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#897652 - 10/01/11 02:26 AM Antenna questions  
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I hope someone can give me some insight on this. I've been thinking of putting a shark fin ant on my Monte but the local stereo place didn't have a lot of helpful info. So I've been doing a bit of research some of the new camaros have their am/fm ant hidden in the wing. A Lexus shark fin runs about 250+.

I was wondering if you could mold the original whip ant in the wing or would the fiberglass interfere with it? And if anyone had run across a oem sat ant that was decent price?

Thanks in advance


87 Monte,TPI conversion eng/trans from an 89 IROC had a paxton on it, its for sale! LS1 brakes and 9" rear finished, 3.56 with a locker to be tested. Been sitting since I graduated in 04 on the verge of resurrection. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3192829
#897668 - 10/01/11 04:10 AM Re: Antenna questions [Re: mymonte-ss]  
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Sure, you can run the antenna wire to the back and do whatever with it. Fiberglass shouldn't interfere with the signal at all either. I use an XM, and it has a tiny little antenna that I mount to the back deck. It barely shows and works great.


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#897743 - 10/01/11 10:47 PM Re: Antenna questions [Re: baaboo]  
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Do you have any reception issues with the sat being inside?


87 Monte,TPI conversion eng/trans from an 89 IROC had a paxton on it, its for sale! LS1 brakes and 9" rear finished, 3.56 with a locker to be tested. Been sitting since I graduated in 04 on the verge of resurrection. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3192829
#897751 - 10/01/11 11:54 PM Re: Antenna questions [Re: mymonte-ss]  
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Any pics of what the antenna looks like?

#897976 - 10/03/11 09:11 AM Re: Antenna questions [Re: 88SS17]  
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xm/sat antennas dont have any issues with reception when theyre placed inside the vehicle with some exceptions to cars with metalized windshields.....shouldnt affect it anymore than when going under a bridge/overpass..

if you want a totally concealed antenna they do have one that goes hidden just about anywhere under the dash.and its universal for any headunit oem or aftermarket will work with them.my windshiled also has the antenna inside,probably a t-top option but it has a small plug towards the middle lower windshield and connects to the fm/am antenna.


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#897989 - 10/03/11 12:33 PM Re: Antenna questions [Re: LS-WITH-AN-LS]  
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Anyone tried the hidden antennaes? I talked to a local stereo shop and he said most hidden antennaes need to be powered and the best one is the whip ant. But when I asked him about the shark fin's he said he hadn't seen them in a long time. All I could think was all the new cars have them so where has this guy been?

I did find this link:
http://www.ecshylites.com/page/page/604191.htm
Any thoughts?

I've seen the windshields with the antennas but didn't realize that they made that as an option for our cars


87 Monte,TPI conversion eng/trans from an 89 IROC had a paxton on it, its for sale! LS1 brakes and 9" rear finished, 3.56 with a locker to be tested. Been sitting since I graduated in 04 on the verge of resurrection. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3192829

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