Best Jeep Bullet Antenna Accessories (Review & Buying Guide)
Picking Out the Coolest Jeep Bullet Antenna Accessories
There are tons of awesome Jeep accessories available on the market, but one sticks out as particularly popular among drivers. Bullet antennas have been around for years, and their popularity doesn’t show any sign of slowing down soon. However, we know that it can sometimes be difficult to find one that looks cool while also getting quality reception. Today we want to share with you a list that features some of our favorite Jeep bullet antenna options.
We take into account quality of construction, reception, style and more to bring you the best options on the market today. You’ll find a list featuring eight of our favorite products below, followed by our buying guide. There you’ll learn what makes a good Jeep accessory, with tips and details about what to look for while shopping.
We know that these bullet antennas look stylish, but it’s also important that they get you the radio reception you need. Many of these antennas are short and don’t offer the same reception found in longer antennas. However, there are still options out there for you. We hope that you find some products in our list that suit your needs, or at the very least you walk away more informed about these accessories than you did coming in. Without any further adieu, let’s begin!
1. Bullet Antenna for Jeep Wrangler JK & JL Gladiator 2007+ (ASIN – B075M7X4MB)
Our favorite Jeep bullet antenna is made by manufacturer Ronin Factory. It offers a stylish design, durable construction and reviews say excellent reception as long as you’re not in a rural area. While it may not offer the same excellent reception as a larger antenna, you won’t be able to match the style offered here. The bullet antenna also features a tough thread-locking design that makes theft much more difficult. You should be aware, though, that that does make it more difficult to remove if you ever need to. If you are a driver who relies much more on Bluetooth or auxiliary audio, or stay mostly in the city, this is the best option for you.
2. 5.7″ Black Antenna Heavy Gauge Billet Aluminum Replacement for Jeep Wrangler JK, JL & TJ 1997-2019 (ASIN – B07QJXM9Q9)
Next up, we’ve got another Jeep bullet antenna for you. This time, it comes from manufacturer MFC. It features a simple black design that won’t stand out too much, which is exactly what many drivers look for in an antenna. It’s made from tough and durable billet aluminum, and then topped with a smooth black finish that will stand the test of time. It screws in simply and easily, so while it doesn’t feature the anti-theft properties of our first suggestion, it is much easier to remove because of it. Once again, as you’ll find with many of these antennas, reception becomes an issue when you start venturing out into rural areas. However, that’s going to be an issue for just about every antenna of this size. It’s a great choice for those who don’t rely on the radio in the country, and instead use another form of audio entertainment.
3. AntennaX 50 Cal Black Bullet (5.5-inch) Ammo Antenna for Jeep Cherokee (ASIN – B0141YETWA)
If you’re the driver of a Jeep Cherokee XJ, this is the bullet antenna we recommend for you. It features one of our favorite designs available on a Jeep bullet antenna. It’s simple yet sleek, with a subtle texture that adds a lot. In most cases, there won’t be a major change to radio reception unless you get into a really remote area. It’s low-profile, and won’t get whipped around by tree branches if you decide to head into the outdoors. Like our last option, and most others, it easily screws on and off. That is a plus for most, though some will want to go with the anti-theft capability of our number one pick. However, this is definitely the best choice if you own a Jeep Cherokee from the XJ era.
4. VMS Racing 50 Cal Black and Blue Antenna Jeep Wrangler JK (ASIN – B017OBIHVG)
In our number four slot, we’ve got another Wrangler JK antenna for you. This time, it comes from popular accessory manufacturer VMS Racing. This 50 caliber bullet antenna features a blue tip, allowing you to add a little bit of flair to the look of your Wrangler. It is made from high-quality billet aluminum, and features the same easy screw-on installation as most of the other options on the market. Reception functions about as well as you can expect from a shorter antenna, and the same warning applies as it does with all the other options. Beware if you try to get radio reception out in the middle of nowhere. Otherwise, though, this Jeep bullet antenna should be an excellent choice for your Wrangler.
5. CravenSpeed Bullet Style Stubby Antenna Replacement for the Jeep Patriot 2007-2017 (ASIN – B071WQH3BR)
As we enter the back half of our list, you’ll see that the main differences between the products mostly consist of style preferences and vehicle compatibility. This Jeep bullet antenna from CravenSpeed fits on the Jeep Patriot from the model years 2007 through 2017. It has a basic black design other than a small logo near the bottom. If you like the look and it fits your ride, this is a solid bullet antenna for your needs.
6. AntennaX 50 Cal Black Bullet Antenna for Jeep Liberty (ASIN – B013VS26CM)
If you were a fan of the third product on our list but own a Jeep Liberty, this is just the item for you. It has the same construction and design, and the only major difference is the fitting. It screws right onto your vehicle’s current antenna mount, and you can expect all the bonuses and negative aspects that you’ll find with the other bullet antenna products: a stylish upgrade in exchange for slightly reduced reception in rural areas. If that doesn’t bother you, than feel free to choose this as your next Jeep accessory.
7. VMS Racing 50 Cal Red Bullet Antenna Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU/JL (ASIN – B073C8X7TS)
The final two items on our list today both come from manufacturer VMS Racing. The primary difference here is that instead of the blue-tipped 50 cal. option you saw earlier on our list, these offer different colors for you to choose from. Red is one of the most popular options you’ll find out on the roads, and it is quite sharp looking. If you have a bold personality and aren’t afraid to show it, this red antenna could be a great fit for your Wrangler.
8. VMS Racing 50 Cal Black and Orange Bullet Antenna Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU/JL (ASIN – B01MYMSK5Z)
Finally, we have one last option for you. This VMS Racing bullet antenna features a black base and an orange tip. Installation is once again as easy as can be. Again all you need to do is screw the antenna onto the existing mount for your Wrangler, along the front side of the vehicle. VMS Racing uses high-end billet aluminum, and it’s resistant to rust and other damage. You should be able to use this antenna for many years to come!
Jeep Bullet Antenna Buying Guide
When shopping for an aftermarket antenna for your Jeep, the main thing you need to pay attention to is compatibility. Each product is going to be made for a different model of Jeep. Oftentimes you’ll even need to pay attention to the model year. Over time the design and structure of the vehicle will change and products have to adapt.
Once you’ve made sure the product you’re buying fits your vehicle, it’s time to think about quality. Billet aluminum is most often the material you want to look for. Aluminum alloy is another choice you might see out on the market, but it pales in comparison to the stronger billet variety. Check out customer reviews if you aren’t sure about the integrity of a given product. There you can find lots of useful information from folks who have already purchased the product and had a chance to see it up close.
After taking into account the quality, the only thing left to consider is the style and design. Some drivers might be looking for a basic black option, while others want something with some color on it. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a Jeep bullet antenna, we hope that you found it today on our list. If not, we hope that this guide was helpful in informing you what to look for while you shop.