I was using an amazon version of this that did not have the lower mounting point. My firestick bounced all over the place and eventually wore out the paint on my. The quality construction and the addition of the lower mounting point are the biggest selling points for me on this antenna mount. I now have one on the passenger and the drivers side. Definitely would recommend.
Bought this because a similar model was bending under the strain of a heavy HF antenna. This one is super sturdy.
Installed the bracket and it looks and fits perfectly. Very robust. However, I have since decided to mount the antenna in a different location.
Glad I found this, ended up going driver side to avoid low trees and shrubs from taking out my antenna on the passenger side. Sturdy, fits snug, was able to feed the CB antenna cable between the mount and the side of truck to protect it from the tailgate then between the truck bed and cab on driver side, found an access hole behind the driver side rear seat, had to enlarge the hole a bit to fit the coax connector end through, probably seal it up with foam or something?
Overalll looks great on the truck. Works well with FireStik 5 feet II TUNABLE TIP BLACK, Mcbazel Surecom S215 3/8'-24 to SO239 Heavy Duty Stud, and 18' RG-58A/U Coaxial Cable With Pl-259 Connectors, optional antenna spring. I ended up mounting it straight without spring due to my ladder racks, the antenna would slam against them if I had kept the optional spring.
This thing is super heavy duty, fit well. just gotta install cb now