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marshrat
03-03-2013, 06:49 PM
I currently have a new Cobra Ltd 29 and when shopping around for the antenna cable I ran into the Cobra 75 on display. I really like the Cobra 75 setup and would use an external speaker for better sound quality.

Between these two models what would you run and why?

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Smokinjoe
03-03-2013, 07:43 PM
I like the 75 I like the size for the JK also had a 75 in my CJ I also run a external speaker, good CB for all in one.

marshrat
03-04-2013, 01:48 AM
I ran the 29 in my silverado. Got 5+ miles. Have u seen the length of mileage out of the 75?

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Jeeper_2010
03-04-2013, 02:09 AM
I like my 75. I don't use it a lot so it's nice not having it hanging out all the time.

wayoflife
03-04-2013, 02:32 AM
I've run both and wouldn't trade my 29 for a 75. Even with an external speaker, the sound quality is just ok and you just don't get the same amount of control and extra features.

marshrat
03-04-2013, 03:55 AM
I was looking at it the same way. The tuning is way easier plus dynamic. Thanks.

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OverlanderJK
03-04-2013, 07:26 AM
After hearing so many good things about them I just bought a Cobra 29. Hope to install it this week sometime.

JKRay
03-04-2013, 07:34 AM
I love my cobra 29 it has perfect size and a good look, plus works great. :yup:

kornchip
02-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Just ordered my 29! love old posts, just enough to sway my decision :thumb:

eeftw
02-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Cobra 75 is terrible. Wish I would have never got the thing. Range sucks, you can't hear with external speaker and or handheld speaker, you have to keep the SQ all the way up so you don't get interference. All this with about a 1-1.5 SWR.

cozdude
02-25-2014, 06:52 PM
the 75 is good imo. with the trails around here that we run we dont get spread to far apart so the minimal range you get from it works. i dont have any problem with my speaker as it is louder than needed. if i could do it again tho i would prob get the 29

Panda
02-25-2014, 07:21 PM
I love my 29 thanks to moochie for helping my girl get me the right cb for my bday! I can hear truckers talking 10 mi away with a 3 ft tailgate mounted fire stick! 70797


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JKFlyer
02-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Well I just bought the 75 a week ago based on good things that I heard :confused:

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cozdude
02-25-2014, 07:31 PM
I love my 29 thanks to moochie for helping my girl get me the right cb for my bday! I can hear truckers talking 10 mi away with a 3 ft tailgate mounted fire stick! 70797


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this pic isnt helping me. if anything its now making me regret my 75 because i like your set up lol

Looks good Panda!

RUBINOT
02-25-2014, 07:42 PM
I've been using a 75 for over 20 years and it's been fantastic.

Extremely easy to disconnect when not in use to avoid them thieving bastards.

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Panda
02-25-2014, 07:44 PM
this pic isnt helping me. if anything its now making me regret my 75 because i like your set up lol

Looks good Panda!

Thanks cozdude the trick is the ez mount cb bracket it holds it up there outta the way but easily accessible & no drilling it snaps onto your freedom top front loop, $40 for the bracket, it's very solid if you mount it as far forward as possible I redrilled the bracket to make it close to the mirror that makes it very solid


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kornchip
02-25-2014, 09:01 PM
I saw the mounts in other threads. Where is the best place to acquire one?

kornchip
02-25-2014, 10:35 PM
disregard last message.

JKFlyer
02-26-2014, 01:28 AM
this pic isnt helping me. if anything its now making me regret my 75 because i like your set up lol

Looks good Panda!

Looks great... at least saving face for 75 is not having unit over ur head like that...but it does add a badass look to jeep!

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kornchip
02-26-2014, 02:06 AM
I ordered the strike force mount, although i believe it will stick out just as far.

kornchip
02-26-2014, 02:08 AM
After seeing Panda's set up im getting anxious for mine to get here

Panda
02-26-2014, 02:58 AM
Looks great... at least saving face for 75 is not having unit over ur head like that...but it does add a badass look to jeep!

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It's really not to bothersome up there I'm 6.2 it doesn't impair vision at all & it's really easy to access & control while keeping your eyes on the trail & yes it looks very cool up there I think, thanks!


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tapcola
02-27-2014, 11:38 PM
I've got the 29 ltd with mods and a 4 ft fire stick can reach about 15 miles , put it right on the dash above the radio till I get a sport cage . Love it !

hinrichs
02-28-2014, 04:44 PM
Never had any issues with my 75 and still love how it looks almost factory and easy to remove if needed. I did upgrade to the 29 after getting my cage and having a new spot to install it.

chuckt62
03-01-2014, 10:52 PM
I have the 75. It seem okay but I have got a lot of real world use with it yet.

I'm actually feeling like the UV-5R 2M handheld would be a much better way to go. They're like $35 delivered and no hassle with antennas/speakers SWR etc. Just got to get more people on board.

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Silver5665
03-03-2014, 03:31 AM
I don't know if this is the right forum, but thought I would ask anyways. I have installed my 75 with a 4' firestik. I purchased an SWR meter to tune the system but cannot figure out how to hook it up to the 75 since it does not have the same configuration as most cb's. The 75 power unit, that is installed under the dash, has an antenna inlet and then a hardwire pigtail coming out for the mic. The SWR meter ties in between the power unit, antenna and mic since the mic acts as the cb unit too. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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chuckt62
03-03-2014, 04:19 AM
Connect your antenna coax to the "Ant" side of the meter and connect the power unit to the "Trans" side of the meter with a short length of coax. The meter will register a signal when you press the PTT button on the 75.

Silver5665
03-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Connect your antenna coax to the "Ant" side of the meter and connect the power unit to the "Trans" side of the meter with a short length of coax. The meter will register a signal when you press the PTT button on the 75.

Thank you. If I connect the power unit to the "Trans" side, then where would I connect the mic/cb?

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chuckt62
03-03-2014, 04:46 AM
To the "pigtail" on the power unit.

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Silver5665
03-03-2014, 05:14 AM
There aren't that many outlets on the power unit. There is one connection for the antenna and the pigtail coming out to the mic. If I use the pigtail to connect to the swr meter then there is no place for the mic to connect. Unfortunately in this case, the benefit of having the cobra 75 and having the entire cb in the mic is causing problems. Also, the pigtail is a 5 point connection and not like the antenna connection. My apologies if I am misunderstanding you.

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Silver5665
03-03-2014, 05:37 AM
There aren't that many outlets on the power unit. There is one connection for the antenna and the pigtail coming out to the mic. If I use the pigtail to connect to the swr meter then there is no place for the mic to connect. Unfortunately in this case, the benefit of having the cobra 75 and having the entire cb in the mic is causing problems. Also, the pigtail is a 5 point connection and not like the antenna connection. My apologies if I am misunderstanding you.

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I found the answer in another forum on WAYALIFE.

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Silver5665
03-03-2014, 05:38 AM
I found the answer in another forum on WAYALIFE. Thank you for your help.

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cozdude
03-07-2014, 11:19 PM
I love my 29 thanks to moochie for helping my girl get me the right cb for my bday! I can hear truckers talking 10 mi away with a 3 ft tailgate mounted fire stick! 70797


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Panda can I have a top pick of how you mounted it please I'm sitting here trying to install it and I can only use the bolts on one side or the other. 72350
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OverlanderJK
03-07-2014, 11:25 PM
Panda can I have a top pick of how you mounted it please I'm sitting here trying to install it and I can only use the bolts on one side or the other. 72350
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Drill new holes. That's what I did.

JK-JOHN-E
03-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Drill new holes. That's what I did.

That's what I did also :yup: He's right :thumb:

Panda
03-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Panda can I have a top pick of how you mounted it please I'm sitting here trying to install it and I can only use the bolts on one side or the other. 72350
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Yes you gotta drill new holes drill two new ones further back to make it as close to the mirror as possible, this makes it more stable, I'll go take a pic & post it


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Panda
03-08-2014, 01:20 AM
Panda can I have a top pick of how you mounted it please I'm sitting here trying to install it and I can only use the bolts on one side or the other. 72350
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My bracket looks different than yours but same idea & mines drilled to the side to center it72395


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flotto
03-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Panda can I have a top pick of how you mounted it please I'm sitting here trying to install it and I can only use the bolts on one side or the other. 72350
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1. Where did you get that bracket?
2. Will it work with hardtop or just soft?

OverlanderJK
03-08-2014, 01:30 AM
1. Where did you get that bracket?
2. Will it work with hardtop or just soft?

Strike force zebra bracket and yes it'll work with both hard and soft tops.

flotto
03-08-2014, 02:19 AM
Strike force zebra bracket and yes it'll work with both hard and soft tops.



Thanks ordering now

Beyrgut
03-08-2014, 02:53 AM
Not sure if anyone else had an issue with the Strike Force mount and mirror, but with the fancy one that's in my 2013 Sahara it did not work. I ended up removing the rear view mirror and will probably replace it with a generic one if I feel the need for one. The reality is I can't see past the tire anyway so it was an easy decision to remove it.

JK-JOHN-E
03-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Not sure if anyone else had an issue with the Strike Force mount and mirror, but with the fancy one that's in my 2013 Sahara it did not work. I ended up removing the rear view mirror and will probably replace it with a generic one if I feel the need for one. The reality is I can't see past the tire anyway so it was an easy decision to remove it.

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No issues with mine. Mine is a 2012 Bill

Nazeron
03-11-2014, 03:00 AM
Does the cb happen to rub on anything or is it completely secure?
Also, how did you run the antenna wire and power wire?

JK-JOHN-E
03-12-2014, 12:59 AM
Does the cb happen to rub on anything or is it completely secure?
Also, how did you run the antenna wire and power wire?

No rubbing, it is totally secure. Ran the ant. wire to passenger side, via roll bar and out thru the tailgate. Hope this helps you out

Beyrgut
03-12-2014, 01:57 AM
Yeah with mine the bottom of the CB sat just below the trim at the top of the mirror so it would not line up to the mount. I think the mirrors (mine) with the lights/electronics are a little bigger than a standard mirror. If I feel the need for a rear-view again I'll find an elcheapo replacement mirror :yup:.

StrizzyChris
03-12-2014, 02:14 AM
My father got me a Cobra 29 LX LCD CB for Christmas this year. He's a trucker and lives on his CB every day of the week and said this would be the best for my uses. I think that says a lot for the vote of confidence for a 29.

Panda
03-12-2014, 02:18 AM
Yeah with mine the bottom of the CB sat just below the trim at the top of the mirror so it would not line up to the mount. I think the mirrors (mine) with the lights/electronics are a little bigger than a standard mirror. If I feel the need for a rear-view again I'll find an elcheapo replacement mirror :yup:.

I have the fancy mirror the EZ mount works fine with the mirror, it mounts the cb in front of the mirrror


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Nazeron
03-14-2014, 02:04 AM
Have another question with the strike force mount, does it work with 2 doors or just 4 doors?

cozdude
03-14-2014, 02:19 AM
Have another question with the strike force mount, does it work with 2 doors or just 4 doors?

It mounts in the same location on both


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SarahLu
04-13-2014, 01:06 AM
[QUOTE=Panda;263112]I love my 29 thanks to moochie for helping my girl get me the right cb for my bday! I can hear truckers talking 10 mi away with a 3 ft tailgate mounted fire stick! 70797


I just got my 29 and didn't expect it to be so big, but it looks good in this pic so I'm sure I'll be happy once I install it. Already installed the zebra strike force mount, just gotta get some cable and get to work!

Panda
04-13-2014, 03:32 AM
[QUOTE=Panda;263112]I love my 29 thanks to moochie for helping my girl get me the right cb for my bday! I can hear truckers talking 10 mi away with a 3 ft tailgate mounted fire stick! 70797


I just got my 29 and didn't expect it to be so big, but it looks good in this pic so I'm sure I'll be happy once I install it. Already installed the zebra strike force mount, just gotta get some cable and get to work!

Really once you get it mounted you'll hardly notice it's there


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droflakcin
04-24-2014, 02:45 AM
My bracket looks different than yours but same idea & mines drilled to the side to center it72395


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does anyone happen to know who sells this bracket?

kornchip
04-24-2014, 02:51 AM
pretty sure thats the EZ mount that panda has

Panda
04-24-2014, 03:39 AM
does anyone happen to know who sells this bracket?

I got mine at 4wheel parts it was $40 but I believe there's a cheaper one available not sure where