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I am thinking about getting a cb for my 02 tacoma 4x4. where did some of you guys mount the antenna/ cb? what type of bracket? and where did you run the coax cable? also what cb model do you recommend? pics appreciated.

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I mounted mine like this (Cobra wx75st).

I ran the coax up and under the dash, under the door sill, under the rear carpet, into the cubby hole, and then out an existing hole that has a rubber grommet in it. Mounted the antenna on my tool box.



 

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I've got a Gslaxy pluto mounted to the center console next to the 4x shifter its a BIG radio and takes up some space... but its worth it for the bands and power u can make it put out.
 

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supertac said:
I am thinking about getting a cb for my 02 tacoma 4x4. where did some of you guys mount the antenna/ cb? what type of bracket? and where did you run the coax cable? also what cb model do you recommend? pics appreciated.

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A great place to mount it is under an aftermarket cd player, this is where I use to have mine in my 4Runner. Since I got my Tacoma I have wanted to get a cb but I don't plan on getting a new cd player any time soon I am either going to mount it next to the cup holders/shifters on the passenger side or in place of the ash tray. I'm not sure how to go about mounting it in the ash tray location but I was saw it done on this Tacoma. http://www.geoffdavis.com/gallery/mytruck/IMG_0144

That cb is the Uniden PRO520XL. It's the same one that I had in my 4Runner, and the one all my friends run. I recommend it, it's small, affordable, works great, and even has a PA switch.
 

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It was really simple...

Rob,

All I had to do was remove the ashtray and the metal frame work that supports the ashtray. I then used the existing holes for the cb bracket that came with the radio. I did drill two new holes in the cb bracket to give a little more clearance for the side knobs to turn. I did not drill any hole in the truck which was a good thing for me. Too new a vehicle at this point to be drilling holes. I think the only downside is the radio sticks out too far. A guy I spoke to about the install that also lives in Colorado used double-sided tape to secure his radio. He also used some tie-wraps also I believe. Going the tape route will allow the radio to fit deeper into the ashtray location.

Brent
 

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Industrial strength velcro will also work well. I'm going to be mounting a Cobra 19 DX III in this ashtray location soon.
 

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Hey everyone, thanks for your help on the cb locations. I am still unclear where the antenna's r being mounted...

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I mounted my antenna in the channel between the hood and fender on the drivers side. Don't have any pics of it yet (and won't for a while) but it was very easy to mount. I used an adjustable Firestik mount and the Firering coax cable (I like it for this location since it comes off the antenna stud at a 90 degree angle and the cord doesn't have to bend much before going under the hood. There are rubber grommets under the cab which are very easy to remove and add a small hole for the coax to pass through into the cab.

My cb is in the ashtray (with nothing securing it, it's a Cobra 19 like everybody else's).
 

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supertac said:
Hey everyone, thanks for your help on the cb locations. I am still unclear where the antenna's r being mounted...

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If you don't want to drill any holes, you could go with a roof mounted magnetic mount. Here is Peter Park's page with his cb set up using a magnetic mount.
http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/cb install/cb install.htm

I plan on mounting my antenna on my Bull Bar, passenger side.
 

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supertac said:
Hey everyone, thanks for your help on the cb locations. I am still unclear where the antenna's r being mounted...

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mounted on the center of a bed bar is the best location IMO.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~chris/mods/CO2 tank,bracket/photos/photo_2.html

run the cable unto the cab into the cubby-hole behind the dr seat through a rubber grommet. Install the cable connector after running the cable so you don't need such a big hole.
 

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I have a Uniden mounted to the back of the center console. Antena is a hard mount drilled into the roof.
 

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i'm looking for a place to mount an antena as well. Firestik has a mount that mounts in the stake hole in the side of your bed...but wait, tacoma's don't have a stake hole! So i'm still looking for a way to mount the sucker :(.

My tonneau cover elimates some of the good options...i.e. bed bar. :mad:
 

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I've got a Gslaxy pluto mounted to the center console next to the 4x shifter its a BIG radio and takes up some space... but its worth it for the bands and power u can make it put out.
Jeez you got a Galaxy? how the heck did you get it in the door???

they are very nice radios tho~
 

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i'm looking for a place to mount an antena as well. Firestik has a mount that mounts in the stake hole in the side of your bed...but wait, tacoma's don't have a stake hole! So i'm still looking for a way to mount the sucker :(.

My tonneau cover elimates some of the good options...i.e. bed bar. :mad:
just remember that the best ground plane will be near the center of the truck; this will give you the best send/receive.
 

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CYi5 said:
i'm looking for a place to mount an antena as well. Firestik has a mount that mounts in the stake hole in the side of your bed...but wait, tacoma's don't have a stake hole! So i'm still looking for a way to mount the sucker :(.

My tonneau cover elimates some of the good options...i.e. bed bar. :mad:
They make several mounts that would work for you and I thought about them as well since I have a camper top that I use sometimes. One is a flat mount that bolts to the bed rail (in your case under your tonneau cover's frame) and sticks the antenna mount about 2-3 inches out on the side. You could also use a mount shaped like an "L" and bolt it to the front center of the bed so that the short arm of the "L" sticks up and points toward the tailgate. This would clear your tonneau and allow the antenna to be mounted in the center of the vehicle.

I didn't like the option of sticking my antenna out on the side, and the "L" bracket wouldn't work with my topper so I went with the fender channel mount. Mine seems to work fairly well so far, even though it's not the optimum mount location.
 

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mounting location

I have a small midland cb that I mounted under the cd player and I have a three foot firestick that I mounted using a hood channel mount, I ran into the same issue with the tonneau cover. I just put it in and haven't even tuned it yet. I am happy with the location though, I will get some pics within the next couple days and send them to you or post them if you want.
 

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i found this pic that i took the other day, it shows where i mounted my steel whip. my cb is mounted on the passanger side of my transmission hump. used shallow screws and drilled right into carpet and pading, when removed u would never notice. and the whip isnt bent when the flag aint on it, there was a nice bit of wind blowin and the whip is not made to be a flag pole.
 
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