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2nd Gen Antenna Options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brian, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    Hey guys... I was looking into different antennas for the tacos, and I came across someone who put a scion antenna on his taco. They're slightly shorter, and it appears it clears the roofline... thereby removing the problem that I have clearing my carport roof.... haha


    Just wondering if anyone else has ever done this? I'm about to dump 10 bucks on one. I emailed the guy in this pic and he told me he had to shave a little off the mounting stud to make it tighten down tight.... but he claimed it works fine.


    EDIT: I finally got this antenna installed. See my post on page two!

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  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    Sounds like its worth a try.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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  4. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    thats the spirit! post a pic :)
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    Hey thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind. I'd like to keep my reception, I actually listen to the damn radio because its.... well.... FREE lol.... The Scion antenna is a little more 'stylish' and looks like it would still retain 100% function. I'll let you know how it goes, and if all is well, I'll give a writeup. Scion antennas should be easy and cheap to come by... even if it means walking through the wal-mart parking lot! Okay, I don't condone that, I'm sorry.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    I have a Scion antenna and have always thought about putting it on. Hows the reception with it?
     
  8. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    This should at least keep me happy for awhile.... till I get drunk one night and decide to do my shaved antenna mod. Bondo patch, here we come!
     
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    I'll tell you when I get mine ;)
     
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    Hell yeah! I don't even listen to the radio anymore. Just the iPod.
     
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    Well... I was thinking I'd run a FM antenna wire throughout the bed honestly, I wasn't going to completely sacrifice it :)
     
  12. Jun 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    Well now I'm not nearly as excited.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    I should just take the one off my wife's tC.

    "Honey, why doesn't my radio work anymore?"

    "Well, I don't know, dear. Maybe it's just another in a long list of things that stopped working since you started driving it."
     
  14. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    ^^^ BWAHAHAHHAHA

    but seriously though, ebay has a shorty antena that works for te tacoma. alot of guys on here even have them
     
  15. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Just swap the 2 out... If she's anything like my wife she will never know the difference...
     
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    Does anyone know how long of an antenna I should get so that it is the same level as the roof of the cab?

    I am too lazy to go out and measure right now.
     
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    I have been buying the $8.00 short rubber black antennas from Auto Zone. They work perfectly.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    Thats why I bought this one. Look in the picture! Anyways, just so you guys understand.... I decided on a scion antenna because its a little more attractive compared to a blunt stubby rubber floppy thing (IMHO). Those stupid rubber stubbys start getting that rear swept look to them and I hate it.

    If I had it my way, the whole damn antenna would be gone ages ago. Wheres that mod... eh? :p
     
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