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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. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Anyone know where to get an antenna cable/mount? After installing fiberglass fenders I don't want to drill into those for my antenna. I just want to unplug the stock cable and run a new one out to my bedrail against the cab.
     
  2. Tepidy

    Tepidy Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from the stubby antennas( less than 12" ). Reception is shit on all of them regardles of what the manufacturer states. I have the stock antenna on my truck. If it ever breaks off then I will get a shorter than oem antenna
     
  3. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    No issues on mine at all. I live in a major city, never had a single cut out yet.
     
  4. Tepidy

    Tepidy Well-Known Member

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    the issue's are in the rural area's
     
  5. AntennaX

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    Only you guys notice your antennas, nobody else does. Those stubby antennas will decrease your reception. You only don't notice because radio station transmitters are high powered and located in key areas. Drive into a rural area and you will have high SNR
    Trust me on this, I have a couple of antennas

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  7. scott572011

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  8. Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

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    Me likey that one!
     
  9. Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    u should get one! haha. they changed them a bit since i got it, supposedly it was an improvement in the coating or something liddat. but mines still cherry 3 ish years later.

    when i was by my house, in a valley, some of the weaker stations wouldn't catch or would sound terrible. as soon as I would start to leave the valley the reception was about the same as stock. honestly, it's common sense. shorter antennae are going to have worse reception. this is much more of a cosmetic mod than a functional one. however, the loss was less than I had expected, and I was able to live with it. Now, IDGAF cuz i no more one analog radio lmao.
     
  10. carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    This thread prodded me to switch my antenna. All I did was clip off 5" from the stock and put a small amount of black heat-shrink wrapping on the end. Works amazing and cost absolutely nothing.
     
  11. thatguy0o0

    thatguy0o0 trunk monkey

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    I have done candy bar antennas and hidden them behind the dash before. That might be an option.
     
  12. Ohbrian

    Ohbrian Taco Roja

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    Today I have one of those little stubby ones. Tomorrow I'm taking it off and putting a slightly chopped version of the stock one back on. Reception sucks with this thing.
     
  13. sean266

    sean266 "The Situa-Seen" Thor

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    Stubby

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1325994818.550190.jpg
     
  14. Muscles

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    I got a stubby one mainly cuz i like the way it looks and i dont need it for reception purposes cuz i listen to Sirius XM :)
     
  15. Newhouse

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    Mine was always loose also. I nicked the second last thread on the antenna and reinstalled. It has not come loose since then.
     
  16. MurphyZ

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    anyone know where to get an adapter to get the antenna to lay at 45* towards the window or even 90* (horizontal)? they make them for cbs but i wondered about antennas...
     
  17. CrazyCooter

    CrazyCooter Common sense isn't very common!

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    im just going to cut my stock one down and put the ball back on.
     
  18. jmf300

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    I got mine from Autozone. 13 inch Raptor brand $ 9.99 my friend who works there is always replacing his. The wife keeps losing them in car washes. His advice to me was to stay away from the rubber antennas their reception is not as good as steel.
     
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    I'm so use to seeing my stock one. When I look at the pics of your guys stubbys, it makes me think yours is broken when its not.
     
  20. lil J

    lil J Well-Known Member

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    took my antenna off, keep it behind the seat for a weapon. Sattelite radio is the way to go
     
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