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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:48 AM
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Sorry, but I have ask why? Is the performance of this antenna better or something, or do you just like the look?
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Sorry, but I have ask why? Is the performance of this antenna better or something, or do you just like the look?
I can only answer this for myself personally, but my desire to swap the antenna out for the shark fin is frankly 100% cosmetic. Until I saw pictures of what it looked like when done, and then compared to my own black rubber stick version, it hadn't even occurred to me that I didn't care for the stick version. But once I saw the aesthetic difference and learned there was no functional loss in radio reception quality, I'm all for it. But as best I can tell, there won't be any improved performance, just better looks for my own personal tastes. And it was relatively inexpensive and seems pretty straightforward to install myself, so why not. If it was several hundred dollars and very laborious to do myself, I may have thought longer about it.
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Are you referring to the base of the stick antenna? Because your car does not come with factory shark fin, so if you already have a shark fin, that's aftermarket and it could be installed wrong.
Here is a picture of what I meant by the base not being flush to the roofline. It came this way, so I was curious if anybody else has look like that as well?
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I thought I was going to have to wait until mid-may to get that, but Amazon brought it to me over the weekend much to my surprise! Definitely only took me about 10 minutes to install, and five minutes of that was just spent trying to find our bottle of rubbing alcohol to clean the surface LOL Anyway, here are the before and after pictures; pretty much like everybody else's. Thank you for the recommendation and the link on Amazon. Great price and seems to work just as well!
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I thought I was going to have to wait until mid-may to get that, but Amazon brought it to me over the weekend much to my surprise! Definitely only took me about 10 minutes to install, and five minutes of that was just spent trying to find our bottle of rubbing alcohol to clean the surface LOL Anyway, here are the before and after pictures; pretty much like everybody else's. Thank you for the recommendation and the link on Amazon. Great price and seems to work just as well!
Nice!
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Awesome, looks great!
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I just got this one for $10 and can't wait to install it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Unive...53.m1438.l2649
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I just got this one for $10 and can't wait to install it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Unive...53.m1438.l2649
Wow! That's inexpensive! Hopefully it still gets good reception and is the correct color (though admittedly it seems it would be hard to mess up 'black' LOL) and hopefully it fits the roofline and over the antenna base nicely! Post a pic and let us know how it turns out! If it's as simple to install as the one I did, that would totally be worth 10 bucks and about 10 min of time!
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Wow! That's inexpensive! Hopefully it still gets good reception and is the correct color (though admittedly it seems it would be hard to mess up 'black' LOL) and hopefully it fits the roofline and over the antenna base nicely! Post a pic and let us know how it turns out! If it's as simple to install as the one I did, that would totally be worth 10 bucks and about 10 min of time!

I'll definitely post a pic when I get it. It has the same depth as the one you and Golftango purchased so I have a good feeling it'll fit just right. Of course, my tranny just blew up yesterday so who knows when I'll have access to my JX but if anything it'll be sporting a shark-fin antenna with a grenaded tranny.
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I'll definitely post a pic when I get it. It has the same depth as the one you and Golftango purchased so I have a good feeling it'll fit just right. Of course, my tranny just blew up yesterday so who knows when I'll have access to my JX but if anything it'll be sporting a shark-fin antenna with a grenaded tranny.
wow, that sucks about your tranny, but as you say, at least it'll look awesome sitting there LOL
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