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Shorty antenna breaking???

okay so now i have offically broken 2 shorty antennas while putting my car cover on they simply fall over and snap at the base. I have been extra careful ever since i broke the first one but i broke the 2nd one last week and am now back to the 39" mast again....

Anyone else have a similar issue?


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I usually just unscrew the mast when putting on a cover but that's on my 96GT. I haven't put a cover on the 06 yet as it's garaged.



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If you don't listen to the radio often, why not just remove the antenna all together and just leave the base?

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+1 on it bending easily when putting on the cover. That's one of the reasons I switched from the stock 29" to an 8".

Kind of a pain to remove, I miss the power antennas of my 80's Japanese cars now...

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I got a UPR antenna delete in black finish. It still lets you get local stations and looks great. Its about 2 inches long. Just take off your antenna. I used to. And as far as being a pain its nothing in the grand scheme of trying to get the car cover on.

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solution: take the antenna off before you put the cover on.

I don't think it's that hard to take off/put on....

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Maybe if you got a fexible antenna like they sell at AM. Not the spun billit ones. Thats why i didnt get a billit ant. I was scared it would get bent or break.

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I bought my 8" Shorty because I wanted a stub antenna, or antenna delete. It broke off in less than a month so I was left with a stub. My reception works just fine so I left it as is. I dabbed a little black paint on the top to cover the wire that was showing and now I couldn't be happier.

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I bought a shorty antenna which lasted about 2 years before it broke. I had kept the original factory antenna (just cause) so I decided I'd make my own shorty antenna from that. I cut it to the desired length, then added a round plastic bead on the top to finish it off. It's very sturdy, looks great, works as well as it did when it was full length, and the cost was right ($0).

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... I decided I'd make my own shorty antenna from that. I cut it to the desired length, then added a round plastic bead on the top to finish it off. It's very sturdy, looks great, works as well as it did when it was full length, and the cost was right ($0).

Great idea! I love self done mods that turn out good.

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