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Old 08-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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Windshield Fog Light/Antenna Problem

Finally mounted my windshield fog lights, 5" round KC's on Smittybuilt brackets, but the antenna wants to occupy the same space, what has those that have them done??

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Old 08-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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You need offset brackets or smaller lights if you want to keep the antenna. Otherwise, you can remove the antenna and forgo the AM/Fm radio, remount the stock antenna elsewhere, or buy a rubber duck style antenna and you will get AM/FM radio reception from nearby/high output stations.

If you have fog lights [not driving lights] mounted on the windshield pillars, you should remount them to the front bumper. True fog lights need to be mounted as low as possible to illuminate the road.

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Thanks, they are driving lights...
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #4
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Finally mounted my windshield fog lights, 5" round KC's on Smittybuilt brackets, but the antenna wants to occupy the same space, what has those that have them done??

Ryan
Same setup as yours and i choose to go with 18in antennax.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Before I switched out my KC lighes for Ridged Duallys, my antenna was always hitting my lights so I installed a shorty Antenna-X.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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Hows reception with the shorties?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:16 PM   #7
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I the antennax 14" on mine and the quality of local am/fm stations is great. But stations from out of town (30 miles or so) have a little static.i also have the Sirius radio and all stations come in crystal clear.
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I the antennax 14" on mine and the quality of local am/fm stations is great. But stations from out of town (30 miles or so) have a little static.i also have the Sirius radio and all stations come in crystal clear.
Same here
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we have a few different options but most with driving lights go with our OffRoad 13" Antenna
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #10
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Antenna and the "A"pillar lights

I took mine off , remove the plastic cover and then drilled new holes to cause the antenna to line up with the angle of the "A" Pillar" and then put it all back together. Looks and works great. 10 minute job mx and "zero" cost.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #11
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Mt light brackets came with a piece to hold the antenna in place so it hold not bounce around.

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