I don't have anyprobs with my lil cobra. I've got it hooked up to a 4' Firestik2 mounted on my toolbox. I mounted the cb to a '03 ashtry.....mine didn't have the smoker's package on it...it had a cubby hole. I converted to the ashtray, and mounted the bracket for the cb to the cuppy. It;s a nice location. Only problem i have with the location, is my hurst is a little too close to it....plus the hurst is a little too far away from me, so that'll get a relocation bracket to i don't hit the cb shifting into 3rd or 5th.