Our Las Vegas Club has "Mod" parties usually once a month and CB installs or tuning are usually always on the list. We get together at someones house (usually mine, since my husband has the "mad tool collection") and we have a pot luck, work on mods (that is how my ARB bumper got installed) that was one of our "bumper dumper" parties and chit chat about FJ's and off-roading. People come over even if they don't have mods to install. It is a lot of fun and sometimes if time allows and we haven't been hitting the hard alcohol, we will go do a close trail run!
Oh and BTW there is a place in Vegas that does the bumper chop for $100 I believe they are called Drive In Gear, has done a few of the FJ's in town, they do nice work and are good people....2 things that are hard to find in Vegas!
Just OVER think the whole thing 30 times and you'll do great! Some things to keep in mind:
Your coax needs to be 18 feet.
Through vehicle coax penetrations should always be done in such a manner as to not kink or smash the coax, enter the vehicle through door weather stripping or expose the outer insulation to sharp objects.
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I think I am gonna attempt to install it myself, just bought the rest of the stuff I need from The Solder Joint in Tusting. They where very helpful and even told me it's really easy to do myself & walked me through all the steps.
So here is what I have so far... 1) add a circuit kit for the fuse box 2) auxillary female cig lighter plug 3) cig light extension 4) bandi mount 5) antenna mount for the bandi 6) quick disconnect 7) antenna spring 8) 3ft Wilson
BTW... he said I could just cut off the ground wire from the Wilson Antenna... is that true?
I'll try installing it in the next couple of days.
Ended up installing the whole thing myself yesterday afternoon... hardest part was getting the nut on to secure the Bandi mount.
Also had to improvise on routing the wire as I didn't know how to remove the right rear panel... so the wire is hidden under my trunk mat... then feeds into the panels behind the seats...
In addition I returned the 3ft Wilson (mainly because I didn't want to have to try and figure out what to do with the extra grounding wire on it) and got a 4ft firestick (that thing sits tall)... will probably go back and buy a 2ft firestick for use around the urban jungle.
So I dunno if it is all working right. It turns on, it picks up the NOAA stations good and clear, and I can kinda listen in on trucker's conversations... I still need to get it tuned as well... any other ways to confirm that it is working right?
lastly I used an "add a circuit" into the drivers side fuse box... anyone know which of those will switch on with the ingnition key instead of just being constantly on?