Im looking into installing a CB system in my kj. I really dont want to have to drill any holes into my body because well.... I dont want to screw it up and be hating myself for it later on.
First I was debating mounting a bracket onto my spare tire carrier but then I was thinking mounting the antenna to the roof rails would give the antenna more height and less interference with the body of my jeep. Problems with that idea? My roof rails are plastic and therefore would not ground out the mounting bracket. Solution? Jeep Liberty roof rails
I was thinking about buying these steel roof rails anyway as the stock ones suck.
In the second case, I would grind off some of the paint on the roof rails and attach the antenna mount there. Then I would grind off some paint where the roof rails attach to the roof on both the roof side and the rail side, creating an electrical connection.
I have NEVER even talked to anyone that has installed a CB radio before and I'm not sure if this would even work. Any general tips, errors ive made in thinking about this, helpful anything would be really appreciated.
roof rails: $169
Cobra 29 LTD: $99
6' Firestik antenna, spring, mount: $40
Coax cable: $20
(Hmmm.... a little expensive. Gotta wait until I start working again /: )