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Old 11-06-2010, 04:24 PM
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Radio antenna replacement

Has anyone replaced their factory radio antenna with a shorter version? I'll need to do this if there's any chance of fitting in the garage.
 
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:31 PM
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Mine wouldn't fit in the garage either. So I took a hacksaw to it and pulled the ball off. I stuck the ball back on after the hacksaw job,...and touched up the scratches with black paint,,..works like a charm.

10 minute Fix.

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:56 PM
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Wow. I'm not sure I could bring myself to do that. Kinda like castration. I guess its an option though.
 
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:32 PM
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HAHA...no way man...it's my baby! That's like cutting off a finger!
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:01 AM
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I changed mine for same reason.Rubber boot on bottom will come out antenna mast just screws off.Can find short replacement at any auto parts store.
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bdb2047 View Post
I changed mine for same reason.Rubber boot on bottom will come out antenna mast just screws off.Can find short replacement at any auto parts store.

Great! Thanks.
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:28 AM
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I just drive in and out of the garage, it hits going in and out, but it's flexible and doesn't seem to hurt it. Also, it does no damage to my garage door.
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:25 PM
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I just drive in and out of the garage, it hits going in and out, but it's flexible and doesn't seem to hurt it. Also, it does no damage to my garage door.
Same here but I do have to fold the mirrors in. I take it easy and no damage to the door paint but it's visits to the garage are rare.
 
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WUSSES!!! It's a truck!!!

Plus it looks and Works great. Every night it's in the garage.

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Old 11-07-2010, 04:53 PM
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My truck will not fit into my garage but my Explorer does. The antenna hits every time in and out. Doesn't seem to hurt anything.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:33 AM
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Could use the stock antenna as a good height pre-warning system so as not to crush the cab run lights. I'll cut it so that it's about a half an inch higher then the lights. If the antenna scrapes, I'll back up.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:37 AM
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Could use the stock antenna as a good height pre-warning system so as not to crush the cab run lights. I'll cut it so that it's about a half an inch higher then the lights. If the antenna scrapes, I'll back up.
Not a bad idea.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:42 AM
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I don't have clearance lights (kinda wish I did) but my antenna hits every girder beam for 4-5 floors in the parking garage at work. I had replaced it with a shorter fiberglass one, but the carwash broke that one for me. For the last month it has had the stock one back on and smacking those beams twice daily. It's pretty torn up now.

The shorter fiberglass one came from Autozone and I think it was about $15-20. It worked well before it was broken
 
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Simple solution!!

This one is so easy, it makes me laugh!

Simply measure the distance from the floor to the top of the radio antenna mast. Then measure the distance from the top of the radio antenna mast to the obstruction. Then lower the suspension of the truck in question accordingly! You will clear the overhead obstruction with no problems, and your truck will look just that much cooler! (This modification may require that you purchase a "coffee can" tailpipe extension that makes your pickup sound flatulent...).
 
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bmiller131 View Post
Has anyone replaced their factory radio antenna with a shorter version? I'll need to do this if there's any chance of fitting in the garage.
Here is what I went with on mine. I had a tall one that hit in garages, then a short rigid one, but it kept getting bent in the carwash. This one is flimsy rubber, but works fine.

Amazon.com: Scosche RM906R Rubber Antenna Replacement Mast: Electronics
 

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