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post #61 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 03:10 PM
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Has anyone tried just clipping about 1/2 to 3/4 the length off of the OEM antenna? Would it still work after this? Would it look like crap? Look ok?
I did clip the factory antenna right down to the base and then sanded the end flat and then sanded a small bevel on the end and it looks ok. I had to paint it cause the end I sanded was raw metal. If someone can tell me how to post a couple of pictures, I will try later today.

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I don't have my Solstice yet...can someone tell me how tall the factory antenna is? Thanks guys....and gals.

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its about 2.5- 3 feet long

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lol! Ok, anyone know how many *inches* tall it is?! I'm using a tape measure to try and visualize what it looks like stock, then using a tape measure to figure out what the aftermarket ones look like. I can not wait to get to goto my first Solstice meeting so I can look at everyones cars to see what this stuff looks like in the real world!

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I believe is 31" long.

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I just talked to my salesman, he thinks my Vin Number should be in this Monday. So you know what that means my SLY ONE should be here soon. Hope I'am not being too eager but I just purchased a couple of after market items for the car.The day I pick her up I'am going to have the service department put on all my jazzy stuff, like the kappa windjammer (screen) a set of Lil chromies, front bra, and lastly the G-Series stubby antenna. I'am old-school when I drive out of the dealership, all I want to have to do to the car is to put wax on it, and a fine woman and gas in it. Voncion/SolBad
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I just ordered mine from carccessory.com last night. I got the O-series in black. I was gonna go with the chrome but then I thought about how the base of the antenna is black and I figured it would look dumb. Plus it will allow my car cover work now.
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I did clip the factory antenna right down to the base and then sanded the end flat and then sanded a small bevel on the end and it looks ok. I had to paint it cause the end I sanded was raw metal. If someone can tell me how to post a couple of pictures, I will try later today.

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I did the same thing and left in at 12" from base to tip. I bevled the tip and repainted it. Looks great! I will try and post a pic tonight.

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MAIL PERSON JUST DELIVERED MY CHROME G-SERIES STUBBY ANTENNA. NOW IF I ONLY HAD MY RIDE TO PUT THE THING ON. COME ON GM!! YOU SHOULD'VE HAD MORE CONFIDENCE IN THIS CAR AND ANTISIPATED THE DEMAND. ITS THE "THEORY OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND" ECONOMICS 101 ".

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Well my antenna just came in today and it looks really nice on the car. I am gonna try to get some pics posted.
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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)
I am using a 12" stainless steel antenna. This one cost me $25.00 or something like that. It has excellent reception. I didn't notice any difference from the stock one. It also has interchangable rings at the tip and base. They come in various colors and you can pretty much match the color of your Sol.

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Thanks for the info fendernender02.
My husband bought the solstice for me and the antenna was the first thing I noticed. I didn't wnt to say anything because I didn't want to offend him. Hows the reception on your new antenna???

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It really isn't that bad. I don't normally listen to free radio but I did test it out and every channel I would listen to comes in crystal clear. Good luck!
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post #75 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 08:26 AM
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The 4" stubby that hatetowait recommended works great and looks awesome! Thanks hatetowait! Got it on ebay for $13.98. I mostly listen to XM and CDs, but my local stations come in really well. And now it's not in the way when putting the top down on the passenger side. I'm very happy!

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