Dude, you're killin' me! How did you get the ball off? I tried vice grips, no good...
I put vice grips on the antenna about 4 inches down. I put it into a vise and tightened it below the ball, just so the ball won't fit through. Put a towel over the ball so it does not fly away and hammered down on the vice grips. One hit and it came off easy.
I purchased the AntennaX 13" inch "off-road" antenna because I am tired of my stock antenna bouncing off my snorkel and making it sound as if I have carnage falling off my Jeep. I was extremely disappointed. I listen to the FM radio all the time and that is my constant source of "entertainment" in my vehicle. I installed this antenna without a doubt in my mind and thinking I wouldn't lose a noticeable amount of reception because of all the positive reviews, I was wrong. I immediately lost two of my favorite FM stations.The looks of the antenna are very appealing but the function just isn't there in my situation.
Maybe my snorkel was interfering with the antenna's performance but it is already off my Jeep and on it's way back to it's original home. I included some pictures below for reference of how high the snorkel is above the antenna.
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I bought one of those stubby antennas and I lost reception also.I live about 60 miles out side of San Diego and LA..It looks good.I imagine if you live in the city it would work better. Had it on one day.