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Old 01-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #11  
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i have the shorty from americanmuscle and hated the wind noise on the interstate.

i just put the stocker back on, but i might cut it myself later.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:21 PM   #12  
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I went to Autozone, bought a $7 antenna (no wire wrap)and cut it to ~12 in. Expoxied a ball on the end. A little gloss black paint. Looks good and I can still "roll back" to the stocker if ever the need.
I did exactly the same thing except I cut it to about 14". I wasn't sure how my reception would be, but no worries. The shorty antenna has great reception.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #13  
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i have the shorty from americanmuscle and hated the wind noise on the interstate.

i just put the stocker back on, but i might cut it myself later.
what size was yours sonic?

anyone else experience this?
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:48 PM   #14  
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i have the shorty from americanmuscle and hated the wind noise on the interstate.

i just put the stocker back on, but i might cut it myself later.
what size was yours sonic?

anyone else experience this?
http://www.americanmuscle.com/14in-antenna.html

that's the one i had. and yes there's a couple of threads on the added wind noise.

it's because it's thicker and not curved to route any wind.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #15  
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14" from americanmuscle is the way to go IMO......
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #16  
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14" from American Muscle.. it just looks right!! No change in reception.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #17  
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http://www.americanmuscle.com/14in-antenna.html

I love mine. I think the 8" is just too short and looks out of place. The 14" flows with the roof nicely and provides a bit better reception.
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I put mine on last week. Took about 15 seconds! I still get the Wisconsin station no problem.


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http://www.americanmuscle.com/14in-antenna.html

I love mine. I think the 8" is just too short and looks out of place. The 14" flows with the roof nicely and provides a bit better reception.
+1

I put mine on last week. Took about 15 seconds! I still get the Wisconsin station no problem.


I don't get any Wisconsin stations...
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #19  
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If you want something a little different this is a true shorty. I have no problems with reception but I almost never listen to the radio. This is a quality piece made of billet alum with a powdercoated black finish. I got it on an ebay store for about $25. I like it and I'd keep it even if it had poor reception because I like the look.




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Old 01-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #20  
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what ebay store

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