Jeep Gladiator CB Radio Install

This 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT is my 3rd Jeep (5th if you count two Grand Cherokees, WJ & ZJ) I have had thus far.. One thing that I thoroughly enjoyed was taking my Wrangler up to the North Georgia mountains and doing some trail rides.. I met a ton of awesome people & made a few good friends along the way; however, that likely wouldn't have happened without the trusty CB radio!  Why?  Think about it, if you are trail riding, 80% of the time is likely spent inside your Jeep, by yourself, until you decide to stop & take a break.  This is a perfect time to continue the conversation on a CB.  Further, the CB is very important for spotting people over obstacles, and when cell reception dies, is one of the ways for a group of like-minded peeps to stay in touch while offroad.

In the past, the Wranglers really posed no challenge for CB installs.  There were countless mounts that you could buy for the antenna to be mounted to the spare tire carrier & simply run the coax through the swing gate, hide it behind the plastic panels or roll bars, and done.  Further, the CB radio itself had a few easy mount options, such as just going with the old Cobra all-in-one radio that is straight out of 1999, or installing a Tuffy Single Overhead Console & mounting the CB inside (my install of choice, check it out here!)

For the JL & JT's, not so much.. There isn't really a clean way to mount a CB radio, especially if you want a full-size CB.  As I have mentioned in my videos, I am personally just not a fan of seeing the exposed CB radio as I feel that case/enclosure was never meant to be seen, but rather mounted inside an enclosure.  This is why I loved that Tuffy console so much, literally a perfect mounting option with the only downside being you have to be careful with your head getting in & out (but as you'll notice from my install, I added bumpers to the corners for safety lol).

There is a CB Bar you can buy for the JT's or JL's, but again, the CB looks like it's just hanging up there out of place to me.  I also REALLY wanted a PA system as I have had countless opportunities to have a blast on that thing; however, that requires a full-size CB.  So, on this JT, at least for now, no PA.

I landed on a President Bill compact CB radio after reading countless raving reviews on it.  I found, what I would consider, a nice spot to mount it, up & out of the way.  While the shell is still exposed (contradictory to what I said above), it is flush mounted up & out of view, so it minimizes the visibility of the radio itself, plus it is tiny :)

Here are some pics of the install + a video!

Stay tuned...