VIDEO : Tailgate Antenna Mount Install & Wiring for JL Wrangler

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
Nice product.

How about someone figuring out something for the JT that doesn't look out of place or just plain stupid.

Almost to the point of drilling a hole in the front bumper and mounting one there.
So, if you have a bed rack, mounting the antenna to it is what I've done and I think it looked great. That said, I no longer have my bed rack on and so I made a mount that bolts up to the side of the bed, just behind the passenger side of the cab. I used existing holes to make it work. I'll try to post up pics and if you like what you see, I may try putting them into production.
 

kevman65

Active Member
So, if you have a bed rack, mounting the antenna to it is what I've done and I think it looked great. That said, I no longer have my bed rack on and so I made a mount that bolts up to the side of the bed, just behind the passenger side of the cab. I used existing holes to make it work. I'll try to post up pics and if you like what you see, I may try putting them into production.

As much as I like the looks of some of the racks, I don't have a need, so I've not spent that money :ROFLMAO:

If you're talking about the holes in the bulkhead of the bed, I think my bed cover is utilizing those. One was already threaded (2020) and the other got a nut encapsulated in rubber, then the bolt.
 

bobfriesenhahn

Active Member
Hard mounting a full size CB Radio, HAM, GMRS or race radio along with a tall exterior antenna, is the best way to get good reception and have the greatest range. Fortunately, installing a radio inside a Jeep JL Wrangler is a piece of cake or at least, if you use one of my CB BARs and it can be just as easy to install an antenna on the tailgate, especially if you use one of my stainless steel mounts. In this video, you'll get to see how it's done as well as how to get the cable inside your Jeep and routed cleanly to your radio.


NOTE : This will work on a JK Wrangler as well but you will need to remove the tailgate hinge cover.

SUPPORTING VIDEOS
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CB BAR Installation Video:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
CB BAR: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-BAR
CB BAR Switch Mount: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-BAR-SWITCH-MOUNT
JL Tailgate Antenna Mount: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-ANTENNA-MOUNT
Antenna Stud Mount: https://amzn.to/3Pnyb1a
Coax Cable: https://amzn.to/3QqaxCz
60" Ground Strap: https://amzn.to/3K05BSz
M10-1.5x25 Bolt
M10-1.5 Nut

CB Radio Firestik II 3' Antenna: https://amzn.to/3c04MMV
or
VHF No Ground Plane Antenna https://amzn.to/3plTaah
NMO Style Base (adapter plate needed): https://amzn.to/3QsnDzi

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Torx T-25, T-40, T-55 Bit
15, 16mm Socket
5/16, 5/8" Socket & Wrench
Ratchet
1/4" Drill Bit
Hand Drill
Plastic Trim Pry Tool
Flathead Screwdriver
Wire Cutter
Pliers
Utility Knife
Pick Tool
Zip Ties

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I am not sure how Eddie can accomplish in a mere 15 minutes what would surely take me three and a half hours to do!

Something of note, there is not seem to be any doggy eye-candy in this video.
 

Rancho

Caught the Bug
Soooo.... my 2013 doesn't have a back up camera, and my son will be driving soon. And a 38" tire on a tire carrier is a lot to work with.
I decide I am going to install a back up camera, no biggie, I can do this. YouTube videos make it SUPER easy, right?
The video is ONLY 12 minutes long, I can do this!!
First step install the back up camera mount.... OH this is made for a STOCK tire bolt pattern, not my 5x5.5"
No biggie, a buddy can machine it for me this week.
So now I decide to run the wire through the rear JK vent, no biggie once again.....
The wire will not go through the rear JK vent.
I now get to REMOVE the tire carrier.
This 5 minute job is now a full on PITA.
I get the tire carrier off.
I go to fish the back up camera wire THROUGH the rear JK vent and go to grab it AND THE almost 10 year old vent cover literally crumbles in my hand.
I RIP it out and say I am done with that.
Snake the wire through and FINALLY got it where I want it.
Reinstall the tire carrier.
Enjoy a COLD locally crafted IPA.
Thanks for listening to my TED talk.
🍻
 

JAGS

Active Member
Hard mounting a full size CB Radio, HAM, GMRS or race radio along with a tall exterior antenna, is the best way to get good reception and have the greatest range. Fortunately, installing a radio inside a Jeep JL Wrangler is a piece of cake or at least, if you use one of my CB BARs and it can be just as easy to install an antenna on the tailgate, especially if you use one of my stainless steel mounts. In this video, you'll get to see how it's done as well as how to get the cable inside your Jeep and routed cleanly to your radio.


NOTE : This will work on a JK Wrangler as well but you will need to remove the tailgate hinge cover.

SUPPORTING VIDEOS
CB BAR & Aux Switch Installation Video:

CB BAR Installation Video:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
CB BAR: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-BAR
CB BAR Switch Mount: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-BAR-SWITCH-MOUNT
JL Tailgate Antenna Mount: https://www.wayalife.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=PARTS-CB-ANTENNA-MOUNT
Antenna Stud Mount: https://amzn.to/3Pnyb1a
Coax Cable: https://amzn.to/3QqaxCz
60" Ground Strap: https://amzn.to/3K05BSz
M10-1.5x25 Bolt
M10-1.5 Nut

CB Radio Firestik II 3' Antenna: https://amzn.to/3c04MMV
or
VHF No Ground Plane Antenna https://amzn.to/3plTaah
NMO Style Base (adapter plate needed): https://amzn.to/3QsnDzi

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Torx T-25, T-40, T-55 Bit
15, 16mm Socket
5/16, 5/8" Socket & Wrench
Ratchet
1/4" Drill Bit
Hand Drill
Plastic Trim Pry Tool
Flathead Screwdriver
Wire Cutter
Pliers
Utility Knife
Pick Tool
Zip Ties

RECOMMENDED BUYS
Milwaukee 3/8 Electric Impact: https://amzn.to/3dxW48Y
Milwaukee Ratchet: https://amzn.to/2RaT7MT
Milwaukee Drill: https://amzn.to/3JTdetT
Tekton Bit Set: https://amzn.to/3gkE7
Plastic Trim Tool Set: https://amzn.to/3gj1DnF
Pick Tool Set: https://amzn.to/3SPGQwn
Retractable Mic Holder: https://amzn.to/3SPEKwv



* Please note that the Amazon links posted are associate links and WAYALIFE does earn a small kickback for purchases made through them.

#antennamount #cbradio #jeepjl #installation #wiring #jeep #wranglerjl #jeepwrangler #jlwrangler #wranglerjl #wrangler #jljeep #wayalife #cbbar #pippiproject
Great video. I need to do all this very soon. Thanks for sharing.
 

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
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Just installed the CB bar and routed the antenna wire to the back. This thing is nice!!
Going to put a race radio and a radar detector on it.
Waiting for parts then I’ll finish it.
The CB bar is an easy install too.
Awesome! Glad the install was easy for you and that you're happy with it! Looking forward to seeing how you get your radio and radar detector on. 👍
 

JeepFan

Active Member
View attachment 380125
Just installed the CB bar and routed the antenna wire to the back. This thing is nice!!
Going to put a race radio and a radar detector on it.
Waiting for parts then I’ll finish it.
The CB bar is an easy install too.
Looks good Doug! I need to install mine too but I'm waiting for a crucial component to arrive before I can start... ;)
 
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