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Sparro 09-25-2010 10:06 PM

Shark Fin Antenna
 
Has anyone thought about replacing that antenna on the WK2 with a shark fin antenna such as these ones?
http://www.visualgarage.com/

Is it just the FM/AM antenna in the back? Where is the Navi and Sat antenna located?

Kev- 09-25-2010 10:08 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
I think somebody mentioned previously that the little (1-2") black square nub on the roof is for the Sat Radio or Nav, and the other of those two is in the dash. Or something. I bet somebody knows for sure :P

Steve52 09-25-2010 10:34 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
Nav is in the dash. Sat is on the roof. The tall antenna on the roof is AM/FM.

moosehead 09-25-2010 10:41 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
Nice pull Sparro. This is a great, simple mod just for FM/AM antennae. The fin itself replaces the stock mast and has an antennae wire that bolts directly to your stock mount wiring. It seems like an item that will be stock for next model year.

Note that it can be painted to match many cars specific colors, but Jeep isn't listed. The Chrysler paints seem to include the same Jeep Inferno Red, Black Pearl, Bright Silver, and Stone White. Maybe others if you search around.

Scottina06 09-25-2010 10:41 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
^^^^yeah...uh huh!


That would be a cool replacement if it does work....

Sparro 09-25-2010 11:22 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
I wonder if there would be enough room in that fin to cover the Sat antenna while still connecting the wire coil to the AM/FM antenna connector and preserving both AM/FM and Sat reception.

darkrt 09-26-2010 09:58 AM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
The AM,FM spring coil will snap and break if you try to bend it too far or try to coil it up. I've done it!

ftffom 09-26-2010 10:39 AM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
With Sirius, I never listen to AM/FM. Is it possible to remove the tall antenna and preserve the satellite antenna?

Jim Hef 09-26-2010 01:20 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
At $69, this is a reasonable accessory for those that feel the antennae could get in the way of a rack's accessories. Jeep isn't mentioned in the choices though.

IRISH 09-26-2010 08:35 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
I purchased a shark fin (from this supplier) for my wife's G8, but once it arrived I opted to not install it.

It is great quality and paint match is perfect, but the method they use for install is subpar. They use 1/8" wide sponge style 2 sided tape, that concerned me I was afraid that eventually it would fall off or rust the roof from the sponge holding water.

Just my opinion, but it is not worth the money, kind of reminds me of the fake cell phone antenna back in the day, if they had a better way of attaching it to the car it would be a great alternative, but they don't.

moosehead 09-26-2010 10:38 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
Irish, couldn't you just use a 3m double sided tape similar to that used for badges?

Jim Hef 09-27-2010 08:50 AM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 274756)
Irish, couldn't you just use a 3m double sided tape similar to that used for badges?

And, I doubt the tape that they do use is a "sponge"! Closed cell foam won't absorb water, and most trim pieces are held with this form of adhesive, including the badges.


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