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Mica3SGT
05-09-2005, 07:26 PM
I received my stubby today from shortantennae an ebay reseller. This thing fits perfectly without any cutting whatsoever! I know some of you spent over $40 bucks on an H2 part - but this part was cheap at just over $17 bucks. Great reception and fit and finish better than the original. An added benefit is that it makes the vehicle appear lower!
Check it out on ebay - they have many different styles - I got the black (natch) 3.5\"

OTUA YM
05-10-2005, 08:16 PM
Stubby looks good.
... And the price is right.

I\'ll keep him in mind when looking for a replacement,
After somebody swipes my H2. ;)

flam|be
05-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Ordered my stubby t\'other day, cold air next, switch out the interior and exterior with xenons.

I\'m so excited I could pee my pants :p

Junior
05-11-2005, 12:24 PM
is this the stubby from caraccessory.com off eBay?

flam|be
05-11-2005, 12:49 PM
Got it from shortantennae, same as Mica

Junior
05-11-2005, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by flam|be Got it from shortantennae, same as Mica

OH, cause it looks the same as the one I have on my car, and I got it from caraccessory.com off eBay... cost 9.99 US and $2 shipping... ended up costing $14.68 CAN total ....

Mica3SGT
05-11-2005, 09:53 PM
yes...US$9.99 + express shipping

SourcE
05-25-2005, 11:27 AM
Yay, just got mine in the mail today...

mazda3boss
06-16-2005, 07:30 PM
got mine few days ago, bought it off ebay, a nice 3.5\" silver one, looks good since my car is silver as well

SABIO
07-12-2005, 08:45 PM
hey, look.. you thought this topic was dead........

I guess I am one of the last ones to get a stubby... after reading 18 pages of a previous discussion on stubbies, I went with the Suzuki one. 1 minute from my work, $24 and they had it in stock. Looks good to me, yes it could use a little trimming but I don\'t mind the slight overhang.
Shorter than the H2 and it is very flexible...

Great buy for those of you that haven\'t picked up a stubby...

SABIO
07-13-2005, 09:23 PM
And.. Like I just found out.. You can\'t trim the suzuki stubby... it leaves a gap between the base and the antenae...
So I just threw out $25..... Great..
Last time I take for granted someone knows what they are talking about.... right Flip:(

Junior
07-14-2005, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by SABIO


And.. Like I just found out.. You can\'t trim the suzuki stubby... it leaves a gap between the base and the antenae...
So I just threw out $25..... Great..
Last time I take for granted someone knows what they are talking about.... right Flip:(

did u cut it already? ... man, that sux

if you haven\'t cut it, maybe you could sell it, and get some of your money back

bluntman
07-14-2005, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by SABIO


And.. Like I just found out.. You can\'t trim the suzuki stubby... it leaves a gap between the base and the antenae...
So I just threw out $25..... Great..
Last time I take for granted someone knows what they are talking about.... right Flip:(

See if you can cut the thread to lower the whole antenna.

majic
07-14-2005, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by SABIO


And.. Like I just found out.. You can\'t trim the suzuki stubby... it leaves a gap between the base and the antenae...
So I just threw out $25..... Great..
Last time I take for granted someone knows what they are talking about.... right Flip:(

did you get the AERIO one? mine fits without any trimming (granted it\'s a bit fat at the bottom - overhangs - but i can live with it)

did you trim the sides or at the base? if at the sides (to decrease the circumference to sit flush) then you should have no gap. if you cut it at the base then that\'s your problem b/c nobody told you to trim it there :sarc

show pix. maybe you got the wrong stubbie? maybe they changed since Joe ordered them? (i\'m saying this b/c mine isn\'t really that flexible - so it might be a different stubby)

RedRaptor
07-14-2005, 09:40 AM
SABIO,

I own both the H2 and Suzuki AERIO stubby. I\'ve trimmed both but the best results was with the H2 antenna. The trick to trimming the AERIO one is not to trim too much or else there is a profound gap. I trimmed a little too much and there is a small gap if you walk right up to it, but if you just look at it from distance, you won\'t see it.

Check out this thread where I make comparisons between the H2 and AERIO stubby. You will see the pics in this thread.

http://www.freepgs.com/protege5mazda3/viewtopic.php?t=76

For those wondering, I don\'t use my H2 antenna more because it fits perfectly like OEM and I only bring it on photo shoots or if I\'m going to be by my car 24/7. Hahaha, so no one here better even think about stealing it. All you\'ll get is my AERIO stubby. :p

FLIPDADY
07-14-2005, 04:56 PM
Hmmm...only 1 complaint out of 30 is not bad.

SABIO
07-14-2005, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by RedRaptor


SABIO,

I own both the H2 and Suzuki AERIO stubby. I\'ve trimmed both but the best results was with the H2 antenna. The trick to trimming the AERIO one is not to trim too much or else there is a profound gap. I trimmed a little too much and there is a small gap if you walk right up to it, but if you just look at it from distance, you won\'t see it.



Yup.. pic three is what mine did look like... With the big gap... :(

Gonna try the H2 next.... gonna have to swing a wholesale deal with a friend, not paying $45 for an ant. But thanks for the feedback.....

S.F.W.
07-14-2005, 06:11 PM
where do you guys get the H2 Antenna ? I have been looking for one.

OTUA YM
07-14-2005, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by S.F.W.
where do you guys get the H2 Antenna ? I have been looking for one.

I bought mine at Courtesy Chev.
Any Chev dealer should be able to get it for you.
They will have to order it in (1 day) because they don\'t stock Hummer parts.
$49.41 tax included. Part Number is 15175078

You have to cut 8mm of rubber off the bottom of the antenna to expose the screw.
It cuts easily was sharp knife..... and it looks great on the car.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/Mazda3Pix/H2Stubby.jpg

RedRaptor
07-14-2005, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by SABIO



Originally posted by RedRaptor


SABIO,

I own both the H2 and Suzuki AERIO stubby. I\'ve trimmed both but the best results was with the H2 antenna. The trick to trimming the AERIO one is not to trim too much or else there is a profound gap. I trimmed a little too much and there is a small gap if you walk right up to it, but if you just look at it from distance, you won\'t see it.



Yup.. pic three is what mine did look like... With the big gap... :(

Gonna try the H2 next.... gonna have to swing a wholesale deal with a friend, not paying $45 for an ant. But thanks for the feedback.....

Its not that bad. There is a gap but from far away you can\'t even tell. The pic I took was a super close up. The funny thing is I am 100% happy with my Aerio stubby. Its actually been on my car longer than my H2 stubby which I retired. Hey, if you don\'t want your Aerio stubby, pass it over to me instead of tossing it out. I know one of these days, my stubby is gonna get jacked when I park in the downtown clubbing district.

FLIPDADY
07-15-2005, 07:35 AM
You could also try the Kia Spectra5 stubby(which you have to trim). It\'s the same as the H2 one and it is cheaper. Just a suggestion since the Aerio one didn\'t work out for you.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/FLIPSPEED/kiastub1.jpg

SupraT
07-15-2005, 03:45 PM
i also have the 3.5 inch from ebay (caraccessory).. looks and works great

only 15 bucks

SABIO
07-15-2005, 04:50 PM
I went to Newmarket Kia... $36!!! for the mast... holy cow...
Gonna have my friend price out the H2 and the Kia one for me... then i will decide :)

jdanielsg
08-24-2005, 03:47 PM
hi guys,
So about this stubby thing. In conclusion what can I get that will just screw on and look good? The one from: shortantennae on Ebay?

mazda3boss
08-24-2005, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by jdanielsg


hi guys,
So about this stubby thing. In conclusion what can I get that will just screw on and look good? The one from: shortantennae on Ebay?

i got this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7966867514).... bought it off ebay as u see there and put it on my sunlight silver sedan and looks nice on it, better than that long ass stock antenna

wab8611
08-24-2005, 09:13 PM
i baught that one from ebay, and it ended up getting stolen a week later... guess i gotta go get me another one, and this time cement it in..:p

jdanielsg
08-24-2005, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by SupraT


i also have the 3.5 inch from ebay (caraccessory).. looks and works great

only 15 bucks

how do i search under seller.. do u have a link or something ? it would help thanks

chaser
08-24-2005, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by jdanielsg


Originally posted by SupraT

i also have the 3.5 inch from ebay (caraccessory).. looks and works great

only 15 bucks

how do i search under seller.. do u have a link or something ? it would help thanks

Search for Stubby antenna (http://search.ebay.ca/stubby-antenna_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8) in eBay

SABIO
08-25-2005, 02:33 AM
Since this subject came back... I ordered the Kia one... 4 WEEKS AGO!!! I think the F\'N boat sank...


Waiting....:sarc

waiting.....:sarc



waiting.....:sarc



:sarc

wab8611
08-25-2005, 08:36 AM
Sabio... hw much id the one from KIA cost?

MAZDA Kitten
08-25-2005, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by chaser



Originally posted by jdanielsg


Originally posted by SupraT

i also have the 3.5 inch from ebay (caraccessory).. looks and works great

only 15 bucks

how do i search under seller.. do u have a link or something ? it would help thanks

Search for Stubby antenna (http://search.ebay.ca/stubby-antenna_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8) in eBay

Thats where I got mine.. i think the 6.5\" or something.
Seller from Vancouver.. got under a week and under $10. Works like a charm and looks nic because it fits perfectly onto the base).

SABIO
08-25-2005, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by SABIO


I went to Newmarket Kia... $36!!! for the mast... holy cow...
Gonna have my friend price out the H2 and the Kia one for me... then i will decide :)



Sabio... hw much id the one from KIA cost?


Surprisingly it costs the same as it did back in July... $36 + tax. ;)

bluntman
08-25-2005, 02:10 PM
I believe my H2 antenna was somewhere in the mid $40 range after taxes.

FLIPDADY
08-25-2005, 02:34 PM
I still may be able to get you a deal on the Kia stubby.

Contact me at joe.montano@mazdaoftoronto.com

SABIO
08-25-2005, 03:02 PM
Gonna stop by today and see whats up... find out what their NEW excuse is... if it is not in. I am gonna cancel

FLIPDADY
08-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by SABIO


Gonna stop by today and see whats up... find out what their NEW excuse is... if it is not in. I am gonna cancel
Hey SABIO which dealer did you order it through?

SABIO
08-26-2005, 02:07 AM
Newmarket Kia...

Stopping by Today (friday)... already told them if it is not in... *Forge t\'bout it

jdanielsg
08-26-2005, 03:32 AM
;)

SABIO
08-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Ya. What a CR*P dealership. Oh, well. So now after 5 weeks. I gotta look for another one.

*sigh

i like these ones
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/dc_1_b.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/is-pic3.jpg

DeLaY_NoMoRe
08-27-2005, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by SABIO


Ya. What a CR*P dealership. Oh, well. So now after 5 weeks. I gotta look for another one.

*sigh

i like these ones
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/is-pic3.jpg

Just a head up for u SABIO, I got this EXACT antenna mounted on my same White Hatch, it was all looking good at the beginning. But just 2 weeks ago, i figured that 3 black surroundings on top WERE peeling off by itself, pretty surprising they were actually 3 small rubber inserted in the grid, and after months of sun/rain exposure, the robbers are broke into pieces and rib off from the grib, now my antenna just look a plain silver stubby w/3 white exposed grid on top!:(

SABIO
08-27-2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the Heads up.. Maybe rub a lil oil on them to keep \'em lubed... Look in the plumbing secion of CTC... you will find mini o-rings there :)

I might get black though... so it dosen\'t stand out so much

Krakilin
08-27-2005, 08:54 PM
How can you make sure they don\'t get stolen (like what the other guy said)? I mean, it\'s like a $10 bill sitting on top of your car!?

Mach
08-27-2005, 09:50 PM
Hi

I\'m really interested in replacing the long ass wire\'y antenna but is it hard to install (the one off the ebay site shortantennae) ? I don\'t know much about cars and stuff and if the installation is anymore involved than unscrewing and rescrewing i mite be in trouble ha ha

i\'d appreciate any FB thnx

SABIO
08-27-2005, 10:20 PM
That\'s it... Unscrew the stock one.... screw on the new one. Just need a thumb and finger... You can do it ;)

Mach
08-27-2005, 10:42 PM
Seriously ? and it\'s a perfect fit ? i don\'t have to cut it or anything ?

S.F.W.
08-27-2005, 11:14 PM
that\'s it..at least mine was..no cutting, nothing...a couple second change..

Mach
08-27-2005, 11:20 PM
awesome thnx guys

gonna go buy one now

DeLaY_NoMoRe
08-27-2005, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by Krakilin


How can you make sure they don\'t get stolen (like what the other guy said)? I mean, it\'s like a $10 bill sitting on top of your car!?



I guess real smart ppl would truely know that different car has different antenna base, so they got no use of our antenna on their own car, except some other idiots were just being jealous about our 3s and wanted to screw our car somehow. Also I am confidenced that other Mz3 drivers are DECENT ppl who should not be stupid enough to unscrew my antenna.:D

mazda3boss
08-28-2005, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by DeLaY_NoMoRe



Originally posted by SABIO


Ya. What a CR*P dealership. Oh, well. So now after 5 weeks. I gotta look for another one.

*sigh

i like these ones
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/is-pic3.jpg

Just a head up for u SABIO, I got this EXACT antenna mounted on my same White Hatch, it was all looking good at the beginning. But just 2 weeks ago, i figured that 3 black surroundings on top WERE peeling off by itself, pretty surprising they were actually 3 small rubber inserted in the grid, and after months of sun/rain exposure, the robbers are broke into pieces and rib off from the grib, now my antenna just look a plain silver stubby w/3 white exposed grid on top!:(

i got the same one and same thing happened i have the bottom black ring left, the other 2 came off, i still have them cause i caught em on top of my trunk while washing the car, maybe i can somewhow super glue em back in

Mach
08-29-2005, 12:18 AM
ARG ?! Are you seroius ?! I just bought it ! Damnit. I better keep the original

AeRo
08-30-2005, 03:19 AM
are there any orange ones? =b

SABIO
09-14-2005, 02:38 AM
well.... got my stubby. Fits good... same as everyone elses. I get the toronto stations fine up here in Newmarket, but the good stations....97.7 - 94.9 - 107.9 can\'t get them anymore :( oh well. I put some white grease on the rubber o-rings so they won\'t dry out and break off.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/IMG_0728.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/sabio7/IMG_0730.jpg

FLIPDADY
09-14-2005, 07:51 AM
So I take it you don\'t want the JDM one anymore?

Mach
09-14-2005, 08:58 AM
yah i just added mine

my ipod\'s itrip signal is way worse (20-30% worse) but i guess that\'s the price i pay for stubby antennae

SABIO
09-14-2005, 09:55 AM
yes.. I want the JDM one. I bought this before the JDM G.B. This one looks nice, but only 60% functional. I actually want an antenna that works :)

SABIO
09-17-2005, 02:03 PM
station.......... STUB-B.......... STOCK

92.5.................... 2.......... 5
93.5.................... 1.......... 3
93.7.................... 0.......... 3
94.7 .................... 0.......... 1
94.9.................... 2.......... 4
95.7.................... 2.......... 5
97.3.................... 3.......... 6
97.7.................... 1.......... 3
98.1.................... 4.......... 7
98.5.................... 0.......... 1
99.9.................... 4.......... 7
102.1.................... 3.......... 6
102.9.................... 0.......... 2
103.5.................... 5.......... 8
104.5.................... 4.......... 6
107.1.................... 2.......... 5
107.9.................... 0.......... 3

I guess living 50km north of the city makes a big difference on how effective these stubbies are.
The stations in bold are my presets. :( looks like another CD holder is needed.
Actually I am kinda glad some of these stations don\'t come in.... human ears shouldn\'t be subjected to some of that crap.... :)

Jeff-TheBiz
09-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by S.F.W.


that\'s it..at least mine was..no cutting, nothing...a couple second change..

Me too... and a 3hp gain, due to wind drag reduction...:D

TheProfessor
09-18-2005, 10:16 AM
Can someone post up a similar chart to Sabio\'s above but for the JDM unit vs. the stock unit?

Shogun
09-18-2005, 04:03 PM
I just installed the Enigma a couple of weeks ago. While I do notice some signal degredation here in Port Perry. I can clearly receive the bolded one\'s that Sabio listed above. My primaries are
92.5, 92.9, 94.9, 107.1

Keep in mind I\'m older than most of you kids on here so my tastes leans to the Hard Rock side. AC/DC is a mainstay in my CD player.

Mica3SGT
09-18-2005, 09:07 PM
I prefer the tunes from my CD over any DJ - radio is for traffic reports and Howard Stern - makes a compelling case for Sirius addition in \'06!;)

nifty6
09-20-2005, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by SABIO


station.......... STUB-B.......... STOCK

92.5.................... 2.......... 5
93.5.................... 1.......... 3
93.7.................... 0.......... 3
94.7 .................... 0.......... 1
94.9.................... 2.......... 4
95.7.................... 2.......... 5
97.3.................... 3.......... 6
97.7.................... 1.......... 3
98.1.................... 4.......... 7
98.5.................... 0.......... 1
99.9.................... 4.......... 7
102.1.................... 3.......... 6
102.9.................... 0.......... 2
103.5.................... 5.......... 8
104.5.................... 4.......... 6
107.1.................... 2.......... 5
107.9.................... 0.......... 3

I guess living 50km north of the city makes a big difference on how effective these stubbies are.
The stations in bold are my presets. :( looks like another CD holder is needed.
Actually I am kinda glad some of these stations don\'t come in.... human ears shouldn\'t be subjected to some of that crap.... :)


I live in the Newmarket area and found very little or any signal loss.Just curious how did you determine the numbering system for the reception you used for each of the stations.
Thanks

SABIO
09-20-2005, 12:01 PM
http://torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=3482&page=6

majic
09-20-2005, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by SABIO


http://torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=3482&page=6

and by that he means this (http://torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=1262) :D

SABIO
09-21-2005, 04:24 AM
Originally posted by majic



Originally posted by SABIO


http://torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=3482&page=6

and by that he means this (http://torontomazda3.com/forum/read.php?TID=1262) :D


ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... OPPS.. ya I meant that....

TheProfessor
10-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Can anyone who has picked up the JDM stubby from Joe comment on the radio reception please.

Broli
10-07-2005, 12:18 PM
i noticed a small decrease in reception, but to be fair, i was in a basement!
but i usually had a bit better reception, i will check out a few stations tonight
and post about it!

i am not running the stock deck btw

TheProfessor
10-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Thanks Broli, I appreicate it. If anyone is running the stock deck I\'d love to have your input as well.

awhoy
10-08-2005, 01:30 AM
I am very happy with my JDM stubby, I live in scarlem and didn\'t notice any signal lost at all. As a matter fact, in certain areas like Finch and Victoria Park, the reception is better then the original. With the original antena, every time I drive throught that area I get static and distortion which annoyed the hell out of me. I have notice any distortion with the JDM.

Whos ur dadd
12-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by SABIO


And.. Like I just found out.. You can\'t trim the suzuki stubby... it leaves a gap between the base and the antenae...
So I just threw out $25..... Great..
Last time I take for granted someone knows what they are talking about.... right Flip:(

OMFG! LOL, I just, um, trimmed my stubby. I recall reading about trimming, but obviously didn\'t read enough. :D

What a moron I am...

SABIO
12-06-2005, 03:55 AM
well, the JDM one needs to be trimmed...

And Yes.. If you trimmed the Suzuki one... You Are A Moron:D

Whos ur dadd
12-06-2005, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by SABIO

And Yes.. If you trimmed the Suzuki one... You Are A Moron:D

Well, if it walks like a duck...

Did you try cutting down the thread to make it shorter? Fack, hate to throw that thing away. I paid five whole bux for that thing!

SABIO
12-06-2005, 12:13 PM
Nope. I buggered it up. It looked like a stupid X-Mas tree...a sick one at that.
I thought about how I could fix it...and decided that hacking it with a knife and twisting it into a pretzel would fix it :)

It still didn\'t look right... but I felt better;)

Kevin@nextmod
12-06-2005, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by PSIVIC


Thanks Broli, I appreicate it. If anyone is running the stock deck I\'d love to have your input as well.
Um..I do\'nt find any major reception lost but i had to trim off a bit to fit it on the 06

SourcE
01-15-2006, 11:56 PM
OK, so I was washing the car today and I noticed my stubby has experienced some discolouration.

I bought it from shortantenna.com about 7 months ago. It WASblack, now it kinda has a black/brown/red tinge to it.

Anyone else experiencing this problem?

MazdaTree
01-15-2006, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by SourcE


OK, so I was washing the car today and I noticed my stubby has experienced some discolouration.

I bought it from shortantenna.com about 7 months ago. It WASblack, now it kinda has a black/brown/red tinge to it.

Anyone else experiencing this problem?

Yea, this also happened to the stubby I got on the internet...:( ! Your best bet is once of those rubber ones like the one from the areo.