Its time to ditch the little hand held unit i have becuase its just not working well enough. I'd like to add a 4' firestick antenna to whatever CB radio I get. The issue is I'm limited on mounting locations on the truck with the use of a cap in the winter, i use it to haul lumber for work so the bed and rear bumper is out and I dont want it on the roof with all the really narrow trails in NE and I dont really want to stick it on the front bumper. I no longer use the radio antenna because I only use Siris radio or Pandora on my cell phone. Whould I hinder the performace of the 4 foot antenna by mounnting the base behind the front fender where the stock radio antenna mounts and run it through the stock radio hole in the fender with a gromet insulating/protecting the antenna? Would the fender insulate the antenna from a signal essentially cutting the length of the antenna by the amount under the fender hole? Should I just get a shorter antenna and use a bracket mounted from under the hood to mount the antenna? I think 4' from the top of the hood area is too tall for me. Thoughs and ideas are greatly appreciated.