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Old 12-25-2004, 02:51 PM   #251
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Teh Baja is ready to go with CB radio, Subaru all-weather floormats, and heated seat cover for the pilot I cant wait!!
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Old 12-26-2004, 10:17 AM   #252
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Samir... arey our ruber mats the factory ones? if so..are they a very hard rubber that doesnt mold to the floor very well?.. i got a set a while ago and hate them, only because they're so hard..they wont ocnform to the floor.. so right under the pedals they are raised up and it messes with your foot position.. i think i got a bad batch of em, cause i've felt other ones that had much more movement in them... mine suck
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Old 12-26-2004, 11:50 AM   #253
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first 48hr im gonna miss im working sat 24hrs no way i can do anything for this 48hr FD calls. Besides subaru still has my rex trans and gas probs this time. again........

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Old 12-26-2004, 06:01 PM   #254
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Well my BAJAs not ready yet. I did get a remote starter installed and ordered a Ozz-Bro cover to keep things kinda dry back there, but I still need a CB solution. Trying to find a way to mount one permanantly and mount an antenna without drilling any holes through the body. What did you do for a CB Samirr?

Also is a speed pass absolutly nessasary? I thought half the excitment was regrouping after the tolls. Except for when me and Mike lost the group in Jersey If we must have a pass how do I get one?
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:27 AM   #255
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Murray yeah they are the molded rubber ones from SOA. I have not had any problem with them conforming to the floor. You may want to heat them up a little, like the lowest possible setting in your oven at home, then bend em a little b4 u put them in. Like any rubber or plastic it will have a tendency to stay in the shape it was originally made in, just work with it and it will work with you

Or just try bringing them in the house, folding them in half and put a telephone book on it overnight. That oughta fix it.

Subafreak we did what we;ve always done, CB mounted on console/dash and magnetic mount antenna on the roof. I dont want a permanent antenna because u cant take it through a car wash and its annoying when you drive through a parking garage (bang.....bang......bang). The only other option would be a glass mount stick-on antenna, which dont get very good reception, especially if you have a rear defroster grid.

I'd go with a magnet mount.
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Old 12-27-2004, 01:27 PM   #256
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Doesn't look like I will be going. GF can't go and my days off work need to be reserved for racing and time off involving her. 2004 none of my time off involved her unless she went to the track with me. Men really are lucky women have anything to do with us.

BTW this CB is available for sale http://www.cobra.com/index.php?page=...bf249041d05434 for $95.
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:47 PM   #257
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BTW this CB is available for sale http://www.cobra.com/index.php?page=...bf249041d05434 for $95.
overstock.com has that also for cheap

are they any good? it seems so small and unobtrusive it would be a nice buy.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:16 PM   #258
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The Maxon MCB-10A is similar to that Cobra and alot less money. Around $75 or less. I had a used one from ebay and I wish it worked cuz it was a really nice unit.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:05 PM   #259
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Uniden PRO520XL

still need to get an antenna though.
50 off of ebay, new
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:09 PM   #260
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overstock.com has that also for cheap

are they any good? it seems so small and unobtrusive it would be a nice buy.
Quick edit on the overstock=$95 price (about $113 shipped) it was excellent for my purposes exactly what I wanted for the STi. It is nearly as good as my full blown setup in my van. This isn't a wear item so no reason for me to try and go half available retail to sell it I can hold onto it for the future or put it in the 325iX.

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The Maxon MCB-10A is similar to that Cobra and alot less money. Around $75 or less. I had a used one from ebay and I wish it worked cuz it was a really nice unit.
Sometimes it really is true that you get what you pay for. I wouldn't know how to rate a CB as a really nice unit that didn't work and I didn't get to use. Cobras have always been as reliable as they come for me - too many friends left with a pretty box after a year with lesser brands.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:22 PM   #261
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I figure I'd grab a Cobra from someplace around me. Are they all good models? I suppose I'll end up just grabbing the magnet mount off the Loyal from last year (That I bought the day of the trip ) I was just hoping to not have to stick it on the new paint. Oh well.



What about the EZpass? Paisan?
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #262
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Can get that uniden for less as well.

Or a Cobra 19DXIII for $45
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=electronics

The 75 WX ST All-in-handset Mobile CB is at a premium for the relative quality of the radio for its compact size and unobtrusiveness - can definitely get a better CB than for less but it won't necessarily meet what some people would look for - twist the handset off and no CB in the drivers compartment.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:26 PM   #263
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I was just hoping to not have to stick it on the new paint. Oh well.
Get a scrap piece of clear bra and trim it to a half inch larger than the magnet and put it on first. Paisan can probably get some scrap from Lee.
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:58 PM   #264
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Get a scrap piece of clear bra and trim it to a half inch larger than the magnet and put it on first. Paisan can probably get some scrap from Lee.

Isn't there a ground issue with that? I think alot of the other guys guys with that set up were having issues last year.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:04 PM   #265
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Not going to ground through the paint anyway. You have to ground the antenna at its connection to the CB. I had a grounding issue last year but it was where I selected to ground the CB the week before the trip. At the cracker barrel it was corrected.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:15 PM   #266
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Not going to ground through the paint anyway. You have to ground the antenna at its connection to the CB. I had a grounding issue last year but it was where I selected to ground the CB the week before the trip. At the cracker barrel it was corrected.


Oh, OK. What was the fix for the ground issue?

BTW: I am drawing a compleat and total blank on who you were last year. Please excuse my forgetfullness and give me a clue to remember you.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:16 PM   #267
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Sometimes it really is true that you get what you pay for. I wouldn't know how to rate a CB as a really nice unit that didn't work and I didn't get to use. Cobras have always been as reliable as they come for me - too many friends left with a pretty box after a year with lesser brands.
It really was a nice unit, had I bought it brand new. Just because I bought it used and it didnt work doesnt mean its bad. When it worked, it worked really well. You can get a BRAND new one for about $70 and it will work just as good if not better than a Cobra. Maxon = Midland BTW. Also, I have nothing against Cobra, I have TWO of them.

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Old 12-27-2004, 09:17 PM   #268
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Magnet mount antennas ground just fine through the paint. But its always good to add some extra gound for good measure. it cant hurt, and we've alrewady discussed this before.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:36 PM   #269
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Blue STi, Ed.

The problem with my ground at the CB last year was that I selected a spot welded and seam compounded bracket for the ground of the CB and didn't clean enough paint off. I was using a magnet antenna base on clear bra but that wasn't the issue, once I ran a wire from the CB to a proper ground on the chasis all was well again. I just installed in a hurry and short cut originally - it worked well at first but was inconsistent because the paint and seam compound make for poor electrical conduction. You can not get a proper ground through paint.

Samirr my point is that I am not capable of evaluating whether a unit is nice or not if the only one I have ever seen didn't function. No idea what the quality is since I never had one but if you put a broken one in front of me I will have no better an idea. If you are able to evaluate a how well a BRAND new one operates from a broken one great - I can't.

But this:


is not =



at least not in appearance and clearly not from an ergonomic basis which is clear. I have used and am offering a working Cobra that I know and can vouch for as a good quality CB. Your implication is that someone should buy the one you recommend instead of mine because "I had a used one from ebay and I wish it worked cuz it was a really nice unit." I just see no more basis for your conclusion that it was really nice than someone just looking at the two pictures above and deciding which was really nice - the comparison would be equivalent. If midland is so proud of their offering why put an off brand name on it? Obviously they don't want their good name hurt by what they have offered here.

I didn't ask you to buy mine - I see no reason for you trying to undermine my offering to others. Most usually recommend products from experience of actual usage.

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Old 12-27-2004, 09:55 PM   #270
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Oh the blue STI. Witch one? The one that hit the chunck of pavment or the one that dissapered in the middle of the trip?
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:58 PM   #271
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The one that ran over the meteorite - sticking to it being a meteorite not uplifted pavement.



The one with the wannabe nino/paisan physique:


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Old 12-27-2004, 10:07 PM   #272
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Nah, That's just winter weight. You're not in race trim.

Gonna miss you on my first 48 hours Ed but we'll make it up in the race season.
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:12 PM   #273
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Yeah the day off budget needs to be spent more intelligently this year so I don't have to change jobs just to get track days in!

I may make a run up to niagra from work friday night.

But if things go well it might be in the shagafari - can serve as the chase vehicle for the remainder of the weekend.

Ugh I bet you they search the shagafari at the border.
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:38 AM   #274
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