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Old 07-30-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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TeraFlex CB antenna mount for HD hinge

I am running the TeraFlex HD hinge with 35x12.50 tires. I am getting ready to install a CB, and I just ordered the new antenna mount from TeraFlex that is made for the HD hinge (fits to the right of the tire...mount in those pre-drilled holes). Since my tire fits tight against the hinge on this side, I am not sure how to route my antenna wire. Looking for ideas. Anyone running this new mount yet? If so, can you post some pics of your setup? I want to route them so that they are somewhat hidden and so that they look good. Any ideas?

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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I have the TF hi-lift attachment that has an antenna mount, but if the separate antenna mount is the one I think you have, it's in a similar position or maybe a little lower. I just routed the cable straight to the rubber grommet on the tailgate. Even though my spare (35x12.50) sits flush against the hinge, having the cable between the tire and the hinge hasn't been a problem. It's also fairly well hidden.







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I have the TF hi-lift attachment that has an antenna mount, but if the separate antenna mount is the one I think you have, it's in a similar position or maybe a little lower. I just routed the cable straight to the rubber grommet on the tailgate. Even though my spare (35x12.50) sits flush against the hinge, having the cable between the tire and the hinge hasn't been a problem. It's also fairly well hidden.
I did the same.
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Perfect! Thanks for the info and pics. That looks very similar to mine. I think that I should be able to route mine the same. Looks great! Thanks again.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
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One additional question on your setups... How did you ground your antenna? And, how did you route that wire?

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Old 07-30-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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Most cases becasue the hinge in grounded through the body so well you don't need them, you will want to grind a little powder coating off of the bottom of the cb antenna hole. I did not run a ground strap in my set up and my specs came in around 1.4.
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Most cases becasue the hinge in grounded through the body so well you don't need them, you will want to grind a little powder coating off of the bottom of the cb antenna hole. I did not run a ground strap in my set up and my specs came in around 1.4.
Same for me. I have about 1.3 and good range with my 3 ft. Firestik just by removing the powder coating on the bottom of the mount near the hole.
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routed coax through grommet,inside the plastic tailgate cover,through the slot the wiring goes through then under carpet along passenger side
Grounding, dremeled off the powder coat on bottom where cb stud mounts, then ground out the bolt holes and wire wheeled the bolt threads, went from a 4 in the red to 1.5 initial reading have not fine tuned yet
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Probably just leave as is 1.5 is pretty good for trail use.
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I needed a ground to get my antenna tuned. I just ran it down to the tie down screw. It made a big difference. I just ran my coax like this. There is plenty of room so the coax is not getting squished like you think it would. you can slide it up and down no problem. I normally pull my antenna when I am not using it.


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