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off road antenna?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Son of Liberty, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Son of Liberty

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    I'm relatively new to this forum, but I'm finding it highly useful. Here's my latest issue that should be fairly simple: I break my am/fm antenna regularly (at least every other month)... it just keeps snapping off riding woods trails. There has to be a decent antenna made to withstand off road driving and constant tree branch impacts. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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  3. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    Get a stubby antenna instead?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Warhorseforever

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    LBCdan

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    I have a $8 rubber 11" antenna from Auto Zone. Picks up stations and it just bends when shit hits it.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    I'm surprised you are breaking it...I have offroaded with mine many times on some pretty tight trails and never broken it...it bounces around like crazy but never breaks.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    It was driving me insane going through regular ones left and right. Currently, I'm using an 11" shorty gets decent reception but far from original quality. It hasn't broken... yet. You'd think someone would make a tough as nails normal height antenna...

    I recently lost the passenger rubber rain strip on top of the cab, and so have been thinking about maybe embedding antenna wire in there when I repair it...
     
  8. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    How is the reception with this antenna? I just bought my 05 DC Tacoma and the reception is horrible. I'm also hating the height of the stock antenna, and would love something like this
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    I think I've finally fixed this problem. My 11" shorty finally broke off, but it never got a decent signal anyway. Currently, I'm using a 14" rubber mast from Advanced Auto. It looks silly, as it bends way back at highway speed. It seems pretty much indestructible through, as it just bends like jelly. Decent reception too.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    do you listen to the radio when your out there driving?

    if not i'd just take it off before i hit the trail
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    XM Satellite radio! If I break that antenna off, my roof is damaged! I have hit my radio antenna daily (onn garage door) and it has not broken off, but if it did like yours I would unsrew it and stow it while off roading... and listen to a CD.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    mm. idk what to say. but maybe take it off before you hit the trail?

    wear are you riding in TN? just wondering.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    With a stubby you end up breaking the antenna mount. They don;t flex for crap and snap the mounts. Ive seen it happen.

    The best I know of is the OE antenna and pick a better line :D
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    I think he needs to run trails that are trimmed back a little. Tearin rubber weatherstrip off the windshield and breakin the antenna? Wow that's worse than walker branch trail
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    I have dents in my roof from branches but never did damage like this guy. Maybe he likes the booze a little too much :drunk:
     
  16. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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  17. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    most of us Southerners do like beer! :D;)
     
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