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post #1 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Stubby Antenna

Heard theres pro's and con's of getting one of those little antennas that doesnt come up higher than the hood line, plus i cant find any online. If anyone has any input help me out here

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post #2 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM
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I just got one from quadratec. I like the way it looks. I just put it on the other day and have only been doing local driving back and forth to work. So far reception seems to be the same as the stock antenna.


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post #3 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 09:34 AM
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They won't catch branches off road like the longer ones do too
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heard theres pro's and con's of getting one of those little antennas that doesnt come up higher than the hood line, plus i cant find any online. If anyone has any input help me out here
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Antenna X, a sponsor here sells them.. http://www.amazon.com/Off-Road-13-in...ntenna+jeep+jk

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I've got the shorty Antenna-X on mine. Looks about as tall as the one pictured above, but thicker and semi=flexible rubber. I live in a VERY hilly area, and there are occasional reception issues but it's pretty minor and not much worse than the factory antenna. I haven't found a drawback yet.

Edit: Yeah, it's the one posted just above. Good timing.

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thanks, i live in a basically flat seashore area, so hills shouldnt be an issue, time to get one i guess
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x2 on Antenna x,

I hardly use fm but when I do the antenna still works fine, and prevents damage to the A pillar
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post #9 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 10:20 AM
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Antenna X here too. Works just fine. I mostly listen to AM sports never had a prob. Also, it seems like I saw a post where someone had made their stock antenna into a stubby. Somehow they popped the ball off of the top, trimmed it down and replaced the ball. Sounds pretty cool, I couldn't find the post when I searched though...

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I just got one from quadratec. I like the way it looks. I just put it on the other day and have only been doing local driving back and forth to work. So far reception seems to be the same as the stock antenna.


http://www.quadratec.com/products/75006_92X3_PG.htm




why does the 6" antenna more expensive then the longer antenna seems like it should be less do to less materials unless they increased the price based on popularity wich is a crappy thing to do.

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x2 on Antenna x,

I hardly use fm but when I do the antenna still works fine, and prevents damage to the A pillar
x3, on antenna X


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post #13 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM
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x1 more on the Antenna-X. no issues at all with reception. it's fairly flexible too, won't snag.

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post #14 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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AntennaX was the first thing I bought for my Jeep off this site. Very satisfied with it. If anything the reception is a little better on certain stations I listen to.

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post #15 of 69 Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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Any experience with hidden antenna? How is the reception if you got one?
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