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Old 08-02-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hey I currently have a 3 ft fiberglass antenna on my truck and am looking at getting a whip since i broke one off the last time i went off roading. Any suggestions on size or where to get?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've been looking for one of those HUGE ones like the hummvee's have where you have to tie it down lol. anyone know where to get one of those?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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radioshack for about $23 just need to get a tie down online
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Buy a spring and keep using a fiberglass antenna...
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^^ x2. never seen an antenna break that had a spring on it.
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I correct my statement... but a STAINLESS spring...
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or get a 102" stainless steel whip and a spring. lol
i have one of those big azz whips with 3 tennis balls and a racket ball on it that i ran on my dakota for a while in high school. then i realized that looked retarded on a lowered 2wd lol

the CB is still in the dakota, just a little short fiberglass antenna with spring but i'll swap it to the B2 once its road worthy. and put the steel whip on it.

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edit #2: got it from radio shack for ~$23

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:53 PM   #8
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stainless for sure. regular chrome will turn to rust and look like crap in a very short order.
however, i do have a large ball mount that is "black chrome" and it seems to be of excellent quality.
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I just ordered this whip
http://www.amazon.com/BROWNING-BR-28..._bxgy_e_text_b

will it still work ok if i painted it black?
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