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luv_psi 07-06-2011 01:52 AM

Changing antenna
 
Im looking at changing the antenna on my GC to a shorter one as it keeps hitting the garage door everytime I drive the car in and out of the garage.

I know that many on here have changed the antenna to a shark fin antenna.

Im wondering if this would work instead of the shark fin. Looks likes its slightly easier to install as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-Car...Q5fAccessories

What are your thoughts?

Scottina06 07-06-2011 02:26 AM

Re: Changing antenna
 
I dont like it...but its your ride.

jgc4ever 07-07-2011 02:07 PM

Re: Changing antenna
 
How about no antenna at all?

luv_psi 07-07-2011 06:32 PM

Re: Changing antenna
 
I think that would definitely affect radio reception.

jgc4ever 07-08-2011 10:56 PM

Re: Changing antenna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by luv_psi (Post 443751)
I think that would definitely affect radio reception.

I took the antenna off of my WK and still got great reception with no replacement and drove it like that for a couple of weeks. I ended up putting an 8" antenna on just because it looked funny with just the black/chrome base.

Eurosport 07-09-2011 03:00 AM

Re: Changing antenna
 
i use the Craven Speed one, it's a lot shorter than the stocker
http://www.cravenspeed.com/products/...y-Antenna.html

ColdCase 07-09-2011 07:20 AM

Re: Changing antenna
 
I put a $10 5 inch short and stubby rubber antenna (mangowalk) on the spouses liberty for the same reason. If I try hard I can find just a little affect on AM and FM for those stations with marginal reception to begin with, but she listens to sat anyway which is not affected. You'll notice no difference on the stronger signals. The antenna looks good, better than the long thin OEM IMHO, and has been on there two years without issue. Make sure the replacement antenna has the right kind of threads for the chrysler base (I don't recall the chrysler thread) but this one and many others come with adapters.

Very easy screw off old, screw in new install.

jgc4ever 07-09-2011 11:02 AM

Re: Changing antenna
 
I had an RX-7 a while back that had an electric antenna. Turn on the radio and it raised up. Turn off the radio and it went down all the way. Pretty cool.

mhassler 07-14-2011 01:17 PM

Re: Changing antenna
 
FWIW, the sharkfin is not a hard install at all. Granted it is not as simple as screwing in a shorter antenna but it looks awesome.

I get compliments all the time on mine. Well worth the 6-minutes of time I spent installing it.

Eurosport 07-15-2011 02:22 PM

Re: Changing antenna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jgc4ever (Post 444616)
I had an RX-7 a while back that had an electric antenna. Turn on the radio and it raised up. Turn off the radio and it went down all the way. Pretty cool.

yes pretty cool until the mast prematurely wears and it's stuck, then you find out the labor cost on replacing it along with the cost of the mast and you don't think it's cool anymore hah

vr-4 here ;) same antenna


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