- have you tested broadcasting / receiving?
- have you tested SWR?
- did you strip any paint from the hatch shock mount either under the OEM bracket or the car body so that you had metal to metal contact?
I'll bet a 36" steel whip would have less wind resistance & not need the spring. I guess quick disconnects are useful, but I used to carry 2 small crescent wrenches for when I had to go in parking garages or car washes. just kept them in the cargo area or the left rear passenger door pocket
the form factor looks absolutely perfect! I'd love to see the plan, meaning it you banged that straight flat again what does it look like & what are the measurements?
So here is the final design. I am using some cheap steel at the moment but need to make it out of something a little heavier gauge. (It wobbles a little at 60.) The nice thing about this is that it can go on either side, just have to adjust your bends accordingly. The bad thing about that though is that you will use more of your cable to over to the power lift gate plug (I don't have one) to run into the interior. I still haven't had a chance to work on tuning the radio but hope to complete this soon.
2015 Trailhawk, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Hazzard Sky lift, BFG KO2 255/70/17, Auxbeam 20" LED Light Bar, MFC A Pillar LED Mounts, Auxbeam 18w 4" Spots, RRO Super Sliders