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Old 08-07-2010
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Stubby Antenna

Hey all, i know some of you may be interested .. well i have had three different universal fit stubbys already .. one was stolen, one was broken and the last one fell apart. well anyway i found a pretty sweet deal.
Billet Shorty Shortie Radio Antenna Ford Ranger: eBay Motors (item 250516861228 end time Aug-15-10 12:48:01 PDT)

they guy is pretty cool, fast shipping and best of all one solid chunk of aluminum! no adapters or anything ..

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Any difference in reception?
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I thought about giving it a shot, but he doesn't have any black in stock.
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I'm also wondering about reception... I had a 9" one on my Mustang and it wasn't too great.

What does he say to use to tighten it on? The one I had just had a chunk of hose to slide over and use some pliers or channel locks to tighten on.
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I want the black one but it says there's none in-stock. Guess I'll have to wait...
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well honestly i have no idea for reception, but i will test it out today.. i couldnt tell you the last time i actually listened to the radio.. as for tightening it i just put a drop of loctite on it and tightened it by hand.
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I have 13 inch billet i bought awhile back. Its reception sucked compared to the stocker.
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welp went on a lil road trip today and tried the ol fm tuner.. in delaware i really didnt pick up much other then country, so i honestly couldnt stand to listen to see how it was. However after i got into PA i picked up most of the normal channels and they stayed tuned in pretty well.. so i dont think its that bad, that being said i went back to my ipod interface on the way home.
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I have the black stocker. Never had any problems.
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I have one on mine..... its aluminum but I live so far out in the boonys that it screws my reception way up!
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Nice! Might have to get one..
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looks good, hopefully they'll get some black ones in stock soon
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i swear those aluminum ones look just like the stock antennas on the srt4 neons....hmmmm
that being said they should get decent reception
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Is anyone aware of another seller on eBay or some online retailer that sells these antennas? I emailed the seller on eBay and was told they it could take 2 - 3 months
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The look is there but being an Amateur Radio Operator I don’t think the reception will be at the level of quality I would want.

The BLK OEM Units are nice, look good and are designed to work the way they should in the frequency range of the HD/AM/FM Broadcasts, works for me.
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if you got one of these and are worried about reception, you could look into an antenna signal booster/amplifier.
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if you got one of these and are worried about reception, you could look into an antenna signal booster/amplifier.
Prob w/booster/amp is white noise (background noise) being increase too.
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Is anyone aware of another seller on eBay or some online retailer that sells these antennas? I emailed the seller on eBay and was told they it could take 2 - 3 months
I got mine at Autozone where I work. Its made by Pilot. Im not sure if every store will have them but Ill try and get a part number for you guys.
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dgaf reception this should be a anti-theft mod, just like relocating your hood release cable.
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