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Shorty antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by easler24, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Dec 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    easler24

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    TRD antenna

    Anyone tried an antenna like this one on their truck? I am just concerned about the ability to get good radio reception. I don't see much in the form of discussion about any short antennas like this.

    I want to replace my stock antenna with a shorter one as it is too long and always hits on the garage door when I am coming or going. And it doesn't look as cool as this one. :D
     
  2. Dec 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Hoxtongue

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    I've had the same problem, but I'm going to keep the original one seeing its a good gauge if I'm going to hit my roof in an underground parking lot.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    I have a craven speed shorty its not all that, can hardly pick up anything.. Keep your stock one just in case
     
  4. Dec 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    I had a TRD shortly on my last Toyota and it worked perfect. As long as it's a good quality I don't see why it would be worse than stock.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    skidooman

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    I got a cheapo 10" I think from kragen. I dont ever listen to anything but ipod or sirius anyway. Looks better and doesn't get into trees while I'm wheeling.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    I don't listen to the radio all that often, just sports talk in the morning and occasionally after work. I find myself listening to the ipod more than anything, but I don't want to lose my radio altogether if I get one of these shorties.

    Can anyone else chime in on this?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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    396tears

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    mine works just fine - no problems
    :)
     
  8. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    dexterdog

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    AM radio reception is worse with my stubby. FM is about the same.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    X2. That thing has saved my ass a few times
     
  10. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Haha I looked at this thread, followed the link and purchased all in less than a minute. Man I love the internet :D
    I don't ever use the radio, literally never. Just didn't want to totally remove the stock antenna. This is a nice solution. AND no more whipping when I go out on the trails.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Anyone have a pic of one of these antennas on their truck?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    akaryanreynolds

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    I would recommend getting a sport or euro style one the antenna you are looking at is for the top of a car. Here is a pic and link of the one I used to replace mine. The short ones like very out of place IMO since there made for a different antenna on the roof.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/EuroStyle-1...fits=Model:Tacoma&vxp=mtr&hash=item27cd8e7437

    The one that your looking at is designed to replace a roof antenna like this one
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  13. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    CRU

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    Was looking through the sellers feedback and noticed this from Nov-22-12 09:16.

    very poor reception worthless on tacoma

    Something to consider.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    I bought it entirely because it looks nicer than having no antenna. I don't even have the antenna plugged into my stereo haha.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    yes, anything under 13 inches and reception is greatly reduced. that is why we dont sell anything shorter than 13 inches
     
  16. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    None yet. Ordered and stockpiling in garage until bumper is finished.
    AntennaX is a real quality product. I had a craven speed that did not work we at all. Their quality of build was very nice but reception was poor but hey it was 4" tall. This AntennaX is a very nice product all around. Reception is nice and I live in the sticks. Can't go wrong with the look either because it sits just below roof line and has a nice flow to natural lines of truck.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks on the info on the AntennaX, never heard of it but i'll look them up.

    How tall is it ?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Have to agree it's all about the FLOOOOOOWWWWW!!

    Its 13" for the eurostyle one show in my picture
     
  19. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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  20. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    lol, i just saw this thread and ordered my antennax euro, free shipping to canada as well, you don't see that very often!
     
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