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    Purpose of shorty antennae?

    Honestly what is the purpose of the short antennae? Mine has maybe 11" or 13" and it's constantly whack whack whack whack against the body at high speed. Very annoying. I don't get it

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    For looks.
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    I took my antenna off and put on a 50 cal in its place. Donít listen to FM so antenna was just a waste.


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    I've caught factory antenna's on tree branches when wheeling, had them snap back and shatter windshield. Twice was enough for me.

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    I took mine off and put a shorty, donít listen to FM or SXM. Having it whip around on the trails gets annoying. But that wonít be a problem for someone who goes wheeling where thereís little to no trees.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    For looks.
    This^^ it really is just for looks. I run one and it doesnít look bad but it KILLS radio reception.

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    I cut down the factory one. Pulled the ball off and drilled it out and pressed it back on. Very sturdy and FREE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onlyone View Post
    I cut down the factory one. Pulled the ball off and drilled it out and pressed it back on. Very sturdy and FREE!
    That's a good idea.
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    Wow, appreciate all the quick responses. Looks is a valid reason! I'm gonna have to figure out a way to keep mine from flopping around... or go the bullet route

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    You should be able find a shorty that doesnít flop around. I believe mine is 15Ē and it doesnít move. Reception still is not near what you have with the stock antenna. The 50 cal is cool if itís looks youíre after.


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