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Old 02-13-2011, 10:34 PM
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:42 PM
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I put a shorty antennae on my truck, univeral one from Autozone and my reception is fine
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:18 AM
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I put a shorty antennae on my truck, univeral one from Autozone and my reception is fine
X2. much better looking and for $6.99 that i paid, cant go wrong
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:27 AM
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If you live in an area that has strong signals you probably won't notice any difference personally I don't even listen to radio any more my head unit has a usb connection and I plugged in a card reader to it so I can play any type of cards I or my friends have, also it plays mp3 and wma's from the cd's what do I need a radio for ?
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:34 PM
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So I put on a new short antenna today, works great. No difference in signal. In fact, as I discovered, it sounds fine with no antenna.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:01 AM
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I have a small black one that I bought of Ebay a couple of years ago, reception is great!
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:31 AM
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so i bought my ranger and discovered that the antenna cable was cut pretty much right at the radio. my reception isnt good at all, so i want to put a new one on. problem is, i dont know how to wire it... any suggestions/diagrams that could help? thanks
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:05 PM
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If you go to the JY and get one,it's pretty self explanitory,as you take the old one out just put the new one back in the same way.About all you will need to do is pop the glove compartment door down all the way.The antenna cable just runs from the antenna and along behind the GB and over into the radio bay behind your bezzel.Easy Peasey,No Knowledge Needed.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:16 PM
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can you paint antennas? lol would that be an issue?
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:36 PM
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can you paint antennas? lol would that be an issue?
Paint it up, no issues.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:52 PM
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I have a shorter one and have no problems.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:30 PM
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Anybody ever put a longer antenna on their truck?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:33 PM
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Paint it up, no issues.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:20 PM
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thanks man, im gonna give it a try tomorrow and see how it goes. my problem was that i couldnt find the other part of the antenna wire, but after looking behind the glove box i found it tucked waaayyyy up there haha is tying a wire/string to it going to be enough to be able to feed it back through?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:23 AM
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depends on 1.)how strong the string is but more important is You can just zip-tie the new one to existing things along the pathway to your radio bay.(there should be cavernous amounts of room under the dash to run the new cable)
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