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I really don't want to go with a shark antenna mount...would prefer to keep the oem antenna mount but the antenna on our cars is just way too long....would prefer a antenna that was stubbier. So I guess my question is: Is there a antenna that would fit in our mount that would be 1" or two shorter????

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I have this one and I think it makes the car look so much better. Not quite an inch but pretty close.

EDIT: Oh just re-read your post. This is much much shorter than the stock one. I think its a total of 7" shorter. If you like this one I don't think that the seller provides one that is listed for a KIA but it comes with multiple screw attachments so its pretty universal. One of the best cheap mods I did.

1.5" Black Short Antenna Mast fit most Scion - eBay (item 230587686784 end time Feb-25-11 11:11:58 PST)

 

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Just ordered my replacement...It's 3" w/ carbon fiber. Thanks Shattered for reminding me about Ebay for things like this....I think 3" will look good as opposed to the one that is 7.5" long...

CARBON FIBER UNIVERSAL JDM 3" SHORT INCH BLACK ANTENNA - eBay (item 170587081070 end time Mar-06-11 12:40:57 PST)

EDIT: I just re-read what I wrote too...I guess I meant to say was there one that was at least 3-4" shorter than the OEM style....But even if all I found was one a inch or so shorter than that was better than nothing. God that stock one is just too long!!!! For once longer isn't better!!! :)
 

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Does the old one just screw off, and this one screw on?
 

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yes it should be simple twist on/off.

i have the stubby one from mangowalk, its great. Install is 1 minute.
 

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I have this one and I think it makes the car look so much better. Not quite an inch but pretty close.

EDIT: Oh just re-read your post. This is much much shorter than the stock one. I think its a total of 7" shorter. If you like this one I don't think that the seller provides one that is listed for a KIA but it comes with multiple screw attachments so its pretty universal. One of the best cheap mods I did.

1.5" Black Short Antenna Mast fit most Scion - eBay (item 230587686784 end time Feb-25-11 11:11:58 PST)
Is the stubby a universal fit? I see the seller lists the antenna for other car makes as well but none listed for Kia. Did you order the one listed for Scion?
 

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The ebay link I listed Boom King is for a Kia...I ordered it today and the seller already gave me my tracking number and answered a fitment question I had too...He said that it will fit identically to the one we have...Hope that helps....
 

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The ebay link I listed Boom King is for a Kia...I ordered it today and the seller already gave me my tracking number and answered a fitment question I had too...He said that it will fit identically to the one we have...Hope that helps....
Unfortunately the seller does not ship to Canada. I'm interested in the 1.5" one the others were describing here as long as I know which one fits our Kia and the radio reception quality is still comparable to OEM.
 

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Sorry didn't realize your location....If you read Shattered.Stars post she mentions that it does come the screw attachments and you can also see it on the pic of her car...I hate assuming but it looks like it would work just fine or else she wouldn't have replied to my thread.....Maybe she will respond and let us know how her version fits!
 

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Heck, I'd like to know if there is a longer than stock antenna that just screws on and gets me better reception.
 

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Sorry didn't realize your location....If you read Shattered.Stars post she mentions that it does come the screw attachments and you can also see it on the pic of her car...I hate assuming but it looks like it would work just fine or else she wouldn't have replied to my thread.....Maybe she will respond and let us know how her version fits!
No problem, I appreciate your efforts.

I saw that Shattered Stars mentioned the antenna coming with screw attachments. I just want to make sure before I commit to buying it as the ebay listing does not mention anything about it being universal and coming with different size attachments. There's also an option to select your make/model car on the listing to check for compatibility and the Forte was not shown to be a fit.
 

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Yea I saw that...which is why I went with the one I got...Even though it has carbon fiber in it, I think it's so subtle that you will barely notice it..Plus I think 1" is a bit small...I think the 3" will be perfect...Good luck!
 

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just ordered the stubby. any difference in signal or quality?
For Satellite, probably not, but for FM you'll see some and if you go to AM you'd definitely get signal attenuation. In the case of AM radio - size matters... ;-)
 

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Anyone have a pic of the CF one on their forte? I'd love to see how it looks as compared to OEM. This is much much cheaper than the Sharkfin I was going to get...


Bought one anyways... It was too cheap to pass up...
 

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No problem, I appreciate your efforts.

I saw that Shattered Stars mentioned the antenna coming with screw attachments. I just want to make sure before I commit to buying it as the ebay listing does not mention anything about it being universal and coming with different size attachments. There's also an option to select your make/model car on the listing to check for compatibility and the Forte was not shown to be a fit.
It comes with like 5 different screw masts and you get to pick the one that fits. So it's fairly universal. They didn't have a Forte compatible one when I purchased so I think that the one I ended up with was marketed for a Smart Car.
 

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It comes with like 5 different screw masts and you get to pick the one that fits. So it's fairly universal. They didn't have a Forte compatible one when I purchased so I think that the one I ended up with was marketed for a Smart Car.
Thanks for the info. How's the radio reception with the short antenna?

BTW those are really sweet rims on your Koup in the pic.
 

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Thanks for the info. How's the radio reception with the short antenna?

BTW those are really sweet rims on your Koup in the pic.
Thanks!

I still had my free satellite radio when I got it and there was no loss of reception there. I really wish I could comment on the FM/AM reception but I never listen to the radio.
 

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