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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:19 am 
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BW, can I call you BW? Cool.

Anyway, if you haven't noticed we try to encourage people to get the most out of there Jeeps without looking foolish. First glance at what you've done shows your inexperience and lack of research, and you got called on it. If you truly love your Jeep you'll sit back a bit, calm down and see that ways to make your current mounting actually work have been suggested, in addition to several other more proper methods of mounting. We're trying to help and sometimes that might sting a bit, but if you are mature enough you'll be able to handle it.

Also of note some of the people that this site has banned are really cool friendly people in real life. Heck, if you lived close enough to be at one of our wrench fests I'd gladly help you learn to wrench on your vehicle. But what do I know, I'm just a jerk.

You say that it won't rip out cause you just drive. Have you seen how much these antennas move around at highway speeds? Once again just trying to look out for ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:26 am 
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Widow, your profile states "Occupation: Going to College to be a Cop "
If that is the case you really need to chill. If you think the responses here are rough...you are way off. Several people here went out of their way to suggest imrpovements to your idea. You don't want to take thats fine, but most that replied to you have helped several others on this forum. Chill out, have a drink, and learn from these guys we all started somewhere and most of us have learned by making similar mistakes. experiance is earned by mistakes,

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:29 am 
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Jaymie,

Well, i can tell you from intimate experience, once you "accidentally" push the grommet through to the otherside

it's a monkey business to get it to reseat

If you can get a piece of a coathanger, sharpened, to press a hole in the outer edge before the lip, then turn it around put the other end through, curl the hanger end into a loop, put your power wire through the loop, crimp it good, then pull through from the engine bay

the method can be a pain, but it will self seal around the wire, grommet material is VERY flexible

I made the mistake of pushing mine through at one point, the coat hanger method is rather reliable, only had push-throughs on 1 out of 20 passes on varying vehicles

and if you have to, two similar coat hangers, with a L bent in the end, will serve to pull the grommet back in if necessary - it's dang near impossible to reach from the engine bay

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:55 am 
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BW, can I call you BW? Cool.

Anyway, if you haven't noticed we try to encourage people to get the most out of there Jeeps without looking foolish. First glance at what you've done shows your inexperience and lack of research, and you got called on it. If you truly love your Jeep you'll sit back a bit, calm down and see that ways to make your current mounting actually work have been suggested, in addition to several other more proper methods of mounting. We're trying to help and sometimes that might sting a bit, but if you are mature enough you'll be able to handle it.

Also of note some of the people that this site has banned are really cool friendly people in real life. Heck, if you lived close enough to be at one of our wrench fests I'd gladly help you learn to wrench on your vehicle. But what do I know, I'm just a jerk.

You say that it won't rip out cause you just drive. Have you seen how much these antennas move around at highway speeds? Once again just trying to look out for ya.


I don't think what I've done is foolish, I think it looks fine. Some of the people that have been banned probably got tired of stuff on here and just lashed out. Most people on this forum live 3+ hours away or, at least 300 miles away.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:17 am 
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FYI people,

I apologize for acting the way I did :?: . It's just if you push my buttons, it sets me off. I get irritated very easily. I am a cool person in real life and very easy to get attached to. If you saw me on the street, you wouldn't think I was into Jeeps. I'm not the type of girl that looks to be into Jeeps. Fine, where my CB antenna is mounted in your eyes, it the wrong place to put it. For me, it functions well and looks good to my eyes. I was trying something different for once and I knew I was asking for it when I posted this thread. I've created my own monster :frankie: Oh and I won't leave until whoever has the power to ban people bans me from here. But since I haven't done anything "serious", that won't be the case. Will it? For those who think I wouldn't have the patience to be a cop, you're wrong. Anyways, if a moderator could please block this thread I would appreciate it.

Once again I'm not :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:25 am 
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yellocoyote wrote:
That, and are the screws anchored to anything from behind the plastic? If not, I'd be really concerned that with enough movement from the antenna, those screws would easily pull out of the plastic.



I doubt theres enough wind force to rip it out.... it looks fine


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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:14 am 
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yellocoyote wrote:
That, and are the screws anchored to anything from behind the plastic? If not, I'd be really concerned that with enough movement from the antenna, those screws would easily pull out of the plastic.



I doubt theres enough wind force to rip it out.... it looks fine

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but it will pull out trust me, metal screws into plastic , no long term mount there

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:57 am 
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Silvers931 wrote:
I doubt theres enough wind force to rip it out.... it looks fine
If there wasn't an antenna mounted to it the mount would be fine, but antennas do move around due to wind, acceleration, braking and bumps. Firesticks with their extra girth seem even more prone to wind movement. When running without a spring we had one flex around enough to snap it at the mount. Eugene's mount likes to come loose thanks to this movement. Loose screws and movement equal striped holes and we've had to get bigger screws because of it. That's with it mounted in metal, plastic being softer will be worse.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:44 pm 
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JeepinJarhead03 wrote:
Jaymie,

Well, i can tell you from intimate experience, once you "accidentally" push the grommet through to the otherside

it's a monkey business to get it to reseat

If you can get a piece of a coathanger, sharpened, to press a hole in the outer edge before the lip, then turn it around put the other end through, curl the hanger end into a loop, put your power wire through the loop, crimp it good, then pull through from the engine bay

the method can be a pain, but it will self seal around the wire, grommet material is VERY flexible

I made the mistake of pushing mine through at one point, the coat hanger method is rather reliable, only had push-throughs on 1 out of 20 passes on varying vehicles

and if you have to, two similar coat hangers, with a L bent in the end, will serve to pull the grommet back in if necessary - it's dang near impossible to reach from the engine bay


Maybe I'll get brave and try it again when spring gets here. The only exposed wiring is what you can see when you open the drivers door - less than 6". The wiring doesn't get pinched right now. I don't like the unfinished look to it though.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:21 pm 
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yellocoyote wrote:
JeepinJarhead03 wrote:
Jaymie,

Well, i can tell you from intimate experience, once you "accidentally" push the grommet through to the otherside

it's a monkey business to get it to reseat

If you can get a piece of a coathanger, sharpened, to press a hole in the outer edge before the lip, then turn it around put the other end through, curl the hanger end into a loop, put your power wire through the loop, crimp it good, then pull through from the engine bay

the method can be a pain, but it will self seal around the wire, grommet material is VERY flexible

I made the mistake of pushing mine through at one point, the coat hanger method is rather reliable, only had push-throughs on 1 out of 20 passes on varying vehicles

and if you have to, two similar coat hangers, with a L bent in the end, will serve to pull the grommet back in if necessary - it's dang near impossible to reach from the engine bay


Maybe I'll get brave and try it again when spring gets here. The only exposed wiring is what you can see when you open the drivers door - less than 6". The wiring doesn't get pinched right now. I don't like the unfinished look to it though.


It can be done Jayme, I have part of my lights ran through that way. I did like Jarhead stated and used a wire clthes hanger worked great but yes if the plug would come out I could see where it would be a bear to reinstall
I have to finish mine someday soon, so hopefully it will work one more time

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
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Man it is so quiet on here tonight



why you could almost hear an antenna falling off
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Man it is so quiet on here tonight



why you could almost hear an antenna falling off
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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
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Too many people screw things up and wish they had asked first before jumping into the pot.

Seriously, if you do not know what "grounding" is, you better stop where you are and not take another step until you get assistance from someone that knows or read up fully on CB radios, antennas, and electrical systems for vehicles.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
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Oh wow, god this is funny. Ok my 2cents. I see both sides....BW and everyone elses. You gotta have thick skin....if you post something. If someone didnt like something I did to my KJ......well I built it for me so..... lol. Reading some of the replys and posts on here I was laughing so hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestick CB antenna (rear bumper mount)
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Oh wow, god this is funny. Ok my 2cents. I see both sides....BW and everyone elses. You gotta have thick skin....if you post something. If someone didnt like something I did to my KJ......well I built it for me so..... lol. Reading some of the replys and posts on here I was laughing so hard.

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Yes I laugh a lot when the good people who have been on here for a long time offer help and suggestions to the newer people on here. :roll: :roll:
It's so very very funny, esp. the answers from...........................the people they are trying to help! :ROTFL: Now thats funny :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:

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I think the use of "very very" sounds funny :) the laughing must be contagious.

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