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Old 10-13-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting a shorter antenna, would you guys recommend 8 or 14 inch
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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On my '09, I bought a junk yard antenna, cut if off at 15", scuffed it up with a 3M pad, painted it black, and stuck a plug from a vacuum (carburetor) kit on the tip. I only made it 15" because that seemed to look good at the time. A friend of mine saw this and cut his at 14". I get good radio reception where I live and work, and I didn't loose and radio quality.
Get a junk yard antenna, cut it at 14", see how it works.
If good, cut it again at 8". If good, great! If not, cut your original antenna at 14".
I think my junk yard antenna was $5.
Oh yeah, I cut it with a small bolt cutters. Antennas are a bit tough.
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w/o insulting you will get poorer reception
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:26 AM   #4
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Yep. You are very likely to get poor reception, especially at 8".
An inexpensive test is with the cheap junk yard antenna.
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Mines a 6", works fine, no problem of any kind. Got in done at Mustang Spealties, receipt doesn't say Brand, might be from Steeda, part #1750-06.
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Is that the Brand name?
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Mine came with an 8" and I get good reception

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Old 10-23-2017, 03:48 PM   #9
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I got the 8 inch and it was a big change but I like how I don't have a huge antenna swaying in the wind while driving. Lost so reception but not enough that I would go back as I use Bluetooth for the most part anyways
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Lol I was not aware that ppl still put up with terrestrial radio... Freaking trash programming, commercials and moron jockeys who try way too hard. Give me my Google Play/Youtube Red subscription and unlimited music for $10/mo.
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I have the 8" from American Muscle and it's not bad.


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Just delete it looks way better

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Old 10-29-2017, 10:32 PM   #13
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I have an 8" shorty. It works fine in a populated area with good radio coverage. When I go out for a long drive, or take the Mustang on a trip I reach in the trunk and put the stock antenna back on.

I enjoy my free, paid by ads, radio.
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I have an 8" shorty. It works fine in a populated area with good radio coverage. When I go out for a long drive, or take the Mustang on a trip I reach in the trunk and put the stock antenna back on.

I enjoy my free, paid by ads, radio.
Same here. I listen to talk radio 80% of the time anyway.
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Great idea, keeping both antennas.
I gave my long original one away, and it too was cut, scuffed up, and painted.
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I bought the Stubby from CravenSpeed in Portland, OR. It looks much better and reception is okay. I usually listen to music from a USB thumb drive, so reception is not a big deal.
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I haven't really Tested the one I have on a long road trip, I wonder how it will react.
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The short antenna does hurt the signal but I use Bluetooth for my music so not too worried. Did it mainly for looks and the fact that the old one wiggled all over the place when driving.
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I haven't really Tested the one I have on a long road trip, I wonder how it will react.
+ 5mpg from reduced drag
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+ 5mpg from reduced drag
Hahahaha.Lol
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