I did some research and came across the Craven Speed Stubby antenna. They have a reputation for making stubbies that don't compromise reception and the stubbies are made in USA. I got this from their website with a coupon code (TarHeelMC11) for like $22 delivered. Its aluminum with a textured finish and looks real good. The reception is good, like OE, however I live in Los Angeles. The antenna even worked in my underground parking garage, I recommend it!
Have you run it through any automatic car washes?, I've tried several designs of stubby antennas, and so far none have made for more than 2 washes before they came apart...all got decent reception, but they seperated from their mounting studs...
So it is written ! So it shall be done!