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Antenna mod to inside the fender?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Bones2012, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Apr 13, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Bones2012

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    Has anyone done the antenna mod where you flip the antenna upside down and put it inside the fender?
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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  3. Apr 13, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    I saw a write up for that on another forum,,, or maybe it was here?:notsure:
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    I thought it was here or somewhere other forum but haven't been able to find it.
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    Anyone tried this???
     
  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    Anyone on a third gen?
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    Yep. I just installed fiberglass fenders. To deal with the antenna issue I temporarily installed it in the fender. Reception in LOUSY.
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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  10. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    What’s the point?

    A blank spot from where the antenna used to be looks worse than factory antenna.
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    I feel the same way. Either go the extra step and get the hole filled and painted, or just get a stubby antenna. :notsure:
     
  12. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Go find a sequoia fender. I did this mod to my 2008. I aimed the antenna forward instead of down. Worked well enough in Houston and I liked not having the hole in the fender.
     
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  13. Jul 7, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    I just tried this with carbon fiber fenders and it didn't work in my area. I moved the antenna up to the cowl beneath the hood and I still notice a lot of impedance.
     
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    I can't remember what I saw it on. But at sometime in the past I've seen some Toyota with antenna on the metal piece at side of windshield. I don't know what that area is called.
    But antenna come out at bottom and ran upwards along metal . And had a plastic piece about middle around antenna to stabilize it.
    It was laid back out of the way.
    I would love to have mine that way
     
  15. Jul 20, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    pull it out and stick it under your headliner. Seriously... it’ll work great. Just run the wire down the pillar and plug in your radio.
     

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