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Old 12-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Cb antenna

Recently just got a cb radio. But I can't find an antenna that is about 5 foot. So my question is will any antenna fit a jeep teraflex mount?

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I run a 3' Firestik. That's plenty of antenna...

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Old 12-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Recently just got a cb radio. But I can't find an antenna that is about 5 foot. So my question is will any antenna fit a jeep teraflex mount?
I'm running a 4ft Firestik on top of a heavy duty spring. Works great and will fit on your mount.
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You dont need a long antenna if its tuned in correctly, unless thats what you want.

I have the Wilson Flex 3' mounted off of my left tail light with an antenna mount. It sticks up over my hard top about 4-5in.
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I just went from a 4' to a 2' last week for two reasons. the 4' caught on tree branches all the time and had to be removed getting into garages. The 2' is working perfectly fine.

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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I have been happy with My 3' Firestik.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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I run a 3' Firestik. That's plenty of antenna...
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
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Yes for offroading, you don't need a really tall antenna. Due to garage door heights and suspension lift height changes, I went from a 4' to a 3' then finally to a 2' antenna maybe 12 years ago. My 2' works fine and doesn't scrape on the low ceilings of underground parking structures like my 3' and 4' antennas did.
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I'd go with a 3' Wilson flex. That's what I run and I love it. Also, it's not about length, it's about tuning... you can have the longest antenna in the world, but if it's not tuned to match your radio you could end up loosing performance as well as possibly damage your radio. invest in a new 2-3' antenna with a tuneable tip and an SWR meter and have at er.
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Location of the antenna and tuning it is the most important things to do. A top loaded and tunable 3' such as the Firestick is perfect. Location can be debated and usually is, just remember that off road obstacles can and will attack breakable items such as fiberglass or resin antennas.
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But a 3' is all you need.
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I snapped a 3' generic antenna after whacking it on the garage door one too many times....

I now run a 2' Firestik on a heavy duty spring....it's mounted to a bracket I made to attach to the upper spare tire holes.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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Wilson flex is where it's at. I have it mounted on the rear tire carrier and I can grab it by the tip and bend it back down to touch it to the carrier. It's awesome
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The problem with the Wilson flex is that it has too much flex for rougher offroad trails. It sways around and bangs into the roof, rollbar, spare tire, etc. on the Jeep when you're on a rough trail. Two of my club members replaced their new Wilson flex antennas with stiffer Firestick antennas that don't sway around so much. I've been running the Firestick for 17 years & wouldn't want a super flexible antenna like the Wilson which does work fine on the street.

P.S. For those who claim stiff fiberglass antennas break... maybe for some but I have 17 years of personal Firestick antenna usage with never a broken antenna despite the fact I don't mount them on a flexible spring either.
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That's odd, I've never had an issue with mine in the least. If it has hit the top or anything I haven't noticed it...I'll be listening for it more intently now lol
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The problem with the Wilson flex is that it has too much flex for rougher offroad trails. It sways around and bangs into the roof, rollbar, spare tire, etc. on the Jeep when you're on a rough trail. Two of my club members replaced their new Wilson flex antennas with stiffer Firestick antennas that don't sway around so much. I've been running the Firestick for 17 years & wouldn't want a super flexible antenna like the Wilson which does work fine on the street.

P.S. For those who claim stiff fiberglass antennas break... maybe for some but I have 17 years of personal Firestick antenna usage with never a broken antenna despite the fact I don't mount them on a flexible spring either.
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That's odd, I've never had an issue with mine in the least. If it has hit the top or anything I haven't noticed it...I'll be listening for it more intently now lol
X2. 0 issues with my Wilson Flex, I dont think it hits my hard top at all, If it has I have never noticed it. I even had a small POW/MIA antenna flag on there for 2 days, till some ____ ____ in Vegas stole it.

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