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Old October 26th, 2007, 08:20 AM
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God I love this site! Searched this site about antennae position and saw everyones fantastic ideas. I'd like to reach out to a different audience. If I have a snorkel, the wing vent mount is out. If I have lights on the roll bar, the light tab mount is out. I originally thought of mounting to the third brake light bracket. Right on top of the light itself. Anybody have any pics of how they've done this? I also now must consider CVC's mount of the larger ant. on the rear door. Problem being I would DEFINITELY rip the thing off without being able to stop myself. (kinda dumb like that ) So the rear brake light sounds like the best option for me. Just worried about reception up there and kinda curious about mounting it to the plastic top of the third brake light?? Any info is always appreciated. thanks!


Perhaps something like this instead???
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...09SIR4&tp=1219
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Old October 26th, 2007, 08:55 AM
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I think your 3rd brake light idea is the best. It is out of the way and will probably stay put. Plus, it is so easy to run wires back there through the tub.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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How about one of these? You could mount it to any bar on the truck wherever you want then and it looks clean.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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I think this is a great idea.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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I just used the standard magnetic mount and attached it to the light tab on the role cage. I then wrapped the cord around the cage a few times in case it fell off it would not hit the ground.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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ade. That's the best Idea I've seen. Just wondering how the velco will hold up to the elements. But, now that I'm thinking about it maybe do exactly that but bolt the plate on instead of using the velcro???
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Old October 26th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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PM Shawn *MuddyOval* I want to say he might be using it. How about attaching the collars Andrew mentioned to that bar. Bolting means drilling, which sends a chill down my spine.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Not bad ...... Not a bad idea at all. You guys are the best at brainstorming.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 03:09 PM
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mi Sirius antenna is attached by magnet to the front top roll bar and the cord is ziptied to the bar well hidden looks and works great.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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put it in the fender under the vent on the drivers side
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Old October 28th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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snorkel....light tab is out also. full set of lights on roll bar
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Old October 29th, 2007, 02:48 PM
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How about on the top of the snorkel? Slightly off topic but how the heck do they work sitting in the vent? When mine on the light tab get's blocked by trees it cuts out. I'd think that sitting in the wing vent would have it cutting out a lot.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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How about sandwich a piece of steel between the rollbar light tab and the light mount (light) itself? That way you use an existing mounting hole and then you'll get a mount point right next to the light? If that's not elegant, maybe a piece that connects between the two middle lights with a hole in the middle? or maybe a couple holes depending on how many antennas you need?
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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To mount all my mag. mount antennas and XM antenna, I took a piect of 1/8" steel plate, and sandwiched it betwwen the 3rd brake light, and the mount, using the existing bolts, it does a great job, easily supports my scanner, CB and XM antennas. It is about as deep (front to back) as the 3rd brake light, and is about 3-4" wider on each side. This allows a reasonable sized ground plane for my antennas.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 08:21 PM
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in the fender under the vent.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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If it is a softtop or a fibreglas hardtop mount it inside above the interior light. I think, just like a GPS, it will go through the fabric or fibreglas without any reduction of the signal.
Easy to run the wires and nothing outside to catch on.

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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:22 PM
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whats with the double posts??? the source must be on the fritz!! Thanks for all the great ideas. In ref. to the f/g top....anybody know if it will broadcast through the f/g top??? I wouldn't think it would
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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"anybody know if it will broadcast through the f/g top??? I wouldn't think it would"

Just try it. Hold the antenna up near the roof or set it on the console and see if it can acquire the satellite.

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Old October 30th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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DUH!!! I guess I should have thought of that
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:00 PM
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I stuck mine on a rear tuffy box- works fine with my fiberglass top on or off. Only problem I have is under one bridge on the highway but eveny my Audi cuts out there. I actaullt put my amp and the XM box in the same tuffy box. Mounted in the rear over the wheel. Worked out very nicely.
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