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  • #16
    My eBay one the signAl is now weaker. Might go shopping for a lancer or swift one

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    • #17
      i got a carbon shorty one
      reception aint the best

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      • #18
        Hey guys, was trolling through here looking for a solution to my antenna dilemma - I managed to fracture it at te base and now have a floppy antenna (I hear there is a nasal spray to help with this but haven't had any luck yet...), while I haven't priced a replacement I am intriguied by a the short antenna (as this will prevent it from happening again - it got snapped reversing near a low tree branch) or as I have read, it sounds reasonably easy to shorten an existing one...perhaps I can detatch and cut it, but a post about it from someone who has shortned the OEM version would be awesome.

        Cheers - thagee

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        • #19
          Originally posted by SLO-15T View Post
          i got a carbon shorty one
          reception aint the best
          Did anyone get this one from ebay?

          http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SUZUKI-SWIFT-...item27b816edb6

          Does it fit up well and look good?

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          • #20
            Davo,

            That's the one I bought. The base isn't the correct diameter so there's a pretty big step up from the part mounted on the roof to the antenna. Works okay though.

            I'd trade it for a stock antenna and trim it down.

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            • #21
              Oh damn.

              Thanks for the heads up mate. Think i will end up just chopping the stock one

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              • #22
                I've tried the stubby antenna and two different length stock antennas and I'd suggest simply chopping the standard Ariel down and reattaching the little stub on the end with clear silicon, as it gives the best reception and costs nothing.

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                • #23
                  There are genuine EVO 8 MR Antennas that i saw on VisionR site that are shorter. I was talking about these to some of the WA guys on the cruise, but not sure if they would fit the base well.

                  http://visionr.com.au/images/site/pr...8mrantenna.jpg

                  http://visionr.com.au/component/visi...detail&cid=481

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                  • #24
                    I found if you move the factory one to the most upright position, it turns your RColt into a RC Colt!

                    I switched the ones betweeen the Lancer and Colt. I personally think the short antenna on the colt looks shite. It reminds me of the bogan days when guys put roof mount antennas on thier HQ's.

                    Or you could just remove it altogether and plug the hole. Or fit a carbon roof to cover the hole. You can get invisible antenna that stick to the glass.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ruimond View Post
                      There are genuine EVO 8 MR Antennas that i saw on VisionR site that are shorter. I was talking about these to some of the WA guys on the cruise, but not sure if they would fit the base well.

                      http://visionr.com.au/images/site/pr...8mrantenna.jpg

                      http://visionr.com.au/component/visi...detail&cid=481
                      I've seen some of those with the flare at the bottom look really dicky on our base... It'd have to still be narrower than our base to not look dicky...

                      I just got pliers and snipped mine in half... Looks heaps better and reception, on the rare times I've used the radio, is fine...

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                      • #26
                        If anyone is researching this, don't bother with a "ralliart" stubby ones on ebay. The anodizing will just turn brown and reception is staticy if you have an amp. I never noticed the static with stock speakers. Now that i have a whole new setup i noticed the static.

                        I ended up going to a Mitsubishi wrecker and found a oem stubby that you find on current model Mitsubishi's for $30(still a lot longer than the ebay ones, but hey it's oem). The one i found in particular has a rubber lip that wraps around the base/finger a little to stop water getting under.


                        For ~$30 you could try a Perrin performance stubby but that excludes shipping.

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