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Old 12-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Just got my 2010 FX4 SCREW and it's a tight fit into the parkade every day. The radio antenna whaps every beam as I go by. I'd like to replace it with something shorter or retractable before it breaks off. Is this an easy job? Anyone suggest anything better that others? I still hope for good reception becuase I live in the country....
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i am also having the same problem.. i know they exit but i have never gotten pricing.
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Unless they've changed since 06 the antenna simply screws into its base unit. Easy to remove and yes, you can replace them with shorter antennas - a wide variety available on ebay - and in various lengths. Search shorty antennas.

I changed mine out for a chrome 12" 'shorty' and reception was still fine. But (WARNING) the shorties - at least the one I bought - are not flexible like the OEM antenna. One trip too many thru the drive-thru car wash and my shorty broke off where it screws down INSIDE the antenna base. Now, I'm gonna have to change the entire base out. And I lost the antenna.

So if you replace it, look for flexibility in any replacement you get!

Retractable is a whole 'nother subject but they are out there and far more expensive and more difficult to install.
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Unless they've changed since 06 the antenna simply screws into its base unit. Easy to remove and yes, you can replace them with shorter antennas - a wide variety available on ebay - and in various lengths. Search shorty antennas.

I changed mine out for a chrome 12" 'shorty' and reception was still fine. But (WARNING) the shorties - at least the one I bought - are not flexible like the OEM antenna. One trip too many thru the drive-thru car wash and my shorty broke off where it screws down INSIDE the antenna base. Now, I'm gonna have to change the entire base out. And I lost the antenna.

So if you replace it, look for flexibility in any replacement you get!

Retractable is a whole 'nother subject but they are out there and far more expensive and more difficult to install.
Or maybe hand wash next time I understand that its alot of truck to wash I have a 2004 F150 Supercrew so yes i know its alot to wash but I think just taking the extra time and Hand Washing it pays off much better!
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I bought a black powdercoated stubby antenna also. Just dont drive through car washs do it by hand. Thats what I do! And they are real easy to install just screw it off and screw the new one in. I got mine from Amazon Warehouse Deals for 18 dollars shipped
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