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Old 08-26-2010
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CB Antennas? How did you mount them?

I used to have dual 4ft firesticks on my GMC but Im afraid to do it on my Ranger because of how much smaller it is.... I think it might look goofy. Anyway..... post some pics of your antenna setups. Whips, fiberglass sticks, window antennas, whatever I wanna see it. Also.... where did you mount ur radio?
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Alon Mount I picked up earlier this summer:
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Old 08-27-2010
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Dude I love that mount! How much was that?
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$30 shipped.. I think 99offroadrngr has one forsale on here.
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how did you run ur cable....... did you hide it or is it just laying in ur bed?
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ran it across the frame, behind the tail light, through a hole in the bed to the antenna.
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Hmmmmmm........interesting....... looks easy to make...... might have to dust my metal working tools off and go to work. Anyone else?
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Don't do dual whips if you have a 2wd, which it appears you do... it just looks goofier than all hell on 2wds...
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don't do dual anttenna's at all it just dosnt go with any truck other then dually's and 18 wheelers some f250's or 2500's can pull it off but not a ranger

i've got my cb radio mounted where a ohc would go,i think there is a crappy on my profile here,and for antenna i just have a 102in whip mounted to the middle of the bed up sorry no pics tho lol total fail i know lol
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I do a mag-mount, smacked on the roof. Cable run through the ex-cab door.

But then I don't use a CB very often.
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I have duel 4' fiber glass antennas on my 2wd and my radio is mounted ontop of my cd player in the radio Bessel.

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Where I have my antennas mounted
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I don't have a pic of the cb on top of the cd player but I can get one if you want. Just pm me.
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I was thinking if I did duals Id do 2ft fiberglass ones and that wouldnt look to bad. I have a mag mount antenna... in fact I have like 3 of these damn things but Im just looking for a more permanent setup. Anyone need a mag antenna hahahaha?
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Just remember that the higher the antenna the greater the distance you can transmit.
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Yeah I know...... But I really only use it when we go fishing....... and we are usually only about a mile or so apart.
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i mounted mine on the side of my toolbox, its mounted on the left side with an 18 wheelers mirror mount i dont have any good pictures but i will take some tomorrow, you can kinda see how i mounted it, also i ran the cable under the truck and in trough one of those rubber hole plugs on the floor

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Those duals posted above is about as worthless as **** on a boarhog.





Here's mine....

'99+ Super Duty fender mount...click here for linky. I shortened it by 3/4" to make it more asthetically pleasing to my eyes. I also used nutserts/threadserts instead of self tappers. Alot more secure and alot more permanent and it also helps with grounding.

Running the best style of antenna stud that uses crimp on terminals as opposed to the junk screw on type. Running a 5' FirestikII.

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I don't know if you care about radio, but here's one shot of my 60w Cobra 29 LTD BC...
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Kicks and giggles.... I love this pic...

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Kicks and giggles.... I love this pic...

That is a badass pic!
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Nice truck..
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I was looking on here to see if anyone mounted theirs on their rear bumper, like I wanna do with mine, I wanna use mine instead of the stock antenna for am/fm, and I won't ever actually use it as a cb, I don't need to, I just like the look. But I want to hide my mount inside the corner of the bumper kinda, the lower the better cuz its a 7 foot fiberglass deal. Anybody done something like that?
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Kicks and giggles.... I love this pic...

how did you get your cb to hold up on the head liner?
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4 ft firestik on an alon mount. I put my cb against the middle seat with velcro, works pretty good.
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how about some pics of how you guys route your antenna cable into the cab?
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I was looking on here to see if anyone mounted theirs on their rear bumper, like I wanna do with mine, I wanna use mine instead of the stock antenna for am/fm, and I won't ever actually use it as a cb, I don't need to, I just like the look. But I want to hide my mount inside the corner of the bumper kinda, the lower the better cuz its a 7 foot fiberglass deal. Anybody done something like that?
The guy who tunes my cb said you reall dont wanna mount your antenna on your bumper because you wont have a good ground. im running a 102" whip on my toolbox hooked up to a superstar 121 hi/low cb and you can hear me for a long way out lol
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kiltro i always run my cables going through the rear sliding window on my old truck but i think on my ranger im going to run it under the truck and have it coming through a hole in the floor that way it will be as hidden as possible
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