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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

Whateverworks,Thanks for the Idea of the Sharkfin , I'll try it immediatly .
Does it work for the NAV , XM Radio also????? because that Antenna is for all those issues.
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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

Works for all of them, I saw no difference in xm reception or am/fm. But I do believe the nav antenna at least for the 730n I have is located in the dash not the roof.
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Works for all of them, I saw no difference in xm reception or am/fm. But I do believe the nav antenna at least for the 730n I have is located in the dash not the roof.
Hmm, I have been looking forward to doing this mod since I saw your first post on it, w'works. But now you've got me thinking. I have the 430n RHB, so I need to verify that this swap won't hose the antenna for that model of navi.

Just finished putting on the Mopar crossbars (not sure if that qualifies me as a rookie modder). I'm getting used to the jaunty raked-back look of the stock antenna but the sharkfin is sexy.
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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

+1 to the Sharkfin. Note you can match most Jeep colors by choosing identical Chrysler paint from the Sharkfin website.

IIRC, the sharkfin replaces the AM/FM mast, as the NAV antenna is above the unit on the dash near the windshield, and the SAT radio antenna is a black rectangular antenna about the size of a deck of cards on the rear roof (at least on mine, evidently some do not have this).
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+1 to the Sharkfin. Note you can match most Jeep colors by choosing identical Chrysler paint from the Sharkfin website.

IIRC, the sharkfin replaces the AM/FM mast, as the NAV antenna is above the unit on the dash near the windshield, and the SAT radio antenna is a black rectangular antenna about the size of a deck of cards on the rear roof (at least on mine, evidently some do not have this).
Thx, moose. I recall seeing the color-matching feature at the site.

I have not seen many other WK2 photos that have your style of SAT antenna. I would be interested in hearing from other 430n owners with sharkfins who do NOT have that type of add'l antenna so that I can be confident that my configuration will work with this mod. It appears that some of the other sharkfinners do not have the flat roof antenna like yours but I don't know if they've got 730s or 430s. Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

FWIW the Sirius antenna is the base of the stock antenna which the sharkfin sits over. The metal "wire" portion of the stock antenna is the am/fm section. In the sharkfin instructions it specifically says to ensure that the sharkfin is not touching the base when you do the install probably because it would interfere with reception. That separate antenna was shown in EARLY pictures on the WK2 that I have seen only. I have yet to see one with a July/August or later build date that has the separate two antennas on the roof. I think that must have been combined with the now stock antenna which makes sense because otherwise that would have been retarded.
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Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

I noticed on the new Compass, Jeep has gone to an even smaller "shark" antenae. Do you think this would be a straight swap for the WK2 when available?

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I noticed on the new Compass, Jeep has gone to an even smaller "shark" antenae. Do you think this would be a straight swap for the WK2 when available?

Possibility chrysler just removed the tall antenna mast for the promo pics. Just a guess.
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What is the cost of the Sharkfin antenna?
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