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03zx3hatch 05-20-2005 07:52 PM

anyone have pics of shorty antenna on car
 
and how is radio reception?

S2 05-20-2005 08:09 PM

Are you talking home made (like cutting down your stock one) or aftermarket ones?

For mine, no reception loss at all, cut it down over 50% and no problem. No pics right now but I can go take some if you want. Let me know....

03zx3hatch 05-20-2005 08:12 PM

thanks. I was referring to this one:

http://www.myfordperformance.com/foc...ils/fc-ant.jpg
http://www.intakesandexhaust.com/cat...d3a1bfc13b30de


I wanted to see a picture of how it actually looks on the car.

Lil PZEV 05-20-2005 08:46 PM

I had the silver one like that for a while until it snapped off with some accumulated snow :/

It affected reception only a little bit that I noticed... channels that were strong before you didn't notice any change, but weak stations got fuzzier or got lost altogether. If you're in a metro/suburban area there will be a lot less change than if you're more rural, I'm guessing.

Also, I've heard those black shorties fade to a crazy purple color, so that's something to keep in mind if you wanted that particular one.

03zx3hatch 05-20-2005 09:00 PM

Yeah I would only get the black one....thats good to know i guess. I'd like to see a few pictures of it on the car first though.


edit: i just found the "how to" do it yourself shorty antenna and that looks pretty damn easy.......was it easy and how does it look S2? can you post some pics this weekend?

Thanks!

mscott827 05-20-2005 09:51 PM

I have the black one...might be able to see it in my gallery...I noticed a few small differences

W~Phoenix~{RC} 05-20-2005 09:52 PM

Here's a pic of the silver billet shorty on my car... It isn't the particular colour you are looking for, but I suppose it would give you a rough idea of what it would look like. ^_^ I haven't noticed anything weird with the reception compared to the stock antenna.

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/b-c...horty_ant2.JPG

Cheers!

mscott827 05-20-2005 09:56 PM

Black One
 
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...00_29_full.jpg

I think this is the same one, if not it's pretty close...

zx34me 05-20-2005 10:04 PM

diy shorty
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/2b58e617.jpg

03zx3hatch 05-20-2005 10:26 PM

wow you guys are quick...and those pics look great.. finally, those with the shorty, are you happy with how it looks? does it look tacked on?


i am starting to lean again towards buying the $20 one and keeping my stock one as is in case.

thanks to all for their quick replies.


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