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Old 04-02-2016, 09:47 AM
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Arrow CB Mount

Anybody use the Rugged Ridge dash mount that puts your CB on the left side of your dash up top, by the door? I'm wondering how big of a CB it holds, including the wire plugs.

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I have been looking at that one and have the same questions as well.

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I do with a Uniden 520. That is about the limit of the size that can be used (520 is 4.5" wide and 6.75" deep). I took the original screw knobs (came with the Uniden) off and replaced with smaller bolts (simple swap at an Ace Hardware or comparable bolt store). I did this because the passenger side/right side bolt was hitting the plastic rise where the instrument cluster is). First pic shows the OEM knob, second the replacement bolts. Third/fourth pics shows the mount that comes for the mic.

Very easy install, stable, and I'm still a fan of it.







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for your antenna did you have to use a 90* ? My ant. hook up is about an inch long on it's own.
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I didn't. A 90 degree would work better, but the straights will work good enough (mine). Mine sounds like your's (a inch or so of coupling/unusable).

Edit: photo added (crap quality-flash + rain spots).

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Here's another style mount to consider too. It is out of the way, requires no drilling to mount, and hides the wiring. Its mounting bolts screw into the existing threaded bolt hole on the rollbar piece that runs along the top of the door.

ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY

It's sturdy enough to hold multiple radios as you can see on mine...
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I do with a Uniden 520. That is about the limit of the size that can be used (520 is 4.5" wide and 6.75" deep). I took the original screw knobs (came with the Uniden) off and replaced with smaller bolts (simple swap at an Ace Hardware or comparable bolt store). I did this because the passenger side/right side bolt was hitting the plastic rise where the instrument cluster is). First pic shows the OEM knob, second the replacement bolts. Third/fourth pics shows the mount that comes for the mic.

Very easy install, stable, and I'm still a fan of it.
I always wondered if having the CB up there on the left side if it would be vulnerable to mud and crap flying up there when running half doors or no doors. Have you had any problems with mud having the CB there?
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I always wondered if having the CB up there on the left side if it would be vulnerable to mud and crap flying up there when running half doors or no doors. Have you had any problems with mud having the CB there?
I am in the Mojave, so that limits my exposure. That stated, if you aren't getting much/anything on your steering wheel and instrument cluster, the same will apply for this (A pillar blocking / wrong angle).
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Here's another style mount to consider too. It is out of the way, requires no drilling to mount, and hides the wiring. Its mounting bolts screw into the existing threaded bolt hole on the rollbar piece that runs along the top of the door.

ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY

It's sturdy enough to hold multiple radios as you can see on mine...
ok where'd you hide the wires?
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ok where'd you hide the wires?
The power wires and coax antenna cable run inside the Rocky Road support channel. That ends up at the top left (or top right your choice) of the windshield frame. You can then route the wiring down through the inside of the plastic trim cover that runs down the side of the windshield frame, it just unsnaps.

Edit: Oh, you have an 02 without the plastic trim around the windshield. Instead of dropping down the windshield frame, you can run the wiring under the side rollbar cover to the center rollbar support and then straight down to the floor through that rollbar cover. That's how I did it on my previous '97 TJ.
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I didn't. A 90 degree would work better, but the straights will work good enough (mine). Mine sounds like your's (a inch or so of coupling/unusable).

Edit: photo added (crap quality-flash + rain spots).

yeah my CB is 7" long not including the antenna coax thing on the back and 5" wide, Probably too big.
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I do with a Uniden 520. That is about the limit of the size that can be used (520 is 4.5" wide and 6.75" deep). I took the original screw knobs (came with the Uniden) off and replaced with smaller bolts (simple swap at an Ace Hardware or comparable bolt store). I did this because the passenger side/right side bolt was hitting the plastic rise where the instrument cluster is). First pic shows the OEM knob, second the replacement bolts. Third/fourth pics shows the mount that comes for the mic.

Very easy install, stable, and I'm still a fan of it.
How much depth clearance do you have left behind the CB? I have the Uniden 510xl which is just about 12" long as compared to your 6.75" 520 unit. I saw you have a picture posted of the back of it but I couldn't really tell how much room there was. If you think mine would fit I might consider this.

My $.02: Right now I have my CB mounted with industrial strength velcro on the opposite side of the cluster. Works pretty well just would like a more permanent spot, and would like to be able to use the rest of that little dash tray thing. However it is nice for when I have to take apart my dash seeing as it I can move it out of the way pretty quickly.
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Uniden's Pro510XL and Pro520XL both have the same identical 4-1/2” W x 6-3/4” D x 1-3/8” H dimensions.

https://www.uniden.com/File%20Librar...PRO510XLom.pdf

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How much depth clearance do you have left behind the CB?
Note what Jerry stated on the unit dimensions. I just took a ruler out and all this should be within 1/10 of an inch:

bottom side (ruler on dash) to glass: 2.5"
bottom side (ruler on dash) to that lip that you see my cable route in front of: 2.25"
top side (ruler sitting flat on top of my CB) to glass: 2.0"

all the above is measuring from the backside of the unit (rear corner edge).
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Uniden's Pro510XL and Pro520XL both have the same identical 4-1/2” W x 6-3/4” D x 1-3/8” H dimensions.

https://www.uniden.com/File%20Librar...PRO510XLom.pdf

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Thanks Jerry, either Amazon or Uniden must be guilty of a typo then because Amazon says the 510 is 4x12x6 and the 520 is 4.5x6.75x1.4. I'll go out to measure mine later when I'm done with the homework I'm procrastinating to get a final answer.
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Note what Jerry stated on the unit dimensions. I just took a ruler out and all this should be within 1/10 of an inch:

bottom side (ruler on dash) to glass: 2.5"
bottom side (ruler on dash) to that lip that you see my cable route in front of: 2.25"
top side (ruler sitting flat on top of my CB) to glass: 2.0"

all the above is measuring from the backside of the unit (rear corner edge).
Thank you for the help, worst case scenario I can always return it as well.
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Thanks Jerry, either Amazon or Uniden must be guilty of a typo then because Amazon says the 510 is 4x12x6 and the 520 is 4.5x6.75x1.4. I'll go out to measure mine later when I'm done with the homework I'm procrastinating to get a final answer.
You can be sure that 4x12x6 is wrong, it's certainly not 6" high.
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You can be sure that 4x12x6 is wrong, it's certainly not 6" high.
Exactly, that's where I became a little suspiscious. Just measured my 510 and it's about 6.5" long x 4.375" wide not including controls and mounting knobs. So yes, pretty much the same size.

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