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Shark fin Antenna Install + Pics

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by Motoarzan, November 30, 2013.

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    1. AZwoodman

      AZwoodman New Member

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      Sorry for no follow up on this. I got a shark fin from visual garage and it was painted to J4 impact blue. It has been working perfectly, even when travel through the mountains of Colorado
       
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    3. 14-EXPLORER-548

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      I wanted to share my $20 ebay shark fin antenna with everyone. I feel it’s a great comparison to the visual garage one for less than 1/4 the price. I haven’t noticed any reception loss with my normal FM stations. Sorry for the photo quality, I was trying to take them before dark.

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      Looks good. How is the reception on AM and Sirius? Keep in mind that Visual Garage will also paint it to match your vehicle.

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      I only listen to FM stations or stream the music on my phone. Thankfully my roof is black so it was an easy match. I just couldn’t justify the $90 visual garage option even though they look great. The one I got for just under $20 has exceeded my expectations.
       
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      Howdy, Nice job on antenna, looks great...
      Can you post a link for the one from ebay?
       
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      How does the old antenna come off?
       
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      To install the shark fin antenna all you need to do is twist the tall antenna counterclockwise to unscrew it and then the shark fin fits over the base. If you are wanting to remove the base you have to drop the headliner from the back because it has a bolt holding it in place but, that’s not necessary for the shark fin install.
       
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      Very cool, I have one on the way and I'm glad I don't have to take the old one off.
       
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      FWIW, I’ve had a visual garage shark fin on my Fusion for maybe 8 years. Still holding up great. One small paint chip. My wife has one on her Venza as well.
       

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