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Old 12-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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Thanks for this thread. Just ordered the 14" from AntennaXperts... I dont like the euro look, except on euro cars..
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #22
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I got a shorty from advance, its just rubber and I can see it bending in the wind when I drive. there was a slight drop in reception, but only when I am reaching for a station out of Greensboro or something... def worth it not to bang it on the garage door or tree limbs when wheeling...
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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Anyone tried an antenna like this one on their truck? I am just concerned about the ability to get good radio reception. I don't see much in the form of discussion about any short antennas like this.

I want to replace my stock antenna with a shorter one as it is too long and always hits on the garage door when I am coming or going. And it doesn't look as cool as this one.
FYI, this thing is JUNK! I bought one, I couldn't even pick up static with it. Save your money for a different one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #24
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i ordered the 13" euro one couple days ago, might order the metal one aswell just for the hell of it
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #25
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I went with the billet version...

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #26
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I went with the billet version...

that looks good, im wondering if i should have gone with that one instead of the euro. is your reception still decent?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #27
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Stupid car wash snapped the adapter on my 8" billet antenna, I would recommend something with a flexibility.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #28
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Stupid car wash snapped the adapter on my 8" billet antenna, I would recommend something with a flexibility.
exactly why to stay away from those kind of car washes
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #29
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that looks good, im wondering if i should have gone with that one instead of the euro. is your reception still decent?
yeah, reception is the same.
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I've had the same problem, but I'm going to keep the original one seeing its a good gauge if I'm going to hit my roof in an underground parking lot.
Yes exactly.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #31
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I just bought a 14" jobber from AutoZone ($12)... it looks pretty similar to stock (Black with a wire wrapped around the antenna mast)... and everything seems to tune in just as well as it did with the stock antenna.
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FYI, this thing is JUNK! I bought one, I couldn't even pick up static with it. Save your money for a different one.
Agreed!!! I have the same one and reception sucks!!! The paint faded and isnt black and almost looks like copper now!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:06 AM   #33
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I just used my Dremel tool and cut off about three inches from the stock antenna. I pulled the metal ball off of the top of the antenna and put it back onto the shortened antenna. I didn't need any epoxy. Put some fresh paint on it and it was as good as new. And it was basically free.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #34
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Antenna X.!!! Euro version, flexible and great reception in so calif
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #35
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Antenna X Euro version. just ordered last week to Canada too.
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FYI, this thing is JUNK! I bought one, I couldn't even pick up static with it. Save your money for a different one.
I could told you that.........
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Damn I just bought one of these 2 days ago to replace my AntennX because it snapped in half when it was 5deg out and I hit it with my snow broom.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #38
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I could told you that.........
Actually I tested mine out this weekend while I was working on my iPod, didnt sound that bad to me. I could pick up all the channels and had good clarity with very little static. maybe it depends on where you are in relation to the stations. Anchorage has probably got all of our stations antennas transmitting no more than 20 miles at any given point. Which I assume is fairly close.
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I tossed my stock one in the toolbox, since I prettymuch use my iphone ipod all the time anyway.

that short one does look cool tho, too bad its not functional. I should get one to go with my hood scoop.
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we sell alot of our antennas to Tacoma owners, thanks everyone for the positive reviews!!
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