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Stubby FM Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by sean266, May 8, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    sean266

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    With the new lift I hate seeing my stock antenna get smacked around in the garage. Anybody know a good FM/AM stubby antenna I could just switch out without running a wire?
     
  2. May 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    CravenSpeed.com has one, u get no reception though
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    1- bad ass lights =)
    2- Looking for some reception to go with it, lol
     
  4. May 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    I got mine from antennax.com $14.95 plus free shipping. Works good is flexable black.
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    @ StormTrooper - not true. Plenty of people have shorter antennas and get reception.

    @OP - There are lots of threads about this if you do a search. Lots of us have just cut the stock one and still get reception.

    also there is this... Short Antenna
     
  6. May 8, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    stubby would look better? (not what she said ;)
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Thanks. Just ordered =)
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    i cut about 6 inches off mine and put some heat shrink stuff over the tip. works perfect and no longer hits the garage
     
  9. May 8, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Damn. That would have been a great idea!
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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  11. May 9, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    what do you mean by shrinkstuff? sound interesting
     
  12. May 9, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    I thought more about this and started thinking this would lessen the reception if done this way?
     
  13. May 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    You did the right thing. I ordered mine from antennaX and I'm very happy. looks, good, doesn't hit the damn door, and plenty of reception. :)
     
  14. May 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    you know that rubber stuff you put over wires are hit it with the heat gun? i just put it over the tip that i had cut off and heated it up, it shrunk and fits tight
     
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