(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- Mustang Antenna Installation Guide
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Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I have with me a couple of different short antenna options for 79-09 Mustang, available in your choice of either black, or chrome. Let’s face it, the factory antenna is a major eyesore and it certainly doesn’t do your exterior styling any favors. At nearly 30” in length, it begs the question, did Ford secretly install a CB radio in my Mustang that I’m not aware of? Well, with these new short antennas in 8 and 14” lengths, you can finally rid your Mustang of that goofy factory piece, once and for all. Besides the two different length options, the short antenna is also available in your choice of a low key satin black finish, or a more flashy chrome finish. Despite being only a third of the size of the factory antenna, you shouldn’t notice any difference in your radio reception, which should hopefully alleviate any concerns you may have. Besides looking great, the short antenna literally installs in a matter of minutes, you simply unscrew your factory antenna, then screw the new short in its place, as far as working on your car goes, it doesn’t get much easier than this. While you’re in the area of the antenna, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to freshen up that stock antenna base cover, using one of these aftermarket covers available in your choice of either chrome or satin. This extremely affordable part really compliments that short antenna, and its another one of those nice little dress up items to add to your ride. So if you’re tired of seeing that ski pole attached to your front fender that Ford calls an antenna, then you have to check out one of these different short options available right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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March 30, 2020
Worth the buy.
For something small as an antenna, replacing the stock antenna with this one made a big difference in updating the look of my 2001 mustang. Easy to install and my order got here quick. Totally worth it.Helpful (0)
March 29, 2020
Easy to install
The stock antenna on my 2009 convertible looked like an outrigger on a fishing boat. This antenna looks much better than the stock antenna and seems to work just as well. The nice thing is that it took only 5 min. to install. I have satellite radio in the car for trips, so range is not an issue.Helpful (0)
March 28, 2020
Could've been a 5-star
The antenna is way better than the stock one. Mine came faster than expected and it couldve gotten a 5 star rating. HOWEVER, it is slightly bent in the middle. Not the end of the world, you don't notice it unless you really look at it. Other than that, it serves its purpose and looks great doing it.Helpful (0)
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March 22, 2020
grate new look
looks a lot better in person love the antenna got ride of that big long one grate fit made my ride look toff and up to date thank you .am.allways has just what i needHelpful (0)
March 21, 2020Helpful (0)
March 21, 2020
Look very minimal simple and beautiful you don't need a large antenna anymoreHelpful (0)
March 19, 2020
Big change getting rid of the larger antenna to the new short race styleHelpful (0)
March 17, 2020
Great product, looks great unfortunately the radio stations won’t work like they did with a stock one.Helpful (0)
March 14, 2020
Great replacement to longer antenna
Great replacement for original long antenna. Shipped quick Screw on to your OEM antenna.Helpful (0)
Will this replace the stock antenna? I recently purchased a different short antenna from another web site and when the antenna came it had 4 different adapter screws for it and none of them had the correct threading to fit the base in my '09 GT. Getting the old antenna off is easy enough, but I want to make sure that if I get this one from American Muscle that it will screw in as easy as the factory one screwed out. Thank you.
Yes, old antenna screws out, new screws right in. No loss of reception that I've noticed. When you install, place a thin cloth or tissue between the adjustable wrench and the base of the antenna to avoid scratching the paint or scoring the base of the antenna. Tighten with slight pressure, not too much. Good product.
Has the resting issue been resolved? I guess I could add a dab of white grease to it before screwing it in but really shouldn't have to.
There should not be any rusting issues, adding anti-seize or any type of rust inhibitor is never a bad idea when installing any part.
I had purchased this quite a while ago and I am restoring my 1987 Mustang GT. I went to install it and the threads in antenna base are much bigger/thicker. Is there an adapter I can purchase, or how to I get this to fit.
The threads for this antenna should be a direct replacement. We would be unable to determine what type of adapter is required without knowing the threads in your antenna base, and confirmed the threads in your antenna are correct.
How is the reception with it being smaller?
Hi ErbStalk...I bought the 8" antena for my 2006 mustang and I don't notice any difference in reception! You should not suffer any reception loss either. Hope this helps you out!
Is the antenna made from stainless steel?
This is made from steel, with a satin-black finish.
Unfortunately this will not fit an '03 Mustang GT.
The SpeedForm Fixed Black Antenna is flexible however due to its shorter length, it will not flex as far as the OEM antenna. We recommend removal if using an automated car wash.
This is only going to be the antenna and adapter. It does not come with the base.
We have only tested fitment of this SpeedForm Fixed Black Antenna on Mustangs and we unfortunately not be able to verify its fitment on the Ford Ranger.
Hey Roger, This antenna is pretty durable and should withstand car washes no problem
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(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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