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Old 05-16-2019, 10:14 PM
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I run the 50 cal bullet antenna, The ronin one. Works well for me, have not noticed any bad reception. In truth I listen to a lot of satellite radio as well.
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The antenna mast is ONLY for FM.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:16 AM
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I have this one on.

It's actually an antennae from an AP.

It works great, but not as good as the stock one as far as operating distance.

But I usually listen to podcasts anyway, too many commercials on the radio.




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If you're not listening to FM, you can remove the antenna mast.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:56 PM
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I shortened mine because it hit the garage going in and out. You can pull the ball off with a bench vise cut it to size and then epoxy the ball back on. Still works perfect.
This is what I did. Check YouTube for more detailed instructions.
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Originally Posted by UnkLeRaRa View Post
I have this one on.

It's actually an antennae from an AP.

It works great, but not as good as the stock one as far as operating distance.

But I usually listen to podcasts anyway, too many commercials on the radio.



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Old 05-18-2019, 10:24 PM
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I too installed the 6 antenna from TheAntennaSource ( bigger photo) after the first stubby (corner pic) lost most of local the reception. I've ran thru the carwash multiple times without issue, & reception is still as well as it was with the full mast antenna

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You can run up to advanced auto parts. They got several. Or at least mine does.
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#1SaintsFan - You can run up to advanced auto parts. They got several. Or at least mine does.
And ... Unless they have a wire twisted around the full-length of the antenna (like the OEM or TheAntennaSource's), they'll whistle like a **** at highway speeds.

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I ordered the 6 3/4" antenna from The Antenna Source through Amazon. Got it very quickly.

That being said, it's just not that great. First off, it has a total of EIGHT mold injection holes that are left open with little pieces of rubber flapping around. In my opinion, something this size should have zero holes or they should be back filled after molded. Second, the threaded rod is not straight. It threads on crooked and you can watch it wobble as the rod is threaded into the antenna or as the antenna is threaded onto the truck. Third, the base is not the same diameter as the mounting base on the truck. Fourth, the "black" is off black and not the same color as the mounting base.

Really wanted to love the thing, but I have to give my honest opinion for others on this board. I'd go to a local auto parts store and pick one up cheaper. I see no benefit to the one I purchased. Being Amazon, I could easily return it for a refund, but I think it's more important to give everyone an accurate review. It just could be better in many ways.
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