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Justin: The 6.5-inch rubber antenna that we're talking about here today will be a great option for all 1999 and newer Silverado owners who are looking to ditch that factory ski pole length antenna but would prefer to go with something that has a little bit more flex, as opposed to a rigid billet shorty antenna. Now, this made in the USA product is going to run you right around 20 bucks, while the install is easy enough for a toddler to achieve, so, therefore, expect a very soft one out of three wrenches on the old difficulty meter, and I would say a couple minutes of your time from start to finish. But as always, guys, hang out with me for a bit, and we'll walk you through that 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 going to 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 SiriusXM 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 going to 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 going to be this rubberized flexible build. Now, this is in stark contrast to other shorty antenna options currently on the site that typically using more rigid billet built. 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, though, 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 going to go down, check out our detailed walkthrough right now.Man: Tools used for this install are a 10-millimeter wrench. All right. So, for this install, you're only going need one tool, and if you've ever had your antenna off before, you might not even need that. It's a really, really simple process, so let's just get started on it. So, if you've ever had your antenna off before, for example, if you had to go through a drive-through car wash, you might just be able to unscrew this by hand. If not, you can just use a 10-millimeter wrench here at the bottom of the antenna and just loosen it up, and then unscrew it the rest of the way. Once you've got that out, now you can screw on your new one. So, there are a few different adapters for the bottom of the antenna that come with this kit. Once you found the one that fits your specific application, just go ahead and screw it into the bottom of the antenna, and then you can go ahead and screw that onto your vehicle. Make sure it's nice and tight, and you're good to go.And that's going to wrap up this review and install of the 6.5-inch off-road rubber antenna, fitting your '99 and newer Silverado. Thanks for watching, and for all things Silverado, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Low Profile Antenna. If you’re looking for a low profile antenna, then opt for this Off-Road Rubber Antenna. This antenna features a neat style yet exudes a rugged elegance that matches your truck’s aggressive build. Whether your truck’s exterior is sporting a dark or bright color, this antenna will always perfectly blend in.
Delivers Great Reception. If your truck’s factory antenna is already failing you, then upgrade to this Off-Road Rubber Antenna. Designed to deliver great reception, this 6.50-inch antenna guarantees to provide you with clear and audible radio sounds. As long as there are radio towers in the area, this antenna will definitely pick up the signals and send them to your radio receiver.
Constructed of Rubber Material. To keep up with your truck’s tough driving demands, this antenna is constructed of flexible rubber. With this durable material, it makes the antenna capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions without bending or breaking.
Plug-and-Play Installation. For a quick and easy installation, this antenna is built with a plug-and-play design. Just locate your truck antenna’s existing mounting point and screw the antenna securely. No modifications are required. Once you’ve finished the installation, you can already use the antenna for your radio and communication needs.
Application. This Off-Road Rubber Antenna is engineered to fit 1999-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models.
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