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Old 06-29-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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The greatest most difficult and most expensive mod of all time

Lol... the 15 foot tall antenna finally had to go. I never even noticed it until I started seeing the shorty listed as a mod on this site. After that it practically stabbed me in the eye everytime I looked at my car.

Got my 14" shorty via UPS this afternoon, along with a few other goodies to be installed asap.
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looks good, nice ride....
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Nice car! May i ask what the goodies are?
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Nice car! May i ask what the goodies are?
Thanks! Nothing too special, just got my chin spoiler in today and my grille delete & reverse glow gauges are on the way.
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Looks good!! I heard the shorties free up about 15 hp too!!! Good investment...I'm actually lookin into one!! Maybe smaller though 8 in I think
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Looks good!! I heard the shorties free up about 15 hp too!!! Good investment...I'm actually lookin into one!! Maybe smaller though 8 in I think
hahaha man i don't know about freeing up horsepower but thanks, i am glad to have the lightning rod off the car. i was starting to feel like marty mcfly trying to get up to 80 miles per hour so i could go back to the future.

i went with the 14 inch because it matches up almost even with the top of the car.
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Hahahaha yeah I sometimes say stuff like that cause I bet one day someone will believe me and go get an antenna to gain power...but yeah I hadn't ordered mine cause I wasn't sure about the length but you make sense with the height so I'll have to look into it more
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cool - that's what i did too. they both look good, just a personal preference at the end of the day.
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yea a friend of mine purchased a new gt back in 08 and i mentioned to him about his antenna and he has no idea, then he went and looked at it and couldn't get the thought of it out of his head, looked at it every time he was walking to his car etc lol... they are just WAY to tall stock... and SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED from sight on the 2010s and up, heck even the 05+
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yea a friend of mine purchased a new gt back in 08 and i mentioned to him about his antenna and he has no idea, then he went and looked at it and couldn't get the thought of it out of his head, looked at it every time he was walking to his car etc lol... they are just WAY to tall stock... and SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED from sight on the 2010s and up, heck even the 05+
I agree 100%... not really sure why they kept them so tall for so long but I am guessing they had thousands of them in stock already.
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looks good! i got the black 8in antenna, SO worth it. makes a world of difference!
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my issue with mine as it wiggles loose regularly.. mainly due to the fact that using a tool to tighten it will mess up the finish so I hand tighten it.
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my issue with mine as it wiggles loose regularly.. mainly due to the fact that using a tool to tighten it will mess up the finish so I hand tighten it.
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ive thought about a touch of locktite but not sure
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ive thought about a touch of locktite but not sure
i'm on my second antenna actually. the first one i thought i could put a rag around the antenna and use a tool to tighten it, but it cut into it even through the rag and yes, the mess up bothered me bad enough to buy a new one. lol
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i'm on my second antenna actually. the first one i thought i could put a rag around the antenna and use a tool to tighten it, but it cut into it even through the rag and yes, the mess up bothered me bad enough to buy a new one. lol
I would do the same they need a hole through them or something so you can tighten them with a bar and not mess the finish up
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Do they still get good reception ? And the title of this thread don't make sense to me are those short antennas that expensive?
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I would do the same they need a hole through them or something so you can tighten them with a bar and not mess the finish up
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Do they still get good reception ? And the title of this thread don't make sense to me are those short antennas that expensive?
mine gets about the same reception with possibly very minimal loss. and the title was meant as being sarcastic i'm pretty sure. lol
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Duh stupid me I just woke up and my brain is not working too well yet.
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Duh stupid me I just woke up and my brain is not working too well yet.
i woke up 6 hours ago and my brain still hasn't reached 100% function lol
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I don't think mine ever does.
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Hahaha yeah sorry man but I was being sarcastic. I was so pumped about the new antenna that I wanted to post it, but it's not a big deal so I had to make fun of it at the same time.

I used a rag and pliers, and yes it messed up the finish anyway. Thank God for touch-up paint... I am not willing to purchase a 2nd antenna until this one bites the dust or gets stolen.
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I used a rag and wrench and didn't scratch a thing, but i suppose it could..and the reception is not great even in big city like Chicago
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If it messes up the reception I think I will keep the stock one.
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I see zero interference... it works exactly the same for me here in middle Ga.
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I guess it depends on where you live.
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I guess it depends on where you live.
Probably. All of the stations I pick up have towers within a 30 mile radius. I could remove the antenna completely and still pick them up with only a little static.
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my issue with mine as it wiggles loose regularly.. mainly due to the fact that using a tool to tighten it will mess up the finish so I hand tighten it.
Use a pair of pliers with wide teeth and put a couple layers of electrical tape on them. The pliers will not take off the paint and you'll still be able to grip the antennae to tighten it.

To the OP, very nice...I actually think the 14" shorty was my first exterior mod to my car. That damn fishing pole looked horrible on the car. My reception's been fine...I use an Ipod adapter and it worked just as good as the stock one.
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Use a pair of pliers with wide teeth and put a couple layers of electrical tape on them. The pliers will not take off the paint and you'll still be able to grip the antennae to tighten it.

To the OP, very nice...I actually think the 14" shorty was my first exterior mod to my car. That damn fishing pole looked horrible on the car. My reception's been fine...I use an Ipod adapter and it worked just as good as the stock one.
Fishing pole... ha! That's awesome
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Ya. I use iPod all the time anyway. The shorties look so much better.
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Ya. I use iPod all the time anyway. The shorties look so much better.
Yes they do, hell that was the first thing I did to my F150, lol. Ordered an 05-09 mustang 14" shorty, now I have a couple of ice fishing poles sitting in the garage.
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Yes they do, hell that was the first thing I did to my F150, lol. Ordered an 05-09 mustang 14" shorty, now I have a couple of ice fishing poles sitting in the garage.
Man, I know what you mean. What's killer is there's really nothing to do with the old ones. I hate to throw it away, but know the only way I'll put it back on is if someone steals my shorty.
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Man, I know what you mean. What's killer is there's really nothing to do with the old ones. I hate to throw it away, but know the only way I'll put it back on is if someone steals my shorty.
They make excellent whips for kinky bed time
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They make excellent whips for kinky bed time
+1 I have the stock one sitting underneath my bed. Haha. Never know when your gunna need it.
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