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Find a good short antenna?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danbow, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    danbow

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    I'm tired of my oem antenna hitting the bottom of the garage door everytime I pull my taco in or out- happens b/c of lift- Anybody find a good short antenna (preferrably black) to fit gen 2?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    higherlux

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  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I just got mine off of ebay. I think its a 12" shorty. Dont remember who I got it from but it looks and works great!;) Not the best picture but you get the idea!:rolleyes: I had the same problem with my stock one hitting the garage door!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    yosh2000

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    i have a S2000 antenna that you could have for $20 shipped. you have to mod a little, but there are a few threads here and on XR-underground.com on how to do it...
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I'm getting one next payday :) They look swweeeeeet!!!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    sockmonkey

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    i have the shorty billet 15" black

    i like it. the only drawback is that it is not flexible at all
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    I cut 8 inches off my stock and coated it with flat black paint..cheap and easy.. reception is still fine
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Danosabre

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    I got one from Walmart, $8 adjusts from 13 to 17 inches
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    I just cut mine, yes it still catches
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    Walmart has a short one that works
     
  13. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    06RedComa

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    Do they still get good reception after cutting them?
     
  14. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    didn't even occur to me to just cut down the oem, I just found one on ebay for 10 bucks, we'll give that a try first, if not, i'll get out the cutters and paint... now, what to mod next?
     
  15. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    mine does just fine being cut
     
  16. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Jester243

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    How much did you cut it down?
     
  17. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    :)
     
  18. Nov 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    TacoTRD420

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    I just cut it about even with the top other the windshield. heres a pic,ill see if i have a better one of it.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Wouldn't it be unfinished on top or did you put some sort of cover on it?
     
  20. Nov 5, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    i just spray painted
     
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