeepguy 06-19-2007 08:18 AM

guess im lazy under the passenger side is out my way and easy to reach
 
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...x/HPIM2896.jpg

compshooter 06-19-2007 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 93170)
i often drive with opened softtop. i never want an overhead console.

the cb radio is only 3.5 centimeters (about 1 1/3 inch) high.
perhaps i´ll mount it like this:
http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/428707.jpg

the best place would be somewhere in/on/under the dashboard, but i don´t hink that i find enough space there.

:wavey:

Eric,

You state that you drive open top a lot. Mounting the CB between your seat and console is a bad idea. Why?

The speaker is on the bottom. The speaker will be shooting right in to the seat, thus muffling the sound. Unless you run an external speaker, you will have a very hard time hearing anything, even at trail speed, not mentioning highway speeds. I have mine mounted on the passenger side shifter console, upside down (hard to explain without a photo, but with the bottom of the CB facing the passenger side) and it's hard to hear at highway speeds like that.

My suggestion would be to mount under a seat with an external speaker with a volume control on it. The speaker can be easily hidden when not in use, pull it out when needed. Volume control on the speaker is nice since you probably won't need to change any other settings on the fly. Mike can come up between the seats and lay in the console.

nicolas-eric 06-19-2007 12:28 PM

thanks.
i think i´ll use an external speaker. the cb radio has a volume control.

Scout 06-19-2007 01:11 PM

On the front of the console:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC03104.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC03105.jpg

Scout 06-19-2007 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smartassjeepguy (Post 93746)

I thought about mounting mine like this but after considering the air bag I thought that might be a bad idea. Surely if the air bag went off it would/could catch the CB and project it into your face.

I could be wrong.

compshooter 06-19-2007 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 93819)
thanks.
i think i´ll use an external speaker. the cb radio has a volume control.

Eric,

Yes, I know the radio has a volume control. The reason I stated a speaker with volume control is this:

If the radio is under your seat, then making any adjustments are a PITA when moving. Since usually most groups don't change channels or anything on the fly, then everything is set up and does not need adjustment. However, as your speed changes, so does the wind noise from running topless. That is why I said a volume control on your speaker. You can adjust the volume based on your speed, just like the stereo.

foxinthemudd 06-19-2007 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smartassjeepguy (Post 93746)

I mounted my cobra like this and brought the mic to the other side by the steering console much easier to grab and sorta hidden, only complaint I have is having to listen to the passenger bit*# when they hit their knee on the thing, but then again what do I care:flipoff:

whiteyj 06-19-2007 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 93842)
I could be wrong.

Scout, you JUST make it too easy...........:drool:


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