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What antenna do you have on your Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zul, Jan 2, 2012.

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What size antenna is on your Tacoma?

  1. Stock

    1,076 vote(s)
    69.3%
  2. Aftermarket, 24" or over

    16 vote(s)
    1.0%
  3. Aftermarket, between 12" and 24"

    195 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. Aftermarket, 12" or less

    265 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    AntennaX

    AntennaX Well-Known Member

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    correct
     
  2. Apr 5, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    NCTacoma

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    AntennaX euro as of Wednesday. Really, really like it so far. I haven't been to far out of the county yet but plan to this weekend. Mountain trip planned. I'll attach a picture for anyone wondering how it will look. Thanks AntennaX.

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  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    x2. That's what I did.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    WhiteNemesis

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    Yep, i'm running the same, AntennaX euro. Love the look, its short and no reception issues what so ever. However, I do worry about someone walking up and unscrewing it...

     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    AntennaX

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    nothing like those parking lot antenna thieves!!
     
  6. Apr 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    Goose8651

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    I bought the short 14" billet antenna about three weeks ago. From driving all over North Texas (city and country landscapes), I am switching back to the OEM one. Reason I wanted a shorter one was that the antenna would hit my garage door when leaving.

    The antennax 14" that I bought has the reception cut in and out all the time. Some stations, I have great signal, but of course the ones I listen too the most, I can't because of the fading of signal.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    tundrataco

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    i just went to sprawl mart today and picked up the 8$ rubber antenna, 13". i came with 4 adapter studs, none of them fit, i ended up tapping my existing mast from 10-32 to 1/4-20 and screwed it in, so far no change in reception, i like the look, and i dont hit things with it anymore..

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  8. Apr 28, 2013 at 2:00 AM
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    BS1981

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    I had the same antenna by Nestor on my FJ and I really liked it. I've thought about getting one for my tacoma now as well. All of the parts were powder coated black and it was very clean looking too.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    StanBo

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    I just ordered the Nestor firestick. Lost my oem to an automatic car wash.

    Can't wait to get my fm back. I was runnung it thru my shuffle and the aux port.
     
  10. May 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Thieu

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    S2000 antenna fom previous car hacked up to fit. Reception is perfect.
     
  11. May 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    gjtacoma

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    Just installed my antennaX as well. I used a dab of threadlock on all the threads and I had issues with it cutting out. I removed it again shortly thereafter and cleaned all the threadlock off with acetone and carefully reassembled the antenna. I noticed that there is another threaded piece that connects the actual antenna to the base part that screws into your truck. I screwed in the part that goes into the truck into the base part all the way and then threaded the second allthread rod on top of that to ensure all the threads were fully engaged on both allthreaded rods. This eliminated my cutting out and now I havent noticed a difference from stock reception wise.
     
  12. May 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    Good idea with the threadlock, too bad it caused issues, or I would have taken your idea
     
  13. May 4, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    gjtacoma

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    I cant say for sure that it was the threadlock or how I assembled it. Just put a dab of blue threadlock at the top of the threads so it doesn't spread everywhere and see how your connection is. If it suffers then just clean it off.
     
  14. May 4, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    I need to get a shorter antenna does anyone have any suggestions to a good one that i wont get bad reception? Every time i pull into my garage the antenna hits the door
     
  15. May 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    bldegle2

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    Phil5393>>>

    Dude, there are quality suggestions contained in the body of the thread....as far as reception goes, I am sure the antenna experts will generally agree, go to a shorter/smaller antenna, especially real short, and your reception will degrade....short antennas have been around for years, yes, there have been some improvements, but bottom line, depending on where you live, they have less performance...

    With that in mind, if you get a stubby make sure it is at least 12/13" long, AntennaX has been mentioned several times...

    If you want the 'look', but can put up with less than stellar reception, then any stubby will do as reception will kinda suck except for the strongest stations...again, a superior product may work better than another, but the basic rules of reception apply, the bigger (read, longer) antennas get better reception...

    Best way to describe this, you don't see a ham operator using a stubby to broadcast, generally they have long whip antennas...same antenna's are also needed for good broadcast reception...

    Try the cutdown on your stocker first...

    Good luck...
     
  16. May 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    ffbartlett

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    craven speed stubby antenna
     
  17. May 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    yes, we dont sell anything under 13 inches as reception drops off dramatically. anything smaller, save your money, go without a antenna as the reception will be the same
     
  18. May 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    khx73

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    Just got my Cravenspeed stubby and the reception absolutely blows. Works about as good as NO antenna (which is what I've had for over a year now).
    Good thing the radio is always on XM...
     
  19. May 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Khaos

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    Stock antenna. I use the radio maybe once every year or so. I can use my stereo with my iPhone or a flash drive, no need for subpar audio and music I'm not into.
     
  20. May 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    I think it needs to be more than 14" because my stubby was terrible. Switched back to stock because I had so many fading issues. Kind if wish I never bought anything for it and had done more research, along with the LEDs and tonneau cover, since I have not had the best of luck so far on products from TW. Guess you live and learn.
     
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