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shortie antennas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 09silvertaco, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Sep 1, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    09silvertaco

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    i used to have one of the 6" shortie antennas on my duramax...i'd like to put one on the tacoma. unscrewing the antenna from the duramax was a piece of cake...does the tacoma one screw in or is it held in place w/retainer clips, etc. it doesn't seem to want to unscrew that easily. anyone have any helpful hints so i don't damage the stock antenna or slip and damage the paint?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    it screws
     
  3. Sep 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Where did you get your shortie?? I've been looking for one that fits-but @ 30 bucks for the best one I've found I don't want to pull the trigger and then have it not fit.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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  5. Sep 1, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    on the ami shorties, did you have to use an adapter or did the thread size match right up?
     
  6. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    It comes w/ 3 adapters, I also got the 21" blk Stubbie and had to use one of the adapters. I got it for looks but, found my reception actually got better, especially my AM channels.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2008 at 11:12 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    thanks, ill check it out.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    speaking of screws.....nice avatar (again).

    My shortie Antenna sucks for reception. I can't get into the garage with the stock one on though. So I bought a subscription for Serius. :D Woo wee.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    Well I bought one of these shortie antennas in a 21” and I’m not too impressed. It is so stiff that if you ever hit something with it or somebody tried to break it off, I think the base would be damaged. Also since the thing doesn’t bend the base would be under stress anytime you are going fast. It’s probably most useful as a weapon since you could probably kill somebody with it.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    thats where i will get mine.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    I'm tempted to get one of these things. I was off-roading yesterday, and the stock antennae kept getting whacked by tree branches... it was mildly annoying.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    thats one reason i want to get a new one also it hits in this parking structure i go in.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    Does the antenna require an adapter? Also is there any flex to the antenna or is it a stiff piece of steel?
     
  16. Sep 15, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    There are adapters that come with the antenna but you don't need them. It is made of stainless steel so it is stiff! (or that what she said...:confused:) Seriously, there is very minimal flex if any but it will flex when needed.

    Here is a few pics of the 14" installed:

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  17. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:07 AM
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    Thanks for posting the picture. The truck looks really good. I just ordered a black 14’’.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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    Hmmm... another mod to add to the list :)
     
  19. Sep 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    how about 8" ;)...

    PDR_0097.jpg
     
  20. Sep 16, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    Hey that is really cute! :) Just kidding. Lol
     
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