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Antennae

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ssoulssurfer, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Jun 21, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    ssoulssurfer

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    98 Tacoma, missing my antennae, and finally going to try and fix/replace. How do I know if it's power or not? It's SR5.

    Any links to sticky's or something so I can see how to do this? Good brand replacement or just OEM?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    It's not power.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    Hmm ok, then what about offroading, is it whipping around smacking into anything? Worth getting an offroad one?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Not sure I've ever heard of an "off road" radio antenna.

    And no, it doesn't whip around snacking things. It's fine. It goes through car washes.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    Your truck has an antenna. Insects have antennae.
     
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    ThunderOne

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    Just get one from AutoZone if you don't use the radio. That's what I did because I wanted a shorter one. Radio still works, but it's maybe 90% as effective as the stock antenna.

    Actually you know what PM me. You can have my old one if you want and if shipping isn't a dumb price.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    jbrandt

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    I resisted mentioning this, lol... glad someone did...
     
  8. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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  9. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    OVERLAND ANTENNA - $250
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Shorter usually means worse reception - especially the cheap short ones...

    Like I said, I've never had a problem with the factory antenna while off road or in car washes. If you can get a factory one from a junk yard for a similar price, I'd go that route. Or take @ThunderOne up on his offer.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    holy shit that's a GREAT idea.

    Make sure you include a free patch with your order.
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Nah, that's another 3.99...plus non-priority shipping. Just gotta get one of those Jillian Rebekah IG-famous types to get one, and I'm set!

    I'm trying to run a business here man!
     
  13. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    "But patches bro!"
     
  14. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    Gotta drive the hype... so I'll only make like 250 of em. Then hand out a rare one at expo. Drive the hunger!
     
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    Can’t remember the brand but it was off Amazon... doesn’t work as well
     
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