Picked up a New Rig
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1 1/2" soft ride lifts arent about lift but about keeping all 4 wheels planted, and smoothing the ride. the factory settup was a compromise between inexpencive to produce, best manners on the road, and off road abilitys. after I had ridden in a good suspetion settup I understood why. DR
Why in the world anybody would want to alter a perfectly good factory setup that is working just fine for 1-1/2 inches of lift is beyond my comprehension. It's not a rock crawler or severe off road vehicle (at least not in that form), and having a reliable, functioning vehicle that hasn't been changed (more prone to problems) is way more important to me, especially when alone, than 1-1/2 inches of clearance. It's a hell of a lot easier to find a better line of travel to make it clear than to have to do a roadside repair for broken aftermarket parts for what little you've gained.Don't know how much you're looking at spending for the air setup also, but I have always loved the CO2 tanks. Not only do they allow portability, but you can run air tools off them if need be.
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Using Dermestid beetles to produce museum quality skulls for your trophy collection.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:02 PM
The cleanest look would be to drill a hole in the roof and run your cable thru but that defeats the purpose of having a magnetic mount to remove and install it quickly. Since you have a 4 door, place the magnetic mount in the center of the roof, behind the sunroof opening even with the rear door pillar (driver side preferably), run the cable down the rear of the pillar into the cab making sure you test close your door for cable clearance, route the cable inside the plastic pillar near the shoulder belt pivot mount and down towards the floor behind the drivers seat. If you can run it under the carpet, thats ideal. Just make sure nothing cuts or pinches the cable. Most CB cables come pre-measured in 18 foot lengths so you should have plenty to run it to your dash or where ever you are mounting your CB. If you end up with extra cable, do not coil it up! This will ruin your reception and transmission. Run it under your Toys carpet in different directions till you end up with enough to reach your radio. As long as it does not cross over itself, you'll be fine. I've seen guys use colored duct tape at the door junction to keep the cable in place. The weather stipping/door gasket shouldn't hurt the cable but double check it just in case. I know the cable from the mount to the door is unattractive but to me, communication performance take priority over looks. Roof mounted antenna's are highly efficient due to the location-center of the vehicle for 360 degree coverage. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
fakawee- I've heard great things about the Wilson 1000/5000's. My only problem w/ the magnetic Wilson's would be finding the best way to route the coax. I do have a sunroof, I could use that but it retracks into the roof panel. I guess I could route it through one of the rear windows, down the seatbelt panel and under the carpet. I'd like to keep the install as clean as possible, Got any idea's on this?
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