(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install Cobra CB Radio on your Jeep Wrangler
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This Cobra CB Radio is for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler, and are looking for a radio that you can install in your Jeep very easily, not have a big, bulky CB radio sitting on the dash or in the center console. Something that you can hide away and that still has a ton of functionality. So getting this installed is going to be an easy two out of three wrenches. I give it an easy two out of three because there is some wiring involved, but overall this is a fairly simple process. Now, this radio is going to be more expensive than some of the other ones on the market, but you are going to get a lot of additional features with this radio as far as functionality goes. And probably the biggest feature of this radio is that the whole brains of the operation is just this little small box here that you can mount anywhere you like, hide it out of the way. And then when you want to be able to use your radio, all you need to do is attach the hand piece that has all of your controls on it, and also your speaker built right into it. When you don't wanna use it, you can unscrew it, hide that away and no one would ever know that you have a radio, which is really nice for theft protection.So the biggest feature of this radio is what I've mentioned already, that the brains of everything are just this small box here that you can mount out of the way, where you're never gonna see it. And then just have the handpiece when you need it, when you want to have your radio. Now, that is a very nice feature and that's the reason that a lot of people purchase this radio. But you are getting a ton of features with this radio as well.This radio is gonna be able to monitor two channels at once. You're going to, of course, get your 40 CB channels, but you're also going to get 10 different weather channels. This is going to have an easy one-touch button that will get you back to your emergency channel, your channel nine. This is also going to have some great noise cancelling technology built right into it, so other than just your squelch, which of course you're still going to have to adjust, you can turn that on and it will eliminate as much of the additional feedback noise through the speakers as possible, which again is just a really nice feature. This does have a lot of the features that a lot of you are looking for in a CB radio. Plus it has that compact mounting location and mounting specification, which is a very nice feature to have. So getting this installed is going to be an easy two out of three wrenches. I give it an easy two out of three, because there is some wiring involved, but overall this is a fairly simple process. If you're not comfortable with automotive wiring, you could probably figure this out because there are only two wires to the installation. However, if you'd rather take your Jeep to have it installed at a shop, you can certainly do that as well.Now the first step in this installation is going to be mounting the brainbox of this radio, and you can really mount that behind the dashboard, behind your glovebox, and your center console. Anywhere you want to, to hide it up and out of the way. From there you're gonna have to power that, and you do have a positive and a negative lead, and you're gonna want to power that directly from the battery if at all possible, because you want the cleanest power possible to that unit. That's going to eliminate any additional back-feeding, or any additional static that you might otherwise get if you pick up power through a switch or a resistor or anything like that. So, nice clean power directly from the battery if you can get it.Now, you do wanna be able to have access to this small wire that comes off of that brain, that's where you're going to hook up the rest of the radio. So make sure that it's not in a completely inaccessible location, but you can hide that up out of the way if you choose to. The next step is of course running your wire out to your antenna and hooking that up. And as with any radio, you are going to have to use a SWR meter in order to tune this so that you can use it safely and effectively.This radio will run you right around $135, but I do think that's still a very fair price for the features that you're getting and the ability to remote mount this system so you don't have to figure out where you're gonna put a much larger CB radio. If you are looking to spend less money, but be able to communicate over CB, there are some less expensive radios out there, they're just gonna have far fewer features.So if you're looking for a radio that has a ton of bells and whistles and the ability to remote-mount it up out of the way, I definitely recommend taking a look at this Cobra CB Radio that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Specs. Cobra's 75 WXST CB radio is a great choice and has all the features you need in a high performance CB. When you're off-road you never know what can happen and it is important to be prepared.
Construction. This CB radio has a built-in NOAA radio receiver, so you can have constant access to emergency channel 9 or information channel 19. There are also 10 weather band channels available no matter what time of the day. In addition you get 40 CB channels, so you have all the coverage you need. You can also monitor two channels at once with this CB's Dual Watch function. The LCD display is easy to read, and the SoundTracker feature keeps transmissions clear by reducing 90 percent of outside noise. The radio installs easily with its remote mount system and is covered by a 2 year limited warranty.
Application. Works with any 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL models.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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February 20, 2020
Great radio for the trail
Great radio with good range for trail communication. I really like the simple design and clean look. If you want a longer range a more powerful transceiver would be better.Helpful (0)
February 09, 2020
Works great for a small radio
This takes up next to no space in the Jeep comparative to having a large box mounted. A breeze to install and looks great.Helpful (0)
January 23, 2020
A great compact CB
This is a great CB if you don't want anything that takes up a lot of space or is difficult to use. The install was extremely simple, and the CB unit itself takes very little time to learn all of the functions and use it properly. The only complaint I have with this radio is that the volume of the speaker is not that loud; however, this is to be expected because the unit is so compact. Overall I believe this is a great purchase for anyone looking to buy their first CB radio.Helpful (3)
January 11, 2020
Since I had to relocate my cobra 29lx from above my rear view mirror due to installing an spod system, I didn’t have a good spot for the big bulky unit. I opted for this smaller unit. All cb units run max at 4 watts so I decided why not. The jeep masses say this is a #1 choice for jeeps. Install went smooth as I already had the antenna cable ran. I just ran a new power supply to the battery, hid the power box under the glove box and attach the mic. I checked the swr and it’s still good under 1.5 (great for jeeps) Device size 5 Controls functions and sound 5 Installation 5 Quality 5 As the guys on extreme terrain would say This is a 1 wrench on the install. It took me about 30 minutes to install. If you are doing a fresh install, make sure you splurge on a good quality cb cable and paired with a fire stick II tune-able antenna make sure your antenna sticks up past your jeeps hardtop for better capability. AND MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR SWR SO YOU DONT FRY THE CB RADIO!!! overall the fresh install would take a couple hours at most and that’s with prepping the cb mount for a proper ground, running the cables and tuning the antenna.Helpful (2)
January 03, 2020
Great CB Radio
This CB radio is very nice. The compact size can be installed and hidden anywhere. Controls are bright and easy to read. A great addition to any off-road vehicle for emergencies or group communication.Helpful (1)
December 10, 2019
Installed with antenna was less than 2 hours. Works great. Only problem I have is the speaker isn’t the greatest but that was to be expected. However, the option for an external speaker is available.Helpful (2)
December 07, 2019
This is the way to go, no bulky box and can just unplug and tuck away, has good distances, nice for someone who has the top off all the time can unplug and lock in box and cant be stolenHelpful (2)
November 30, 2019
Did not work.....
I hope I'm contacted to get it replaced. Install was easy. The radio was doa. Weather radio works...cb dead.Helpful (2)
September 17, 2019
Expensive but great if you don't want a big box
This is a great CB and looks great in the cab. I did not want to mount a big box so just purchasing the grab bar bracket and mounting the small transformer box behind the glove box was perfect. Seems to expensive for what it is but I did not mind paying the price for the small foot print.Helpful (3)
September 10, 2019
this a great radio for the price. its compact so you can mount it anywhere and doesn't take up much room. sound was crystal clear when I was out on the trails, so staying in contact with the group was no problem. plus with the weather station channel storms wont sneak up on you while out and about.Helpful (2)
DOES THIS SYSTEM COME WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO INSTALL IT. When I bought my Wrangler it was already equipped with a COBRA CB,, and being that I am new to off Roading, I didn't think I would need one, so I had it removed ( Yes I know.. Rookie Mistake) I would like to have one put back in. But I am not familiar with these kind. My Dad had one but his was the big one that went under the dash.
The Cobra CB Radio would come with the CB and connector box, but would still require an antenna and Antenna Cable.
Does this CB require an antenna and if so which antenna is recommended? Antenna?
Hello, yes the Cobra CB Radio (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) will require a CB Antenna, you can get the Firestik CB Antenna 4ft (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) and you can find it here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/firestik-cb-antenna-kit-4ft-fs3black.html
I have hearing issues. I was wondering if an external speaker can be plugged into this radio. I'm not sure if I'd be able to hear the small speaker in the handset.
Yes, I was suggest tho following part: https://www.extremeterrain.com/external-2-34inch-speaker-jeep-logo-8717-jk-tj-yj.html
Where do you put main radio body for this radio. And does it come with all installation hardware and wiring plus instructions. And antenna coxal and info on firestick and location on our 2016 jk for antenna.
Hello, you can mount the main body of the radio wherever you please and we do offer a mount for the front of the cab here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-cb-mirro-mount-jk-1150395.html We also offer mounts for the fire stick for the rear of the Jeep here:http://www.extremeterrain.com/cb-antenna-kit-jkmountkit.html All of these items are separate but will all come with installation instructions.
Loudspeaker port. Does this CB radio have a plug in to add a loudspeaker?
Hello, yes, the Cobra CB Radio (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) will allow to add a Loudspeaker.
This has not been tested for fitment with other model Jeeps.
You would not be able to run the audio through the aux on a Wrangler.
This one should work for you! https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-cb-radio-dash-tj-1355109.html
Yes, this will support a PA speaker.
This radio can be used anywhere!
You can power this from the power port in your Jeep and you will need to connect the power and ground wire.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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