Rugged Ridge Antenna Base Mount Elite Black Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2020/ JL 2018-2021/ Gladiator 2020-2021
Rugged Ridge Black Elite Antenna Base Mount for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Jeep JK Wranglers, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Jeep JL Wranglers and 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiators.
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Novice skill is required for this installation.
This Rugged Ridge Black Elite Antenna Base Mount features a premium die-cast aluminum construction with a matte black finish. It's going to fit all 2017 to 2018 JK Wranglers, as well as your new 2018 JL. It includes the mounting hardware as well as a gasket to protect your paint. With that being said, let's get in and install our 2018 JL Wrangler.
The first step of this installation is to remove your factory antenna. Go ahead and grab an adjustable, and you’re going to go into this little slotted area, and turn it counterclockwise. All you have to do is really get it loosened up, and you can do it by had the rest of the way. Then, just set it aside. Now, what we're going to do to protect the paint before we pry this off, is actually apply a little bit of masking tape or painter's tape right at the top. It's just going to save your paint when you go underneath there. Honestly, we tried to get it off the nice way. It didn't really take to it. We even tried to protect the paint here, which we did really well. The Jeep did not want anything to do with that, so we just had to rip it off. Now, it's off, we can get these screws undone. What you're going to do is remove all three of these bolts. You'll use an eight millimeter socket to get them pulled off.
Now, we're ready to install the new Rugged Ridge Antenna Base Mount Base. What you're going to do is grab this foam pad and set it into place. Then, grab your Rugged Ridge Mount and set it over top of it. You're going to use the included allen key hardware into the holes. Tighten it up with a four millimeter allen key. Make sure that all three of them are properly tightened, then we can reinstall our antenna. Now, as you're reassembling this antenna base, what you can do is reinstall your factory antenna, however, since we plan on taking our JL off-road, I decide to go with this six inch Rugged Ridge Reflex Antenna onto this. Now, there's a couple of different sized of these that you can go with. It's going to be the same black as that antenna base. It looks really awesome, and it's going to fit your JK or your JL, so we're going to get this installed instead of our factory antenna. Go ahead and thread your antenna back into the base, nice and tight on the top and the bottom, and your installation is complete.
As you can see, we just wrapped up the installation of this Rugged Ridge Black Elite Antenna Base Mount. We also went ahead and installed one of the Rugged Ridge Reflex Antennas onto our 2018 JL Wrangler. Now, this is a really easy install that really classes up the side of this Jeep Wrangler. They're also available in a silver or a red finish. This antenna comes in a lot of different sized, and you can choose which is best for you. Now, you can find all the parts that we installed today, as well as detailed installation instructions right here at CJPonyParts.com.