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Old 11-05-2007, 04:41 AM   #1
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I would like to lose the stock antenna and replace it with either a powered one or an "under dash" one. No powered ones seem to be a direct replacement and the under dash ones have bad reviews (for reception). Any ideas?
I looked at 3rd Strike but can't get past the front page of his audio section... ;-)

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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You could always get a small dipole that tucks behind and above the rearview mirror... unless you have remote start.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:14 AM   #3
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Sadly the performance of your receiver will suffer greatly with an antenna other than the stock one.

Antennas use length, as capture area for the signal. Antenna mounted inside big metal box..ie your truck doesn't work very well.

The only signal ingress would be through the glass.

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:02 AM   #4
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Another option is to get a stubby billet antenna (different lengths... 4", 6", 8") - they look great and offer very good reception.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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I've heard good things about this one so I bought one, hopefully I'll find time to install it this weekend....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TT2C-...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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You may ask Duane at 3rdstrike.com. He has an under dash ant. if I remember correctly. See what he thinks of the one he got.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:33 PM   #7
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quote:1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
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man your roadrunner looks just like my old one. only thing missing is the wrecked front end and crushed rear.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #8
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Finally got this installed....works better than the outside antenna. I was able to pull the radio and it fit above the radio inside the dash, you will have to order an adapter to hook it up. 12.00 from Autozone. Very easy install....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TT2C-...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:24 AM   #10
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quote:You may ask Duane at 3rdstrike.com. He has an under dash ant. if I remember correctly. See what he thinks of the one he got.
Yes, I got one, but I don't hardly ever listen to FM anymore. I have Sirius....
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