Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
That mount also needs the same type of bare metal connection mentioned above as required for the Tera mount. Brand-name doesn't change how antennas work and how their mounts require a good RF ground so the antenna can work as well as it was designed to. A local Jeeper couldn't get his antenna to tune properly and he was using the Rugged Ridge mount. All it took was a few minutes with a Dremel grinder to get the mount's required RF ground working so the antenna would tune up properly.
Never said there was a difference in the brands. I installed the the mount and antenna according to the RR instruction sheet and the Firestick, according to their instructions then took my rig to the local 4x4 shop to have it tuned. It tuned up in a snap and works great. We use CBs out here on every run. For a 3 ft antenna I feel like I get very good range and reception.
I'm not a CB expert, I'm just saying that the set up I installed did not require grinding anything. I didn't want a mount that I had to grind the finish off. It wouldn't last a winter out here with the amount of salt they spread on the roads.