I am planning to put a 5 or 4 foot firestick on the back of my JK will a spring coil make a difference it will be in-between the spare and the tailgate and is a quick disconnect a good idea ?:beerme:
I'm with John on this. Spring mounted antenna flop around a lot.I can only speak of using a 4' fire stick with a quick disconnect. Nice if I want to pull into my garage but it does smack trees and you know it. They are strong so I'm not worried. I've driven behind others with the spring coil mount. Nice on the trails hitting branches but it does "wag" a lot!
As far as a difference in radio performance....I don't know. I'd have to use an SWR meter to find out if it can be tuned within acceptable limitations.
Sometimes I really do wish I had a spring mount to be honest.