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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017
by Rodebaugh
natsb88 wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote:It is mounted between my gate and spare. :thumbdown:


MaxGravy wrote:The CB whip belongs on the FRONT bumper. You're so unhip.

You're both wrong :P

A CB antenna actually belongs in the center of the roof (assuming you have a metallic roof).

Standard CB antennas (like a Firestik) require a metallic ground plane to reflect the transmission energy up and away. The larger and flatter, the better.

Bumper mounts are problematic in two ways. One is the unbalanced (and much smaller) ground plane that comes with this location, and the other is interference from reflections of the transmission energy off of vertical surfaces around the top two thirds or so of the antenna (like the back of a Jeep). This feeds energy back into the antenna, which is bad. Both of these problems lead to high SWR and can damage your radio when transmitting.

All that said, bumper mounts work for short range communication, but you need to throw an SWR meter on there and tune it in. CB antennas always need to be tuned, but especially when mounted in compromising positions like bumpers. The front bumper is less bad than the back bumper since the antenna at least isn't right up against vertical surfaces like it is on the back.

Don't fry your rig :shock:

http://firestik.com/Tech_Docs/Bumper-mnts.htm


That's what fuses are for. :thumbup:

I will downgrade my 4 footer to a 2 footer. Placed very similar to the picture below. I need about a half mile tops. Folks get about 2 miles out of a rig like this:

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017
by MaxGravy
Can we call you stubby?

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017
by Rodebaugh
MaxGravy wrote:Can we call you stubby?


:lol:

That's better than mall crawl or grocery getter. :thumbup:

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Recommendations for an SWR meter?

Little cheapie like this work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASTATIC-PDC1-SW ... Sw9UlZkva~

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by MaryB
Those are highly inaccurate this is the minimum I would get https://www.gigaparts.com/mfj-813.html using an antenna analyzer is better https://www.dxengineering.com/search/pa ... =Ascending and you could recoup the costs by tuning other jeepers antennas for $20 each

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Everything (big) is done for now. Jeep took it's last major step from Stock to ROCK.
Poison Spyder Fenders Flairs and Inners. Powdercoated with flats painted to match OEM white.

8-)

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017
by H2SO4
looks good, doc!

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Video of the Jeep doing a little work. Sorry Randy....it's a facebook link. :sick:

https://www.facebook.com/25824208/video ... 611796019/

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017
by Rodebaugh
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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017
by natsb88
Rodebaugh wrote:Video of the Jeep doing a little work. Sorry Randy....it's a facebook link. :sick:

https://www.facebook.com/25824208/video ... 611796019/


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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Ill get some videos posted later after company leaves. Until then a little flex and wave.

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017
by Rodebaugh
So here is what my front pinch seam looked like after the trim from my poison spyder install. Note that the optional aluminum spyder inner fenders are there I just had them rhino lined. There is no way I could leave such a gaping hole right behind my tires. With the trails I run I would have that packed tight with about 15lbs of mud, rock, and leaves. Water is not an issue as these panels have a built in drain. I just don't want my jeep to have any areas that I can plant tomatoes and expect a harvest.

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Not impressed with the ill fitting aftermarket options I decided to do a simple custom fab myself using a cardboard template and sheet aluminum sourced from the local Tractor Supply. After 3 or 4 times each side fitting and trimming I was pleased with the coverage.

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A couple coats of Rustoleum aluminum etch was sprayed as a base followed by 3 coats of black rattlecan chip gaurd.

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Tomato planter gaping hole.

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Finished clean seamless seam

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Also, I now have a rear passenger bent axle shaft.
So guess what my next project is. :lol:

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017
by Rik Bitter
1) Buy nice stuff.
2) Break nice stuff.
3) Repeat.

Jeep people are special.

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Harvested a nice fat Doe with my muzzleloader this past weekend. Found a new use for my stinger.

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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017
by H2SO4
thats awesome! was the muzzle loader the new one from Silencer Co?

Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017
by Rodebaugh
H2SO4 wrote:thats awesome! was the muzzle loader the new one from Silencer Co?


No, but I did check them out at my local sporting good shop. Pretty neat firearm for sure.

I shoot a TC Triumph Bone Collector w/ Vortex copperhead 4x12x44 Scope. Barns 240 grain TEZ full copper Sabots and (2) 50 grain Hodgdon triple seven powder. I plan to play around a bit with my loads this summer.

Side by sides and ATV's are for folks that don't have a wrangler.
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Re: Talk is Jeep!

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018
by Rodebaugh
Finding that perfect 2 wheel on the ground spot. :angel: