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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. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Chipskip

    Chipskip N7MCS

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    I am curious on the reception of those with stubby antennas, especially the ones from cravenspeed.com. My power antennas just went out and I am going to replace it with a non-powered antenna. I do live in the a major city, so for day to day driving it is not an issue, but for road trips or off-roading...
     
  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    davelac

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    I've noticed some degradation in some stations with my Cravenspeed, but not on all that I tune in to. Depends on the location around town. I usually listen to other stuff and not over-the-air broadcasts. I keep my stock antenna in the cab so I could swap it out.

    The Cravenspeed is a textured solid metal antenna, not flexible. Looks quite nice in my opinion. I may try to do the S2000 mod if I end up listening to more FM in the near future.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    lundy

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  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Aw9d

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    I have the stubby ebay one and in Phoenix it has no issues. I have heard a few people saying in more rural area's it doesn't work so good.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have a black stubby antenna on mine. I believe its a 13 inch. I got rid of the stock one cause it kept hitting my garage door whenever I pulled the truck in or out cause of my lift. Here is an older picture of my truck with it on.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    rbeezy

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    14" from shortyantennasource
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    AntennaX

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    I wouldn't recommend anything shorter than 13 inches as reception is really degraded. That has been our experience over the past 10 years in business and is why we dont sell anything shorter than 13 inches.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    lynyrd3

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    Antennax.com

    toyota  antenna 002.jpg
    toyota  antenna 001.jpg
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    mcdowell

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  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    I just ordered my 13 inch antenna...cant wait...after 1 antenna loss in the carwash and another from stupidness...
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Nice! That thought never even crossed my mind. I will have to do this.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    mine too, drives me crazy
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Going to have to get a new one
     
  15. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    looks nice, but why even put one on at all if you get no reception?
     
  16. Jan 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    elmo7

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    People still listen to the radio?
     
  17. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    zul

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    I was going to go with a billet powdercoated 6" stubby, but after looking into it I may get a 12-13" flexible antenna. They still look good and will be more durable and less taxing on the base than the solid steel one...
     
  18. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    I want to see more pic's of your hood :D I've been checking out a carbon fiber hood for awhile but they cost so damn much.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Aw9d

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    My antenna:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Poke Tako

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    I imgres-2.jpeg the Antenna and Hood.
     
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