Gear Scout: Brake Light Antenna Mount

We’re always fans of simple products developed with a little ingenuity, especially when they solve rather annoying problems. Case in point, this flush mount antenna bracket for your rear brake light. It was originally designed by Neal Technologies for the new Ford trucks, as the magnetic mounts wouldn’t stick to their aluminum body panels, and drilling into the roof was far from ideal. After a few years of successful sales though, they have decided to expand their lineup to applications for Chevrolet and RAM.

According to their site, the mounts will be available for 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, as well as 2010-2017 Ram pickups and 2009 half-ton Ram pickups. This is in addition to their existing applications for Ford F-150s, Raptors, and Super-Duties.

While the benefit for aluminum-body Ford owners is fairly obvious, this mount offers some distinct advantages for the RAM and Chevy owners as well. For starters, it won’t damage your paint with swirls and scratches as the magnetic mounts do. It is also far more secure while off-road, so you won’t have to worry about losing the antenna mid-drive. Finally, it just looks so much cleaner than a hockey puck stuck to your roof, and who doesn’t want a better-looking truck?

To learn more about these mounts, check them out on Bullet Proof Diesel here. 

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.


  • Jerry D Tatum Jr

    October 25th, 2018 at 10:34 am

    This looked super interesting until I saw the over $300 price tag! I don’t mind spending funds on things and definitely appreciate quality items, but that seems pretty excessive.

  • Bill

    October 29th, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Who says drilling into the roof is far from ideal? Installing an NMO dead-center in the roof certainly is the most ideal way to mount an antenna and a properly installed NMO will never leak or give you any problems at all. Just take a quick look at one of the several million vehicles used by Fire, Police, EMS, Forest Service, Public Works Dept, First Responders, etc… across the world and you will see what I am referring to.


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