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well im getting real sick of that damn skyscraper of an antenna on the front of my car so..

my question is if i cut it will it effect my signal and how can i get the ball of the antenna back on to the cut part??
 

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I know plenty of guys that have done the antenna mod and haven't had any radio signal issues. Just use a hammer to tap the ball back onto the antenna...
 

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alright sounds good to me... does the ball screw off or is it pressed on? ohh and u guys have any pics
 

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I cut mine down to roof height, and I don't have any signal issues here. The ball is pressed on. I shaped the end to press-fit back into the ball, put just a bit of JB Weld in the ball, then tapped it back on.
 

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You should be able to use the claw end of a carpenter's hammer to get the ball off...
 

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You should be able to use the claw end of a carpenter's hammer to get the ball off...
ahh nice good idea ill have to try that
 

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got any suggestions on how short i should cut it??
 

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Its easier to get the ball back on after you cut it if you grind it just a bit, and then use a little epoxy. Your radio signal shouldn't be bothered.
 

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i bought the 14" antenna from AM and now my radio signal sucks balls. would a cut down stock antenna get better signal? but then again, i live in rural nowhere so that probably doesnt help...
 

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I have the 8in one and if you dont have your presets before you change it you cant find them after. Just goes through all the stations. But I listen to CD's and the 8in looks so much better.
 

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The had been bugging me too. I'm just about to the point of cutting my stock one down to size as soon as I have a saw to use. Let me know how long you leave it so I can cut mine too.
 

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I cut mine down to 8", my dad cut his down to 14" and both work fine.
 

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Let me just tell you. I did it the DIY way. and if you don't have the right tools to cut that antenna with, it turns a easy 10 minute project into a nightmare haha. That antenna is one thick/strong piece of metal. and getting that ball off was other issue.

I still have to paint mine..
 

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I don't listen to the radio.... But still have the skyscraper antenna. I suck :(
 
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