Originally Posted by bob-the-scanner-man
Sorry guys, I don't like drilling holes on newer vehicles. Just a personal preference. I'm getting good performance out of lip mounts. Now if we were talking about my older car(a 1995) then I'd have no problems drilling holes.
My Fire Chief got hammered on his 2008 trade-in as the dealer had to sand and repaint the mess where the magmount sat.
He though the same way about his brand new super delux 2012 F150, until something knocked the magmount antenna off on his way to a fire and it swung around and broke out the back glass ... in a rain storm.
Insurance paid for the glass and cleaning up the water stains on the back seat. I only charged him an "I told you so" to drill the hole. The best SWR I ever got on the magmount was a 1.5:1 on a narrow range of freq's. The hole mount got him 1.02 to 1.10:1 across the range and he says he can hear everything better.