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'09 Tacoma - S2000 stubby antenna installed!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ElectronMan, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Apr 26, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    ElectronMan

    ElectronMan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to make my first post something worthwhile. Hopefully you will all like it.

    I've a '09 Tacoma DC in Super White and I really hate the huge mast antenna. To fix the problem I picked up a genuine S2000 antenna from eBay, about $20. The threaded post was too short on the S2000 antenna. I cut off the existing S2000 post, drilled, then tapped for m5x0.8mm, screwed in a longer piece of m5x0.8 with loctite, and installed. Thus far I have not noticed any degradation in FM reception.

    Here are the results, enjoy:

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  2. Apr 26, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Brunes

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    Nicely done- and welcome to the board!!
     
  3. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    JimBeam

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    cool mod...welcome to tw...where in SC are ya?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    looks good!!
     
  5. May 26, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    damn, ima do this now, can you provide more detailed instructions for swapping the s2000 thread to the m5x0.8mm thread? thanks
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    ElectronMan

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    It's pretty straight forward. Cut the existing post off, then drill and tap for m5x0.8mm. Nothing to it.

    BTW, Tigerfan, I'm in Aiken, SC. Are you in Cola?
     
  7. May 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    yeah columbia here!
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    i love those antennas, i have one on my integra. they seem to look nice and clean on any vehicle
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    Very tasteful mod. How's the reception? Any reduction in the signal?
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    the ones i seen come as an amplified unit or just the antenna mast. i bought the amplified one for my integra and there was a slight drop in reception probably from height difference, but all in all its really not that bad.
     
  11. May 27, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    I would agree with that, danteisme. If I could grade the reception on a 100% scale vs stock. I would say that the reception with the stubby antenna is 90%.
     
  12. May 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    hey I love the stubby, do they make it so that you don't have to drill and tap???



     
  13. May 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    This is the way to go. I tried to do one of the shorter screw on type and it just keeps falling off. Replacing the whole cable and antenna is a much better idea.. Looks great, and welcome.
     
  14. May 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Unfortunately no. This is an OEM Honda part specific to the S200 and I am not aware of any variants, particularly with a longer stud.
     
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    i bought a cheap one at autozone screwed right on its about 12inch tall which is better that the stock 36" hah
     
  16. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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  17. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    thanks man i love cookies and cheap mods to makes me save up for the big ones like the bumper im ordering
     
  18. Nov 25, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    i find myself listening to less and less terestial radio... in fact with the sirius on board and these new head units with USB/IPOD I find myself just using the USB.

    Only time I find myself using over the air is for traffic and weather.
     
  19. Nov 25, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    wow, dick. Maybe you should get a cookie for your gay ass antenna mod.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    now who are you refereeing to on this the guy that was dumb and gave me a fake cookie or me for not being a dick and not wanting to work on something that i dont really care all that much about ?
     
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