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CB Antenna Location Help!!!

So I really want a cb in my rig ive got a 00 xlt extended cab standard bed... my problem is i have no clue where to mount the antenna... actually i want two i like the way two antennas look... my problem is i have the truxedo rollup tonneao http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-...A2044A0A0.aspx

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also im looking at the COBRA 19DXIV 40 Channel something cheap and for fun maybe get a loudspeaker for under the hood aswell
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I had mine mounted here:

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But now I have it mounted here:

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I prefer the look in the back, so it will be moved again. I will say that it gets great reception, though.
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i agree with you about it being in the back and thats really the only place i would install it but i have a roll up tonneau so i dont really kno where i could
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A hood mount like Jimmeh has (wow, haven't seen you on here in forever, almost literally) is the best for reception besides a center mount on the roof.

Using dual antennas unless 8+ ft apart is merely looks. If you're set on two, wire one up and run it as a single, also easier to tune this way as well.
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A hood mount like Jimmeh has (wow, haven't seen you on here in forever, almost literally) is the best for reception besides a center mount on the roof.

Using dual antennas unless 8+ ft apart is merely looks. If you're set on two, wire one up and run it as a single, also easier to tune this way as well.
My Chevy forums suck. They only make me want to spend more money then I am willing to, lol. Plus, I missed the Ranger community.

And I thought duals needed to be at least 4 feet apart?
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oh yea the plan was for looks and to only use one and as far as reception im not to particular its mostly going to be for looks/novelty item on the rig
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this is what ive got to work with plus the tonneao rolls up and stays on the truck i dont have a picture of it rolled up but it sits like 6in high once its all rolled and secured if i have time tomorro ill take/post a pic of what it looks like
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oh yea the plan was for looks and to only use one and as far as reception im not to particular its mostly going to be for looks/novelty item on the rig
Here's a pic of two.
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The mounts I have are pretty damn flat. I mounted them to the underside of my tool box. You could probably find a mount that will let you mount it to the cab wall of your bed. You could probably get mounts like Alon made a while back, like a vertical door jamb mount and mount it to the bed.

There are a ton of options all over the place, you just gotta look.

These are the mounts I have on my Ranger:

http://www.rightchannelradios.com/ho...mount-571.html

I didn't mod them in any way, just bolted them to the bottom of my box.

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has anyone every mounted them off the rear of the cab as opposed to off the top of the bed???
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sorry i posted that while you were posting your comment i suppose i can do this and just not be able to roll the cover all the way which wouldnt be a bad thing as its annoying as hell when it is rolled against the cab as it rub and makes so much noise
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I used an alon mount, works perfect with the tonneau cover.
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use a stake mount from firestick.. ill post a pic tom.
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I mounted mine in my bed, but I don't have a tonneau, I would love to grab an alon mount though.

I'm afraid to mess with mine because it receives well over 30 miles.

Dual whips are useless on our small trucks.
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I did the Alon mount since I dont have a stake hole for the firestick mount.

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made my own, in the process of painting it now.




its now painted the same color as my truck. bolts to the latch inside
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oh and get a cobra 29. you can get them used fir about 50. you pay for what you get, dont buy **** when it comes to the radio or antenna.

i have a 50th anniversary 29 LX LE
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Love the Nobama stickers, a few of those got my car keyed a while back.

Luckily I caught someone doing it.

The more I see the alon mount, the more I want it. But I like mine the way it is, yet I might be picking up a tonneau cover, found a killer deal.

That Cobra is nice. I might try to find one, I was looking at a decent Midland...
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you could have easily mounted it to your rear bumper.a friend of mine has one on his jeep mounted to the bumper. i mounted mine to the bed but im lookin for a toolbox so if i find one thats where it will be. by the way firesticks are amazing in my opinion ive got 4 ft one and im lookin at a 5 ft for my nissan, but i also like the whips
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that cobra 29 is awesome ive got a 25 in my ranger and a 19 in the nissan
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yea after looking around i was telling myself not to get the 19 it looks like **** compared to the 29
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Honestly, it really doesn't matter what kind of CB you get as long as it's tuned right. I have a uniden in my truck, and it works great, but it's also tuned perfectly.
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