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Old 04-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Garage Door and Radio Antenna

quick question for you... and don't say to raise my garage door!

I recently bought a house with a huge 2 car garage and park my 2006 tacoma there. However, the radio antenna of my truck hits the garage door when I pull in and pull out. It sounds like hell and has started to put black lines on my garage door.

So... I was thinking about just bending the antenna but then decided that would look bad with my great truck with a crappy bent antenna.

Can I just cut off the top 2-3 inches of the antenna, or will this cause problems...?

Any imput would be great!

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Theres options for shorter anntennas out there.

Heres a link showing some pictures.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...enna-pics.html

And heres a link to a myriad of different lengths. Don't know of the quality.

http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota...manufacturing/
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I haven't found it, but there is a mod somewhere about shortening your antenna. People seem to like it.
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Buy an AntennaX! I have the Euro 13".It cost me about $20-$25. Looks really slick. No problems with radio channels as of yet.
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AntennaX are nice but I think they are too pricey. Most auto parts stores sell a 13 inch short antenna. I picked one up at Auto Zone for $9. No change in reception. Works great.
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^^X3. Have had mine for over a year now and still looks new. 0 issues with radio reception. Worth every penny.



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I have shortened my 31" oem antenna with a 21" replacement. The reception inproved with the shorter antenna.
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Can I just cut off the top 2-3 inches of the antenna...?
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Thats what I did... no problems with it...
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Buy an AntennaX! I have the Euro 13".It cost me about $20-$25. Looks really slick. No problems with radio channels as of yet.
x4. I have the same unit and it's been great. No complaints at all.
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I believe our Euro Antenna looks a nicer and is better quality than those autopart stores...
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Buy an AntennaX! I have the Euro 13".It cost me about $20-$25. Looks really slick. No problems with radio channels as of yet.
X5 but I didn't pay that much.
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I bought one today at advanced auto for $7.99.
Metra 14" Rubber works fine.

http://www.metraonline.com/part/Afte...ntenna_44-RM1R
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And heres a link to a myriad of different lengths. Don't know of the quality.

http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota...manufacturing/
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