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Went with a 14" shorty, seemed a decent replacement. I think a lot of members have swapped out that silly silver flag pole.
 

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I haven't even gotten the truck yet and I bought a replacement antenna for the silver flagpole..


http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00651BLTM

14" antenna will look much better than the 31".. I didn't want to sacrifice FM reception too much.. even though I have a lifetime subscription to SiriusXM (bought that back in 2004.. best 500 bucks I had spent at the time!)
 

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Can you tell me the post you put out there about the antenna, will it fit the 2016 Rebel, as it said on Amazon that it wont.
 

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Another option and is what I do most of the time is to.....

Just cut down the factory antenna to the size that you want. Then scuff it up a bit so some Black Rustolium or what ever paint you want to use will stick. Then pop the threaded end through a cardboard box, this holds it up straight so you can get a complete and even covering on it and this way you don't get any paint on the threads. Do a few coats after all is good and dry put a vacuum cap over the tip that you cut. then screw it back on and you have yourself a basically free custom short antenna that you deside the exact length and it still get good reception..
There, that's my part to adding to this thread.... enjoy...

Bill
 

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Cut in half if you are. Antenna size is specific to a frequency or frequency range its designed for. You want to keep the length a relative multiple or ratio of the bandwidth.
 

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Cut in half if you are. Antenna size is specific to a frequency or frequency range its designed for. You want to keep the length a relative multiple or ratio of the bandwidth.
An antenna that is tuned to a frequency will perform better than a untuned antenna. Here is a formula that will let you tune an antenna for perfect reception and transmission if needed. Take your receive frequency, lets say the middle of the FM band 100 Mhz and divide into 468 then divide it by 2, this will be a perfect 1/4 wave antenna. 468/100=4.68/2=2.32 feet or 27.84 inches.
 
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