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Old 12-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Does this Teraflex CB mount work for anyone?

Teraflex makes the Teraflex hd hinged carrier accessory mount I have their HD Hinged carrier which I'm quite happy with but I want to install my CB antenna and Hi-lift jack using their this carrier accessory mount. My question is how in the world do you adjust the impedance (tune the SWR) on the antenna when it sits within kissing distance for its entire length of the hi-lift jack?

If it could be tuned decently I'd think it would radically change if the jack were removed.


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No way would I mount an antenna that close to all that steel, I'd get a driver's side antenna mount from Tera. At least I know they make mounts for both sides for the TJ.

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Old 12-24-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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No way would I mount an antenna that close to all that steel, I'd get a driver's side antenna mount from Tera. At least I know they make mounts for both sides for the TJ.
I agree completely.

That being said, I'm running the exact same setup at the moment. LOL

I love the carrier bracket in that it allows me to easily carry 2 rotopax cans, but if you mount them directly you can't open the gate all the way. To raise them up high enough to clear the tail light, you have to mount them to the hi lift, which I don't like have the jack mounted there to begin with, even less so after putting my antenna on.

I'm currently working on fabbing up a bracket to replace the TF mount that will allow for 3 cans (1 down low, and 2 above that) in addition to having an antenna mount.

The hi-lift will end up being mounted elsewhere.

I can fab up the mount no prob, but have zero metal working skill so am going to team up w/ a guy in my local club that can cut, bend, and weld up the mount for me.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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I agree completely.

That being said, I'm running the exact same setup at the moment. LOL

I love the carrier bracket in that it allows me to easily carry 2 rotopax cans, but if you mount them directly you can't open the gate all the way. To raise them up high enough to clear the tail light, you have to mount them to the hi lift, which I don't like have the jack mounted there to begin with, even less so after putting my antenna on.

I'm currently working on fabbing up a bracket to replace the TF mount that will allow for 3 cans (1 down low, and 2 above that) in addition to having an antenna mount.

The hi-lift will end up being mounted elsewhere.

I can fab up the mount no prob, but have zero metal working skill so am going to team up w/ a guy in my local club that can cut, bend, and weld up the mount for me.
It also seems that making use of the hi-lift wouldn't exactly be "handy" with the rotopax mounted. From the the picture it appears that you need tools to remove the rotopax mounts from the hi-lift before it can be used.

Maybe I'm missing something. In general TF stuff has seemed well designed but this hinge mount accessory... not so much.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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Anyone else running this setup.
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I'm running it and my CB reception is pretty poor…..
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
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Anyone else running this setup.
I'm running this setup and the CB is only getting out 100 yards or so and the SWR is over 3.5. I have tried removing the jack and that helps the SWR only a little, so not sure the jack is the issue, as obvious as it would seem to be. Since I have tried almost everything suggested in other threads I guess I am stymied for now with the Teraflex antenna mount, since you can see from the pic the antenna area is quite packed with maybe too much gear. Time to try the drivers side.

In regards to running Rotopax cans on the jack it gets mixed reviews on the forum because you are mounting parts to a part already mounted (that may have to be removed itself) and that doesn't seem a good engineering solution to some. I have been running this for about a year and don't have any issues. If I get a flat it's pretty simple to unbolt the Rotopaxs and rebolt after, but none of the guys I wheel with ever seem to get flats and I haven't yet. I have a 2 door and want to run the jack outside in this position so am limited as to where to place the Rotopaxs. So this works for me.

Barmanvarn, we would love to see you final solution when done.
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I have the TF with jack mount but ended up not trying to use the jack. Any way I just tuned it and was able to get just under 1.5 on channel 1 and 1.1 onchannel 40 and 20 and 30 were both exactly 1 with a radio shack meter. 3' firestick fire fly antenna. I ran a ground strap from the bottom of the post to underneath the tie down and made sure it had a good ground. I also ground every bit of paint/powder coating off underneath the bracket. I checked to make sure there was continuity were there should be and was not where there shouldn't be. the hole in the tf bracket is pretty big so I cut a small piece of rubber hose that was exactly as thick as the bracket and slid it over the post so I kept the antenna perfectly centered. I also made a brace just to shore up the bracket as it is pretty flimsy. not sure if it is right or wrong but it tuned pretty easy.





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oh and I ran the cable just in between the tailgate and the body and altho it is tight it does not pinch the cable and I can still slide it up and down altho I need to be careful when closing the tail gate.
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Yeah I'm wanting to mount the jack so it sounds like I'll need to put the antenna elsewhere
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Yeah I'm wanting to mount the jack so it sounds like I'll need to put the antenna elsewhere
I carried my jack when I did not have a winch but now that I have a winch I just carry a bottle jack and a scissor jack which I found I was always using over the hi-lift anyways.. There are so many downed trees that you have to squeeze under where I go that I was forever taking it off and stowing inside the rig which I did not like doing because I would get lazy and not secure it.

it is such a pain to change a tire with a hi-lift for me I can have a tire off and on with a bottle jack before I have the axle strapped anyways.
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Sorry to hijack the thread but what did you use to hold your shovel and axe?

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Teraflex makes the Teraflex hd hinged carrier accessory mount I have their HD Hinged carrier which I'm quite happy with but I want to install my CB antenna and Hi-lift jack using their this carrier accessory mount. My question is how in the world do you adjust the impedance (tune the SWR) on the antenna when it sits within kissing distance for its entire length of the hi-lift jack?

If it could be tuned decently I'd think it would radically change if the jack were removed.

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One more reason to not put that jack on the back... Especially if you have a hard top




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