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Rugged Ridge 21 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna (97-18 Jeep Wrangler TJ & JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Reflex Antenna
    • Stubby 21” Height
    • Highly Durable Construction
    • Extremely Bendable
    • Simple Installation
    • Fits All 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK Models

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    Review & Install Video

    Reliable OE-Style Antenna. Getting a reliable signal from your radio is vital when you’re out in the great outdoors, so you’ll need a radio antenna that’s both effective and dependable. Indeed, the Rugged Ridge 21-inch Reflex Stubby Antenna is designed to have a height as close to your OE antenna as possible, while its stubby design keeps it from getting taken out by low-hanging branches.

    Tough yet Flexible. This tall and flexible 21” Rugged Ridge antenna has been designed to directly replace your Jeep’s factory antenna. It comes with a similar height, but with a more stubby and flexible build to help it survive hitting tree branches and other objects you can encounter on the trail. Upon impact, it’s made in such a way that it’ll bend and return to its original form quickly without snapping.

    Easy to Install. This antenna is designed to directly replace your Jeep without the need for drilling, welding, or any other type of vehicle modification. For added convenience, it comes with a threaded adapter for a quick installation process.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge 21 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# 17212.12

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

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        Questions & Answers (11)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I ordered the 21inch antenna but the threaded connectors are both too narrow for my 2017 JK. what do I do ?

        • I apologize for the trouble in this, please contact customer service as soon as possible so this can be corrected for you.

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        does this antenna pick up all stations as well as the factory antenna, or is there some loss in reception? thanks

        • The Rugged Ridge 21 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna may have a little less reception than the stock antenna but will overall still carry good reception service.

        Helpful (8)

        Does this work with Sirris XM radio?

        • The Rugged Ridge 21 in. Reflex Stubby Antenna is an AM/FM antenna replacement. The OEM Satellite radio antenna is attached to the passenger side of the roll bar.

        Helpful (5)

        I spend most of my time in rural areas and currently have a 13" flex antenna on my 2015 JK and have very poor reception (almost none). What is my best option for improved AM/FM reception?

        • A stock length antenna will provide the best reception.

        Helpful (1)

        Will the antenna fit my jeep and withstand going thru a carwash

        • Yes, the antenna can withstand automated car washes.

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        6 More Questions
        I am very interested in purchasing this 21" antenna, I like the reviews (thank you all for posting, it helps when making a decision!) Will it fit a 2018 wrangler JL? 1 answer
        What is the stock length of the antenna? 1 answer
        I have a JK and A TJ. I tried to swap antenna because my TJ has a windshield mount light bar and the stock antenna hits while driving. One was a male and one was a female. Is this right or did I miss something. 1 answer
        Does the antenna size make a difference in preventing radio static? or is the size just a cosmetic preference? 1 answer
        I just bought the 15 in. and then the 21 in. for my 2017 Jeep JK and both threaded adapters were to short and would come loose when I drove any distance. Is there a longer adapter that I can purchase 1 answer
        Does this kit come with the coax cable from radio to antenna? If not what would be the part # I did need to get it coming also. Mark 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.76506 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.63253 4.6



          • 3/5

            November 24, 2019

            Rugged Ridge 21 stubby antenna

            Does what's needed with slight loss of sensitivity

            SND

            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            November 23, 2019

            Happy Gal :)

            I was searching for a longer size antenna for my JL, came across this one only to be disappointed that this was for a JK. Read the reviews,(Glad I did), and saw that more than one fellow jeep owner purchased it for their JL. Took a little bit of tweeking where it screws on but after that it went on just fine. The reception is good,,overall,,works like a charm! Rock on :))

            Shell

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            November 15, 2019

            Great Look Same Reception

            This antenna is a quick, easy and good looking change from the original metal antenna. There has been no reduction in radio reception.....did I mention it looks great!

            Sprengkommando

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            November 04, 2019

            Perfect!

            The 21 inch Rugged Ridge reflex antenna is perfect! I initially replaced the factory issue antenna with a 13 inch Rugged Ridge reflex antenna, but was just not providing a strong reception.

            Jeeper

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            November 01, 2019

            Way better than 13"

            I bought the 13" antenna and it always had a bend in it like a banana. No matter how hard I tried I could never straighten it....The 21" by RR is made of a more flexing rubber material and holds it shape way better. Looks great! Reception is perfect too!

            MHook

            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            October 24, 2019

            NO RECEPTION

            I like the look and the installation was easy 5 minutes or less but since I installed it most of my local radio stations do not come in. I thought that if I purchased the larger size I wouldn't have this problem but I was wrong.

            MikeDanger

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            October 17, 2019

            Pleased

            Only a slight decrease in reception, looks and fits great.

            MWS15jk

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            October 16, 2019

            No reception issues

            Fits correctly, looks great, and you still get good radio reception. I didn't notice any difference from the stock antenna.

            BKNHB

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            October 15, 2019

            21 inch antenna

            works fantastic, no loss in reception and it is flexible

            mike

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            October 06, 2019

            Reflex Stubby Antenna

            The antenna is good quality and improved the sound of my stereo

            Huntergirl

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 20, 2019

            Sport antenna

            I love this product. Great quality and easy to install. Gave my Jeep am improved look and the antenna now blends in. Sound quality seems richer. Only glitch was neither enclosed attachment bolt worked but I was able to find one at an auto parts store nearby.

            Tess

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 18, 2019

            Gives the Jeep a more Rugged Look

            This antenna is much more attractive than the stock antenna. I bought it for the purpose of having a shorter antenna so it would no longer rub on the ceilings of parking structures. The install took two minutes, used a 3/8 wrench to remove the stock antenna and used the larger bottom screw provided to install into the Jeep. This product seems to be good quality and should last a long while!

            StaceyJ

            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 18, 2019

            Sporty

            The 21 inch black antenna made my Jeep look really sporty compared to the factory antenna. Love the new look it tied in with the rest of my black accessories.

            Bailey2017

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 17, 2019

            New Antenna

            Just received my new reflex 21 inch antenna. I absolutely love it and looks so much better than the stock chrome antenna. Haven’t noticed much, if any, decrease in radio reception. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to upgrade or change their antenna. As an added bonus, this prevents your antenna from whipping back and scratching the paint on the windshield frame too.

            Dpdwd102004

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 11, 2019

            Reflex 21" Antenna

            Changing from the stock to the Reflex 21" Antenna was easy to install, even came with instructions. The new Antenna was much shorter than the stock one, and I was worried that I might loose some radio stations but no problem, I didn't loose a single station.

            WranglerSteve

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 05, 2019

            Reflex stubby antenna

            Qualify product, easy install, looks great with not much if any loss of reception. I would recommend to a friend.

            Will

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 21, 2019

            Antenna

            Fits tight hasn’t loosen up yet it’s been on for about two months

            Bad

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 18, 2019

            Awesome!

            Looks good, good reception and lots of compliments.

            MikeWH

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            August 17, 2019

            Good fit, good price, works better than expected.

            My radio antenna doesn't hit my garage door anymore. Haven't noticed any loss of signal anywhere either.

            DeVo

            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 16, 2019

            Love!

            Great addition from the OEM antenna. Really stands out against my white JK

            Neter40

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

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