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vinnny 08-26-2013 02:48 AM

Doh! New truck does not fit garage - anyone remove shark fin?
 
I just got my 2014 Ram Sport CC yesterday, posting in 2013 as someone may have had a similar problem with a 2013.

I decided to take my truck to my office building to verify that it fits in the parking garage. It states at the entrance 6'6" and it fits, sorta. I can go up the ramps between floors, but I can't go down! :doh: That stupid shark fin on the roof is too high. I had to back down the ramps to get out of there (so glad I went today and not monday morning).

Has anyone removed the shark fin from the roof, or is there a lower profile version? At the dealer I saw some trucks that had a flat antenna, not sure what option package that is (non-nav?). I don't listen to xm so I don't really care if it doesn't function. I'd remove it all if there was some way to plug the hole (welding in a piece of steel is the last resort)

And before the suggestions come in, I am not interested in lowering the truck, changing to smaller tires, letting the air out of the tires or chopping the roof :4-looney:

plumcrazy73 08-26-2013 03:56 AM

yes the shark fin ones are the ones with the NAV. that is the antenna for the nav system

bigralphy 08-26-2013 08:38 AM

I have nav and don't have the shark fin. I'll post a pic later

chrisze1 08-26-2013 09:17 AM

I can't imagine leaving a parking garage in reverse...lol

Grubrunner 08-26-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigralphy (Post 1185152)
I have nav and don't have the shark fin. I'll post a pic later

Then what do you have?

I though all 13' and above had the bigger shark fin antenna for the GPS/Nav.....

:4-dontknow:

vinnny 08-26-2013 02:19 PM

A lower profile one would be good, none would be better. If the antenna is for both nav and XM, then want to replace it with a low profile version rather than remove it. bigralphy, your profile says you have a '13 Sport. Is it a crew cab?

bigralphy 08-26-2013 05:24 PM

Yes it is a crew cab.

KJ48 08-26-2013 05:43 PM

The '12 and down Rams had the NAV antenna under the dash, not sure on the 13+ but since you add NAV to certain radios its possible they made the external antenna and all-in-one thing.

But the NAV antenna isnt that large, my guess is it has something to do with the 911/uconnect access/apps setup. Its pretty large and ugly compared to the older ones.

gearheadAZ 08-26-2013 06:37 PM

I have a 13 with no navigation and have the sharkfin. Could it be for the satellite radio?

plumcrazy73 08-26-2013 06:44 PM

13 no nav, with satalite, flat antenna


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