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Old 07-13-2008
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Shorty Antenna

I know I saw on here that someone had swapped the stock antenna for a short one and was able to keep the quality of reception. Does anyone know which antenna that was? All of the ones I've seen say you WILL lose quality by swapping it out. Thanks!
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swapped mine for one of these with no loss of reception. not only that the black looks good, & this is from a member here (Wayne/underdog performance) & a great guy to deal with.
http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...738a821a638396
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I got my chrome one from Wayne. Reception is so much better now.
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I swapped mine for a 15" antenna i found a signal increase not a loss plus they look so much better and i don't have the dang thing hitting the garage door everytime I pull in
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i posted on here a bit ago. it sound like me. i switched it out for a 14" shorty and kept my same reception and i think it looks good too

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=66007

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pretty sure i got the exact same shorty as nick above me ... dont have a close up of it though

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came with the truck so i have no comments about signal loss / gain vs a stock one
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Thanks guys! I ordered the one from Mikes link (thanks buddy).
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I have not had an antenna for 2 years now! lol CD's FTW!
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I have not had an antenna for 2 years now! lol CD's FTW!
i have an 128 case in my car ... cds get old and when i road trip i wanna hear the local stations and see how other locales get down ... plus when im home if im ever up between 6am and 10am i gotta listen to these guys
http://www.armstrongandgettyradio.com/
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I took off my antenna, but I left the whole and wiring. I get the same reception now as I did with the antenna screwed in. Honestly though, I usually use my iPod or CD player.
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I have an ebay $15 special and no, no loss of signal.
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i just cut mine in half or a little shorter no loss in reception then i painted it black
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I was going to make a thread about this a little while ago, to see pics of shorty antenas installed. The pics look good so I'll be ordering a black 15" from underdog tonight. Thanks for the pics fellas.
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Mine was $6 at wlamart. Its either a 12" or a 14" rubber one. works great, ive never lost reception but i live in towards the city. this weekend we will see how well it works traveling out of town.
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I usually listen to my iPod or CDs but sometimes I want to see whats new out there and I don't always have all of the above with me. I ordered the one from ebay so I'll keep you posted when I have it installed...
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might seem like a stupid question but i just got mine and im going to do it now and i cant figure out how to get the old base off...do you go in through the dash, or does it just pop off?
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scratch that, i got it. there was just so much crap caked up in it it didnt wanna budge
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i got a 6 inch one from Mustang Parts & Accessories at 50resto
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