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Justin: The 6.5-inch rubber antenna that we have here today will be a great choice for all 2002 and newer RAM owners who might be looking to switch out that factory-like ski pole length antenna, but maybe would prefer to go with something that has a little bit more flex as opposed to something that's gonna be rigid like a billet shorty antenna. Now this made in the USA product is gonna run you right around 20 bucks all said and done, and the install as you might imagine, gang, is gonna be easy enough for a toddler to achieve, so, therefore, we're gonna call this a soft one of the three wrenches on the difficulty meter. And we'll actually walk you through this job later in the video.All right, so short and sweet, the factory antenna on your rig is good for picking up just about every radio station in your state but that's pretty much it. It looks goofy, it's way too tall for the truck and can easily get damaged through tight trails off-road, automatic car washes, or even parking garages. The 6.5-inch option that we have here on the other hand, at least according to our customer reviews, is still enough to maintain solid radio reception on most of your terrestrial stations out there, even including some HD stations, but more importantly, it's just gonna make a massive improvement in regards to your appearance. Now, full disclosure, guys, I have a shorty antenna on my truck, and for the most part, I'm listening to Sirius XM or streaming through my phone, but I do listen to some sports talk radio here and there. And I haven't really noticed a huge drop off in performance. Granted, yes, I am near a big city, so therefore the station signals are pretty strong overall. However, if you live out in the country a bit, you might notice some decreased performance in reception. Ultimately, at the end of the day here, guys, I'm gonna strongly recommend reading up on the customer reviews here on the product page if you haven't done so already, of course, just to hear how other truck owners are dealing with the shorty antenna and how their performance is overall. And again, a surprising majority have said they haven't really noticed a big impact.But moving to the construction and the big story here, no doubt, is gonna be this rubberized flexible build. Now this is in stark contrast to other shorty antenna options currently on the site that typically use a more rigid billet build. Now this is going to allow for some of that give and flex off-road as the name implies, which is certainly better than those billet options because those more rigid options will be more likely to snap at the base in the event it gets snagged on an obstacle off-road, car wash, or whatever.Switching gears, guys, installation really couldn't be any easier as you might expect. You might need a wrench to loosen up the stocker. After that, simply find the right attachment, screw it into place, and you're good to go. But if you're still a little unsure of how things are gonna go down, check out our detailed walkthrough right now.Man: Tools used for this install are an 8-millimeter wrench.So for this install, it's gonna be very, very simple. If you've ever had your antenna off before, for example, if you've gone through a drive-through car wash, you might not even need any tools. However, if that's not the case, you only need one wrench, so let's just jump right into it.So we're gonna unscrew our antenna here at the base of the vehicle. If you can get off with your fingers, if you've had it off before then this will come off really, really easily. If not, you're just gonna use an 8-millimeter wrench, hook it in right here on the flat spot to the antenna and just loosen it up and then you can unscrew it the rest of the way with your hands.So with the old antenna out of the way, what you're gonna do is go to the kit and find the appropriate adapter that attaches the new antenna to the base of the vehicle, screw that into the bottom. And then once you have that screwed on, you can just go ahead and screw that right into the base for the antenna. Make sure it's nice and tight and you're all good to go.And that's gonna wrap up this review and install of the 6.5-inch Off-Road Rubber Antenna, fitting your 2002 and newer RAM. Thanks for watching. And for all things RAM, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Overall Functionality With a Stylish Appeal. Replace your unsightly stock antenna without compromising its functionality. Installing the 6.50-Inch Off-Road Rubber Antenna allows clear radio reception while enhancing your RAM’s striking appeal. Its low-profile design keeps your truck from hitting the low-hanging tree branches and other trail hazards when off-roading.
Dependable Tuning. This Off-Road Rubber Antenna allows you to tune-in to your favorite radio stations anywhere you go. It is designed to provide the same high-quality radio reception in and around major cities and towns to make your trips more interesting.
Top-Notch Construction. Crafted from flexible rubber, this Off-Road Rubber Antenna has exceptional strength to resist the impacts from all sorts of road hazards and harsh outdoor elements. In addition, it maintains its remarkable structural integrity under changing temperatures to provide all-weather functionality.
Easy Installation. This Off-Road Rubber Antenna installs onto your truck’s factory mounting location. The hassle-free installation process completes using basic hand tools with light mechanical skills.
Application. The 6.50-Inch Off-Road Rubber Antenna fits 2002-2021 Dodge RAM 1500 models.
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