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Stock antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tractng, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    tractng

    tractng [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After a 400 mile trip up north (calif). I was tired and it was dark. I was paying attention to the height of the roof when parking on the carport (supporting beam was low), but didn't realize the antenna was higher :mad:. I heard a scratch and thought I ran over something. Just a rant of why they still make those ancient antenna.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I would imagine reception. I replaced mine with one I got at Autozone. I think it's a 15", not sure.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    AntennaX

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    we have a couple solutions for you
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    I wouldn't say ancient. It's a quarter-wave whip tuned to the FM broadcast band, and it is the very concept of radio. Low profile antennas can never compete. Sure, with them you will get reception in town... but as soon as you drive to the sticks, your going to have noise.

    One of these days I'm going to buy a low profile antenna and make a comparison test video.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    tractng

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    You might have a point about the warning..
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    rbeezy

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    Get a shorter antenna. There are many nicer looking options that still maintain reception
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    If you use satellite radio it shouldn't hurt to get a stub
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    I have a dent in my roof so that's kinda over for me hahah.
     
  9. May 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    ryantaco

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    Any tips in replacing the antenna, mine broke off at the car wash and I am having a hard time of figuring out how to replace it
     
  10. May 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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