Selecting the Best CB Radio
by Right Channel Radios, article reprinted with permission.
The most important thing to understand when choosing a radio is that all CBs, regardless of their price, are limited to 4 watts of transmission power by the FCC. This means that a $50 bare-bones CB radio and a $200 chrome plated CB radio with every feature imaginable will have exactly the same transmission power. While a radio can be “peaked and tuned”, a process that increase a CB’s performance, all CB radios will have the same transmission power out of the box. There are a number of CB radio manufacturers, some of the more popular ones being Cobra, Galaxy, Uniden and Midland. Read more
Ideas on how to use the factory Rubicon lockers in 2wd and 4hi.
We have received many questions from readers regarding the operation of the JK Rubicon lockers in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive high range. The new JK is very dependent on it’s computer system and the locker work around is not nearly as simple as a hot wire. Most methods involve “fooling” the computer into “thinking” one thing or a form of hot-wiring. Read more
What? Everyone has seemed to hear of this but it continues to mystify many. This is a rather simple conversion with drastic results. Upgrading your Jeep’s headlight circuit is a rather straight forward process and can provide that much needed nighttime light without the addition of expensive driving lights or replacement headlights. Read more
After looking at the jeepfan.com CJ-5‘s wiring for a while I started realizing that there are several of those in-line style fuses scattered around the engine compartment. Some of them are practically impossible to get at without removing the passenger side fender. Read more
Information courtesy of Novak Conversions
A good electrical system depends on clean sound connections, free of grease, dirt or corrosion. The condition of connections to ground is just as important as the hot wire connection because the current must return to the battery via the ground connection. It is good practice to use a grounding strap between the body and frame, as well as the engine to frame, as both the body and engine are on rubber mounts. The battery should be grounded directly to the engine. Read more
I suffered with CB radios in my Jeep. No matter what CB or antenna I used I suffered with poor performance. Noise, inability to hear, and even engine electrically problems. My Jeep would literally shut off when I would key the mic. After some research I realized I new nothing about CB radios and antennas. Like anything else involved with a Jeep – nothing comes easy except the need to refuel or fix something. Read more