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Old 01-09-2007
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CB Whips

Really wanna get a pair, but stupidly dont have a CB. I think they give a nice look to a truck, wondering where i could get them, and do they need to be hooked up to the CB, or can i have them just for show?
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You can certainly have the just for show, but if you're going through the trouble for less than $50 you can get the radio and coax. Be warned, that dual antennas on a small truck like a Ranger is not a good idea if you want the radio to actually work properly.
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naw, I'm mainly just looking for show, not a lot of CBs around here anyways, but thanks. Are they relatively cheap ? and do you know where to get em or would a simple google search solve my problem
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radio shack. if youd like to be obnoxious just get a 102 incher, like me.
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You can check eBay too. I just don't understand why you want them for show...
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i have a 102" sittin in the garage.. put my dual 4 footers back on(got tired of the smack goin under bridges and ****
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ha yeah I'm looking at maybe two 4 footers, found a place online. 102 seems too big lol
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i have a 102'' ontop of a 4-5'' spring and a nother 1'' mount its crazy lol i hit everything evean if i pull it down and tie it to the tool box... all i know id go big or go home its nice tho tell you bend it... or some *** bends its cause he dosent like your truck.. but ya
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I used to have 2 four footers on mine, busted them up after bouncing them off trees and drive thru's. So i went to the 2 footers, still works just as fine but i guess if you don't wanna radio you won't have to worry about that
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i have dual 4 ft whips on mine. the sit in the stake holes on the bed, i got the mounts from walcottcb.com. click me for mounts
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why would dual whips make it not work properly? that doesnt make sense to me. mine work fine.
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i have a 4' fiberglass whip.. it looks great, personally (although i have never seen dual on a ranger) i think duals look best on full size trucks, preferably dodge

anyways, on w. a tiny rant.. the 102" ones.. my friends have the metal ones.. they are limp and ****.. it looks bad in my opinion, get the 10' fiberglass one if u go that way

as for having problems w/ them breaking.. i havnt had any yet, i have driven on trails w/ tree limbs hanging town to almost my hood, and neither antenna had a problem.

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why would dual whips make it not work properly? that doesnt make sense to me. mine work fine.
They will work, but to work properly phased antennas need to be 1/2 wave apart or they will actually degrade performance. Since CB freq is at 11 Meters, it is not possible to get them 1/2 wave apart on a Ranger.
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than no trcuks should have dual ones. tractor tailer mirrors arent 11 meters apart. i have mine mounted on eack side of my toolbox so that what a little over 4ft and they work great ran cables threw drain plugs in the floor and a splitter at the cb.
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I think a nice compromise is a 60" whip like I have. Of course it's a little busted up since it was on my truck in the roll-over, but it was nice while it lasted, haha.
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than no trcuks should have dual ones. tractor tailer mirrors arent 11 meters apart. i have mine mounted on eack side of my toolbox so that what a little over 4ft and they work great ran cables threw drain plugs in the floor and a splitter at the cb.
They will work, but there is no advantage in performance and in many cases, a single will work better. Ham radio operators are forced to learn something about electronics and antenna theory. Ever notice ham operators don't use two antennas on their mobile units?
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