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09-05-2014 10:17 AM
Whaler I had the same concern. I just found the contact point between antennae and light and put several layers of shrink tubing in place, one after another, to prevent metal on metal rubbing. It's been about 14 months since, and it seems to be working.
05-12-2013 08:47 PM
joe buell As seen in AUskiers pic post of the bent antenna I also run the KC daykighters 6" and I just grabbed the antenna and bent it backwards about 4" from the base and it is angled right along with the windshield and will not scratch neither light or windshield frame this is the easiest way other than a stubby but this doe's work well.
05-12-2013 08:45 PM
moscoeb
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Originally Posted by Antenna_X View Post

I like it but wonder is you will be prone to chipping paint with this angle on the wrangler?
I have never had it hit the paint under normal conditions.
Maybe a few times on the trails from branches and brush, but speed is slow enough that there is no damage to the paint.
05-12-2013 08:11 PM
Antenna_X
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Originally Posted by moscoeb View Post
Here it is in the new position.

I like it but wonder is you will be prone to chipping paint with this angle on the wrangler?
05-07-2013 09:59 AM
moscoeb Here it is in the new position.
05-07-2013 02:59 AM
Omar Brannstrom Hi

I have a smittybilt bracket that has a antenna "holder" that bends the antenna out. My lights are small so I am not sure it would clear your lights.

05-07-2013 12:40 AM
Jared66 Just strap ur antenna to the grill of the kc light cover with a metal zap strap lol. That's what I did. Works good lol.
05-06-2013 11:22 PM
st1264 Some guys are using a 'hidden antenna'. I'd look into that and not have to worry about an external one messing with your WS lights.
05-06-2013 11:18 PM
Antenna_X
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Originally Posted by MichaelEdwardsDO View Post
I have one of your antennas and it works great
thanks!!
05-06-2013 02:43 PM
MichaelEdwardsDO
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Originally Posted by moscoeb View Post
I will try and take some tomorrow when I get off work and am around the jeep.
It's super simple though. Remove antennae Pop off that plastic black cover around the base of the antennae, you should see some screws. Unscrew them, the radio wire is connected to the back. Unscrew this, leave it hanging outside the jeep so you don't lose it.
Reattach antennae and figure out what angle you want it at. Mark where new screw holes need to be. Drill with appropriate size bit. Check work and reassemble.

I have mine pretty close to parallel with the windshield frame a-post.
My stubby antenna is touching my light housing. I think I'm gonna try this since its seems so easy
05-06-2013 12:18 PM
moscoeb I will try and take some tomorrow when I get off work and am around the jeep.
It's super simple though. Remove antennae Pop off that plastic black cover around the base of the antennae, you should see some screws. Unscrew them, the radio wire is connected to the back. Unscrew this, leave it hanging outside the jeep so you don't lose it.
Reattach antennae and figure out what angle you want it at. Mark where new screw holes need to be. Drill with appropriate size bit. Check work and reassemble.

I have mine pretty close to parallel with the windshield frame a-post.
05-06-2013 10:55 AM
MichaelEdwardsDO
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Originally Posted by Antenna_X View Post

correct, we dont sell anything this short. why waste money when you can just run without one and get the same bad reception
I have one of your antennas and it works great
05-05-2013 08:11 PM
Antenna_X
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Originally Posted by MangoTango34 View Post
Is that the only way? I heard those dont get as much reception.
correct, we dont sell anything this short. why waste money when you can just run without one and get the same bad reception
05-05-2013 04:52 PM
JTPhoto JK There is a different style of windshield mount that keeps the lights more inboard. I also have the AntennaX stubby.
05-05-2013 04:50 PM
AUskier I just bent the stock antenna. It's working for me...
Attachment 245489
05-05-2013 04:37 PM
MangoTango34
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Originally Posted by moscoeb View Post
Unscrew your antennae, pop off plastic cover, unscrew two bolts holding the plate into side of jeep, pull out wire, disconnect, mark plate where two new holes need to be, drill holes, reassemble, voila! Antennae is at a new angle and away from lights!

I'll take a picture tomorrow of mine if you want to see.
Please!
05-04-2013 10:38 PM
st1264
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I have the antennae x model. No reception issues that I've noticed.
My reception actually improved with the stubby. FM is not that difficult to receive. A stock 35" antenna is not needed for most people. Mine just clipped branches and looked crappy. I had reception issues with the stock antenna (signal overload I think), problems are now gone.
05-04-2013 09:41 PM
MichaelEdwardsDO
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
Pull the ball off the end of your stock antenna. Cut it to whatever length works for you (I cut mine to about 21".) Solder the ball back on and paint. I used Rustoleum flat black. It's held up for about a year and a half so far and will be simple to repaint if it needs it.

No more catching on brush and branches and whipping all over the place!

The shorter the antenna, the worse the reception. It's physics, not opinion. Don't pay any attention to the "butt dyno" opinions that this is not the case. It is!
Put a properly threaded bolt in the mount. I'm town you'll get reception of high power stations. Up hill bill is correct about the signal but since most fm radio stations are now digital you no longer need a strong signal for strong sound.
05-04-2013 09:39 PM
moscoeb Unscrew your antennae, pop off plastic cover, unscrew two bolts holding the plate into side of jeep, pull out wire, disconnect, mark plate where two new holes need to be, drill holes, reassemble, voila! Antennae is at a new angle and away from lights!

I'll take a picture tomorrow of mine if you want to see.
05-04-2013 09:31 PM
Up Hill Bill Pull the ball off the end of your stock antenna. Cut it to whatever length works for you (I cut mine to about 21".) Solder the ball back on and paint. I used Rustoleum flat black. It's held up for about a year and a half so far and will be simple to repaint if it needs it.

No more catching on brush and branches and whipping all over the place!

The shorter the antenna, the worse the reception. It's physics, not opinion. Don't pay any attention to the "butt dyno" opinions that this is not the case. It is!
05-04-2013 09:22 PM
Beastmaster I went with an antenna-x. They're a vendor here and give free shipping.
05-04-2013 08:48 PM
1manWolfpack
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I have the antennae x model. No reception issues that I've noticed.
Same here. Only had it on a few days, but even a station that was a little spotty is coming in just fine with this one.
05-04-2013 08:44 PM
MichaelEdwardsDO
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Originally Posted by MangoTango34 View Post

Is that the only way? I heard those dont get as much reception.
Mine is as good or better than stock
05-04-2013 08:26 PM
Barmanvarn I have the antennae x model. No reception issues that I've noticed.
05-04-2013 08:24 PM
MangoTango34
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Originally Posted by MichaelEdwardsDO View Post
Is that the only way? I heard those dont get as much reception.
05-04-2013 08:19 PM
MichaelEdwardsDO http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007PV1Z42

Stubby antenna
05-04-2013 08:14 PM
MangoTango34
Antenna clearing windsheild light?

I have KCs on my wind shield and my antenna keeps hitting it. I saw that someone once moved it to an angle that it was parallel with the windshield.

Anyone know how to do that or have a redirect?

Plus is there any way to make that antenna shorter and bedline it?

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