Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   JK General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/)
-   -   Antenna on '12 Wrangler Sport (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/antenna-on-12-wrangler-sport-255038.html)

Jeep Dreamer 07-11-2013 10:02 AM

Antenna on '12 Wrangler Sport
 
I bought my Jeep with about 5,000 miles on it. So I'm not sure if it has the stock antenna or an aftermarket one. But it seems kind of chincy... Radio signal isn't the best. Anyone else feel the same way? Any advice on a replacement? Thanks!

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 12:42 PM

the stock antenna sucks. aftermarkets won't do any better, plus it an easy steal. mine got stolen the day after install, so back to stock.

Jeep Dreamer 07-11-2013 02:21 PM

Hmmm, that's helpful, but not :)

Thanks though! Any feedback is helpful.

Jeep Dreamer 07-11-2013 02:22 PM

1 Attachment(s)
FYI, this is what mine looks like...

Attachment 271480

Up Hill Bill 07-11-2013 02:24 PM

That's the stock antenna. Reception should be OK, unless you're in the boonies.....

A lot of folks, myself included, cut them off shorter (and re-solder the ball on) so they won't catch branches and flop around, maybe breaking a windshield. Or you can replace it with an assortment of inexpensive shortys.

Non of those options will improve reception, though.

Up Hill Bill 07-11-2013 02:32 PM

Here's a couple of threads on shorty antennas:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sho...na-247410.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rep...nna-75679.html

Jeep Dreamer 07-11-2013 05:03 PM

Yeah, Boonies must be the problem. I literally live in a forest.... :/

Antenna_X 07-11-2013 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep Dreamer (Post 3951689)
Yeah, Boonies must be the problem. I literally live in a forest.... :/


then sat radio is a must

Up Hill Bill 07-11-2013 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antenna_X (Post 3952602)
then sat radio is a must

Yeah.... satellite radio doesn't work so well when you're driving under real trees. I can testify that it breaks up something awful in the redwoods here on the CA north coast! Useless! :nonono:

JKPaul 07-12-2013 08:18 AM

I've gone both routes, cut stock one down and AntennaX. Either worked but I mainly use Sat, CD or my iPod. Yur choice!

st1264 07-12-2013 10:29 AM

Many people seem to blame the antenna for their FM radio reception when many have put little stubby antennas and have had the same reception...

I think the biggest factor is your location, terrain and distance from the signals. Also, that head unit is horrible... if you had an aftermarket unit I bet you'll get better reception (if your location, terrain and distance from the signals is acceptable).

I took off my large factory antenna and put on a stubby, my multipath reception problems diminished. If the OP is in a major city with buildings, multipath may be the issue. Stubby's been on for a couple months and it's still there (knock on wood). It's actually not that visible, black on black.
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ps61eee815.jpg

FM reception problems are really "trial and error". There are so many factors involved. Not all tuners are the same... invest in a Pioneer HU with "Supertuner" and you may get better reception.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep Dreamer (Post 3951689)
Yeah, Boonies must be the problem. I literally live in a forest.... :/

Just read this^... sorry, I don't think anything will help you. It's your location. I doubt Sirius will work for you as well. I bet once you drive out of the 'forest' area you get better reception :hide:

Jeep Dreamer 07-15-2013 01:23 PM

Thanks all!

Antenna_X 07-15-2013 09:49 PM

we have a couple more options now on amazon:

7" inch Amazon.com: Black Billet (7" inch) ANTENNA - 2007 thru 2013 Jeep WRANGLER Unlimited JK: Automotive

5" inch Black Billet (5" inch) ANTENNA - 2007 thru 2013 Jeep WRANGLER Unlimited JK : Amazon.com : Automotive


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.