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View Poll Results: Which length Antenna is the most popular?
Stock Length 22 39.29%
Delete 1 1.79%
Stubby 12 21.43%
7" 0 0%
8" 8 14.29%
9" 5 8.93%
13" 1 1.79%
14" 7 12.50%
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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 09:57 AM
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Not certain of the reason, but radio reception was about half of a whip style antenna for the embedded wire. Length and thickness was one of the issues. Simple radio wave engineering. GM was looking for a way to eliminate an installation cost. Have the windshield manufacturer install the antenna. Windshield assembleyman simply had to plug it in when installing the windshield and not mess with a bracket or cable or any of the other mess. Ron is right on the money, lots of ignition noise. Also lots of late in life issues with the connection.

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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 01:12 AM
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Well, my shorty antenna from MRT arrived today, so if I could I would change my vote from stock to 13" or 14" (it's listed as 13.5")

I actually use my radio a fair amount on short drives rather than messing with mp3s, so it will be interesting to see if I notice a reception difference.
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post #48 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 01:13 AM

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I have the 14" one on mine. The stock antennas on the 05-09 Mustangs are way too long. It makes them look like RC cars.
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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 11:01 AM

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Ever think about a retractable antenna. My old 02 Camaro had a ugly antenna mounted on the rear fender. I replaced iot with a retractable one. Thought about doing what Cam said, fill it up, and install a retract in the rear quarter fender.But its a job I didn't fancy getting involved with.

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never ask a man about length, he will lie every time

stock size for me

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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 05:08 PM
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I'm with Chuck...need a none of the above entry. Mine, with my very custom end on the top is about 17.5

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I'm not sure of the size, I know it ain't the biggest but it makes up for it by how well it works.....
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