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Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

i know how you feel...I installed mine a few weeks ago and for the first few days wasn't so sure about the look, but now I don't think about it and it appears just fine and it doesn't have the long whip look. I would much prefer a more lower profile /stream-line look like Lexus, audi, or BMW, but I don't think it's possible given it has to be designed to fit over the existing base.

I'd give it a couple weeks before deciding.
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

Had the same Stone White mismatch on my father's jeep when I ordered him one. Not sure but it seems like it has to do with the paint applied to a plastic base vs the metal of the vehicle.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:47 AM
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

I don't really like the shark fin on the white, on the darker colors it seems to hide better. I have the Stone White as well and decided against the fin for just this reason.
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I don't really like the shark fin on the white, on the darker colors it seems to hide better. I have the Stone White as well and decided against the fin for just this reason.
Maybe it would look good in flat black or flat dark gray to match the roof rails.
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Maybe it would look good in flat black or flat dark gray to match the roof rails.
Now there is an idea.
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

I've had mine installed for a few months now and it works and looks great. I live in Palm Desert and 3 times a week I drive into Los Angeles, San Diego or Las Vegas. I haven't lost any satelite reception yet, not even on the back roads to Vegas. Good product and matched my jeep perfectly.
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

going to be ordering my sharkfin for my stone white gc tonight!

Right now i have a chrome antenna that i replaced the stock one with......I know, I know.....CHROME!!!
I thought it looked pretty good at first, but now i want a body colored antenna.

Can't wait to get the sharkfin installed! I'll post pics after
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Right now i have a chrome antenna that i replaced the stock one with......I know, I know.....CHROME!!!
Pics of the chrome antenna? I'd like to see how that looks
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Re: Your thoughts on the sharkfin antenna

I installed a Shark Fin on my '11 Overland Summit (Brilliant Black Pearl) and like the looks. Color match from VG was excellent. Also lowers overall height several inches. No more "twing" of the antenna when entering many parking garages with 6'5"" clearances.
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Pics of the chrome antenna? I'd like to see how that looks
I'll post before and after pics once i get the sharkfin installed!....

I do have the chrome antenna on in a couple of the pics in my album but it's hard to tell
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