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    Thread: Shark fin antenna cover

    1. 02-15-2009 05:39 PM #1
      Has anyone tried one of these?
      http://www.sigmaautomotive.com...a.php
      How is the reception? Does the fin stay stuck down, does it look decent?

      I'm also thinking of running my XM antenna back there (from a Pioneer f700bt XM add-on) and hiding it underneath - anyone try this, does it affect the reception at all?

      Alternatively, is there an OEM fin that gets XM/AM/FM reception I could replace the whip base with?

      Thanks in advance,
      -Matt


    2. 02-15-2009 09:58 PM #2
      Reception is ok. I used it to hide my navigation antenna, and that reception is great, but am/fm is just ok. Hope that helps your decision.

    3. 02-15-2009 11:14 PM #3
      Yeah, I barely listen to AM/FM anyway, I just want it to be "ok."
      I feel like the GPS can get signal anywhere, but the XM is a little more finicky - plastic should be invisible to the radio waves as long as there isn't much metal in the paint...
      Does it stay stuck down pretty well? How does it look?

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      02-15-2009 11:51 PM #4
      i've had mine on for a couple of months now, i've waxed it, washed it plenty of times, and have had no issues whatsoever. i personally love it on the car! but to each his own. i didnt notice any change in reception, but then again, it all depends on the terrain/environment you live in too.

    5. 02-16-2009 09:01 PM #5
      I think that it looks good. Have gotten compliments on it. It sticks really well too. Haven't had any problems with it, washing, waxing ect.

    6. 02-17-2009 07:37 PM #6
      Great, thanks for the input, guys.

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