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I'm wondering if any of you have replaced the odd looking antenna mast on top of their Tucson. I'm looking for a replacement mast (under 10in long) that doesn't resemble a "ribbed rubber dildo", and functions well as an AM/FM antenna mast. I know there are some short aftermarket masts out there, but many are very cheaply made and will not pick up radio reception well. Thoughts?
 

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If you are that concerned with the antenna, simply replace your radio with a Pioneer Supertuner. They don't need antennas; they are antennas! :wink:
 

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U- G- L- Y, Hyundai got no alibi...It's UGLY!

The antenna really bothers you that much?
The Tucson has one of the ugliest antenna masts I've seen. "Ribbed for her pleasure Dong." I found some aftermarket antennas online that are thinner and less obtrusive, just not certain how well they'll work. I guess it's trial and error time...
 

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They ALL look battery operated

..so I'm keeping with OEM, the most manly looking one thank you very much :grin2:

at least until I settle on an aftermarket more ladylike shark fin I can screw >:D

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Hoping For Satisfying Results...

4-5 inches collapsed is quite a respectable piece of equipment, plus it grows quite a lot. Your Tucson should get a blast out of it.
I just ordered the antenna from Autoanything for "my ride." I'm certain the adjustable length will be a huge asset for her. I'll just collapse it for car washes, and fully extend it for maximum satisfaction (Radio listening, of course)
 

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Will the OEM “Limited” shark fin fit the SE?
It might, but it is designed to be used for GPS & satellite radio instead of the broadcast AM & FM bands. I would guess that the connector is different.
 

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I'm curious whether the actual screw into existing base shark fin FM antennas a la Beat-Sonic really work at least as well as the mast. If so it's my kind of (easily reversible) cosmetic mod.
 

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Size matters

I'm curious whether the actual screw into existing base shark fin FM antennas a la Beat-Sonic really work at least as well as the mast. If so it's my kind of (easily reversible) cosmetic mod.
A shark fin will be too small for this application. Bigger is better, from what I'm told. :grin2:
 

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It might, but it is designed to be used for GPS & satellite radio instead of the broadcast AM & FM bands. I would guess that the connector is different.
Then where is the AM/FM antenna on those models? We have a shark fin on the base Sonata and it works fine.
 

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Then where is the AM/FM antenna on those models? We have a shark fin on the base Sonata and it works fine.
The antenna is built into the fin. The fin is there to also fit the GPS, bluelink and Sirius modules.
 

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Then where is the AM/FM antenna on those models? We have a shark fin on the base Sonata and it works fine.
Is it possible the AM and FM antennae are in the rear window on the Sonata? That's where they are on the current generation Elantra.
 

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Ok, I just looked it up. Indeed..... the AM/FM antenna is located in the back glass as it says on MyHyundai.com, and the parts site lists it as a "diversity antenna". So, its not that way on the Tucson? The little "penis" antenna gets radio and satellite?
 
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