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Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna (97-18 Jeep Wrangler TJ & JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Reflex Antenna
    • Stubby 15” Height
    • Made from Durable Material
    • Extremely Bendable
    • Easy to Install
    • Fits All 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK Models

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    Review & Install Video

    Reliable Off-Road Antenna. When radio communication is crucial for you, even when you’re on the trail, you need a radio antenna that’s up for the job. The Rugged Ridge 15-Inch Reflex Stubby Antenna is designed to be just the right height to keep it out of the way of trail objects. But despite its stubby design, it’s guaranteed to work just as well as your Jeep’s stock antenna.

    Flexible and Durable. Your Jeep’s OE antenna is tall and rigid. This flexible 15” Rugged Ridge antenna has been designed to directly replace it. It comes with a lower height to prevent it from hitting tree branches and other objects that could damage it on the trail. Even if it hits something, its flexible design allows it to bend without snapping and return to its original form.

    Easy to Install. This antenna installs directly to your Jeep without the need for drilling or welding. It comes with a threaded adapter to allow you to install it within seconds.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna is made for all 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK models.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 17212.11

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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        Questions & Answers (12)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        What's the advantage of the 15" antenna over the 13" antenna, or vice versa?

        • You may get slightly better reception with the longer antenna, but mostly it comes down to ascetic and which one you personally think looks better!

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        Does 15 pick up better than stock Doyou have cable from atenna to radio

        • The Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna is designed to work just as well as the Jeep's stock antenna, so neither will produce a better reception than the other.

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        What's the best antenna for reception? I realize in most cases the longer the better but composition can make a difference I believe.

        • The OEM antenna will provide the best reception, however most stubby antennas will be adequate for clear reception unless you are a large distance from the source tower of the radio broadcast.

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        Will this work with SiriusXM?

        • The Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna will not work with SiriusXM, as Sirius requires the use of a separate satellite antenna.

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        how does this just screw in? adapter screw doesn't go all the way through.

        • Hello! This Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna should be installing with no problem. If you are still having trouble please call us at 1-844-887-6501 so we can fix this.

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        7 More Questions
        I have tried short antenna's in the past and while FM reception was unaffected the AM reception was less than stellar, volume faded in and out. How does this antenna work with AM signals? 1 answer
        Can the 15 in stubby sustain during a car wash? 1 answer
        I ordered the 21 inch antenna and the connection was too narrow for my 2017 JK. Have they found the same issue with the 15 inch antenna ? 1 answer
        will this affect the Satellite radio reception? 1 answer
        Does the 15 inch antenna offer better reception than the 13inch antenna? 1 answer
        Does this antenna replace all the way to radio ? 1 answer
        Will I get good reception with this shorter than stock antenna? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.89 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.635 4.6



          • 3/5

            October 09, 2019

            Good size antenna

            I had considered a shorter antenna and then when i got a doors / top off cover I had to get one to keep my cover from getting punctured by my stock antenna. As far as reception , it drifts a tiny bit but overall it picks up fine. Cons: its not too secure , and can be unscrewed easily.

            PaulB

            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            October 05, 2019

            Nice and Easy

            Works just as good as my factory antenna but looks much better!

            AJ2016

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            September 27, 2019

            Too Flexible in Hot Weather

            This antenna went on quickly and looks great, but in hot weather, the antenna becomes to flexible and starts whipping against the body at 55mph . The weather in my surroundings can be above 110 degrees. --There should be a warning. My low rating considers functionality, which got zero starts.

            ScottD

            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 23, 2019

            Great Antenna

            A must have for your Jeep Works as good as the factory antenna

            Rancher

            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 13, 2019

            Well worth the money

            I lost my original antenna to someone breaking it. I bought this one and am honestly very happy with it. Clear radio stations. I can say that FM comes in fine but I haven't really tried AM so I can't speak to it. I would definitely recommend it though. I live in S. Florida so I can't comment on anywhere with mountains or hills.

            XJMJeep

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 09, 2019

            Great buy

            Really happy with this antenna. My old one broke off and this one was a great replacement. No issues getting reception at all which was my main concern when buy a short antenna. I think it may be even better than stock.

            CMFT

            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 07, 2019

            Antenna

            This makes so much more sense than the stock antenna. This size is great. No flopping around and functional. Very easy to install.

            jbW2

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 29, 2019

            Pleased

            Installed easily. Looks great. And works as good, or maybe better, than the factory installed antenna. I am pleased with the purchase.

            BeccaH

            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 15, 2019

            Easy Install, Great Detail on any Jeep

            Easy install, minimal tools needed. It was kind of a tight fit and a little hard to screw all the way in, but it still worked great!

            AnnabelleMari

            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 14, 2019

            Everything I wanted !

            Purchased and installed my new antenna and couldn't be happier ! Fast shipping by Extereme, great quality. Installed in seconds with no lost reception. Looks great on my jeep. No more ugly stock antenna. Thanks !

            tbltexas

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            July 16, 2019

            tt

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            July 16, 2019

            4 Stars for Appearance

            I went back and forth when I was trying to decide what length to get but the bottom line is anything looks better than the ugly 32" stock metal antenna. I can't comment on the radio reception since my radio is currently not working but I definitely love the look. My only complaint is that on my 2004 TJ I really had to twist HARD when installing to eliminate the gap between the antenna and stock antenna base. I made absolutely sure that I was using the right adapter and that it was not cross-threaded and it still gave me a lot of resistance but I eventually got it on there.

            CoryR

            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            July 11, 2019

            Does what I bought it for

            I was tired of my factory antennae bending in the carwash and I have no other chrome on my jeep. This antennae has the same reception (I mostly listen yup Sirius anyway which uses a separate antennae) as the stock one did. Screw of the old antennae and screw on this one. No problem

            TimF

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            July 09, 2019

            Excellent

            Very easy to install, looks great, and no change in radio reception at all! Highly recommend

            Jergross

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            July 05, 2019

            Rugged Ridge 15 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna

            I installed this on my 2011 Jeep JK. I have not noticed any reduction of radio reception...yet.

            DSligh

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 30, 2019

            Stubby Antenna

            Works great, reception seems better. No more worry of car washes and removal of original antenna. Love the black finish.

            Anonymous

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            June 28, 2019

            Bad radio reception.

            I got very poor radio reception and I live in a metropolitan area. Resorted to using Bluetooth all the time until I bought another antenna on Amazon.

            Slynnder

            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 28, 2019

            Great product

            Works as intended, supper easy install, clean look.

            Casper

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 27, 2019

            Two secs to install on my JK

            Great did no have to use additional fittings. Perfect

            WranglerNJ

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 21, 2019

            Simple

            Easiest install you’ll do for your Jeep, works great and is more appealing to the eye then other antennas!

            Woody

            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

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