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Old 03-30-2011, 07:40 AM
RedFireMetallic RedFireMetallic is offline
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Question Antenna modification is in order.

My antenna keeps swiping the underground parking garage door on the way out and also on the way in. Is there a shorter version for a replacement that would not compromise signal strength?

I've looked on ebay, nothing really except for them ugly stubbies.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:51 AM
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Let it hit... mine hits everything and its fine. My cb antenna whacks even more stuff.

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:54 AM
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it's just that when I hear it hit, it hurts me inside. You have to understand the connection between man and machine. :-(
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:30 AM
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Put a Z in the stock antenna to shorten it up
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:34 AM
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i pulled mine out of its base, cut it short enough to clear the garage door and then brazed it back into the base. works great
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Antenna modification is in order.

i use my antenna to get in my truck when i lock the keys in it i could care less if it hits something it doesnt hurt anything
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 AM
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Put a Z in the stock antenna to shorten it up
Now there's an idea! Thanks.

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i use my antenna to get in my truck when i lock the keys in it i could care less if it hits something it doesnt hurt anything
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:57 AM
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they make 8" and 13" CLICK HERE
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:02 AM
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they make 8" and 13" CLICK HERE
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:06 AM
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when i offroad it hits things OFTEN sometimes going 30 mph....its perfectly fine lol i do understand the connection but think of it as.....protection warning for ur cab? haha
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:12 AM
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when i offroad it hits things OFTEN sometimes going 30 mph....its perfectly fine lol i do understand the connection but think of it as.....protection warning for ur cab? haha
I agree. I guess I can just let it go.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:15 AM
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r u lifted is that why u hit? seems like a garage door would be able to at least accomponay a big suv or something

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:17 AM
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I have got a shorty, here is a pic

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:19 AM
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hmmmm doesnt look as awakward as i thought, got a pic further back?
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:19 AM
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r u lifted is that why u hit? seems like a garage door would be able to at least accomponay a big suv or something

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nvm ur not lifted
I only have 76" height clearance to get down, once i'm down, there is alot more head room. It's a bitter sweet relationship. No bodylift room, yet the truck is stored indoors.
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