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Old 06-27-2011, 11:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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wish I had a good answer for you, but I'm not sure about the stand alone strenght at the transition point. That being the point from which it adhears to your car surface to your choice of material for the kamm I know it holds up well on your cars finish, but I reaaly havent used it in place of tape. I agree about the messyness of duct tape, you got me curious now. maybe I'll use it to tape some cardboard on the back of my car with it as a test for you tommorow. Oh and I have used aftermarket internal antennas in the Detroit metro area before and was not to impressed with the reception. curious if the rear defrost would work. I'm sure some of the more tech savy electronic specialist that we have surfing EM would know. If only one of them would tell us.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That antenna mod adds an extra .000001 MPG.
( Hey, actually I was bored and did the very same mod myself. Does anyone even listen to radio now-a-days ?? :-) )
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The last time I turned on the radio I made a mistake. I did an E-on-C instead of EOC. I estimate that extra minute of idling cost me 3 mpg for the trip.

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That antenna mod adds an extra .000001 MPG.
( Hey, actually I was bored and did the very same mod myself. Does anyone even listen to radio now-a-days ?? :-) )
When performance is measured in MPG, no 0.000001 MPG is "extra"! I still like radio, but I am listening to it less since this mod. I get my fill at home at night instead. Radios use more power anyway, I tell myself.

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