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What antenna do you have on your Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by zul, Jan 2, 2012.

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What size antenna is on your Tacoma?

  1. Stock

    1,063 vote(s)
    69.4%
  2. Aftermarket, 24" or over

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

    192 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Aftermarket, 12" or less

    260 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. May 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    AntennaX

    AntennaX Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. 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...
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. May 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Goose8651

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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.
     
  5. May 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    adio

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    Bought, not built:-P
    like I've said in my older post, stock Scion Tc antenna with little modification. plus it's free if you find one haha. reception is still going strong for me.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Papa K

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    I like this idea. Wife has the Tc - wonder if she would notice....er...yeah she would! :rolleyes: Need to hit the local JY. Might get lucky
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    KingKoda

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    I kept the antenna stock. Helps me to know if the parking deck roof is getting too low.
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    aubi1414

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    Went w a stubby off ebay that had TRD on the side of it. It sucked!!! Threw it away and went w/ Antenna X billet!! LOVE IT!!! Looks awesome too
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Stock antenna cut to 12". Used my Dremel tool to cut the ball off the top, cut the antenna, epoxied the ball back on, and painted it matte black. Reception didn't seem any different but I rarely listen to the radio so I don't know what it's like outside the city. I either use XM when they send me the $25 six month offer, Pandora, or one of the thousands of songs on my sd card in my phone.
     
  10. May 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    NickJC515

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    Just tried my new antenna I got from Cravenspeed. What a piece of junk. It would only pick up 6 channels and those were horrible. Looks like I'm going to try AntennaX. Fingers crossed its better.
     
  11. May 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Just out of curiosity, why not just cut your factory antenna to whatever length that you like? I cut mine down to 12" and just epoxied the ball back on top. Doesn't cost a dime other than some matte black paint. I don't listen to FM hardly at all but all of my stations that I have programmed came in clear while around town. Now I can't tell you what they are like once you get some distance outside the city but I would imagine it would be pretty much the same with most any shorter antenna.

    Here is what mine looks like

    *EDIT* I also removed the anti-whistle wire that surrounds the antenna for a cleaner look.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  12. May 21, 2013 at 1:14 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    WTF?! You threw it away?! There is probably a bunch of people that would of bought that off you. Including myself, if I had the spare cash laying around.
     
  13. May 22, 2013 at 1:07 AM
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  14. May 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Stock, I love the scrapping sound it makes when I'm in a parkade lol
     
  15. May 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    Stock, but I chopped about 6 inches of the top, pulled the ball tip off and put in on the remaining antenna length.
     
  16. May 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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    Think I'm going to do this. Yesterday, took off my shorty cause it was faded pretty good, when I took it off the threads where rusted pretty bad. P.O.S.. so I put my stock back on for now.
     
  17. May 23, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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    Ordered a cravenspeed the other day..I've heard mixed reviews but I don't listen to the radio much anyway, got it more for the looks/so it doesn't flop all around in the car wash
     
  18. May 23, 2013 at 1:34 AM
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    Same here... the reception is horrid, but I never listen to local radio anyway. It's basically to fill the hole left by the oem antenna I took off over a year ago. At $20 - intl shipping and %15 restocking fee keeping it costs me nearly the same as not.
     
  19. May 23, 2013 at 1:49 AM
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    i cut 13 inches off mine, didnt bother with the ball. going to eventually get one of those rubber tips and just push it down on the end. for now i just spray painted the tip to cover the metal. when i first put the antenna back on i got no reception at all and i was like "wtf? great now i have no local radio." i got up to go to work the next morning turned the truck on and the radio worked fine.
     
  20. May 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Yeah... Just curious why you guys don't do this.

    12" with the ball replaced. Like I said, around town I didn't notice any difference but I don't listen to FM that often so I don't know the distance outside of the city. I listen to XM, Pandora, or my mp3's on my phone mostly.

    [​IMG]
     
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