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Old 02-23-2009
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Icon2 I need a new antenna

Well as the title says I am in the maket for a new antenna b/c mine is broken. What type of antenna or what antenna would you guys prefer. I looked on ebay and alot of them said that the reception would be worse than the factory antenna. Any input would be great thanks.
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The billet antenna looks really good but I like my OEM antenna because it lets me know if I'm going to scrape the top of the cab on something before I go under it.
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this just screws on and your done or is there any wiring cause the antenna I have which is stock just screws off with no wiring.

Thanks for the quick posts guys
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It just screws on. I love mine. I can pick up San Antonio from Austin, which is about 75 miles. The stock one never did that well.
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The billet antenna looks really good but I like my OEM antenna because it lets me know if I'm going to scrape the top of the cab on something before I go under it.
That why I'll never ditch mine. It's smacked into a few things that required me backing up.
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i have a little 15" billet one. i love it.
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Billet FTW

I love mine
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I have a lil billet antenna as well, i got it for Christmas, and I love it!!! It gets great reception, and yes it just screws into the stock location, very simple install!
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alright sweet thanks guys for the input, I'm going to get the one from stuffforyourranger.com. Should I get the black or polished one I can't decide?
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i have a 6 inch billet one, gets just as good reception as the stock one did
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I chose the chrome cause my truck is black, but if you have a lighter color truck, i think that the black might look better.
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Personally i live my 12" Billetin STAINLESS steel antenna... screws on just like stock... I run it all year in the salt and everything and being stainless i never had had a problem with it..





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bringing this back up because I still haven't got a new antenna, and was wondering could I just get another Ranger antenna at a junkyard. will it fix my crappy reception, or be the same.
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Just get one from autozone for 14.99 I got one and it is rubber so it wont break
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yeah, what he said... shouldn't harm your reception...
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I get great reception with mine on regular FM radio

my XM will lose reception before regular radio reception goes.
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advanced auto, works perfect, 5 bucks and i love it

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Thats the exact same one I got. I however did not pay 5 bucks for it

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well worth the 5 bucks!
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I have an extra stock one at my parent's house.
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