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Best Shorty Antenna - Lets hear your reviews

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Jan 21, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    I want to know what the best shorty antennas are out there.
    Please list the manufacturer, model number and your opinion on reduced or increased reception.


    I had an AntennaX EuroStyle 13" inch antenna installed on my Tacoma.
    http://www.antennax.com/p-3960-eurostyle-13-inch-antenna-1995-thru-2014-toyota-tacoma.aspx
    The reception in the Denver metro area was good but driving outside of the city limits drastically reduced the reception. Stations that were clear in Boulder before were very statically to the point where I had to turn to another channel. Forget about listening to the radio in the foothills and mountains, too much static.

    On my new Tundra without an antenna at all the radio isnt that bad in town. Little static here and there. Im thinking that a shorty will be perfect in town. I will have to put the 13" AntennaX on it and test it out.

    On a 2nd Gen the antenna can be 26"-28" to match cab height.

    Manufacturer list:
    CravenSpeed: http://www.cravenspeed.com/categories/Toyota/
    AntennaX: http://www.antennax.com/m-14-toyota.aspx
    Vision (VSM): http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-CARBO...pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
    ShortAntenna: http://www.ebay.com/itm/260406786088?item=260406786088&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWAX:IT&vxp=mtr
    2010 Hotmotors: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRD-BLACK-CARBON-FIBER-SHORT-4-7-INCH-ANTENNA-For-Toyota-All-Model-/160859016459?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model:Tacoma&hash=item2573f1cd0b&vxp=mtrhttp://&afsrc=1
     
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  2. Jan 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    I was thinking about picking up a Honda S2000 antenna... I put one on my Celica back in the day and didn't notice a difference. The stock tundra one hits my garage door I can't take it anymore haha though I'm not sure if I will thread on, I haven't looked at the tundra one yet
     
  3. Jan 21, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    Sean266

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    I have the antennax one and have had no issues going on 2 years.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    I have the Cravenspeed stubby one and love the look of it, performance was good, but to be honest I never listen to local radio. I stream Google Music and use Sat radio for now. The times I did try local all of my stations were coming in fine. The look is what I liked most.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    csuviper

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    Day 1 antennax was good in most spots in the metro area but in a few spots I got a short few seconds of staticky radio.
     
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  6. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I had a Cravenspeed one when I had the Taco. Had a hell of a time getting it off when I wanted to go back to stock. The antenna wanted to unscrew from the inside part that screws into the truck instead of the whole thing unscrewing out of the truck. Reception kinda sucked, but it was mostly for looks since I don't listen to much FM radio.
     
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