NMO dilemma/Dumb Question

C3NK0 Jan 7, 2021

  1. C3NK0

    C3NK0 Test Drive

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    Rockville, MD
    I got the MXT275 from Midland, I would like to install the antenna on the roof with a nmo mount (already purchased along with 6bd gain antenna)

    I was hoping that I could take out the rear dome light and have access to roof for drilling/mounting. Looks like not gonna work since there is beam running across. After doing some research on google, I figured I could do slightly front of the hatch dome light.

    Here is the issue or I need help with, Do I have to undo the entire roof liner or can get away by lowering it from the rear a bit to gain access.

    Don't want to do the smack middle of roof since I carry Ski's in the winter. Don't want to do hatch mount like @ffxcores because I am an idiot, I want certain look to please me.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Lewis Center, OH
    I was going to do the same thing and found the same issue. I ended up mounting it about 6" in front of the very rear cargo area lamp. I could get it there without dropping the entire liner. let me see if i can find pics.
     
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  3. C3NK0

    C3NK0 Test Drive

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    Thank you!
     
  4. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Location:
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    Here it is. I can get a measurement if you want.

    Use a step bit for this so the hole stays round. If you use a regular bit it will likely end up not round, and possibly not flat either. Sheet metal is a b to drill into cleanly.

    I mounted mine under the cup holders against the center console. Ran the cable under the carpet under the passenger seat, up the B pillar, and through the headliner. Tape measure worked great to fish it through the headliner. had probably 2' to spare (I believe it was about 18' cable).

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  5. C3NK0

    C3NK0 Test Drive

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    that's the area I was thinking, if you can get a measurement that would be dope! I already got a stepper bit set, so I think I'll be alright.

    Also did you get a 3/4 nmo or 3/8 mount. With the 3/8 nmo I got, I have to bring it from the inside. I wonder if it's gonna create any complications.

    Thanks for the great resource!
     
  6. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Location:
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    Sorry, just saw this. 7.75” back from the joint between the body and the hatch. I also used a 3/8” NMO

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  7. C3NK0

    C3NK0 Test Drive

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    no worries @jsexton ! I was out of town anyways just got back today. Thank you so much. I'll try to tackle this over the weekend.
     
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