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#1 OFFLINE   thavil

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

I really wanted a color matching shark fin antenna from Visual Garage but they still seem to be out of commission. I decided to try the Stubby antenna from Craven Speed instead and got it from Amazon for $25. Below are before and after pictures. Leaving now for a 1500 mile round trip to TN and will report back on the reception that I get with Sirius and FM.
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Mods/accessories:
Tint 35%
LED license plate and trunk lights
Husky WeatherBeaters floor mats
Covercraft sun screen
Proclip cell phone holder
Stubby antenna (4")
LED puddle lamps (DaytimeBrightLites)
AVS in-channel window vents
Mud flaps (OEM) front/rear
(Shhh, the wife only knows about half of them!)








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#2 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

That's cool looks very nice. I'm not a big big fan if the shark fin but that short stubby antenna I like a lot.
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#3 OFFLINE   HenryVIII

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

I own the Craven Speed stubby antenna and left a review about it on Amazon for us 2013 Fusion owners.

 

As time has moved on, Sirius is uninterrupted and the only difference you'll notice is the slight loss in HD radio reception, if you're more out of range of the HD FM Radio Station's broadcast antenna.

 

Looks sooo much better though. Enjoy!


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#4 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:00 PM

So do you just unscrew the current one and screw this new one in?



#5 OFFLINE   HenryVIII

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

So do you just unscrew the current one and screw this new one in?

 

It's that simple.


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#6 OFFLINE   thavil

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

I own the Craven Speed stubby antenna and left a review about it on Amazon for us 2013 Fusion owners.
 
As time has moved on, Sirius is uninterrupted and the only difference you'll notice is the slight loss in HD radio reception, if you're more out of range of the HD FM Radio Station's broadcast antenna.
 
Looks sooo much better though. Enjoy!


I remember your review on Amazon and it convinced me to get it since it was only $25. I don't have HD radio so no loss for me.

As you stated, no issues at all with Sirius during the 200 miles I drove tonight. I did notice a hit on reception for regular FM though. I lost 3 different stations heading south quicker than I normally do. Not an issue for me since I normally stay within range most of the time.

Mods/accessories:
Tint 35%
LED license plate and trunk lights
Husky WeatherBeaters floor mats
Covercraft sun screen
Proclip cell phone holder
Stubby antenna (4")
LED puddle lamps (DaytimeBrightLites)
AVS in-channel window vents
Mud flaps (OEM) front/rear
(Shhh, the wife only knows about half of them!)


#7 OFFLINE   thavil

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

So do you just unscrew the current one and screw this new one in?


As Henry said, it really is that simple to install. Other websites had it a little cheaper but I have Amazon Prime which made shipping free and a 2 day delivery.

Mods/accessories:
Tint 35%
LED license plate and trunk lights
Husky WeatherBeaters floor mats
Covercraft sun screen
Proclip cell phone holder
Stubby antenna (4")
LED puddle lamps (DaytimeBrightLites)
AVS in-channel window vents
Mud flaps (OEM) front/rear
(Shhh, the wife only knows about half of them!)


#8 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

I've seen reviews on it and a lot of people say they lose some FM and a lot of HD FM reception. I think I'll wait what people say on here as I have a lot of HD radio in my area.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:55 AM

I got mine in the mail about a week ago.  

 

It was a 5 second install and no changes in reception at all.

 

Oh, and I think it looks much better.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

Do you have HD radio in your car?

I got mine in the mail about a week ago.  
 
It was a 5 second install and no changes in reception at all.
 
Oh, and I think it looks much better.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

Do you have HD radio in your car?
 

 

 

No.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just bought one of these off Amazon Canada.  I swear I checked before and they wanted fouble the price, now its only 29 bucks with free shipping.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:56 PM

Just ordered mine...really hate the look of the long antenna and having to take it off when going through a car wash.  Looking forward to its arrival.


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#15 OFFLINE   mwr

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:43 PM

Do you have HD radio in your car?
 

What options give you HD radio?


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:15 AM

I believe the HD radio is part of the MyFord Touch system.  


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

I believe the HD radio is part of the MyFord Touch system.  

I'm thinking it comes with the high-end Sony audio system, not the standard audio whether MFT or not.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:39 AM

I'm thinking it comes with the high-end Sony audio system, not the standard audio whether MFT or not.

Yup.  As for the antenna, I have no problem in car washes with the stock unit.  I did consider a sharkfin style but there are areas I hit now where Sirius drops completely (heavy tree cover mainly) and my girlfriends Camaro drops even worse (sharkfin on rear deck)..  I'll stay stock I think.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:25 PM

What options give you HD radio?

Titanium trim level.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:53 PM

If I am not mistaken, my SE had HD radio and I have the NAV and MyFord Touch option.  I can tune HD stations and it displays HD on my screen.






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