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Shorty Antenna?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by eltaco, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jun 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just moved into a new place and my stock antenna is too long to go in the garage. Are any of you running a shorter antenna that you'd recommend? I'm not sure if I should expect to lose a lot of radio signal or not, any input would be helpful.

    Also, if you know where to get a decent price on it, let me know! thanks!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    bakerla

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    i forget the brand i bought. the reception is good, but that all depends on where you live. i live in the city, so signals are strong. some people have just trimmed their oem antenna down and placed the "ball" back on top.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    eltaco

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    I live in the city also, but I do frequently road trip with the truck. It'd be nice to not lose ability to pick up stations. That being said, it'd be best to not scrape my way into the garage every day, so I'll take what I can get.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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  5. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Rossi396

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    Cut the stock one...

    I referenced a post on here that described how to get the ball off of the end. Use a crescent wrench, tightened down nearly all the way, and slide it up at the ball until it pops off. Cut enough of the antenna off until it clears what you're hitting. (I cut 8" off of mine). Then just epoxy the ball back on.

    My antenna works fine and it didn't cost me anything...

    Rossi
     
  6. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    i have a shorty billet. want to trade
     
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