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Anyone do a power antenna?

Has anyone done a swap for a power antenna yet? I HATE the old ugly stick on any vehicle. Has anyone seen the inside/underside of the fender to know if there is enough room to mount a power antenna.

Why do they do this? Someone at DCX must know how ugly they are, every single photo on the jeep.com website has NO antenna visible! How conveeeeenient.

Or I guess I could do a hidden antenna and put a cap where the stock one is. Ideas anyone?
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

Actually, nearly every vehicle on the jeep.com is Photoshopped to change color or impose it on a different background, it is much easier to work with the image without the thin little antenna on it.

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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

I agree the antenna is ugly.
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

I swapped out my antenna for a Euro Antenna found at AntennaX.com... Big improvement for very little money... I think it was like $15.00 shipped:

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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

[quote=ChrisUCF99]I swapped out my antenna for a Euro Antenna found at AntennaX.com... Big improvement for very little money... I think it was like $15.00 shipped:
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How is the reception with this antenna?

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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

ChrisUCF99, how is the reception with this antenna ?
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

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ChrisUCF99, how is the reception with this antenna ?
So far, I haven't noticed any difference at all. All my preset channels come in as strong as they were before.

When I owned a Jeep Liberty, I had the same antenna as well and never had an issue. You wont be dissapointed if you decide to go with it.
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

I have this same antenna...$4 at my local fleet farm. Another option are the Trenz billet models, I believe the last one I purchased was $20 or so.

http://www.trenz.com/trenz_car_produ...ennas_car.aspx
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

It was done by the same idiot who:
Put ugly cheap plastic mirrors on this nice looking car.
Put the gas tank that runs empty in 200 miles.
Put the raised back seats (and non-adjustablle for any money) height of front passenger seat so that once you try to back it up by turning your head, you'll be staring in the middle of the f-ng back seat. Does anyone really gives a hoot about view of the passengers in the back seat?
Put unuseable 3-rd row seat good enough for babies only.
Put the rear lift gate behind which the floor rises - once you try to open the gate, all the s..t flies right out - I try to use window only but not the lift gate.
Gave this vehicle an unachieavable rating of 15 mpg while it is doing 11.
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Re: Anyone do a power antenna?

Hey Mikey - Are you having quality related issues.. ie: Tranny, water or wind leaks, etc? So for you only site things that are obvious to anyone who test drives the XK - I knew about all the items you mentioned WAY before I decided to order... and not a one of them is an issue... the lack of reliability, however, is becomming a huge PIA.

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