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Old 08-10-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Shorty Antenna

Ok, I purchased a 14" antenna from American Muscle to replace the stock antenna. Liked the looks but the thing seemed to be easy to bend. Well this weekend I broke it off putting the car cover on.
Any ideas on a better antenna, one that is not so thin to replace the monster stock antenna.
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Re: Shorty Antenna

I have the AM one, I think 8" antenna though. It isn't bendy at all.
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I have a 12 inch from AM.com and its just like the stock one as far as strength~ are you not supposed to take it off before putting on a car cover anyway?
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Re: Shorty Antenna

Actually the cover has a hole made for the antenna, so I don't take it off. The thing is I broke it just setting the cover on the hood not paying attention to where I was standing. I ordered an 8" this time maybe it will work better.
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Aluminum antennas are just flimsy by nature, you really have to be careful around them. I bent the one I had just washing the truck without paying attention.

(I just realized you guys may just be talking about shorter "factory" looking steel ones or something, if so, ignore me, I was describing like the polished ones)
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rickf73, I just fitted the 8" from AM on 08 GT500, looks good very strong & no change in reception, very pleased .
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I was considering getting one. what all do they make 8" 12" and 14"?
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Oh, and i have also heard that you can cut the stock one shorter and pull the lil ball off and put it back on. Does that work?
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Re: Shorty Antenna

I believe they make 8 and 14. I liked the 14 because it was about the height of the roof, but maybe the 8 will work better. Right now I don't us the AM or FM that much(sirus trial). I use my Ipod mostly.
Thanks for the info, maybe I was just being clumsy with it.
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Re: Shorty Antenna

YEs, cutting the stock one works...just be careful when taking the ball off the top as it can get good distance. Also, you may have to shape your antenna to make the ball fit on the cut version...so you may want to have some glue handy to glue it on.
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I may do that
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Re: Shorty Antenna

I have also seen an aluminum, milled shorter version that is thicker.. Let's face it aluminum is s-o-f-t I have the AM 8" shorty. It's the second one-as I broke the first one. I would not install a cover-without carefully removing the antenna-even if the cover had a "pocket" for the aerial. Yes-you can modify the stocker, and about the only way to reattach the little ball is to silicone it back on. This also allows a "custom length"-whatever you choose.
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Good luck Rick, but do yourself a favor and take that antanea off when your putting the cover on!
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Re: Shorty Antenna

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Good luck Rick, but do yourself a favor and take that antanea off when your putting the cover on!
That is probally the best advice, just to clumsy late at night when I put it on.
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That is probally the best advice, just to clumsy late at night when I put it on.
I know it feels good on them late night top down strolls.... but you gotta pay to play!
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Re: Shorty Antenna

I have an 8" version but it was a couple of years ago and I can't remeber for sure where I got it, I think it was AM. I never use the radio anyway just CD's but it does cut down on useful reception.
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Rob's shorty is really nice looking as it keeps the almost stock appearance but is on 8" long or whatever!
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Re: Shorty Antenna

I got the 8" and it works well. I have started putting the cover on from the driver side so I don't accidently hit the antenna.
I am still not sure if I like it better than the 14, I might order another one. It is not that I don't like the 8", but for some reason to me the 14 seems to have the look I want. It is about the same height as the roof.
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I also have the 8" very stiff and no change in the radio. I just bought one for Zack's black cobra as it was his birthday. they are on sale at AM.com for $9.99
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #20
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Re: Shorty Antenna

OK, I took off my shorty antenna Sunday to put some hood struts on my car and the post was caroading. Any ideas on how to stop this. I did not realize the metal was not stainless.
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