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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM
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So my stock radio antenna got bent up off roading awhile back, I tried to bend it back and it snapped (was expecting that).

Anyone know a good aftermarket antenna maybe one of those black/rubber stubbie antennas that wouldn't stick up as high, and be less prone to getting whacked around by tree limbs?
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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So my stock radio antenna got bent up off roading awhile back, I tried to bend it back and it snapped (was expecting that).

Anyone know a good aftermarket antenna maybe one of those black/rubber stubbie antennas that wouldn't stick up as high, and be less prone to getting whacked around by tree limbs?
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Googling "rubber car stereo antenna" and hitting the shopping button had over 2,000 choices.

In my Tdi I have a "hidden" antenna behind the package tray fascia that works pretty well, and means I don't have an antenna on the wing top.
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Googling "rubber car stereo antenna" and hitting the shopping button had over 2,000 choices.

In my Tdi I have a "hidden" antenna behind the package tray fascia that works pretty well, and means I don't have an antenna on the wing top.
Yea but how many if those are pos, and probably won't fit the stock mounting hole at all?
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Shakespeare on-glass mount. Put a plastic bung plug in the hole.
Or use a bent up coat hanger.
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Or use a bent up coat hanger.

I know my truck isn't a show piece... but come on give me a little credit here...
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Shakespeare on-glass mount. Put a plastic bung plug in the hole.
Or use a bent up coat hanger.
I kinda like that...pretty cheap too.http://www.boatersland.com/sha4353.html
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I kinda like that...pretty cheap too.http://www.boatersland.com/sha4353.html


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I installed a Metra power antenna on my truck. It has a similar look to stock and when offroading I can simply turn the radio off (can still listen to the ipod) and the antenna retracts out of the way
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I really want an MOD whip....not to really use, I'm just a poser and think it would look really cool!
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Or buy a stock replacement and just lower it when off roading.
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rubber duck antennas suck. they have horrible reception. I had installed one, and had to replace it just to get all the local stations.
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Rubber Ducky antenna?
Is that the marine one?
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Thanks guys - only thing with the window one is where to I hide the wire going to it? I'll swing my autozone see if they have anything that looks decent (i'm sure its all made in china crap)
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Try west marine for marine grade attennas.
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I have this: http://www.jmsonline.net/prospec-16-...Fcyf4AodAl8APA
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I installed a Metra power antenna on my truck. It has a similar look to stock and when offroading I can simply turn the radio off (can still listen to the ipod) and the antenna retracts out of the way
What brand did you use, I think I like the idea of a powered antenna.
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What brand did you use, I think I like the idea of a powered antenna.
Probably Metra.
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Just get a stock or generic... It will last another 20 years, you won't have new electrical circuits and parts to break, you will have just fine reception and it won't look like some sort of boat part stuck on a truck.

OR get a real radio and real antenna. http://www.arrl.org
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