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Baxterdown 06-04-2011 08:06 AM

Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
Some people have asked how to install Visual Garage's Shark Fin Antenna on the GC. Here's how I did it:


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin01.jpg
Clean the area around the antenna with rubbing alcohol.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin02.jpg
Unscrew the OEM "pigtail" antenna from the base


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin03.jpg
Place the shark fin antenna in position (don't remove the adhesive cover) and use blue painter's tape to outline the antenna's shape. This will help you position the antenna perfectly when you glue it down.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin04.jpg
It should look like this when you're done outlining


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin05.jpg
Screw the shark fin antenna to the OEM base making sure that the ring's tab (circled in yellow) points down. Otherwise, it will not fit.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin06.jpg
Check the radio to make sure you have good reception.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin07.jpg
Remove the adhesive cover paper and glue down the shark fin antenna (don't put pressure on it yet). Remove the blue painter's tape.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin08.jpg
Follow the Visual Garage installation instructions to apply pressure for one minute.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin09.jpg
Voila! Total installation time: less than 10 minutes.


http://www.mywheatens.com/baxter/sfin10.jpg
Here's a shot of both our Explorer and Grand Cherokee sporting their Shark Fin Antennas!


P.S. This is my installation experience and it is not meant to replace Visual Garage's own installation instructions. Install at your own risk. I assume no responsibility if you screw-up. :D

ENFORCER 06-04-2011 08:52 AM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
Thanks for taking the time to do a nice simple writeup for this job.
It will be my cars first mid
tu 2 u

REALM 06-06-2011 10:45 AM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
Great write up!

1200RT-P 06-06-2011 11:12 PM

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thoughts on signal strength after install?

Baxterdown 06-08-2011 09:39 AM

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signal is perfect

MJRLaw 06-08-2011 09:56 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
Okay, now I'm intrigued - 1. where do I order one? - the VG site doesn't have anything for Jeep and 2. The paint's a good match? Just trying to see any downside here...

Why are they so, so concerned with the adhesion to the car? I know it has to stay on - maybe it's getting a ton of force up there?

allentownsend 06-09-2011 01:17 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
Nice write up. Thanks. I look forward to seeing the ordering information.

I expect the adhesion is significant. Since this becomes part of an airfoil it must have nice "lift" at highway speeds.
Allen

MJRLaw 06-09-2011 08:04 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
So where can I get one of these bad boys???

the1jake 06-10-2011 08:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MJRLaw (Post 428253)
So where can I get one of these bad boys???

There was a group buy earlier in the year from Visual Garage. Might be time for another. Here's a link to the original thread. (it also has the paint and sales codes listed)
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/confirmed-visualgarage-com-shark-fin-antenna-group-buy-17899.html

Also, you might be able to contact them directly on the VG website.

dogface_313 06-10-2011 10:41 PM

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Another group buy sounds like a good idea. Sharkfins and LED replacements sounds like a good group buy to me.

i0r15 06-10-2011 11:09 PM

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J/K :lol: :lol: Will most def do this when I get my WK2 monster.
Thanks for write-up! :thumbsup:

Baxterdown 06-15-2011 04:35 PM

Re: Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
 
www.visualgarage.com

Just call them or e-mail them through their contact form. Tell them you have a WK2 and the color. They'll match the paint (it's perfect) and send you an invoice. Very easy / hassle free process


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