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Old 06-05-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Antenna Removal

okay I feel like this is a stupid question but how do you remove the antenna. I know it unscrews but im iffy using plyers because I dont wanna scratch it. any tips or suggestions. I'm gonna plasti-dip it.

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Old 06-05-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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I use a pair of pliers but if you're worry about scratches, use a towel or piece of cloth to protect it. Doesn't take much to get it off.

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Mine had a narrow flat spot on 2 sides so I could use a thin wrench on.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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Put some masking tape on it and use a crescent wrench.
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Yep, I used a wrench that fit perfectly and didn't cause any scratches. The towel/pliers method should work.
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There's a 20 buck shorty antenna on extremeterrain and it's awesome plus looks better than plastidip plus free shipping
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There's a 20 buck shorty antenna on extremeterrain and it's awesome plus looks better than plastidip plus free shipping
But wont I lose my radio signal then? Well I found mixed reviews from the AntennaX one.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:57 AM   #8
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I cut my factory antenna down to 18". I removed the ball off the top and with some light dremel tool action I was able to reattach it. Then plastidipped it black. No noticeable reception loss, looks way better than stock and best of all it was free.

Cut down with ball reinstalled, before plastidipped...
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:17 PM   #9
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There's a 20 buck shorty antenna on extremeterrain and it's awesome plus looks better than plastidip plus free shipping
we have a few options that are ALWAYS IN STOCK and ship the next day excluding weekends and postal holidays
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:00 PM   #10
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This is what I went with after trying a short one.

Amazon.com: AntennaX CB Replacement AM FM Antenna for (07 thru 14) Jeep Wrangler JK: Automotive

I might have lost just a bit over factory AM but the FM is just as strong. I do not use this for my CB. AM/FM only. Also, it does not hit the frame even when I hit big bumps or rocks.

Great antenna:

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This is what I went with after trying a short one.

Amazon.com: AntennaX CB Replacement AM FM Antenna for (07 thru 14) Jeep Wrangler JK: Automotive

I might have lost just a bit over factory AM but the FM is just as strong. I do not use this for my CB. AM/FM only. Also, it does not hit the frame even when I hit big bumps or rocks.

Great antenna:

looks awesome, we have several sizes and styles for your wrangler JK
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:45 PM   #12
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A 3/8 crestent wrench worked like a charm. Today I got my 13" Shorty antenna from Extreme Terrain. Works like a charm. Haven't noticed any signal loss and it looks bad a$$
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A 3/8 crestent wrench worked like a charm. Today I got my 13" Shorty antenna from Extreme Terrain. Works like a charm. Haven't noticed any signal loss and it looks bad a$$
These are not our antennas, but they are knockoffs that one of our competitors are selling FOR MORE $19.99. We have the original Off-Road 13" Antenna for $16.99 including free shipping and have been selling these since the JK wrangler came out in 2007. Why would you want to buy a knock-off for more??
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I have the 13" AntennaX and have not noticed any signal loss, and i live up here in ND where this isnt to much radio coverage.
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These are not our antennas, but they are knockoffs that one of our competitors are selling FOR MORE $19.99. We have the original Off-Road 13" Antenna for $16.99 including free shipping and have been selling these since the JK wrangler came out in 2007. Why would you want to buy a knock-off for more??
I was going to go with an Antenna X but I kept ready poor reviews and got nervous. And so far my little knock off one is working Excellent with absolutely no problems both inside the city and outside. If your willing to send me one for free I'll gladly try it out but I purchased mine soley
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When I went to replace my OEM with the 13" stubby I found it only finger tight. I remember I had the same issue with my 2006 Jeep. Will putting something on the threads to keep it tight degrade reception?
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okay I feel like this is a stupid question but how do you remove the antenna. I know it unscrews but im iffy using plyers because I dont wanna scratch it. any tips or suggestions. I'm gonna plasti-dip it.
Just tape it off and plasti away. It has a nice separation point so the tape comes right off. Did mine and was fine.

If way take it off you will probably wreck the dip when tightening.

I tried the antennaX first and didn't like the reception.
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Will putting something on the threads to keep it tight degrade reception?
Very good question, unfortunately I don't know! There are certain types of Loctite that are conductive. You might want to use that just in case.
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Kobalt piers

Originally Posted by Ericatomars
okay I feel like this is a stupid question but how do you remove the antenna. I know it unscrews but im iffy using plyers because I dont wanna scratch it. any tips or suggestions. I'm gonna plasti-dip it.

I have a pair of Kobalt pliers that come with removable rubber guards. Works great when I don't want something scratched.
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Mine had flat spots on 2 sides used small open ended wrench.

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