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shortyantenna or antennax pics?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rbeezy, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Sep 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    rbeezy

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    so after my search, i guess my 2 options for a shorter antenna with same stock reception would be from Shortyantennasource.com or Antennax.com

    anybody have pics of their antennas bought from these sites? im looking into the billet 13" or 14" antennas but would like to see pics of them on our trucks first.....
     
  2. Sep 28, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Not the best pic but you get the idea.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sep 28, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    MATOAKA

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    [​IMG]

    Here's mine...reception is never an issue.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    rbeezy

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    that looks like the 14" from shorty antenna?

    is that the 8" from shorty antenna?
     
  5. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Palmetto Pete

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    See my photo gallery for pics of my AntennaX. I really like the look and never have reception issues.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    ^^^ I'm not positive what brand mine is but I believe its a 14" antenna.:cool:
     
  7. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    don't forget about craven speed one...
     
  8. Sep 28, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Bad pic, but here's the 14" from shortyantennasource.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 28, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Gabex35

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    I just put mine in and i think it looks great. Can't really comment on reception as i only use my ipod.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Good point. As a note, I can't comment on the recpetion of my Shortyantennasource one either, as I have not once turned on the non-satellite radio. I don't even know if it works to be honest.....
     
  11. Sep 28, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    i like the look of yours, keith. were there any fitment issues with yours... does it fit flush with the base of the mount and does it cover the silver part??
     
  12. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    Yep it fits like a glove. Just like the OEM.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    nice thx
     
  14. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    I have an 8 inch from shortyantennasource.com. No pics yet but I can say reception has been about the same except I lost one good station I used to listen to in DE about 30 miles away. Other then that Im very happy with it. :cool:

    Oh BTW I had to shave about 1/16 - 1/8 of an inch off of the stud they gave me because the threads stuck out a bit. Dunno if anyone else had that issue from there.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    Cant you just take a bolt cutter or some kind of wire snip and shorten it?
     
  16. Sep 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Im having the same problem deciding between shorty or antennax?
     
  18. Sep 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    looks like shorty is the way to go. after doing some research, seems like antennax has reception problems, after installing it, for some people
     
  19. Sep 28, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I had a 14" Shorty and I did lose some reception, but I live in a rural area. After having it for a few months I decided to take my original antenna and shortened it to a length that is pretty close to even with the top of the cab or a hair shorter. The shorty was a little too short for me. Going back to a shortened original increased my reception to what it was before going to the Shorty. Again I'm in a rural area, so if you're in a metropolitan area you shouldn't see any issues with the Shorty. A couple of pros to cutting your original is cost and more customization.

    To begin, remove the antenna and take a pair of pliers to "hammer" the ball off of the antenna. To do this you need the pliers to remain loose around the antenna to avoid too much scratching. It takes a couple of good whacks but the bal. will come off. You don't want to try to twist if off as it will gouge the ball. It is best to aim it in a box or some other receptacle so you don't lose it. After that cut the antenna to the desired length (I believe I did 10" to make it a little lower than the roof of the cab). I used a Dremel tool, but I assume wire snips or something similar will work. After that reattach the ball with super glue, hit with some black spray paint to cover any scratches and reattach to truck.
     
  20. Sep 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Thanks guys... I just ordered an 8inch from shortyantenna.
     
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