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    This one will be here tomorrow. Should be able to report back this week on how it does. I will be using a powered antenna adapter behind my aftermarket radio to boost reception though.

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    Got off work early today so swung by the salvage yard for another look. Found one off a 2005 wagon. Funny, one 2005 had the shark-fin and another had the mast-type. That might be the transition year.
    This second one is much smaller and also has the same type plug-in as my 2002.DSCF3662.jpgDSCF3664.jpg

    Can't swap 'em out yet - Yukon is taking up the garage and it's looking like rain is imminent.

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    The B5.5 did not have one, it must have been aftermarket unless it has VW/Audi symbols and a part number.


    Reception is ok, but not a priority for me. Can’t remember if my aftermarket radio is using a powered or non powered ant adapter


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    I am late to the game but I looked into the different fins and none gave me the confidence to try them. I never liked the whip on either my 01 or my 04 due to it being way too long and breaking apart.

    Solution?

    I peeled the bottom inch of plastic/ rubber off (where it was breaking off around the spring/ amplifier) and left the rest since the top part was fine. I then cut 3" maybe 4" off the top part of the whip/mast then used appropriate sized heat shrink tubing to cover everything but the threads on the bottom. I doubled up on the spring area to make it more rigid.

    It looks soo much better and unless you are looking for it you don't notice what I did. The reception actually got better as I know pick up more stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjpark View Post
    I am late to the game but I looked into the different fins and none gave me the confidence to try them. I never liked the whip on either my 01 or my 04 due to it being way too long and breaking apart.

    Solution?

    I peeled the bottom inch of plastic/ rubber off (where it was breaking off around the spring/ amplifier) and left the rest since the top part was fine. I then cut 3" maybe 4" off the top part of the whip/mast then used appropriate sized heat shrink tubing to cover everything but the threads on the bottom. I doubled up on the spring area to make it more rigid.

    It looks soo much better and unless you are looking for it you don't notice what I did. The reception actually got better as I know pick up more stations.
    Gotta admit I never thought of that. That might be a solution.

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