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Antenna or not?


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#21 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

Since I no longer listen to AM or Sirius, and the one good FM station is fringe, guess it wouldn't matter much to me.  Only thing would be the GPS and travel link.


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#22 OFFLINE   Da0ne

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

I asked for some additional information and note that there is some possible signal loss for AM/FM.  See response:

 

This new shark fin antenna was developed specifically for vehicles that have an AM/FM rear-roof whip antenna and a Sirius/XM/OnStar/GPS chip-set antenna integrated into the larger antenna base. Our Mark II antenna will allow you to replace the whip portion of your AM/FM antenna and cover the entire large antenna base on your roof to give it a clean look.  Installing this antenna will not hinder the operation of your Sirius/XM/OnStar/GPS chip-set antennas that are integrated into your antenna base, however, it may be possible to notice a slight drop in reception in AM/FM especially when listening to stations that are located further away or stations that have weaker signals. Please click the following links for some sample pictures of our new shark fin antenna:
 
http://www.visualgar...G_SFA_MKII.html

 

i had there product before and noticed no radio loss, i also had installed my pioneer x920bt gps antenna underneath it and still had reception in places i wouldnt think it wouldve but i live in the city so im sure people who live further away from the radio tower would have an issue

 

i also dont listen to the radio as much 


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#23 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

It looks great, and best yet is completely functional. I have not lost any functionality, reception, or anything else with AM/FM, Sirius or NAV......And Like I said, you give them your paint code, and it arrives painted and ready to install.......

Okay, you talked me into it, I just ordered one... :)

 

My FFH is the Platinum White, paint code UG.

They usually ship within 2 weeks but told me it will be sooner.

 

Will add pictures and feedback when I install it.


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#24 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Okay, you talked me into it, I just ordered one... :)

 

My FFH is the Platinum White, paint code UG.

They usually ship within 2 weeks but told me it will be sooner.

 

Will add pictures and feedback when I install it.

 

I have the same color, I'll be looking forward to your pictures and comments on the ease of installation.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

I've seen picts of the roof mounted antenna and I've seen some without.  What's to be expected on the 2013 Fusion Hybird with the 505A interior option, MFT tech package, and nav?  I've seen nothing to indicate why some do and some don't yet.

With the satellite radio an antenna is needed

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#26 OFFLINE   Da0ne

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

i ordered the shark fin 3 days ago and they just emailed me that its shipped and provided tracking number 


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#27 OFFLINE   Da0ne

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

It arrived Sat and put it on right away
 
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#28 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Looks great, anybody know how this will hold up going through a car wash?

 


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#29 OFFLINE   Da0ne

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

had this on my previous car and never had any problems


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#30 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Is it easy to put th original back on with no problems if you choose to? How does the shark adhere to the roof?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

it uses 3m double sided tape so you might need goo gone if you choice to take it off and go back to the original 


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#32 OFFLINE   shaggy314

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

Looks nice, but how much are they?


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

81$ shipped they said it can take 2 weeks but i got it in less than 5 days


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

Looks nice, but how much are they?

http://www.visualgarage.com/Order.php - $69 + tax & shipping.


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- Deep Impact Blue

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- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

That 3M tape is the nutz, as long as you do a good job cleaning and dewaxing, it wont come off without some muscle and prying. 


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

I have had my sharkfin on my 2011 explorer for almost 2 years now and it is still stuck solid as a rock. Non-brushless car washes have no affect on it. The brushes glide right over it......



#37 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Okay, you talked me into it, I just ordered one... :)

My FFH is the Platinum White, paint code UG.

They usually ship within 2 weeks but told me it will be sooner.

Visual Garage just notified me that mine shipped today, should arrive end of next week.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

I really want to get a sharkfin but I'm also really scared I'm going to screw up the roof or install it misaligned, incorrectly or worse, break something. Oh what to do...



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I really want to get a sharkfin but I'm also really scared I'm going to screw up the roof or install it misaligned, incorrectly or worse, break something. Oh what to do...

Measure twice, cut once. 

I'll check the cross width of the roof right at that spot, put some blue masking tape as alignment marks.

Then do the same on the Sharkfin, hopefully that does the job.

 

I'll probably put it on backwards anyway... sigh..   :doh:


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Measure twice, cut once. 

I'll check the cross width of the roof right at that spot, put some blue masking tape as alignment marks.

Then do the same on the Sharkfin, hopefully that does the job.

 

I'll probably put it on backwards anyway... sigh..   :doh:

Would be unique, thats for sure!


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