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Old 08-16-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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Mounting a cb

Hi, I was thinking about buying a CB to mount in my Jeep, my question is where are good places to mount the antenna and the cb post pictures of your setup. I saw this and thought it might be a good idea, but I don't really want to spend $20 just to mount it

Rugged Ridge 11503.88 - Rugged Ridge CB Antenna Mount Kit for Vehicles with 3" Tube Bumpers - Quadratec

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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It won't look as nice, but you could accomplish the same thing with an electrical pipe mini (made for all sizes of pipe) and an L bracket and a couple bolts. I'm guessing the total cost for that would be $5 or less from a home depot.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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This is what I did.

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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Mounted antennae on the spare bump stop and cb in my console.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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Anyone know how strong/durable the antenna mounts are that mount on a bracket behind the brake light?

I'd like one of those, but don't want to end up with a cracked lense if the antenna hits a tree limb...
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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Haven't got this photo posting figured out. Here are the photobucket links.


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Old 08-19-2011, 10:49 PM   #8
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Mounted antennae on the spare bump stop and cb in my console.
Hey could you post a pic of how you mounted the antenna please? thanks
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #9
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Modified my ashtray slot and mounted my cb in it and mounted the antenna behind the riverside rear tire. I got the mount on amazon for around $10.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #10
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Hey could you post a pic of how you mounted the antenna please? thanks
I'll get a pic in the morning. I just bolted half an antenna mount to the side. Plan on welding a plate over the top for a mounting plate soon.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:01 AM   #12
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I like my setup! I have my cb mounted under the dash but no pics of that !
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:42 AM   #13
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Modified my ashtray slot and mounted my cb in it and mounted the antenna behind the riverside rear tire. I got the mount on amazon for around $10.
Could you send me a link to exactly which mount it is. yours seems like the cheapest solution
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:42 AM   #14
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Under the dash just to the right of the radio, or mount to the back of the center console.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:56 PM   #15
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I mounted mine today. used a mount I found at Radioshack and just drilled through the tube bumper. Mounted the CB under the dash
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #16
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Could you send me a link to exactly which mount it is. yours seems like the cheapest solution
Can't from my phone but just do a search on amazon for cb antenna mount n you should find one. Did a search yesterday n there was one for 4 bucks
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Can't from my phone but just do a search on amazon for cb antenna mount n you should find one. Did a search yesterday n there was one for 4 bucks
Nevermind I found one and mounted it yesterday
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Here is mine. Still have to tune it right but upon initial instal my swr was 1.8.

Antenna on top of 3rd brake light,


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Old 08-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #19
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I have found a CB really a thing of the past.. no range and static...is it just me? Cell phome is the way to go.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #20
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No range? I get almost 3 miles with my 2ft antenna it's not tuned 100% right. Cell phones are hard to deal with if your wheeling in a group.

A properly tuned cb will get great range and sound quality. If your SWR is off then yes they suck bad.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:49 AM   #21
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Must be more hills where I live then. 10-4 Little Buddy, this here is a convoy!!

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