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snapped antenna off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awwmann, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    awwmann

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    someone snapped my antenna off at the base in the mall parking lot . my idiot brother tried to remove what was left and screwed up the base it screws into drilled right through it and the wire its connected too anyone know how much a new antenna is goona cost and how hard it will be to replace it
     
  2. Jan 11, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Try looking at trdparts4u.com. If it's #4 or #3, it shouldn't be too expensive.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    colvilletacoma

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    yeah they arent too bad, 30 some bucks or something. Im on my 4th one. Ive snapped 3 of them while hunting, wheeling, etc.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    RoyB

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    do they have shorter ones? I hit mine on the garage door.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    yeah you can find shorter ones on ebay for pretty damn cheap and they are only like 11" long to like 14" or something
     
  6. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    do they work as well. i get great reception with my radio tower antenna.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I bought a stubbie from performance products. It's beefy as hell (doesn't really move) and works great. I think I got the 14"
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    It depends. Do you live in a bigger city or a place where you get reception pretty good because there are radio stations all around. Or are you located somewhere decolate where there isnt much around at all? I live where there arent many radio stations around at all and the nearest ones are 100 miles away and I dont get them with the stubbie, had to go back to the stock ones.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I have the 11" one. The reception isn't as good as the stock one but it's not much worse. Given the same materials, the taller the antenna, the better the reception. Like colvilletacoma said, if you have a bunch of radio stations in your area, it's not bad. If you already have poor reception, it probably won't improve with a shorter one.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    colvilletacoma

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    yeah exactly. Its a little worse but then again it won hit your garage and its a little less noticeable
     
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