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Hey where did you get that antenna? Did they have a chrome version? I want a chrome one.
That antena is the one linked at the begining of the thread from truckexpressions.com.









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post #17 of 115 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 08:32 AM
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I would like to know, if the antenna's mentioned , from various venders , work in the city as well as the one that comes on the solstice? Also which one seems to be the best regardless of price or size? [6in. 12 in. 2.5 in ect.] Also what manufacturer, and how to access. I want to change for looks, but not looking for another problem, such as reception.
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I would like to know, if the antenna's mentioned , from various venders , work in the city as well as the one that comes on the solstice? Also which one seems to be the best regardless of price or size? [6in. 12 in. 2.5 in ect.] Also what manufacturer, and how to access. I want to change for looks, but not looking for another problem, such as reception.
Just get yourself a stubby one and use it when you are listening to CD's or a strong radio station, and keep your stock antenna in the trunk for when you really need it.

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Just ordered the Stubby Antenna this morning. Since I have XM not really too concerned on it's range

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Thanks Venom...I am in FL too, save for some minor hills, you're right its flat as a pancake. Bad news is that we dont' have any good windy hills to drive on right?
Surprisingly, I ordered mine on the weekend and got it on Wed...super fast and the 0 size antenna is about as mini-me as you can get.

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Just ordered the Stubby Antenna this morning. Since I have XM not really too concerned on it's range
I am so into my XM that I forgot I had FM. Do people really listen to FM anymore? Just ordered my stubby antenna and waiting to put on the really cool looking custom colored all weather car cover on from KappaSphere that just showed up. (They said 4 - 6 weeks. Showed up in 1 week) So cool!
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I think that the antenna that comes with the Sol is just right! I tried a shorter one and didn't like it. Oh, well. To each his/her own...
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My first try on a stubby is a 12 incher that is black and very pliable, so after a drive for a while at 40 or higher the antenna has bowed a bit and it looks cool standing still like the car is made for speed.. Just a slight bend... after a while it returns to staright.. I'm sure I willl try others, but the 12 brought the tip if the antenna in line more with the top. Top down, a shorter one might look better..

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The thing about the 2.5" antenna is that pretty much disapears from view, specially in the top down mode, but as others folks have said, is all on what you like, after all is your car.

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I like the smaller antenna, but I do want it to have range as well. Maybe someone will combine to two (looks and range)

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I like the smaller antenna, but I do want it to have range as well. Maybe someone will combine to two (looks and range)
If that is the case check out the "J" series from that company who sells the same antenna. It is a little larger but has a really nice look and has better reception from what they tell me.
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I ordered a stubby antenna from my local auto parts store ,they can order about anything.Used it for a while took it off,better reception with stock one.But it sure looks better with a stubby.Also ordering from parts store saved me shipping.Yes longer gives better reception.

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My Stubby should be in any day now. Does anyone know if it's a pain in the rear to replace or can just about anyone do it? I hear alot of debate about the reception VS the look. I hope it's worth it. I have the XM and mostly use it, But when you can put an MP3 on there and listen to it for hours who needs FM?

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If that is the case check out the "J" series from that company who sells the same antenna. It is a little larger but has a really nice look and has better reception from what they tell me.

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I had ordered the I-series 3.5" stubby and selected the Pontiac Vibe. It won't work for me because it has the wrong size female end. It came with a male adapter for the right size, but I don't think the threaded bolt comes out of the antennae mount. Any suggestions?

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