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Old June 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Anybody have any recommends for a cheaper one? I prefer a unit with the speaker in it.

This one seems like a pretty good one.
http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdeta...RO538W&tabid=1
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Old June 7th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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That should work fine. I've been using this one for years.

http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdeta...O510XL&tabid=1

I've been told that these little ones are best for off road because they handle the shaking around better than the fancier models.
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Don't get a cheap one even slightly wet. Other that that the uniden is a good choice.
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Uniden pc68ltw. $90 on Amazon. A little bigger than the cheaper ones but it's a great CB. Have one in the truck and actually kept the one out of my CJ that I sold. CB took a beating, dust, rain, mud, snow...you name it.

Whatever you get, get an external speaker, makes a world of difference.

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http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdeta...O510XL&tabid=1

I bought one used 8 years ago. It's been in my Jeep ever sense and still works great... It's been rained on probably 100+ times.
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http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...86&partID=5818

I got this one about 5years ago but didn't pay nearly that much. It's excellent and its nice having such a compact unit in the jeep. I shopped around a bit and got it for just under $100.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Cobra-19DXIV...QQcmdZViewItem


Mine has been wet a gabillion times, and always fires right back up once it's left in the sun
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I got this one about 5years ago but didn't pay nearly that much. It's excellent and its nice having such a compact unit in the jeep. I shopped around a bit and got it for just under $100.
I think that is the same one 88XtraCabDlx has in his Land Cruiser but has had some problems with it. I really like the compact design though.
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I have had a Uniden for about 2 years. 68 Elite, or something like that. If i remember right it wasn't much over 100 bucks. worked good for me, never have had a problem with it. IMO the cobras and things are a little overpriced. but they do have more bells and whistles.

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got a cheap radio shack fro 40 bucks works great
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Mine has been wet a gabillion times, and always fires right back up once it's left in the sun
X2 on the 19DX- I've got the same one, and it's had about eleventybillion "baths" and still works well. Also, their usually @$40 bucks if you shop around.
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X2 on the 19DX- I've got the same one, and it's had about eleventybillion "baths" and still works well. Also, their usually @$40 bucks if you shop around.
as opposed to the link I posted where it is $0.61 above $40?
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as opposed to the link I posted where it is $0.61 above $40?
I think I paid 32.99 at wal-mart for one.

and it's .60 over now.


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http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdeta...O510XL&tabid=1

I bought one used 8 years ago. It's been in my Jeep ever sense and still works great... It's been rained on probably 100+ times.
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got a cheap radio shack fro 40 bucks works great
Rat Shack had some good radios before they turned into a cell phone store.
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Best cheap radios- Uniden 510xl or Cobra 19DXIV or Midland 1001Z. All can be had new for less than $50. Simple, durable. If you want weather channels and can spend more The Cobra 18WXSTII can be had for around $70 or so.

For just talking on the trail or the occasional road trip, those are fine. If you want to get into modifying them, or you're talking all day then I'd step up into a Cobra 25 or 29.
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