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Shorty antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by easler24, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    WarDamn

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    Thanks for this thread. Just ordered the 14" from AntennaXperts... I dont like the euro look, except on euro cars..
     
  2. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    hakabo

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    I got a shorty from advance, its just rubber and I can see it bending in the wind when I drive. there was a slight drop in reception, but only when I am reaching for a station out of Greensboro or something... def worth it not to bang it on the garage door or tree limbs when wheeling...
     
  3. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    taco47001

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    FYI, this thing is JUNK! I bought one, I couldn't even pick up static with it. Save your money for a different one.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    DannyD

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    i ordered the 13" euro one couple days ago, might order the metal one aswell just for the hell of it
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    Plik

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    I went with the billet version...

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  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75" 1" readylift blocks in the back. antenna X shorty antenna. smittybilt step sides. MKW M19 satin black wheels 17x8.5 plasti dip'd front emblem and hood scoop.
    that looks good, im wondering if i should have gone with that one instead of the euro. is your reception still decent?
     
  7. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    mattgecko

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    Stupid car wash snapped the adapter on my 8" billet antenna, I would recommend something with a flexibility.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    396tears

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    exactly why to stay away from those kind of car washes
     
  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Plik

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    yeah, reception is the same.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Yes exactly.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Slvr_DblTaco

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    I just bought a 14" jobber from AutoZone ($12)... it looks pretty similar to stock (Black with a wire wrapped around the antenna mast)... and everything seems to tune in just as well as it did with the stock antenna.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    Agreed!!! I have the same one and reception sucks!!! The paint faded and isnt black and almost looks like copper now!!
     
  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    I just used my Dremel tool and cut off about three inches from the stock antenna. I pulled the metal ball off of the top of the antenna and put it back onto the shortened antenna. I didn't need any epoxy. Put some fresh paint on it and it was as good as new. And it was basically free.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Antenna X.!!! Euro version, flexible and great reception in so calif
     
  15. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    Antenna X Euro version. just ordered last week to Canada too.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    I could told you that.........:rolleyes:
     
  17. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Damn I just bought one of these 2 days ago to replace my AntennX because it snapped in half when it was 5deg out and I hit it with my snow broom.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    benbacher

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    Actually I tested mine out this weekend while I was working on my iPod, didnt sound that bad to me. I could pick up all the channels and had good clarity with very little static. :notsure: maybe it depends on where you are in relation to the stations. Anchorage has probably got all of our stations antennas transmitting no more than 20 miles at any given point. Which I assume is fairly close.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    TruKnight

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    I tossed my stock one in the toolbox, since I prettymuch use my iphone ipod all the time anyway.

    that short one does look cool tho, too bad its not functional. I should get one to go with my hood scoop. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    we sell alot of our antennas to Tacoma owners, thanks everyone for the positive reviews!!
     
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