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Stubby Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CrazyCooter, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    CrazyCooter

    CrazyCooter [OP] Hold My Beer!

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    Anyone have a personal preference or better experience with a certain brand of stubby 8'' antenna over another? Like does one brand keep better reception than another?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    ilg

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    I put a 8 inch antenna on my truck, so far so good, but I don't listen to the radio at all. I will see if I can track down the place I ordered it from.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    8" is pretty short. I have the 13" Eurostyle flexible from www.antennax.com. I bought one mostly because I was tired of banging into my stock antenna every time I scraped ice and snow on the windshield. The Eurostyle flexes enough that I don't worry about breaking the mount.

    As for reception, it's decent enough. But I don't listen to a lot of radio either. Make no mistake though ... going from a 30"+ antenna down to 13" or 8" and you will lose some reception unless you live in a metropolitan area where signals are so strong any size antenna will pick them up.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    I used a scion TC antenna.... you have to modify or extend the stud. My method was crude but it works great and no difference in reception. Should be a pic or two in my gallery. Looks great and doesn't bend back over time!
     
  6. Mar 16, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    CrazyCooter

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    Thanks everyone for the advice and inputs.
     
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