We have had numerous requests to manufacture a HAM/GMRS antenna mount for the new Wrangler JL. This mount is similar to our popular CB antenna mount but it incorporates a .75" diameter hole to accommodate the NMO antenna mounting standard. The design also has a wider base allowing you to install a "base-loaded" antenna with a base that is up to 1.5" in diameter. Our research shows that this mount will accommodate almost all HAM/GMRS NMO compatible mounts on the market today. The mount will work on JL's with or without the MOPAR Tailgate Reinforcement Kit - just let us know on the ordering page if you have this accessory or not so we can ship the bracket with the right bolts.
It was our objective to make it appear as if our stainless steel bracket is mounted against the painted surface of your tailgate hinge. The reality is that with our unique design, the bracket has ~3/32" of clearance from your hinge so it will not touch or harm the paint of your new JL!
Why stainless? It is VERY important that your antenna achieves a good RF ground at the point where it mounts. If you are using a powdercoated bracket, the RF ground that you can achieve is compromised - so powdercoating is out. If we give you a non-painted steel bracket, it will corrode and rust. Therefore, stainless steel is a must!
And brackets don't have to be boring! Inspired by the numerous small Jeep history "tells" throughout the JL, we incorporated a unique design with our bracket to help further set your Jeep apart.
This is the bracket & mounting hardware only.
The mount fits all 2-door and 4-door 2018+ JL Wranglers!
Stainless Steel Bracket - Some vendors offer brackets in less expensive steel construction with a powder coated finish. The problem with quality powder coats is that they are a very effective insulator. Fundamentally, an antenna bracket needs to provide a good connection to ground. Our JL Bracket is all stainless steel construction combines superior conductivity along with proven longevity.
Installation instructions - Each JL Antenna Bracket is shipped with detailed instructions to help you mount the bracket to your new JL.