1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Any decent short antennas?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Fireace, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Oct 5, 2016 at 1:47 PM
    #1
    Fireace

    Fireace [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Member:
    #4681
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2014 Crewmax Limited
    AFE Momentum Gt Pro
    i have looked but it seems a lot get crappy reception. I like the look but I also like to listen to the radio sometimes when not streaming music. Does anyone have a short antenna that performs well and looks good?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM
    #2
    Junior4888

    Junior4888 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #4695
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Moxee, WA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Dbl Cab 4.7l
    I have been looking at the same thing. I like the look but was curious about the quality. They are under 10 bucks on ebay for a colored TRD antenna.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM
    #3
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,461
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    RowdyRon and Fireace like this.
  4. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM
    #4
    TheBeast

    TheBeast Mr Line-X

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Member:
    #3246
    Messages:
    1,091
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 CM 4x4 TRD
    most of them are so so..I ended up putting back my stock one..I wouldn't mind a slightly shorter one but that gets good reception.
     
    Fireace likes this.
  5. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM
    #5
    Junior4888

    Junior4888 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #4695
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Moxee, WA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Dbl Cab 4.7l
    [​IMG]
     
    Fireace likes this.
  6. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM
    #6
    Junior4888

    Junior4888 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #4695
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Moxee, WA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Dbl Cab 4.7l
    7.99 on ebay it might be worth trying out
     
  7. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:27 PM
    #7
    ToyotaTundraMike

    ToyotaTundraMike Not A New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Member:
    #2256
    Messages:
    843
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tundra
    antennaX makes some good ones. I wouldnt go too short if you actually listen to the radio. My 13" does great in town but I do notice that I lose signal a little sooner than stock when I leave town.
     
    Krezz and Fireace like this.
  8. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM
    #8
    Junior4888

    Junior4888 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #4695
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Moxee, WA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Dbl Cab 4.7l
    thats what i was wondering that one i showed is 4.7" seems a little to small. but i have had cars with the shark fin antenna that were awesome.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM
    #9
    Fireace

    Fireace [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Member:
    #4681
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2014 Crewmax Limited
    AFE Momentum Gt Pro
    Yea I had an Acura ILX that had the shark fin and had great reception. Kinda strange
     
  10. Oct 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM
    #10
    ytank1

    ytank1 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Member:
    #4236
    Messages:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Looking at this myself but I read some reviews saying that the carbon fiber peels off exposing a dingy yellow/copper color underneath. Any issues with yours?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2016 at 6:22 PM
    #11
    Junior4888

    Junior4888 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #4695
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Moxee, WA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Dbl Cab 4.7l
    Have not bought one yet, posted here to get feedback before buying. Alot of smart guys in this forum.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2016 at 6:32 PM
    #12
    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Member:
    #2160
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    Parker, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 White Crew Max TRD
    I have the 6" Antenna X Stubby. I don't listen to radio (listen to satellite) so it was more for the size/look. Haven't tried out reception yet.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2016 at 6:53 PM
    #13
    Krezz

    Krezz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4132
    Messages:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra CrewMax TRD
    In Signature
    I'm using the Antenna X Stubby as well. Mainly preferred the look, and the in town radio is fine for what I'm used to listening to. No complaints here.

    IMG_20160827_100621.jpg
     
    RowdyRon likes this.
  14. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:18 PM
    #14
    16tunterd

    16tunterd New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3549
    Messages:
    394
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Warren
    Santa Cruz
    Vehicle:
    '16 CM limited
    ADS C/O w/clickers, Camburg UCA,Fox 2.5 w/dsc rear, Toytech shackles, chrome delete, Pro grille, TRD dual exhaust, de-badged, black LED tail lights. BHLM w/projectors, 295 70 18 Cooper STT pro on stock rims w/1.25" Spider Tracks. Morimoto fogs.
    I
    I've got the stubby antenna and the reception is awful. Someone on here did real life testing of different antennas, think it was matluth (sorry for butchering the name). I've played with attaching a wire to the other side of the stubby and hiding it in the wheel well and I can actually improve the reception. I haven't had time but thought I'd try soldering the wire to the bottom of the stubby and running it up the pillar alongside the windshield.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:23 PM
    #15
    NJMIke

    NJMIke New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Member:
    #3146
    Messages:
    96
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra Double Cab SR5
    Rial cast wheels. Looking for TRD Pro grill with chrome surround
  16. Oct 5, 2016 at 8:24 PM
    #16
    veg hed

    veg hed Thug

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Member:
    #3350
    Messages:
    180
    Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2016 Ta-Tundra
    I was thinking about buying a stubby antenna the other day and remember reading about the test someone did while they where driving around town. @Law323 posted the thread above that has a lot of good info on this subject.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2016 at 6:13 AM
    #17
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    There are a lot of decent aftermarket antennas out there. I did a write on a few of them previously here on the forum. One thing for sure is it's hard to find the perfect antenna that will get decent reception anywhere. I keep three different lengths in my under seat storage bin. Only takes a few seconds to swap. All depends where I'm at. Flatland, mountains, canyons, in the city. Antenna X is pretty good.
     
  18. Oct 20, 2016 at 10:09 AM
    #18
    fnubersr

    fnubersr New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Member:
    #4931
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Vehicle:
    Tundra Platinum Ed 2015
    Gray, none
    I have tried several stubby and shorter ones but can't get the HD to work. If you have apps like for traffic and weather maps etc they don't work without an HD antennae. Have to remove mine every time I go thru a carwash.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2016 at 10:13 AM
    #19
    TheBeast

    TheBeast Mr Line-X

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Member:
    #3246
    Messages:
    1,091
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 CM 4x4 TRD
    I use my stock antenna as a guide at my works parking structure. When it hits the concrete ceiling I know I'm close to my roof..lol
     
    RowdyRon, COMiamiFan and Fireace like this.
  20. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:09 PM
    #20
    gdiep

    gdiep New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2016
    Member:
    #4540
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    Syracuse, New York
    Vehicle:
    2014 Red Tundra CM SR5
    I have one of these, installed for about one month now. I don't know if the carbon fiber will peel - too early to tell. The reception seems fine, but I mostly listen to the sat radio. My opinion is that it looks too small on the Tundra. I think something in at least the 8 inch range would look better.
     
  21. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:22 PM
    #21
    NJMIke

    NJMIke New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Member:
    #3146
    Messages:
    96
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra Double Cab SR5
    Rial cast wheels. Looking for TRD Pro grill with chrome surround
    I'm 99% certain that the Sat Radio antenna is that funny little bump on the roof on the right side of the truck. The old radio antenna is for AM, FM & maybe HD radio. If I'm correct you could remove your standard antenna and not replace it at all and the Sat radio should still work. I'm half way between NY City & Philadelphia dozens of radio stations. When I tried the shorty TRD antenna, I lost between 80-90% of these stations, maybe more. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will let me know.
    :crapstorm:
     
  22. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:31 PM
    #22
    gdiep

    gdiep New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2016
    Member:
    #4540
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    Syracuse, New York
    Vehicle:
    2014 Red Tundra CM SR5
    Yes. I am aware that the stubby antenna is for am/fm. That is why I said that it seems fine, but I mostly listen to sat radio. My main complaint is that it is just too short and doesn't look good on my Tundra. If it also receives poor reception as you have experienced, then there are 2 reasons to go with something else.
     
  23. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:40 PM
    #23
    NJMIke

    NJMIke New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Member:
    #3146
    Messages:
    96
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra Double Cab SR5
    Rial cast wheels. Looking for TRD Pro grill with chrome surround
    The only one that works for me so far is the 31" antenna that came standard with the truck. I've tried a few others, all shorter, and returned them all due to poor reception.
     
  24. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:48 PM
    #24
    Tiger Tanker

    Tiger Tanker Tyranny doesn't leap, it creeps

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Tacoma WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 White Platinum Edition Tundra
    none so far
    I have a 2016 platinum tundra. Other than compromising my radio reception, are there any other drawbacks of removing the antenna?
     
  25. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    #25
    BlueBottle

    BlueBottle New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4572
    Messages:
    296
    Vehicle:
    '16 Platinum 4x4
    I'm happy with the antennaX off-road 13".
     
  26. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:55 PM
    #26
    toddvr

    toddvr New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4465
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Todd
    Geneva, IL
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra Platinum Crewmax
    TRD Pro Grille, De-Chromed, Powder-coated OEM Wheels Black, 2" Front leveling kit, Bakflip G2 cover, Bed Auto Lock, Stubby Ant., Husky Liners, Tinted front windows, Remote Start.
    I haven't found one yet...just took my stubby off today and replaced with factory antenna.
     
  27. Oct 20, 2016 at 12:55 PM
    #27
    gdiep

    gdiep New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2016
    Member:
    #4540
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    Syracuse, New York
    Vehicle:
    2014 Red Tundra CM SR5
    As someone had mentioned above, no drawbacks but you have to plug the hole.
     
    Tiger Tanker likes this.
  28. Oct 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM
    #28
    Dustydirt19

    Dustydirt19 Hoghead

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Member:
    #4315
    Messages:
    297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dustin
    Duluth, MN
    Vehicle:
    2015 Blue Ribbon Metallic 5.7L SR5 TRD DC
    Gibson Metal Mulisha cat-back exhaust, S&B cold air intake, N-Fab Hooped Nerf Bars, big stick antenna, sales organizer and tray, weathertech laser cut floor mats, weathertech window deflectors To come...... Toytec boss 3" lift with uca's and shackles Bushwacker fender flares Iron cross pre-runner front bumper and rear bumper Long way to go!!
    I have a 6 in AMI big stick antenna and mine works fine. I listen to satellite and not the regular radio a lot but when I tested it out after I installed it is couldn't tell the difference
     
  29. Oct 20, 2016 at 1:31 PM
    #29
    aramirez73

    aramirez73 The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    847
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Milky Way Earth North America Texas
    Vehicle:
    2014 MagGrayMetallic TSS CM 4WD SR5 5.7FF
    Rough Country lift 4.5"F/4"R 35x12.50R20 Toyo Open Country AT II/ 20" Fuel rims "Mavericks"/ S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp/ KatSkins seat covers/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ AM-AUTO tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar
    What's all the hub bub bout these short stubby antennas are they really better than stock idk much bout this topic can any one fill me in seen few trucks in my area with em
     
  30. Oct 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM
    #30
    Dustydirt19

    Dustydirt19 Hoghead

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Member:
    #4315
    Messages:
    297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dustin
    Duluth, MN
    Vehicle:
    2015 Blue Ribbon Metallic 5.7L SR5 TRD DC
    Gibson Metal Mulisha cat-back exhaust, S&B cold air intake, N-Fab Hooped Nerf Bars, big stick antenna, sales organizer and tray, weathertech laser cut floor mats, weathertech window deflectors To come...... Toytec boss 3" lift with uca's and shackles Bushwacker fender flares Iron cross pre-runner front bumper and rear bumper Long way to go!!
    Looks that's about it
     
To Top