I did an install a while back - the whole sub come out as one part
don't bother with the grille parts:
Trying to get ready for the run this weekend - wanted to see if I could get a CB installed in time, alas daylight ran out, I got the antenna installed but not the radio
Anyway here is my antenna install:
Firefly 4' antenna in red
18' fireflex coax
FireRing Stud Mount
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Spring
Gate Mount kit
Here is the CoolTech Gate Mount kit for a JK (mine is a 2012 but this kit works just fine)- I de-blinged my mount with some rattle-can no-rust black (kit comes un-painted)
Remove the Spare off the back of the Jeep - make note of the rubber grommet just to the right of the spare mount - I plan on using that for the cable.
Remove that grommet and drill at 1/4 hole in it for the coax - it is a little snug - but that is good - you don't want any leaks.
Remove the inside tailgate cover hiding the 3rd tail light - lift up on the bottom and it pops off - little snug with those clips - I didn't use any tools to do this. Fish the coax out of the tail gate (took a few tries to hit that hole)
Reseat the grommet in the tailgate with the coax - leave a little extra for a loop to mount to the gate mount.
Mount the gate mount to the tail gate with the provided bolts - make sure the fat-washers go behind the mount to off-set if from the spare tire mount.
Mount the fire flex coax to the mount - IMPORTANT - follow the destructions from FireStik
for the stud mount
Check the mount and installation for correct install using a meter - continuity is important!
Tie-wrap the coax to the other wire-harness from the tailgate
Install the wire cover from before
Inspect the mount and antenna and insure the coax doesn't get bound up when the gate is closed
Remount your spare back on the tailgate
FINISHED! - in this configuration the 4' firefly antenna sticks up about 16-17 inches above the hardtop line - here is a side view - the antenna and mount barley hits the spare tire - I'll report back on how much it moves/whips around.
All that is left is to run the coax up front and find a mounting location for the radio.