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View Poll Results: What size antenna is on your Tacoma?
Stock 1,038 69.62%
Aftermarket, 24" or over 15 1.01%
Aftermarket, between 12" and 24" 187 12.54%
Aftermarket, 12" or less 251 16.83%
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #301
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Not a problem.. Looks like this (found on this site )

That a 2012 thing? I didn't get one of those.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #302
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That a 2012 thing? I didn't get one of those.

I guess.. was in my 2012.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #303
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I've got the CravenSpeed stubby antenna. Really like the clean look. Not to mention -- don't have to worry about it snapping in half if I ever have to take it through an automatic car wash
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #304
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The stocker. Just cut it down to where it doesn't hit the garage door but is just a bit over the roof line. Reception is as good as it ever was, and it's free. Not bashin' anyone's aftermarket. I'm just cheap
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #305
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the one that it came with
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:31 AM   #306
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So they dont snap off. There is generally signs at carwashes saying to roll down your antenna, or take it off.
correct
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #307
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AntennaX euro as of Wednesday. Really, really like it so far. I haven't been to far out of the county yet but plan to this weekend. Mountain trip planned. I'll attach a picture for anyone wondering how it will look. Thanks AntennaX.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #308
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The stocker. Just cut it down to where it doesn't hit the garage door but is just a bit over the roof line. Reception is as good as it ever was, and it's free. Not bashin' anyone's aftermarket. I'm just cheap
x2. That's what I did.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #309
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Yep, i'm running the same, AntennaX euro. Love the look, its short and no reception issues what so ever. However, I do worry about someone walking up and unscrewing it...

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AntennaX euro as of Wednesday. Really, really like it so far. I haven't been to far out of the county yet but plan to this weekend. Mountain trip planned. I'll attach a picture for anyone wondering how it will look. Thanks AntennaX.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #310
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Yep, i'm running the same, AntennaX euro. Love the look, its short and no reception issues what so ever. However, I do worry about someone walking up and unscrewing it...
nothing like those parking lot antenna thieves!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:25 AM   #311
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I bought the short 14" billet antenna about three weeks ago. From driving all over North Texas (city and country landscapes), I am switching back to the OEM one. Reason I wanted a shorter one was that the antenna would hit my garage door when leaving.

The antennax 14" that I bought has the reception cut in and out all the time. Some stations, I have great signal, but of course the ones I listen too the most, I can't because of the fading of signal.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #312
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i just went to sprawl mart today and picked up the 8$ rubber antenna, 13". i came with 4 adapter studs, none of them fit, i ended up tapping my existing mast from 10-32 to 1/4-20 and screwed it in, so far no change in reception, i like the look, and i dont hit things with it anymore..



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Old 04-28-2013, 02:00 AM   #313
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I have this antenna built by Nestor at Tundra talk. http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tun...l-antenna.html

Its 3" shorter than stock made out of a firestik fiberglass antenna. Its really a great antenna and Nestor is a smart guy and knows what hes doing. He cuts down the 3' firestik to 2' and adds a spring and the correct stud to screw into the tacoma. Took 30 seconds to install.
I had the same antenna by Nestor on my FJ and I really liked it. I've thought about getting one for my tacoma now as well. All of the parts were powder coated black and it was very clean looking too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #314
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I just ordered the Nestor firestick. Lost my oem to an automatic car wash.

Can't wait to get my fm back. I was runnung it thru my shuffle and the aux port.
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S2000 antenna fom previous car hacked up to fit. Reception is perfect.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #316
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Yep, i'm running the same, AntennaX euro. Love the look, its short and no reception issues what so ever. However, I do worry about someone walking up and unscrewing it...
Just installed my antennaX as well. I used a dab of threadlock on all the threads and I had issues with it cutting out. I removed it again shortly thereafter and cleaned all the threadlock off with acetone and carefully reassembled the antenna. I noticed that there is another threaded piece that connects the actual antenna to the base part that screws into your truck. I screwed in the part that goes into the truck into the base part all the way and then threaded the second allthread rod on top of that to ensure all the threads were fully engaged on both allthreaded rods. This eliminated my cutting out and now I havent noticed a difference from stock reception wise.
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Just installed my antennaX as well. I used a dab of threadlock on all the threads and I had issues with it cutting out. I removed it again shortly thereafter and cleaned all the threadlock off with acetone and carefully reassembled the antenna. I noticed that there is another threaded piece that connects the actual antenna to the base part that screws into your truck. I screwed in the part that goes into the truck into the base part all the way and then threaded the second allthread rod on top of that to ensure all the threads were fully engaged on both allthreaded rods. This eliminated my cutting out and now I havent noticed a difference from stock reception wise.
Good idea with the threadlock, too bad it caused issues, or I would have taken your idea
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Good idea with the threadlock, too bad it caused issues, or I would have taken your idea
I cant say for sure that it was the threadlock or how I assembled it. Just put a dab of blue threadlock at the top of the threads so it doesn't spread everywhere and see how your connection is. If it suffers then just clean it off.
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I need to get a shorter antenna does anyone have any suggestions to a good one that i wont get bad reception? Every time i pull into my garage the antenna hits the door
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #320
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Dude, there are quality suggestions contained in the body of the thread....as far as reception goes, I am sure the antenna experts will generally agree, go to a shorter/smaller antenna, especially real short, and your reception will degrade....short antennas have been around for years, yes, there have been some improvements, but bottom line, depending on where you live, they have less performance...

With that in mind, if you get a stubby make sure it is at least 12/13" long, AntennaX has been mentioned several times...

If you want the 'look', but can put up with less than stellar reception, then any stubby will do as reception will kinda suck except for the strongest stations...again, a superior product may work better than another, but the basic rules of reception apply, the bigger (read, longer) antennas get better reception...

Best way to describe this, you don't see a ham operator using a stubby to broadcast, generally they have long whip antennas...same antenna's are also needed for good broadcast reception...

Try the cutdown on your stocker first...

Good luck...
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