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hector Jul 18, 5:03pm - #226188 

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cut my antenna down to size

i didnt want to have a honda part on my celica, dont ask me why because the s2000 antenna does look cool, but i saw the custom install on shortening the antenna and i gave it a try, what do you guys think? still to long? too short?
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hector Jul 18, 5:05pm - #226189 

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ha ha , while i took the picture the top part of the antenna still snuck into the shot, (right side, that little object getting in the way)
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hector Jul 18, 5:06pm - #226190 

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^^^^i had just taken the antenna off and was holding it while taking the picture.
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Erick Jul 18, 5:06pm - #226191 

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hmm I think its aright, personally I like the motorized antenna aftermarket mod. You could still put it in, in an angled position (i did) but some people put it straight up.

and now worries of it getting stolen.

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celicafourotwo Jul 18, 5:26pm - #226192 

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wow..it look kinda long..i would cut it in half..that's what i did too..it's better to have a sander machine available..cuz after you cut it you have to attach the lil ball on top of the atenna on, that mean you have to sand some of the antenna body down..mine is about 3 inch..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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hector Jul 18, 5:27pm - #226193 

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motorized..that sounds like a much better idea.. ill keep that in mind for later... thumbsup
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hector Jul 18, 5:29pm - #226194 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
wow..it look kinda long..i would cut it in half..that's what i did too..it's better to have a sander machine available..cuz after you cut it you have to attach the lil ball on top of the atenna on, that mean you have to sand some of the antenna body down..mine is about 3 inch..


i did, but sanding sounds like a long process on metal, i used a dremel with a diamond cutting blade, whole install to 5 minutes, even attaching the ball, it took me longer to find the jb weld in my garage to make the little ball stay
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hector Jul 18, 5:30pm - #226195 

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(jb weld)^^^^its actually drying in the hot cali sun as we speak
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celicafourotwo Jul 18, 5:40pm - #226196 

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cool..did you cut it down or leaving it that long??, i think cutting it down shorter look bettter..look kinda like the s2k antenna..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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hector Jul 18, 5:45pm - #226197 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
cool..did you cut it down or leaving it that long??, i think cutting it down shorter look bettter..look kinda like the s2k antenna..



yeah, i cut half of it off, i didnt want to got to short right off the bat, im gonna get used to this look for a week or two and then probably cut it shorter since thats the general consensus, and i also thought shorter might have been better right off the bat, it still a little long, but much better than before.
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celicafourotwo Jul 18, 5:48pm - #226198 

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that's wat i did b4 too..i cut it with abour 5-6in left over..then put it on the car and it just look weird, so i cut off some more..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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grcelica Jul 18, 5:59pm - #226199 

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better, but still not good. You need an S2K antenna. It may be Honda, but it looks so much better.
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celicafourotwo Jul 18, 6:21pm - #226200 

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^^^agree but not til i got extra money.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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oas Jul 18, 6:26pm - #226201 
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GraSSRooTs Jul 18, 6:31pm - #226202 

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S2K Antennas are like $15 shipped. Every car should have one... thumbsup

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spaztikid Jul 18, 6:33pm - #226203 
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MrSilly Jul 18, 8:37pm - #226204 

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did you guys notice any decrease in radio reception? do you get more static or have trouble tuning in to stations that used to be picked up better by your pre-cut antenna?
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hkysk8r86 Jul 18, 8:41pm - #226205 

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I'd still go a bit shorter thumbsup

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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
I'd still go a bit shorter thumbsup
looks great though thumbsup

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only problem with motorized is that you might forget to put it down if you happen to stop at a car wash...it will snap it off...lol...but i just wash my own cars... thumbsup
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Virgilson Jul 18, 9:24pm - #226208 

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nice mod hector... thumbsup
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jenn1356 Jul 18, 10:02pm - #226209 

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I cut mine off pretty short (About 3-4 inches long now), and yeah, I noticed a big difference in the range for the radio. Which at first, I took my antenna off b/c it looks dumb-didn't have ANY radio. Now I have a little bit of radio, but I never listen to it.
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SmutasticGT Jul 18, 11:29pm - #226210 

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lol i did that to my antenna within the first month of owning my car, i cut it to about 8in, good mod unfortunatly stupid fuckers still like to steal other ppl's antennas so i have an s2k one right now
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hector Jul 26, 4:28am - #226211 

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bump..ok so short enough???
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lee43 Jul 26, 5:17am - #226212 

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Looking good. See any difference in reception?
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hector Jul 26, 5:25am - #226213 

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not really, its just as good as it was before so far thumbsup
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ragingpaseo Jul 26, 4:16pm - #226214 
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i think the first photo looks fine. the second is bit short for me...
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ravadude338 Jul 26, 4:20pm - #226215 
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paint it black.
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CelicaGTizzle Jul 26, 4:30pm - #226216 

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Originally Posted by ravadude338
paint it black.


Black would look great because your car is black...

The S2000 antenna come black and it isn't all the expensive. I went to the Honda dealer and got it for $23, so I'm sure it will be on eBay for cheaper...

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Celicacutie Jul 26, 4:54pm - #226217 

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I just got the S2 for $25 plus tax at the dealer

Ended up being around $30 frown
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CelicaRacer05 Jul 26, 5:58pm - #226218 

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i just noticed that the stock atenna flaps around alot, i saw a couple stock celicas drive by today at work, and damn its crazy flapping, i wish they would all get s2k antennas,
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hector Jul 26, 6:01pm - #226219 

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stock length antennas make the car look like a rc car i think...its not too hard to cut it down...but s200 does look nicer, i just did this for meanwhile i get my lazy ass to a honda dealershi spineyesp
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Miketrd Jul 27, 4:17am - #226220 
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I have the s2000 and looks much better than the stock antenna, i even have more reception. The s2000 antenna is cheap man. Instead of wasting time cutting, just get $20 and get the s2k antenna and your car will look nice.
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hector Jul 27, 5:02am - #226221 

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true..cutting took but 5 minutes for the whole install each time so its no biggie..and whenever i get to a honda dealership ill buy the s2000 antenna...just decided to try this first thumbsup
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Miketrd Jul 27, 10:23pm - #226222 
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It will look allright
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Speed4TheNeed Jul 27, 10:35pm - #226223 

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looks good...still a bit long for my tastes but still MUCH better than stock.

i got my s2k antenna for $10 shipped thumbsup
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mister_tin Jul 27, 10:36pm - #226224 
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S2000 antenna wink

Imma get one soon, but I like yours anyways! GJ thumbsup
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CaLiGTS Jul 27, 10:43pm - #226225 

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toyota sells a shortened antenna for the celica! I think its a little bit smaller than the s2k antenna. Its metallic alloy looking. It looks great! tasty one of my next buys, im sick of the s2k antenna as well

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TheAnswer Jul 28, 4:08am - #226226 

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looks good, speed4theneed where'd you get your s2k?
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CelicaRacer05 Jul 28, 5:42am - #226227 

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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
toyota sells a shortened antenna for the celica! I think its a little bit smaller than the s2k antenna. Its metallic alloy looking. It looks great! tasty one of my next buys, im sick of the s2k antenna as well


where did you see that?
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ragingpaseo Jul 28, 4:17pm - #226228 
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whatever you do, just don't paint it red. it'll look like a twizzler... puke
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rem Jul 28, 4:18pm - #226229 
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good job handy man!
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hector Jul 28, 4:49pm - #226230 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
whatever you do, just don't paint it red. it'll look like a twizzler... puke



ha ha...never thought of that..and i do want to see that toyota shortend antenna...anyone have pics??
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celicafourotwo Jul 29, 2:33am - #226231 

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one of you guy said paint it black..what paint will work best for it? i mean atleast it won't peel..cuz i dunno if the Testor paint i have left will stick onto it..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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hector Jul 29, 4:35am - #226232 

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im pretty sure any spray can black would do..its not like the antenna gets messed w/ much..shouldnt peel, and if it does...a little touch up does the job. thumbsup
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