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New Shortty Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rmb_crew, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Well just got my new 8' shortty antenna in. And it looks so much better.

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  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Nice going, did you purchase new or cut your own??
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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  4. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    Gorilla_97

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  5. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    jdkeller

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    im not hating but i dont like it. Im not a fan of the stubby ones either. Just looks out of place. Like its not supposed to be there
     
  6. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    longbow

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    Make any size smaller you want......
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  7. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I got stubby as well. Not a huge fan but the only reason I got one was because the stock on kept hitting the edge of the garage door whenever I pulled in or out.:cool:
     
  8. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    Veccster

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    You have a sweet truck but I'm not feelin' the stubby. It just looks...well...stubby :D

    Do you get worse reception because it's short? I wish I could remove my antenna all together. You would think they would develop a powered antenna that would work like the roof zit does.


    Why have car antennas been unchanged for 40+ years? Some higher end models came out with the retractable ones but they usually stop retracting after a while.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    There is no difference what so ever in the reception. Before i got it i had taken my old one off completely and still got reception.... but than it leaves the knob there on the side of the truck and looks bad.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Looks good! I've thought about it and checked the web site, just haven't done it.

    Haven't seen you coming in the gate lately. I'll have to catch up with you some time to check out each others mods.

    John
     
  11. Mar 5, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Most antennas are approximately 32" tall which is optimized for the FM radio band frequencies. If you are changing to another size make it an even fraction of 32" (ie 16". 8") for best reception.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    I've always wavered on getting one of these things. Your post with the pic and the $18.99 link made me finally just order one. What the hell. Just a few less Southern Comfort shots.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Looks good. I just put a 10" one on my truck. Reception is fine.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Hardcorehehaw

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    Is your windshield tinted or is that some type of new super rain-x? lol
     
  15. Mar 6, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    No thats just the reflection from the sky....
     
  16. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    Wow, If that is what 8' looks like I guess we (male members) (<-----now that's even funnier) are doing better than we thought. It'll be a great opening line at the Pump & Munch.

    I know what you meant, 8" not 8', Just trying to keep up with the regular crowd.
     
  17. Mar 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    ghostboy808

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    14" one looks a little better imho. It's still shorter than the top of your windshield reception is a little worse than the stock though but not by much.
     
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