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NoBoat0429 06-22-2013 08:50 PM

CB antannae budget relocate
 
I have the rear tailight mount for the cb antennae and I recently purchased a set of rear tail guards. Seems like they will conflict with each other so I need to relocate the antannae mount. Any suggestions w/o ordering a different bracket? I'm already over budget.

blkrubi88 06-22-2013 09:57 PM

Drill a hole in the top of your spare tire mount, it's free.

mountainneer 06-22-2013 11:30 PM

Teraflex antenna mount.

Jerry Bransford 06-23-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by NoBoat0429 (Post 3889781)
I have the rear tailight mount for the cb antennae and I recently purchased a set of rear tail guards. Seems like they will conflict with each other so I need to relocate the antannae mount. Any suggestions w/o ordering a different bracket? I'm already over budget.

I would keep the CB antenna mounted where it is and return the tail light guards for the following two reasons. The first reason is tail light guards don't protect your tail lights, they will bend/break the first time you do anything that would break the tail lights anyway. Not to mention tail light guards cost more than replacement tail lights do. The second reason is tail light guards usually/eventually cause an electrical grounding problem with the tail lights which causes the tail light to stop working properly.

NoBoat0429 06-23-2013 04:22 PM

I put the tailight guards on and they are solid. I would disagree that they dont offer protection. I drilled into the spare tire mount and problem solved. What I will say is the tailight antanae mount bracket sucks, it will actually flex the rear quarter panel, unless you use a really light anntanae, and even the 3 foot firefly will wobble. Its too close to put a spring on to help with the flex.

gsellars 09-13-2013 04:00 PM

Can you post pics of your spare tire carrier mount? And how you ran the cable

Jerry Bransford 09-13-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4545825)
Can you post pics of your spare tire carrier mount? And how you ran the cable

Though my CB antenna hasn't been mounted here in years, this location on the spare tire holder bracket works pretty well. That is my spare tire on the left.

That is just a short piece of scrap stainless steel bolted to the spare tire carrier with a hole drilled into it to hold the antenna mount. There has to be a bare metal connection between that piece of stainless steel and the mount so grind off the powder coating & make sure the whole spare tire carrier is well grounded with some woven ground strap like you can buy from radio shack. Plain wire doesn't work well for providing the type of ground an antenna mount requires.

A very good (better) mount is the kind you can buy from www.teraflex.biz that mounts under the tail light.

gsellars 09-13-2013 09:24 PM

Suppose I could mount it directly to the tire carrier? I know about the teraflex ones but I don't want to drill a hole in my tub

Jerry Bransford 09-13-2013 10:23 PM

Why would anyone be afraid to put another hole into the galvanized tub? The factory put enough in, a few more won't hurt. Dab some paint around the hole's raw edge if you want. :)

gsellars 09-13-2013 10:28 PM

Mainly because my dad owns half the jeep and doesn't want to put holes in it. It is a cherry TJ so I understand and rather not hear him bitch about it

Jeffreybomb 09-14-2013 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3890870)
I would keep the CB antenna mounted where it is and return the tail light guards for the following two reasons. The first reason is tail light guards don't protect your tail lights, they will bend/break the first time you do anything that would break the tail lights anyway.

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Originally Posted by NoBoat0429 (Post 3891581)
I put the tailight guards on and they are solid. I would disagree that they dont offer protection.

Funny you should say that, and others agree! :bop:

I have the tail light guards and a Teraflex antenna mount. All I had to do was get a couple longer screws from the hardware store. Problem solved!


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