I'm in the midst of re-installing my Icom 706G in my S-10 truck. I ran it mobile last probably 10 years ago. I used an AH4 auto tuner feeding a 40 meter hamstick because I didn't care for the look and the swaying of a 102" cb whip. The tuner handled any hf frequency I used including 80 meters although most of my mobile work was either 40 or 20 meters. It worked well and mostly got decent signal reports. This time I am re-considering the whip although never tried it or compared it to the hamstick. I had the tuner mounted inside the bed on the right rear corner just a few inches away from the hamstick mount and ran a short piece of #12 wire to the base of the stick. This time I'm going on the driver side, again on the back but may do something different concerning the antenna mount.
How do you think the performance would compare using a hamstick vs. a 102" whip? My install back then had the base of the stick level with the top of the bed.
Please no suggestions on using something else like a bug-catcher or similar mobile hf antenna. I realize they are probably superior in performance but I want to use the stuff on hand.