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Alright, so I am pretty dumb when it comes to electronics and whatnot, but I think that I have a general idea of how I want to run my CB setup. How does this sound?

*Cobra 18WXSTII CB Radio With Weather Radio
http://www.walcottcb.com/product_info.php?products_id=518{44}566{45}559{51}673

*Firestik II FS (Hand Tune) Antennas 3 Foot Lengths FS3
http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-ii-fs-hand-tune-antennas-foot-lengths-fs3-p-901.html

*Firestik - MK174 - Hood Groove Mini Kit
http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-mk174-hood-groove-mini-kit-p-311.html

*Firestik SS34AH Combo. Heavy Duty "SS" Spring & Stud Mount
http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-ss34ah-combo-heavy-duty-ss-spring-stud-mount-p-824.html

I want to mount it on the driver's side, in the groove of the hatch, but not on the hatch itself. I DO have the Shrock rear bumper (minus tire carrier) but no mount. Does this seem like a feesable setup? Thanks!

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Added the links, just as directed...still no dice. Not sure as to what's wrong.
 

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i dont see a prob with the set up, just mount it right and u shoulod be good
 

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With the SWR, I have heard from some people (not specifically X owners) that it is better to let a CB shop tune it for you, since they probably know more than I do about it. Is that an accurate statement? Also, how does that come into play if I do the actual install of the setup myself? WOuld I set it all up and then just take it to the shop to get tuned? I have also heard that it could damage the system if you use it un-tuned. True or not?
 

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If you don't have any experience setting the SWR, heading to a CB shop is an option. You can get a inexpensive SWR meter at Radio Shack and follow the direction on the post above and set it your self. Running without setting the SWR will end up damaging your radio.
 

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Mounting to the hood may present some grounding problems as the hood isn't a reall good electrical ground. -- Give it a try anyway!!
 
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