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Old 12-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Shorty antenna

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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.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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I had a TRD shortly on my last Toyota and it worked perfect. As long as it's a good quality I don't see why it would be worse than stock.
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I got a cheapo 10" I think from kragen. I dont ever listen to anything but ipod or sirius anyway. Looks better and doesn't get into trees while I'm wheeling.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #6
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I don't listen to the radio all that often, just sports talk in the morning and occasionally after work. I find myself listening to the ipod more than anything, but I don't want to lose my radio altogether if I get one of these shorties.

Can anyone else chime in on this?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:04 AM   #8
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AM radio reception is worse with my stubby. FM is about 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.
X2. That thing has saved my ass a few times
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #10
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Haha I looked at this thread, followed the link and purchased all in less than a minute. Man I love the internet
I don't ever use the radio, literally never. Just didn't want to totally remove the stock antenna. This is a nice solution. AND no more whipping when I go out on the trails.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #11
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Anyone have a pic of one of these antennas on their truck?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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I would recommend getting a sport or euro style one the antenna you are looking at is for the top of a car. Here is a pic and link of the one I used to replace mine. The short ones like very out of place IMO since there made for a different antenna on the roof.




http://www.ebay.com/itm/EuroStyle-13...item27cd8e7437

The one that your looking at is designed to replace a roof antenna like this one
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Was looking through the sellers feedback and noticed this from Nov-22-12 09:16.

very poor reception worthless on tacoma

Something to consider.
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I bought it entirely because it looks nicer than having no antenna. I don't even have the antenna plugged into my stereo haha.
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yes, anything under 13 inches and reception is greatly reduced. that is why we dont sell anything shorter than 13 inches
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best short antenna

AntennaX is a real quality product. I had a craven speed that did not work we at all. Their quality of build was very nice but reception was poor but hey it was 4" tall. This AntennaX is a very nice product all around. Reception is nice and I live in the sticks. Can't go wrong with the look either because it sits just below roof line and has a nice flow to natural lines of truck.
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AntennaX is a real quality product. I had a craven speed that did not work we at all. Their quality of build was very nice but reception was poor but hey it was 4" tall. This AntennaX is a very nice product all around. Reception is nice and I live in the sticks. Can't go wrong with the look either because it sits just below roof line and has a nice flow to natural lines of truck.
Thanks on the info on the AntennaX, never heard of it but i'll look them up.

How tall is it ?
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AntennaX is a real quality product. I had a craven speed that did not work we at all. Their quality of build was very nice but reception was poor but hey it was 4" tall. This AntennaX is a very nice product all around. Reception is nice and I live in the sticks. Can't go wrong with the look either because it sits just below roof line and has a nice flow to natural lines of truck.
Have to agree it's all about the FLOOOOOOWWWWW!!

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Thanks on the info on the AntennaX, never heard of it but i'll look them up.

How tall is it ?
Its 13" for the eurostyle one show in my picture
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yes, anything under 13 inches and reception is greatly reduced. that is why we dont sell anything shorter than 13 inches

Just ordered the 13" for my 2012 MGM Tacoma. Thanks.
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Just ordered the 13" for my 2012 MGM Tacoma. Thanks.
lol, i just saw this thread and ordered my antennax euro, free shipping to canada as well, you don't see that very often!
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