What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

  1. Brmbll007

    Brmbll007 Well-Known Member

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    Which top is that? Will it protect from "some rain"?
     
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    Suntop. it keeps out all of the rain
     
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    Ditto. Thoughts on the product itself? easy install? does it work? etc...
     
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    I installed a Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop to replace my cracked Freedom Panels.

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    Trusty companion? I thought it was one of those new four-legged winches!

    She looks great BTW!
     
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    20190523_120237.jpg Put 35" Ko2s on
     
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    I got the 6db gain Midland antenna also and a magnetic mount. The antenna that comes with the MXT275 is very short. You could just leave it up all the time. The 6db antenna is much longer, but still half the length of CB so I'm happy. So yes LENGTH definitely matters..... I'll unscrew it from magnetic base when I'm m not using it and put some type of cover over base and leave base on roof rack. I recieved 15% off using FARM15 code on Midlands website and was happy. Now they are having a 20% off sale. Not sure it gets a lot better.... Maybe Black Friday. They also have a 40W mobile unit. I wanted the power, but Jeep has minimal space available for mounting so I went with 15W unit where all the controls are on mic. There's also GMRS privacy codes that I think allow you to talk to someone with much much less chance of being heard vs CB.

    In terms of tuning I get the impression you don't have to. Just plug it in and start using.

    In terms of splitter someone smarter than me would have to answer.

    Id also like to know if there's a way to hook the speaker output on these units to the back of Jeep's stereo or is plug front aux plug only option??

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    I just ordered the Dynomax muffler delete pipe from Quadratec. They price matched Summit for 89 bucks instead of their 99 bucks. It is on back order but I can wait
     
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    Looks like a stalwart companion, and a formidable manager of project perimeter security. Bull Mastiff?
     
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    Good question. I should look into that. I agree. But didn't come with one....
     
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    She is an American Mastiff actually. She's the best.
     
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    Is that for a JK model or a JL model. Cant seem to find it. Do you have a link?
     
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    Yep, 15w for the type of unit seem pretty good. I like that is a small form factor and all the controls are in the handset. The 40w ones need to be somewhat more visible to the base unit. I see the MX275 comes with an antenna, so that makes it ready to go out of the box. On the Midland site, a reviewer recommended a puck style antenna, which surprises me that those would work, could put that on top the roll bar/sound bar and have it inside the vehicle all the time (under hard or soft top). Something like this: https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015865

    20% off seems like a pretty good deal too, and free shipping!

    Yeah, no tuning needed. Midland says its set up already, which I find difficult to believe with some many antenna and cable lengths out there.

    Looks like the same antenna could be used, as long as neither is transmitting at the same time. Not sure about splitters yet. Although as I said above if I can hide a "puck" in top of the sound bar, not sure it matters to me any more. And the included antenna makes it to delay worrying about it.

    You can hook up a CB or this radio to the aux input on your stereo. I did it for a brief amount of time with the Cobra. The problem with it, though, is as soon as the aux cable is connected to the "CB/Base Unit" it shuts off the internal speaker And my Cobra base unit is not accessible enough to do that on the fly. (I wanted to only connect it to the stereo in certain conditions). And then the other problem is a 1st world problem, you can't listen to to the radio and Two-way radio at the same time when out riding. :)

    I don't know about any rear plugs on the stereo. The JL has no CD player, but maybe there is a buried CD plug still on the head unit? Its an interesting prospect though.
     
  15. Jocko

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    The freedom panels in the bag will definitely not fit. Without the bag they just barely fit. I’m planning to get some sort of blanket to use for protection instead. I think that will work just fine.
     
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