So for an update, I got everything installed and adjusted the antenna for a pretty decent SWR. I'm pretty happy with it. The mic is pretty small, so for now its in the cubby hole behind the cupholders on the floor console. Other then that, I didn't really change anything as far as the look. I can hear it fine so there was no need to install an external speaker anywhere.
I talked to a few guys on their base stations and they told me it sounded fine, nice and clear. That's cool. Not bad for a radio that's been in 4 different vehicles lol. I need to get some pictures of the final install and Alon's antenna mount and the FireStik antenna. I'll do that tonight.
Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand things with alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures. -Ash
2001 Ford Ranger XLT Ext. Cab 4x4 4.0L V6