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Any good shorter antenna's available?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MlcKTMGUy, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Aug 21, 2015 at 9:13 PM
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    MlcKTMGUy

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    Picked up my 15 4x4 Tacoma today. The truck itself fits in my garage easily but the radio antenna is by far the highest point and scrapes my garage door and ceiling on the way in.

    I can't deal with that and unscrewed the antenna it for now.

    I would think this is a common problem for regular size garages.

    A friend told me there are shorter antenna's available but the reception is very poor. Any of you have knowledge of a good shorter alternative antenna?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2015 at 9:30 PM
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    D3V8

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  3. Aug 21, 2015 at 10:33 PM
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    Chuy

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    There are many sizes available. The taller, the better reception you are going to get. I would measure the tallest antenna you can fit without touching the garage door and shop for that size.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2015 at 12:29 AM
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    Bknelson

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    I got a 7inch stubby antenna, reception isn't that great but I just plug in my phone
     
  5. Aug 22, 2015 at 3:53 AM
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    kgarrett11

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  6. Aug 22, 2015 at 3:56 AM
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    357sig

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    Walmart has short ones
     
  7. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:06 AM
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    JimboAnz

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    Mast3rSkywalk3r

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    I bought one off ebay it works alright cost me 8 bucks works alright not as good as oem but i can live with it. No loss of reception or staticky. But a bit of volume loss when going under a bridge its a carbon fiber one with TRD logo
     
  9. Aug 22, 2015 at 5:39 AM
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    adio

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    Longboard1110

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  11. Aug 22, 2015 at 6:55 AM
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    Jamart5

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  12. Aug 22, 2015 at 7:25 AM
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    Rattlejay65

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    I tried the most common one on ebay and it was not a good one. If you are sitting still, the reception is ok, but driving, loses stations very close to me. Save your money on the ebay ones from China. Mine was $5. Wasted 5 bucks.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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    BadBrains

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    Before all these aftermarket stubbies came out, the S2000 antenna was the ticket.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM
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    I took some small bolt cutters and cut mine off level with the roof. No garage rub, great reception. Spent the money I saved on some beer.
     
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  15. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:39 PM
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    Oh yeah. I picked up a snazzy alien head antenna ball on my last trip through Roswell to top it off.

     
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