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Old 05-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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cb ant mount location?

Well i have a 4 ft firestick on my bumper and its just not working out! Whats the other options,one of those teraflex behind the tail light mounts? How do they work? Well if i go there i will have to get a 3 footer which will be about 6 inches higher than mine now.

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Well i have a 4 ft firestick on my bumper and its just not working out! Whats the other options,one of those teraflex behind the tail light mounts? How do they work? Well if i go there i will have to get a 3 footer which will be about 6 inches higher than mine now.
I run the Cool Tech mount in the license plate. Second JK with it. With a 4' Firestick the antenna tip is approximately 12" above the crown of the roof. It's hooked to a Midland hand held an it works great.

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I've been using a 4' Firestick on the TeraFlex tire carrier mount for about five years. It's been working out great for me.
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Providing you grind off the paint and powder coating so the Tera antenna mount gets its required bare-metal-to-bare-metal RF ground, that's a very good mount. With that height of mount, I prefer a 2' antenna since it still performs well for offroad use and it won't hit anything. I'm all about antennas and have been for over 50 years of ham radio interest but that little 2' CB antenna works great on the trail and consistently gives me "loud and clear" reports when we do radio checks on the trail.

You can kinda see it and its red tip cap here on the driver's side of my TJ.
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Rugged ridge spare tire mount with 3' fire stick has worked great. No modifications needed. Just bolt it up.
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I have a 4' Firefly on the Teraflex mount and it has been a stellar performer!




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Rugged ridge spare tire mount with 3' fire stick has worked great. No modifications needed. Just bolt it up.
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.
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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.
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I've been using a 4' Firestick on the TeraFlex tire carrier mount for about five years. It's been working out great for me.
Correction. Sorry, it's been a while. I'm not using the TeraFlex antenna mount. I'm using this Quadratec Stainless CB Antenna Rear Tailgate Mount. It's also available as a kit including the 4' Firestick, which is the actual kit that I bought and have been using for five years. The antenna mount bolted right up to existing holes and didn't require grinding down any painted surfaces.
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i drilled a hole in my stock (tj) tire carrier and mounted the antenna there. works great for me

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