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Offline justaddpopcorn

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Shorter rear aerial
« on: November 23, 2016, 08:18:09 AM »
Ordered my 124 Spider a month ago for March 17 deliver (white with heritage pack).  Was wondering if there are any shorter third party replacements for the rear aerial ?  Its the only part of the car I don't like and would like to swap it out for a shorter version.  Anyone got any ideas / suppler ?

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 05:10:48 AM »
I have "The Stubby", which has gotten good reviews in terms of radio reception. They have a website and they are also sold by online retailers. Choice of red or black. I got the black, which is nicely understated with the black Heritage stripe.

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 03:27:58 PM »
I have the Stubby too.

I bought it here;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=142186095687#ht_500wt_1220

It arrived the next day!

Its great and I have no issues with reception. Theres a photo of it on my car in the "your abarth section" in my thread for my 124!

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 05:09:34 PM »
Thats awesome guys. Just ordered off eBay and will be here next week, now all I have to do is wait until March to install it :0(

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 04:32:57 PM »
Yes, got one of these also.  Fitted it but haven't tried the radio yet, but it looks a lot neater.  Thanks for the lead!
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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 03:52:45 PM »
Just fitted one of these and I'm very disappointed in the reception, which now has a bit of a crackle on all stations.  Considering the price these sell for (£30.95 incl. post/packing) I expected better.  >:(

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 08:28:06 PM »
Yes - have to admit, I've gone back to stock as well.  A large area of the south west was a radio-free zone on a recent trip - I guess it could have been with the stock offering too, but I didn't have it with me to check!  ...and, secretly, I prefer the trad look of a long aerial... a bit sad, really

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Re: Shorter rear aerial
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 11:42:15 AM »
I have persisted with the stubby, having obtained a replacement foc and it now works fine.... result! Must have had a faulty one!