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    #31
    Bump because I'm getting ready to start some maintenance and upgrades on the taco in anticipation of this trip and camping season in general 8-)

    Originally posted by geovangelist View Post
    Any "modified" E30s going to try to the trail? lol. Post pics when the adventure is over. Used to live in Boulder and there are some fantastic stock Toyota 4x4 trails in and around the hills West of town.
    There will be lots of pics. I'm planning on renting 1 or 2 nice lenses for the trip lol

    Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
    Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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      #32
      So how many vehicles do you have going so far?

      My schedule is changing at work, not sure to what yet, but if it's a favorable change I'd still like to tag along for the Colorado part of things.
      2007 Range Rover Sport S/C

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        #33
        Sounds like 3-4 so far, Between Me, Lambo, and Im Assuming Stig and friend.
        1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
        willschnitz

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          #34
          Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
          Sounds like 3-4 so far, Between Me, Lambo, and Im Assuming Stig and friend.
          and MR E30 325is so 4-5

          Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
          Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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            #35
            I want to, but will be at work 99% sure
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              #36
              Originally posted by lambo View Post
              and MR E30 325is so 4-5
              Thank you.

              May be bringing along a buddy with a built Tacoma (2010 I think)
              My previous build (currently E30-less)
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

              A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                #37
                Just a heads up to everyone planning on coming, try and get a CB before the trip, will be very helpful for the road sections between camps and offroading. Will also be helpful for spotters when we are offroading. Can usually be had with box, antenna, and wiring for less then $150. I think I spent $165ish on mine because of some things I needed for mounting and the nicer firestik.
                1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                willschnitz

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
                  Just a heads up to everyone planning on coming, try and get a CB before the trip, will be very helpful for the road sections between camps and offroading. Will also be helpful for spotters when we are offroading. Can usually be had with box, antenna, and wiring for less then $150. I think I spent $165ish on mine because of some things I needed for mounting and the nicer firestik.
                  Any links/info on what a good one to buy might be? I have zero experience with CB.
                  My previous build (currently E30-less)
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                  A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                    Any links/info on what a good one to buy might be? I have zero experience with CB.
                    There's a few options. Kinda depends if you're willing to go with a more permanent install or if you want something more portable/removable.

                    This is my setup currently:

                    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...#post-15738308

                    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...#post-15360405

                    It's not perfect. I did it all before I really understood a lot of the intricacies of CB radios. I'm going to change it soon to reflect what I've learned. Such as:

                    - Connecting the radio directly to the battery for the least noisy power
                    - Moving the antenna to the tail gate so I can mount a soft topper if I get one
                    - Ensuring the antenna has a good ground (ground straps if required)

                    Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                    Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by lambo View Post
                      There's a few options. Kinda depends if you're willing to go with a more permanent install or if you want something more portable/removable.

                      This is my setup currently:

                      https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...#post-15738308

                      https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...#post-15360405

                      It's not perfect. I did it all before I really understood a lot of the intricacies of CB radios. I'm going to change it soon to reflect what I've learned. Such as:

                      - Connecting the radio directly to the battery for the least noisy power
                      - Moving the antenna to the tail gate so I can mount a soft topper if I get one
                      - Ensuring the antenna has a good ground (ground straps if required)
                      Thanks Lambo.

                      I don't see an issue with making mine a bit more permanent. I'll eventually start Overland prepping the thing, so might as well knock out a legitimate CB radio to get it started.
                      My previous build (currently E30-less)
                      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                      A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                        Thanks Lambo.

                        I don't see an issue with making mine a bit more permanent. I'll eventually start Overland prepping the thing, so might as well knock out a legitimate CB radio to get it started.
                        Then you will want to look for the following stuff

                        - Radio

                        Spend as much as you want, and figure what works well for where you want to put the radio:

                        https://www.amazon.com/Uniden-40-Cha...dp/B005ZLB0E4/

                        - Coax Cable

                        https://www.amazon.com/RG-58A-Coaxia...dp/B001JT0CGI/

                        - Antenna

                        Get whatever length suits your needs. I think it's a good idea to have a decent amount of the antenna exposed above the roofline:

                        https://www.amazon.com/FireStik-feet...dp/B000X3EP7I/

                        - Antenna Stud

                        You will need this:

                        https://www.amazon.com/RADIO-ANTENNA...dp/B0765QHQMZ/

                        - Antenna Mount

                        You can find one specifically made for your vehicle or there's this "universal" one:

                        https://www.amazon.com/FireStik-SS-2...dp/B000X3EQ3G/

                        - Antenna Spring (optional)

                        I have one because my antenna is pretty stiff and I didn't want to break it. My buddy's antenna is much less stiff and he doesn't have a spring on his:

                        https://www.amazon.com/Firestik-SS-3...dp/B00042LC9M/

                        Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                        Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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                          #42
                          Lambo,

                          That is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to compile that list for me.
                          My previous build (currently E30-less)
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                          A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                            Lambo,

                            That is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to compile that list for me.
                            I forgot to mention one thing. Make sure the radio has a built in speaker or you're going to need an external speaker like this:

                            https://www.amazon.com/Uniden-BC15-C...dp/B009PIRQ6E/

                            Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                            Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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                              #44
                              I have the 520XL for reference, has a 7W speaker so it would work with radio off and doors closed, but ill probably get an external speaker and shove it somewhere later for more loud.
                              1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                              willschnitz

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                                #45
                                Bump. Adding some info to the OP.
                                1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                                willschnitz

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