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z0lt3c 08-13-2012 01:18 PM

Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Had 20% front tints installed today and stuck the VG sharkfin on the roof in place of the stock antenna. Pleased with both, no issues w/ reception after installing sharkfin. Still waiting for the tints to dry out...

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...C/IMG_0706.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...C/IMG_0707.jpg

Jim_in_PA 08-13-2012 01:46 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Looks great!

JRNYC 08-13-2012 02:21 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

BrilliantBlack 08-28-2012 04:16 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Looks great, I think that's the first mods that should be done to these trucks. I love the true blue too.

Brewster 08-28-2012 06:02 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Nice! It's amazing how much that little shark fin cleans the GC up.

AlexTheSquid 08-28-2012 08:58 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
I agree - the Sharkfin is a great little mod to the appearance of the Jeep.
Might I ask - how did you go around ordering it? I looked on their website and had a hard time seeing any for a Jeep for 2012 or 2013 - or in my paint code. I am really trying to find one.

Also - will this change how GPS or Sirius receive as well? I keep seeing AM/FM on the website but nothing about the other - and I am not sure if those are routed through a window antenna or anything

z0lt3c 08-28-2012 09:50 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Thanks for the comments. I predominately went with the sharkfin to lower the obstruction with the roof rack when loading kayaks. I'll post some pictures soon of the RRO rack w/ my kayak on top, it would not have cleared the factory antenna.

I actually bought mine from another forum member, I can't speak to ordering via the website. That said, in my research I found that Visual Garage products are available on amazon and much more clearly labelled for 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and with available Jeep paint colors. See this link. The factory antenna has the GPS/Sirius components in the base and the removable mast is used for AM/FM. The sharkfin replace the mast but is installed around the base. The base continues to operate fine for GPS and Sirius. I have noticed worse AM reception w/ the sharkfin, but it's otherwise fine.

Brewster 08-29-2012 05:42 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlexTheSquid (Post 676336)
I agree - the Sharkfin is a great little mod to the appearance of the Jeep.
Might I ask - how did you go around ordering it? I looked on their website and had a hard time seeing any for a Jeep for 2012 or 2013 - or in my paint code. I am really trying to find one.

Also - will this change how GPS or Sirius receive as well? I keep seeing AM/FM on the website but nothing about the other - and I am not sure if those are routed through a window antenna or anything

Alex, for some reason they don't list the JGC on their website. If you email them they will send you a link to place your order.

JVBW0527 09-17-2012 10:20 AM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewster (Post 676821)
Alex, for some reason they don't list the JGC on their website. If you email them they will send you a link to place your order.


I was thinking of going the sharkfin route also.....I too noticed they don't have the Jeep listed on their website. I'll send them an email!

the sharkfin looks nice!

z0lt3c 09-17-2012 09:15 PM

Re: Front Tint & Shark Fin - True Blue
 
The other great thing about the shark fin is that it greatly reduces the obstruction of the old antenna into the roof rack. You can see from this picture that it will no longer interfere with rack mounted accessories. Hopefully it will continue to function with a kayak on top of it ;)

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...C/IMG_0735.jpg


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