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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
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Shorter or FLAT antenna for 11 Liberty?

So I am in the process of potentially buying my mom's Jeep Liberty limited. The one issue is the factory antenna is too tall for my garage and will snap it right off. I know they make a "shorty" one. Is there a nice flat one that anyone has used?

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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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Yeah they have stubby antennas on eBay that are a couple inches tall. I don't know how well they work though.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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There are definitely shorty antennas but I was not able to get very good reception with the one I bought. I returned to stock after a couple months
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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I want good reception, but the factory option would not fit in my garage. I am frusterated. Thankfully I did not buy yet.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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A stubby antenna isn't too expensive maybe a few bucks for you to try it out first.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:33 AM   #6
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I want good reception, but the factory option would not fit in my garage. I am frusterated. Thankfully I did not buy yet.

Might be a burden to do every time, but you could take it off when you are parking in the garage for the night. The stock one does flex a little, not sure how much pressure it can take, but mine gets bent every single day entering and exiting my carport.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #7
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I would not want to do that each and every day. Not worth it. Have two kids. Want to get them inside asap to play after a long day at work. Plus, I would have to put it on every AM at 6 AM to put it on for my early commute. Just not gonna happen.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #8
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the oem antenna is flexible, don't think you need to change it
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Unread 03-07-2014, 02:43 PM   #9
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the oem antenna is flexible, don't think you need to change it
Yup. If you haven't looked at in detail yet, you'll be surprised how flexible it is.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 02:54 PM   #10
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Agree, drive it in there... sure it will be fine..

Wow, I couldn't imagine a garage that low........ I'm spoiled....
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Unread 03-07-2014, 04:45 PM   #11
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I imagine the problem would be backing out, as the antenna is slanted backwards. In would be no problem, but could catch on the way back out, like the barb on a fish hook.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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I imagine the problem would be backing out, as the antenna is slanted backwards. In would be no problem, but could catch on the way back out, like the barb on a fish hook.
+1, I almost broke mine off like that. Mine is outside all the time except when it's too cold to work on it out there and then the antenna comes off so I can get it in and out of the garage without any issue.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #13
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I imagine the problem would be backing out, as the antenna is slanted backwards. In would be no problem, but could catch on the way back out, like the barb on a fish hook.
I didn't think of that. Good point.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 05:59 AM   #14
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Have a look at the antenna on the 2012 KK. It's noticeably shorter than the 2008-2011. I test drove a 2011 from the dealer and the antenna hit my roller doors. My 2012 goes in and out with no problem.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:59 AM   #15
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I was concerned after my lift my KK that it'd be too tall to fit in my garage.

It fits perfectly and the antenna has a few inches to spare.
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