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Antenna Suggestions

The Bruce

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Jun 16, 2012
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Hello all,

I am in need of an upgraded mobile antenna for my rig. I will be running a Cobra 29LX into a Texas Star 399 and am looking into an antenna that will handle the power. My grandad suggested a Wilson 1000 as an industry standard but I would like to get yalls opinions on what yall run. I have a 2013 Toyota Tundra and am looking at a mag mount right now as I just can't bring myself to drill into a new truck.


Thanks


Tank

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But that's what your new truck really wants. It wants you to drill that hole. It needs it and, let's face it, you ARE going to do it eventually, so why not get it over with and be happy? :D
 

The Jerk

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May 6, 2008
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I just bought a Sirio Performer through HY Electronics without a problem...

One thing to keep in mind that (at least with the Wilsons) running power through a mag mount might cause the paint to bubble...I've done it to two different trucks.

Drilling that first hole is painful, but well worth it...I drilled my 2004 about four months after buying it, drilled this 2012 at less than a week old. There is a notable difference in performance between a hard mount and mag mount.
 

psycho

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I just bought a Sirio Performer through HY Electronics without a problem...

One thing to keep in mind that (at least with the Wilsons) running power through a mag mount might cause the paint to bubble...I've done it to two different trucks.

Drilling that first hole is painful, but well worth it...I drilled my 2004 about four months after buying it, drilled this 2012 at less than a week old. There is a notable difference in performance between a hard mount and mag mount.


Running power through a magnet mount might cause the paint to bubble? That is absurd.
 

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