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Tall truck - antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bikinit, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Hi,

    I was in a parking garage in Boston and the flippin antenna kept hitting the ceiling supports - It's not like I have a lift or anything. What worries me is when my OEM roof rack is on, hopefully it will be lower than the antenna! Anyone else experience this? Unfortunately, I have to use this garage a few times per month.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Yup I hate the tall antenna. Search on there, there is a thread that everyone was posting what antenna they have and why they like it or don't.. The Honda S2000 is a good choice.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Most garages around here this happens to me too. At least you know that nothing should be close to the height of that antenna, or off it comes. That height bar when you enter should be a few inches lower then the actual pillars. You'll know pretty quick if it's an issue.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Most likely your roof rack will be below the top of the antenna. I've got a shell with a 3" rise and my antenna hits, the shell clears. While hitting the pillars every day when I park is annoying, I won't go to a shorter antenna because the antenna hitting will always make me double check, saving me from a potentially expensive mistake.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    thanks, and I found the antenna discussion - really useful to have all the facts!
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    I guess if it doesn't hurt the antenna too much - had to park on the 5th floor and was hitting about 6x per floor - I coulda slowed down too....:) When I have skis up there, that could definitely be a problem...
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I wouldn't even attempt to go into that garage with skis on your roof rack if the antenna is hitting.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Just joking, I'd never do that - hoping the rack would still fit during winter....
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    we have a couple of solutions for you
     
  10. May 6, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    Just sell me your roof rack, done deal..no more worries. :cool:
     
  11. May 6, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    Just cut your stock antenna down a little- remove the ball end cap, cut what you want off, then re glue the ball end on, a shot of black paint... done!
     
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