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Unread 04-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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102 ss whip or fiberglass antenna on the XJ?

hey guys i am gonna put a 102inch stainless steel whip on my xj but would i be better off with a fiberglass antenna?

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Unread 04-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Most organized offroading clubs ban the use of whip antennas during events due to bystander injuries resulting from whip antennas whipping around with trail induced body roll. Fiberglass has pretty much become the modern standard for offroaders.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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Most organized offroading clubs ban the use of whip antennas during events due to bystander injuries resulting from whip antennas whipping around with trail induced body roll. Fiberglass has pretty much become the modern standard for offroaders.
This.

If you have a whip, you normally need to tie it down, at which point you'd be better off using a fiberglass.
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i might get a 5.5ft fiberglass antenna after i buy uniden bearcat 980 cb radio if the threads match up perfectly with the 4ft fiberglass whip that i currently have lol
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i might get a 5.5ft fiberglass antenna after i buy uniden bearcat 980 cb radio if the threads match up perfectly with the 4ft fiberglass whip that i currently have lol
All CB antennas should be the same thread wise unless you find one made for a specific truck application,otherwise, anything you can buy in a truckstop should all have the same threads.Antenna placement and tuning are the two most important aspects of having a CB set-up that transmits and receives well.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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I have never had an issue with my stainless whip. IMO everything else is a compromise. Plus $20 at radioshack.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #7
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A wip antenna and 35's ... I think thats a song ... sounds like a good plan to me
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