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Garage Door and Radio Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by shaff33, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    shaff33

    shaff33 [OP] Active Member

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    quick question for you... and don't say to raise my garage door!

    I recently bought a house with a huge 2 car garage and park my 2006 tacoma there. However, the radio antenna of my truck hits the garage door when I pull in and pull out. It sounds like hell and has started to put black lines on my garage door.

    So... I was thinking about just bending the antenna but then decided that would look bad with my great truck with a crappy bent antenna.

    Can I just cut off the top 2-3 inches of the antenna, or will this cause problems...?

    Any imput would be great!

    Shaff33
     
  2. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    PVT Pablo

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  3. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    I haven't found it, but there is a mod somewhere about shortening your antenna. People seem to like it.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    NCTacoma

    NCTacoma Chief^^

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    Buy an AntennaX! I have the Euro 13".It cost me about $20-$25. Looks really slick. No problems with radio channels as of yet.

    P1030719.jpg
     
  5. Apr 14, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    ShawnR

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    CRU

    CRU WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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    AntennaX are nice but I think they are too pricey. Most auto parts stores sell a 13 inch short antenna. I picked one up at Auto Zone for $9. No change in reception. Works great.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    ^^X3. Have had mine for over a year now and still looks new. 0 issues with radio reception. Worth every penny.



     
  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:31 AM
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    I have shortened my 31" oem antenna with a 21" replacement. The reception inproved with the shorter antenna.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    Thats what I did... no problems with it...
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    x4. I have the same unit and it's been great. No complaints at all.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    I believe our Euro Antenna looks a nicer and is better quality than those autopart stores...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    X5 but I didn't pay that much.
     
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