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I was thinking of going with a stubbie antenna. Do they work well? How is the reception vs. stock? Better or worse? I have been seriously thinking about getting a stubby, as I think it would look better. I didn't see the black rubber shorties when I was looking at Performance Products yesterday. Does anyone have a link? TIA!
 

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I personally think stubby antennas look worse than stock, but that's just my opinion. To answer your question, theoretically, yes, the stubby antenna will not give you as good of reception as the stock antenna. With the stub antenna, you may not be able to receive certain stations that you would be able to with the stock antenna. Why not consider a power antenna? That's what I plan on doing on my '04 Tundra.
 

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If you want a short antenna get the Honda S2000 factory antenna. I had one on my Scion and it got almost as good reception as the stock one. It should have the same thread pattern as the Tundra
 

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I have the shorty antenna on my Tundra and I do not notice any lack of radio reception. I like it because I really do not worry about it getting bent. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and post it.
 

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I have the shorty antenna on my Tundra and I do not notice any lack of radio reception.
Same here. I haven't really lost anything. One of my favorite stations is about 80 miles from my town, and I can listen to it all day.

I replaced mine because I was tired of it banging on the garage door every time I went in or out.

This is the one I have, in Black.

Stubbie Replacement Antenna
 

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I use a shorty from auto zone that was about $6 0r $7. It doesn't get as good reception as the stock but I do a lot of driving through the south Texas brush and don't have to worry about tearing it off.
I generally only listen to CD's however, so I don't care about the radio.
 

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I just installed a 21" replacement antenna from Performance Products. It threaded right in and looks great. Has a real solid look. I didn't mind the stock antenna, but it would hit all the low hanging signs in the parking garage at work. Since I know I fit in there, I am not concerned with loosing the longer antenna to test clearance. I'll just have to be careful to not enter anything less than 6' 10".
 

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I bought the stubbie when my factory antenna was stolen off of my truck... what's wrong with people today?:td: Reception has not been as good as the factory antenna, I'll notice static driving through areas where there was none before, it's annoying sometimes.

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I bought the stubbie when my factory antenna was stolen off of my truck... what's wrong with people today?
Better than having your tail gate stolen. My coworker had his lifted a few weeks ago, about a grand to replace.

FYI: Get a hose clamp and tighten it down on whichever joint has the release notch. (Passenger side on '03 tundra IIRC)
 
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