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Stubby antenna

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by rcaetano, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    rcaetano

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    I am looking for a stubby antenna for my Tacoma. Does anyone have a good maker to suggest? Thank you. Raul
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    I got a $9 one at PepBoys that worked pretty well in LA . I recently moved to CT and can only pick up a few stations no. I dont care.. I have an iPod :D
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    Thank you. Maybe I should just use my iPod.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    Try getting the antenna off of a Honda S2000. It is a stubby antenna that is just a little bit longer that the above ones mentioned. Works pretty well for me.

    Chris
     
  5. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    i cut baout 8 inches off mine so it wouldnt hit going in the garage. then i put some rubber heat shrink on the top where i cut it, works perfect
     
  7. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    every time it samcks our tree I've thought the same thing about
    just choppping like a foot off.

    what is the "rubber heat shrink" you mentioned?
     
  8. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    Im using the carbon fiber one from sickspeed..love the look but can only pick up a few stations. im usually listening to my ipod or pandora anyways so it doesn't bother me.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    I hacked 4 inches off mine. The parking garage at work was driving me fucking crazy. Signal is still good. Then I Sharpied' it back to black. I don't even notice it.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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  11. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    My truck got in a battle royale with a parking lot arm and came out with a broken antenna. I am also looking for a replacement but I keep seeing the same poor reviews with the stubby antennas. I cant decide if I will just say eff it and not buy one at all. or got for a cheapo one just for sanity purposes.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    weird, I put one of these on my titan, it was maybe 8 inches, no more
    and had NO issues, worked as well if not better than stock.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    I bought a Ebay 10" one for like $13 shipped 2 years ago, I get perfect reception on my 1999.

    Weird that the 2nd gens dont get good reception with stubbys:rolleyes:
     
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    or get Sirius radio :D
     
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    the stuff you use to cover electrical wiring connections
     
  17. Aug 14, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    I got a rubberized stubby antenna at Radio Shack that works awesome.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    link to the one you bought??
     
  19. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    I called Radio Shack just now because I could not find it on their website. Sounds like they no longer sell that antenna. I did a little research and found what looks identical online. http://www.discountautoantennas.com/SPORTYBLACKFLEXIBLERUBBERANTENNA.html

    I got it originally because I was sick of my antenna hitting the garage door when I pulled in and out. That was in 2002. So yeah I guess RS has the right to change their product line.
     
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