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Old 07-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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new 2013 sport help

Before I order a CB, I am looking for mounting ideas for both the radio and antenna. I would like to call upon those who have done so to keep from making mistakes in doing so.
Any help would be very cool.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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If you search this section of the forum, you will find lots of ideas of where to mount the CB, from overhead to inside the console, depending on which CB you get and where it will fit. I have the Cobra 75 and mounted the unit behind the glove box, using zip ties. The hand unit I mounted up by the stereo, using a Cooltech mount.

As for the antenna, well, there are just about as many ideas on where it can be mounted. I have mine mounted on the spare tire carrier and ran the coax through the grommet behind the spare and through the tail gate.

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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I really wanted to mount mine up above the rearview mirror and got some great help with a link from a member on here. It mounts on the footmans' loop, and I picked up all the parts from Home Depot (after being told an aftermarket mount for a 2012 wouldn't work on a 2013). I'm very NOT-handy with few tools and even I was able to get the radio mounted fairly quickly.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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Here's what you need for homemade footmans' loop mount :
2 insulated clamps 3/8"
1" corner brace (came in pack of 4, you need 2)
4 size 10 bolts 1/2" +washers and nuts

The hardest part for me was lining up the left hole with cb mount, then marking where right hole in cb mount would need to be drilled. Pretty slick set-up. I mounted a Uniden Bearcat 880 which is between compact and full size.....wouldn't go bigger.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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OK I got a Cobra 29LX. I know I know....its a full size, but its the one I wanted. I also really like the idea of mounting it to the Footman's loop. Will that size of radio ride ok up there with that hardware list from above? I am concerned a full size radio mounted like that would bounce around somewhat and maybe need another "something" to keep it fairly solid.
Looking at the way the hardtop has a release gismo up there (2013 Sport) will it still operate right as long as I put the insulated clamps on the sides?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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You are doing the same setup as I.I have taken measurements and it should fit.As far as being sturdy I think that would depend on the thickness of the radio bracket because the rig will be suspended straight down.If it starts to bend Im going to make a new but with a heavier guage material.Keep us posted on how it works!
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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I decided to go with the side console mount from Quadratech. It will be perfect for my needs. It should be here early next week. Antenna (4' Firestik) and fender/hood mount came today, so in the morning when its cooler I will get the antenna mounted and coax run. I will also get the cb wire harness routed and hooked up so when the mount arrives I can finish the install and set the SWR.
I didnt want to mess with the overhead as I want total access to top removal without any hassles.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
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I decided to go with the side console mount from Quadratech. It will be perfect for my needs. It should be here early next week. Antenna (4' Firestik) and fender/hood mount came today, so in the morning when its cooler I will get the antenna mounted and coax run. I will also get the cb wire harness routed and hooked up so when the mount arrives I can finish the install and set the SWR.
I didnt want to mess with the overhead as I want total access to top removal without any hassles.

Which fendor/hood mount did you end up going with?
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:55 PM   #9
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Jeep CB Antenna Fender Mount 2007+ | Right Channel Radios

These people rock. Very responsive and helpful to all my questions. They have mounts for about any application. This one is very thick and sturdy and I have all the faith it will hold up a long long time.

The only thing I wish I had also ordered was the spring, but will see how things go.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #10
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Jeep CB Antenna Fender Mount 2007+ | Right Channel Radios

These people rock. Very responsive and helpful to all my questions. They have mounts for about any application. This one is very thick and sturdy and I have all the faith it will hold up a long long time.

The only thing I wish I had also ordered was the spring, but will see how things go.
Oh ok, don't think I saw that one when I was looking for mine. It seemed like there were hardly any fender mounted brackets out there so I ended up making mine for attachment to the windshield cowl.

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Look forward to seeing how yours turns out!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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I thought about doing that myself, but couldn't bring myself to drill the side of my Jeep just yet........have not even had it a month yet...lol

Will post a photo when I get it all done.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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LOL, yeah that was a concern of mine too. Actually I drilled the holes to match the bolts on the cowl so all I had to do was pop them out, slap on the bracket, and put them back in. No jeep drilling for me! haha
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Have not figured out how to insert photos, so I added one to my signature, and put a couple in the gallery..... Tomorrow I will finish the wiring, and go tune the antenna out in a field somewhere. Then I'm just waiting for the radio mount to finish it all up.
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Looks good. Seem pretty sturdy?
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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I think it would be alot better with a spring, But I think it will be fine. I also see now that I could have got a 3 footer instead of a 4 footer. Oh well.......I think I will order a spring for it and call it good.

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