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Old 04-10-2011, 08:40 PM
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

I had read where there was a group buy of the sharkfin antenna but I can not find it (CKI error) (Chair Keyboard Interface).

Does anyone have the part number or the website of the one that was done with the group purchase.
Has it worked out well for you?
Would you recomend a different one or the same one?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

I did A B comparisons but they were not exhaustive; they were for all the receivable stations in my very rural area. I could not detect any difference; AM, FM or Satellite. Some of the FM stations were about 80 miles away. Theoretically there would pretty much have to be some difference.

I chose the sharkfin for operational and aesthetic reasons related to my uses of the vehicle.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

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I did A B comparisons but they were not exhaustive; they were for all the receivable stations in my very rural area. I could not detect any difference; AM, FM or Satellite. Some of the FM stations were about 80 miles away. Theoretically there would pretty much have to be some difference.
Any powerful nearby FM stations? AM?
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

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for those of you who have installed the shark fin antenna....WHY??
Couldnt get it into my garage with out it. Actually I would be able to get it in, just not back out.
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Can you post some pics? Thanks..
Here you go, these are from when I installed mine back in Jan.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=17751
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

Definitely worse FM reception. This is true when your in/near crowded air waves, it's not as strong as stock for picking up signals. Sat still works great under the sharkfin and AM I don't really use so no comment on AM.
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Definitely worse FM reception. This is true when your in/near crowded air waves, it's not as strong as stock for picking up signals. Sat still works great under the sharkfin and AM I don't really use so no comment on AM.
Thanks, at least someone else could admit same. Tons of static on FM on Jeep with shark f'in, I compare to my G37 which is also with same type antenna by Nissan.
Would be good if someone form initial suggesters respond on this issue and contact company.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:16 AM
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

Installed Shark Fin this past weekend. Noticed static on FM and poorer reception on Sat. Very disappointed. I installed it because of low clearance in my garage.
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Here you go, these are from when I installed mine back in Jan.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=17751

Thanks for that...
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Thanks for that...
I personally have not noticed any increase in static on FM bands. I don't listen to a lot of FM (mostly SAT) but have not found the Shark Fin to worsen either of these bands. For what its worth, YMMV
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:52 AM
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Definitely worse FM reception. This is true when your in/near crowded air waves, it's not as strong as stock for picking up signals. Sat still works great under the sharkfin and AM I don't really use so no comment on AM.
I did my install this weekend. I paid attention as I listened to AM/FM & SAT before I did the install - even stations I normally do not listen too. Then, I hooked up the Sharkfin connection, but I didn't adhere it to the car just yet and double-checked all the stations. They all sounded identical. Then I finished installation.

Granted, I was in my driveway and I live less than 25-miles from the major city where all the stations are broadcast from so perhaps that could be the difference for the members who have reported a loss in signal quality/strength.

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for those of you who have installed the shark fin antenna....WHY??
Personal taste. I think it looks better than the pigtail.
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