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Old 08-28-2011, 09:57 PM
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....the stock one is too long and wobbly. I've seen a few nice aftermarket ones (shorter, black) around the site but can't remember where. Any suggestions? - Thanks
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Check eBay, and if that doesnt work Google has an answer for every one of lifes problems. I know somewhere on ebay someone sells color matched carbon fiber ones that look pretty BA

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Would there be an advantage to a shorter antenna other than looks? I'd think you'd lose range and signal quality, but I may be wrong.
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Nope. Just for looks. Not sure if it will effect the reception but I've never even turned the AM/FM on - always on satellite.
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I have one. Made by Sickspeed black carbon fiber Sitting on my work bench. I'll sell it cheap. It looks assume but I had no reception. Now consider I'm 80 miles outside a large city. I use my radio 2 much to not beagle to use it.
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I went with a Craven Speed one. Havent got it in yet, but the one on my old Toyota was a really nice piece.
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Would there be an advantage to a shorter antenna other than looks? I'd think you'd lose range and signal quality, but I may be wrong.
I ordered a short antenna because the factory antenna tends to hit low lying branches on a daily basis.

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I have one. Made by Sickspeed black carbon fiber Sitting on my work bench. I'll sell it cheap. It looks assume but I had no reception. Now consider I'm 80 miles outside a large city. I use my radio 2 much to not beagle to use it.
Great, I ordered one of these and it's on its way. I hope I don't have the same reception issues.
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do what i did take your factory one off and cut it to whatever size you would like and then paint it black and get a small black rubber vaccuum seal cap and glue it on the top and ur good to go
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You can shorten the factory one and save some money if thats what you're looking for. I have a thread on it.
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I kinda like the cf ones especially cuz you can get them in a color to match most cars. I have a pioneer appradio headunit coming to me tomorrow, so im never going to use the radio anyway, strictly rdio/pandora for me
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