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Razorbass 06-06-2011 10:11 PM

Cheap and easy antenna mod w/pics
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Installed a new Sickspeed carbon fiber stubby antenna this evening. Bought it from their website for $10.95 plus shipping of $5.95 (way too much for such a little package). Took less than two minutes to install. And it looks awesome! Sorry about the pics but the sun was going down and light was limited. Quick test of reception in the driveway yielded no difference in sat radio (which I use the most). Jury is still out on FM channels but I will try to test them.

VERDICT: Absolutely love the look. Package comes with multiple parts to ensure proper fit and look. Company shipped it within five days of ordering but the shipping charge is outrageous for a tiny package that weighs nothing.

Stump3r 06-06-2011 10:16 PM

I really like mine too!

Curious to see how your FM reception is. I noticed quite a huge decrease in reception as well and interference issues with mine. Not a huge deal for me as I mostly listen to sat.

Razorbass 06-06-2011 10:21 PM

Thanks Stump3r. Your truck may very well be where I got the idea. If so, thank you! Can't remember whose original post made me take the leap so my apologies for that. Either way, I am glad I did. Honestly, I could care less about FM reception as I never use it (I hate all those @*%$!&! commercials) . Like you, I am a satellite guy and it seems to work just fine for that. But I will try to test FM for the sake of others on the forum who do not have sat.

erm 06-06-2011 10:25 PM

Looks good. I am interested in your thoughts on FM reception!

So now ya got a short and stubby one, eh? ;)

dwadestrick 06-06-2011 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by MADDOG (Post 542302)
Looks good. I am interested in your thoughts on FM reception!

Was going to ask the same question.

Skillets 06-06-2011 10:29 PM

i thought the sat antenna was on the roof... learn something new every day.

real nice look

Razorbass 06-06-2011 10:29 PM

Thanks MD. Always been a little short and stubby but married for 23 years now so the, uh..."reception" can't be all that bad. Kinda like golf...short and straight will get you to the hole faster than long and crooked!

erm 06-06-2011 10:31 PM


RedRam10 06-06-2011 10:33 PM

The Satelite signal is on the roof and won't be affected by the stub on the fender. The fender antenna is tuned to a specific wavelength and unless you are using a matched 1/2 or 1/4 wave antenna length you will see degraded reception. I, like you, don't see an issue because I prefer to use my iPod or the satellite. I've ordered on from an eBay store. Hope it gets here soon.

turk1270 06-06-2011 10:34 PM

the sat radio antenna is on the roof

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