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I slipped while washing the truck and bent the antenna in the mishap, thus, it broke when I tried to straighten it up.
Since I have to replace the antenna, I thought I would ask if anyone here have experienced any better off brand antenna? Any suggestion?
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I've wanted to get one of these "stubby" replacement antennaes for quite some time. I use Sirius satellite radio and never listen to FM so it would be purely for aesthetic purposes.

http://www.performanceproducts4truc...x?pid=109926&name=Stubbie+Replacement+Antenna

I was going to get the 15" or was it the 21" ??? I can't remember how long stock is but I wanted to go a little shorter. Like something that is close to even with the top of the cab. Probably 21" is close to the cab height. I remember some folks on this forum got these a while back.
 

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The Performance Products stubby (21" IIRC) works well for me.
 

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cwhiley said:
I've wanted to get one of these "stubby" replacement antennaes for quite some time. I use Sirius satellite radio and never listen to FM so it would be purely for aesthetic purposes.

http://www.performanceproducts4trucks.com/productpage.aspx?pid=109926&name=Stubbie+Replacement+Antenna

I was going to get the 15" or was it the 21" ??? I can't remember how long stock is but I wanted to go a little shorter. Like something that is close to even with the top of the cab. Probably 21" is close to the cab height. I remember some folks on this forum got these a while back.

The 21" one is right about cab height and is the one I replaced the OEM with.
 

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elwinna said:
Another 21" stubbie here. It sits low enough that I don't scrape my carport with it anymore. Solid antenna!
It's a little too solid. Snapped clean off when it hit a branch. I've got the 0" stubbie going now.

Never listen to the radio anyway. Not sure how I'm going to get that adapter out of there either.
 

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Other than the S2000 antenna... anyone else got one of the REALLY short antennas on their Tacoma? I'm thinking about getting a shorter one. Just don't want to completely lose my FM reception... even though it's only on for Titan's football games, usually.
 

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I noticed something while up in the mountains this past week. If you have an antenna just slightly taller than the cab it works as a great, "Am I going to make it under this tree?" guide! There were trees down all over the place and the antenna really helped, so I didn't have to get out of the truck all the time.

-Barry-
 

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i may switch to a shorter antenna as i noticed the other day while going through the backwoods of socal for work, my antenna was grabbing a lot low branches, kind of annoying.
 

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Figured I'd resurrect this thread to show you guys my $5 solution to the antenna dilemma.

Literally... $5. Advance Auto Parts. It's flexible rubber, and the reception seems better than the stock flagpole. Comes with the adapter you'll need for our trucks.

 

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Almost shit myself the first time I went through a parking garage with the lift.
The antenna hit on almost ever concrete cross member, not to mention those scary little pipes hanging down.
Come to think of it, I haven't even driven through there with the new 33's yet. :ugh3:
 
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