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Low profile replacement antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bonercitycowboy, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    bonercitycowboy

    bonercitycowboy [OP] Member

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    anybody use one? Reccomended model?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    aredub

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    I replaced mine with this one:

    http://a.co/cd27zOq

    It looks great. Radio reception is....Meh....but it doesn't bother me much since I listen to music on my phone mostly.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    HB Taco

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  4. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Mr. Projekt

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    am I the only one that got a chuckle at the fact that a guy named "boner city cowboy" is talking about a short antenna??


    :anonymous:
     
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  5. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    Cut the stock one down to 13" in length. Anything shorter you will not get any reception.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    Doughnut Spaghetti

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    I got one off eBay from a guy that make them. 10" one. Works great. Haven't notice any difference compared to my stock one.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    taco2010trd

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    I purchased this one on anttennax.com

    I believe its 14 inch model. No complaints

    20171002_133712.jpg
     
  8. Oct 2, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    DaveInDenver

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    Unexceptional
  9. Oct 2, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    robssol

    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    Cutting the stock one down is not the same as replacing with a shorter one. The shorter ones contain the same length of reception wire they just wrap it tighter, you do lose some reception as a result but not a whole lot.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    geekhouse23

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    I've never had an issue.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    HB Taco

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    Just installed the antenna listed in my last post. Works great and looks cool. Also not clanging my way into the garage anymore. Drove around trying lots of different radio stations AM and FM. Great reception. Nice FTW
    upload_2017-10-4_17-28-2.jpg
     
  12. Oct 4, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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  13. Oct 5, 2017 at 12:30 AM
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    slayer fan

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    my truck has a short aftermarket antenna and the reception is terrible. it was on there when I bought the truck so I am unsure of the brand. I like the looks but I may end up replacing it.
     

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