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cut my antenna down to size #226188 Jul 18, 10:03am Jul 18, 10:03am
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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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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226189 Jul 18, 10:05am Jul 18, 10:05am
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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)

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226190 Jul 18, 10:06am Jul 18, 10:06am
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^^^^i had just taken the antenna off and was holding it while taking the picture.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226191 Jul 18, 10:06am Jul 18, 10:06am
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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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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Erick] #226192 Jul 18, 10:26am Jul 18, 10:26am
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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?
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Erick] #226193 Jul 18, 10:27am Jul 18, 10:27am
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motorized..that sounds like a much better idea.. ill keep that in mind for later... thumbsup

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: celicafourotwo] #226194 Jul 18, 10:29am Jul 18, 10:29am
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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226195 Jul 18, 10:30am Jul 18, 10:30am
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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226196 Jul 18, 10:40am Jul 18, 10:40am
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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?
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: celicafourotwo] #226197 Jul 18, 10:45am Jul 18, 10:45am
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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.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226198 Jul 18, 10:48am Jul 18, 10:48am
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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?
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: celicafourotwo] #226199 Jul 18, 10:59am Jul 18, 10:59am
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better, but still not good. You need an S2K antenna. It may be Honda, but it looks so much better.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: grcelica] #226200 Jul 18, 11:21am Jul 18, 11:21am
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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?
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: celicafourotwo] #226201 Jul 18, 11:26am Jul 18, 11:26am
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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: oas] #226202 Jul 18, 11:31am Jul 18, 11:31am
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S2K Antennas are like $15 shipped. Every car should have one... thumbsup


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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: GraSSRooTs] #226203 Jul 18, 11:33am Jul 18, 11:33am
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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: spaztikid] #226204 Jul 18, 1:37pm Jul 18, 1:37pm
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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?

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: MrSilly] #226205 Jul 18, 1:41pm Jul 18, 1:41pm
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I'd still go a bit shorter thumbsup

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hkysk8r86] #226206 Jul 18, 2:11pm Jul 18, 2:11pm

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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size #226208 Jul 18, 2:24pm Jul 18, 2:24pm
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nice mod hector... thumbsup

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Virgilson] #226209 Jul 18, 3:02pm Jul 18, 3:02pm
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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.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: jenn1356] #226210 Jul 18, 4:29pm Jul 18, 4:29pm
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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: SmutasticGT] #226211 Jul 25, 9:28pm Jul 25, 9:28pm
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bump..ok so short enough???

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Looking good. See any difference in reception?

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: lee43] #226213 Jul 25, 10:25pm Jul 25, 10:25pm
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not really, its just as good as it was before so far thumbsup

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226214 Jul 26, 9:16am Jul 26, 9:16am
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i think the first photo looks fine. the second is bit short for me...

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226215 Jul 26, 9:20am Jul 26, 9:20am
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paint it black.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: ravadude338] #226216 Jul 26, 9:30am Jul 26, 9:30am
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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...


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #226217 Jul 26, 9:54am Jul 26, 9:54am
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I just got the S2 for $25 plus tax at the dealer

Ended up being around $30 frown

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Celicacutie] #226218 Jul 26, 10:58am Jul 26, 10:58am
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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,

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: CelicaRacer05] #226219 Jul 26, 11:01am Jul 26, 11:01am
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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226220 Jul 26, 9:17pm Jul 26, 9:17pm
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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.

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Miketrd] #226221 Jul 26, 10:02pm Jul 26, 10:02pm
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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226222 Jul 27, 3:23pm Jul 27, 3:23pm
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It will look allright

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Miketrd] #226223 Jul 27, 3:35pm Jul 27, 3:35pm
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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

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Miketrd] #226224 Jul 27, 3:36pm Jul 27, 3:36pm
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S2000 antenna wink

Imma get one soon, but I like yours anyways! GJ thumbsup

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #226225 Jul 27, 3:43pm Jul 27, 3:43pm
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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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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: CaLiGTS] #226226 Jul 27, 9:08pm Jul 27, 9:08pm
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looks good, speed4theneed where'd you get your s2k?

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: CaLiGTS] #226227 Jul 27, 10:42pm Jul 27, 10:42pm
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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?

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: CelicaRacer05] #226228 Jul 28, 9:17am Jul 28, 9:17am
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whatever you do, just don't paint it red. it'll look like a twizzler... puke

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: ragingpaseo] #226229 Jul 28, 9:18am Jul 28, 9:18am
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Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: ragingpaseo] #226230 Jul 28, 9:49am Jul 28, 9:49am
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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??

Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: hector] #226231 Jul 28, 7:33pm Jul 28, 7:33pm
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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?
Re: cut my antenna down to size [Re: celicafourotwo] #226232 Jul 28, 9:35pm Jul 28, 9:35pm
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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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