Since everyone around here is starting to run around with bigger radios, I decided it's time to move up from the old Cobra 19 DX. I got tired of talking on it and wondering if I could be heard over just the backround noise floating around. So earlier today I went to the CB shop and picked up a brand spankin' new Cobra 25 and had them do their "supertune", which includes upgrading the final.
It's a beast in my car. I don't believe in putting things where I can't reach them easily; it only breeds frustration, so it sits proudly on the dash. I have it mounted on the little storage lid my car has over the radio. It provided the perfect surface to drill holes and bolt the bracket in good and tight on both sides. I had the 19 mounted the same way, so I just reused one hole and drilled a new one for the bigger bracket. The part is replaceable so if I ever need to sell the car I can restore it to factory condition.
I haven't tried talking on it much yet, but it should be a huge improvement over my bone stock Cobra 19 that hasn't ever been opened up.
I also followed through on my Little Wil upgrade thread. A few weeks ago I picked up a Wilson 1000 magnet mount. I was honest with myself and realized that I'm never going to balls up and drill a hole in the roof, so I went with what the CB shop had... That's been working out pretty well. I wanted to wait a while to talk about it so I could give an honest opinion of it. I'm proud to report that I can hear the bullcrap from the truck stops near my house the whole way to work now, instead of just halfway there, so I know that I'll have a better chance of hearing an important transmission..someday...