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Old 08-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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how to cut antenna?

i want to cut the antenna on my v6 instead of buying like how i did on my gt. thought it might save me money. how do i go about cutting my stock one?
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It's very difficult and time consuming. First take the antenna off. Next mark where you want to cut it. Then cut it. Last out it back on. 10 minute job lol. If you want to keep the ball on top it'll pop off and glue it back.
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i used a rubber vacuum cap to replace the ball on mine....cut it down to 6"
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Yeah just cut pretty much. And file so you can get a smooth tip. I painted the tip as well so you wouldn't see bare metal
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what did u guys use to cut it?
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what did u guys use to cut it?
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A heavy set of wire snips will work fine. If it's an ugly cut, just take a metal file and grind it flush. Should only take a few seconds to file!

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Old 08-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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A heavy set of wire snips will work fine. If it's an ugly cut, just take a metal file and grind it flush. Should only take a few seconds to file!

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I have a short antenna. Bad part is I have crappy reception. Not sure if it's because of the short antenna or the radio station. Radio reception around here sucks.
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Will the reception be any worse if you cut it?
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #10
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Dont know. I bought mine.
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i got a shorty antenna on my gt and reception is fine. idk how it will be wen i cut the antenna on my v6
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i have gone to a 3" cut before losing reception to the point i went back to a 6" cut with a spare antenna i had.
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I have mine at 17" which is even with the roof and used a grinder with cutting wheel.
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i just used a hack saw on mine...you can kinda see it there lol


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i have gone to a 3" cut before losing reception to the point i went back to a 6" cut with a spare antenna i had.
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Wow 3" before losing reception? Not bad at all lol. I've always used the aftermarket 8" shorty on my Mustangs. No complaints with reception!

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