08-26-2011, 05:02 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: West Coast - Washington
Originally Posted by RickC.
So I'm asking for suggestions. I really don't want to go through the firewall grommets close to the master cylinder because routing the coax back toward the bed would have it closer to the manifold than I'd like. Also, I have just about killed my hands and lost every bit of Sunday School I ever had trying to get the rear seat popped out (this is an extended cab) to access the rear vents/grommets to route the coax out the rear of the cab. Even with an extra pair of hands and using the tricks I've found on YouTube and the various Ford truck boards, it just will not budge.
I don't want to be stuck with a magnetic mount, so what say ye? (And pics would be nice if you have a extended cab F150 around that year model and you have solved this problem).
I have a 09 F150 Super Cab and even tho I don't have the radio in it yet, I don't see any problem of routing the coax.
I will be installing a Wilson 5000 here shortly, it will go through the roof and the coax will come straight down through the headliner. Then I will us Velcro to fasten it to the headliner and route it over to side by the window.
No firewall and no back of cab holes.
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