Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
I have the same mount/antenna. I went ahead and drilled into my tub and bolted the two studs down tight, along with the tail light screws. I debated over this quite a bit, but after studying the mount, distance from the antenna base and the upper screws from the tail light, I decided that the flexing stresses might be too great on the light mounts and wanted the extra bracing. I'm not saying this is necessary to do, just that it seemed to me to be the thing to do. I can say this....that mount doesn't move at all.
I had a 4' Firestick II but it was too tall to clear my garage. I swapped it with a 3' and am fine now. The load on the top of the antenna is completely above my roofline and I'm getting very acceptable range so far.
2009 Sahara, Red Rock, auto, MyGig REN, Trac-Lok, remote start, soft top, Nuvi 765T, Escort X50 Blue, Cobra 29WXNW, Firestick II, Recovery Kit, Bestop Bikini Top, Soft Top Cover, Jeep Hood Bra