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AutoZone has a flexible black antenna that just screws into the original antenna base. It is about 10 inches long and gets great reception. The cost is less that a dollar an inch. A lot of the NEO/PAs have them and everyone seems to like the look and the fact that it is still flexible.

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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?
What you have to do is not fill in the car make. I ordered Type "O" and then in the comment section I added that it was for a Solstice. Not not specify car type. They have had lots of queries so they knew what I was talking about and I had the right one in my hand in less than a week. Perfect fit. It screwed right in.
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Just got a nice one from ebay and it looks great http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLACK...temZ8048601716

it was a hair under $14 shipped it came with adapters but I did not need any of them. I will post a pic of it on the car. Next on my list is fabricating some pedals and a dead pedal. would have made the antenna on my dads lathe but I am lazy...pedals that is a different story as they are way $$$ for sol specific ones

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Just got a nice one from ebay and it looks great http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLACK...temZ8048601716

it was a hair under $14 shipped it came with adapters but I did not need any of them. I will post a pic of it on the car. Next on my list is fabricating some pedals and a dead pedal. would have made the antenna on my dads lathe but I am lazy...pedals that is a different story as they are way $$$ for sol specific ones
How much you want to make an extra set of pedals while your at it?

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stubby antenna

Does solstice take male or female connection on stubby antenna, and is it 5mm or 6mm. ect.
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Does solstice take male or female connection on stubby antenna, and is it 5mm or 6mm. ect.
The Sol has a male connection and is 6mm.

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The Sol has a male connection and is 6mm.

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Now that's weird... mine was a female conection. Best way... take your antenna off and look.
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stubby

well here is the stubby attached to the sol
sorry about poor quality as I used my pocket camera.


as for the pedals I made the stencil for the dead pedal and got lazy for the main pedals as I got a universal billet aluminum set on clearance to use until I made some others and to see how the pattern/size works for grip. The dead pedal should be very easy to make, and then just drill a few holes and bolt it on (did that for my wrx too as it did not come with a dead pedal). I have lots of aluminum so I can experiment.

so far I don't have much invested less than $30 with the aluminum too and it looks good to me and once I finish the dead pedal I will be very happy. So far the pedals are very grippy compared to stock. They did not fit that bad...not perfect but they did not cost over $100 and I have at this point more time than money but they are solid and grippy and look so much better than stock

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The antenna mast on the Solstice is Female, while the part attached to the body is the male.

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The antenna mast on the Solstice is Female, while the part attached to the body is the male.

yep, the stubby I got is a female that came with various male threaded adaptors that you don't have to use.

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Any noticeable fall off in radio reception??

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Any noticeable fall off in radio reception??
No fall off in reception that I noticed. But then it may matter where you live and I find that XM is so much better than "free radio".
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on a side note

my mom has a chevy trailblazer with on-star and it has a little flexible stubby antenna (about 2.5") and I unscrewed it and it looks like it will fit the solstice too! I wonder if they are cheap to buy from the dealer? anyone else try this

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my mom has a chevy trailblazer with on-star and it has a little flexible stubby antenna (about 2.5") and I unscrewed it and it looks like it will fit the solstice too! I wonder if they are cheap to buy from the dealer? anyone else try this
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my mom has a chevy trailblazer with on-star and it has a little flexible stubby antenna (about 2.5") and I unscrewed it and it looks like it will fit the solstice too! I wonder if they are cheap to buy from the dealer? anyone else try this
I have checked out the onstar antenna from GM products, Trailblazer, Malibu, and Tahoe/Suburban and they are 5mm and also the hole in them is not deep enough, (I was going to drill out and re-tap but I don't think it will work. The stem on the Sol is 6mm no doubt. I haven't found the exact one I want yet but I am still lookin. I may make something on the lathe.


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