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    Hey I bought my Trans Am this past April and the first thing I noticed was the antenna quality in this car was terrible. It goes up, but I have to push it down manually everytime I shut the car off. I doubt that would have any affect on the quality of the reception I get, but regardless its terrible. Does anyone have an replacement recommendations, obviously I could do a factory replacement, but i would like to do an internal antenna if they work prretty good and take the antenna off the car permanently....Any thoughts?

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    That works fine, you just have to fill the hole left from the antenna, or leave the factory one in in the down position.

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    you can take it out and they make plugs that you can paint the color of your car and just put a plug on it. I just took mine out and left the hole there, but its a race car so it wont see rain heck it will barely see the road.

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    it's easy to remove... if you think you might want to try to fix it, remove it and clean the telescopting mast w/ degreaser really good... it could be some corrosion and gunk that is preventing the operation... i did this to mine and it seemed to fix it, and i lubed w/ a silicone lube called jigaloo.

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    Yeah honestly my biggest gripe is the reception the car gets, its the worst I have experienced in a car, so I dont think its worth trying to tune-up the existing antenna. Does anyone have any suggestions on replacement antennas that have good sound quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98BlackMambaWS6 View Post
    Yeah honestly my biggest gripe is the reception the car gets, its the worst I have experienced in a car, so I dont think its worth trying to tune-up the existing antenna. Does anyone have any suggestions on replacement antennas that have good sound quality?
    Get a BitViper antenna. It's a small 6" rubber antenna and it gives me the same reception as my stocker. I normally get Great reception with my Z28 maybe you have a Bad connection somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic1 View Post
    Get a BitViper antenna. It's a small 6" rubber antenna and it gives me the same reception as my stocker. I normally get Great reception with my Z28 maybe you have a Bad connection somewhere?
    The BitViper looks awesome, but my car has the automatic antenna, I'm going to have to take mine apart and see if I can retrofit it to work with a BitViper otherwise I'll need to buy a factory one I guess.

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    NO Go to the Junk yard and get one from a Camaro and attach the BitViper to it. That is the easy way.

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