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post #1 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Has anyone switched to a shorter radio antenna?

I started my new job and unfortunately I work downtown which means I have to park the old girl in a parking garage every day. Im really getting annoyed with the antenna hitting the concrete cross beams every 20ft while driving up 6 stories and its making a flat spot on the antenna.

I searched some old threads but didnt have any luck finding anything. Has anybody switched to a shorter antenna and had any luck? If so which brand.

I took it off this week but I barely get any radio station on the commute so I need to figure out something.

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I always chop my antennas off about half way so it's to the rubber cover. Radio still seems to pick up just fine. I don't listen to the radio much but if I do it seems to pick up just fine.

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I cut mine with a dremel, pulled the little ball off with a set of pliers and reinstalled it
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I agree, just cut it.

But there are stubby antenna's available if you're inclined to go that route

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remove antenna buy XM reciever and enjoy real music....
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I found one on amazon for 20$ prime and Ill try that first and see how it works. cant go wrong for that price I guess. Thanks for the replies

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