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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    I only use XM, so no. They say themselves it will reduce long range AM/FM, and that is all. Non interfering otherwise.
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    I have the shark fin and my experience has been that there is np difference in xm. Very little difference in FM. AM seems to be the band that was most affected. That is my experience with almost a year of use. This was the best modification I have done for my SRX, in my opinion.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Hi. Wondering if you have had any issues with the front of the fin slightly rising up. I installed one of these a couple of days ago and have had a small issue with it. Just curious. Thanks.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Yea, it looks like the front of the fin isn't as flush as the rear of the fin, according to the body line, but no matter how much compression i put on it, it just goes back to what it was. It must have something to do with how the foam comes around the point there and lifts it a bit. Not like its coming off though, no fear of that!
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    I have been in contact with them and they are sending me a slightly thicker gasket. I may or may not use it. Seems like a lot of work to get the current one off without ruining my paint. We will see.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Anyone know where I can get this from (their website is down)? Would people recommend this product?

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Doubly recommend. I put one on my '13 as well.

    If they're website is down, that's the only place to get it (that i've seen)... so you just have to wait.
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    After seeing the Shark Fin on the Captain's two SRXs, and a few others, I purchased one for my wife's 2012 SRX. The mocha steel paint match was perfect and the antenna works great. Don't use AM much, but FM and XM work great.

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    Shark Fin Antenna

    Really pleased and easy to install and arrived in about a week or so. My garage is small and the antenna was hitting the garage door opener motor. I installed it on my 2011 SRX (Gray Flannel). Unfortunately,the photos are too large to upload but I think it makes the vehicle look better and it was a good paint match. I would recommend the product.
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Merged with an already existing thread. Please make sure to search before posting "new" threads.

    Good news on the antenna though!
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Personally I don't see a need for this item. I'd much rather have the best local radio reception possible. I don't go around staring at the roof of my car.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffpaletz View Post
    Personally I don't see a need for this item. I'd much rather have the best local radio reception possible. I don't go around staring at the roof of my car.
    I don't like to criticize anyone's personal preference, but if you had a sharkfin you would definitely notice the roofline more, especially on the SRXs that don't have one. And if your desire for the best reception were entirely true, you would have a 10 or 20 foot antenna!

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Great thread....

    I've recently started selling the Cadillac brand here in Houston, and I have customers asking for this fin. I'm so surprised that our dealership doesn't have a vendor linked to this... beautiful attribute to the SRX lines.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    I ordered my Shark fin antenna yesterday and I can't wait for it to arrive. There is a 2 week production period on it and looks like it is coming from Canada so with this crazy winter weather it might take a little longer but we will see.

    I think the sleek look of the shark fin antenna compliments the lines of the car nicely.

    I was reading the 2013 Cadillac Navigation Infotainment guide and came across the below info on page 22. Looks like the AM/FM portion of the antenna is integrated in the backglass and the staff and base of the antenna attached to the roof is actually for OnStar, Sirus and GPS only.

    Within this thread it was stated that there was some slight noticeable decrease in signal within the AM channel but I wouldn't believe this shark fin antenna would have any impact to the AM/FM signal since that antenna is in the back window.

    Has anyone noticed a decrease in performance or signal with OnStar, GPS or Sirius that has installed this shark fin antenna?

    Backglass Antenna

    The AM-FM antenna is integrated
    with the rear window defogger in the
    rear window. Do not scratch the
    inside surface or damage the lines
    in the glass. If the inside surface is
    damaged, it could interfere with
    radio reception. For proper radio
    reception, the antenna connector
    needs to be properly attached to the
    post on the glass.
    If attaching a cell phone antenna to
    the glass, attach it between the grid
    lines.

    Notice: Using a razor blade or
    sharp object to clear the inside
    rear window can damage the rear
    window antenna and/or the rear
    window defogger. Repairs would
    not be covered by the vehicle
    warranty. Do not clear the inside
    rear window with sharp objects.
    Notice: Do not apply aftermarket
    glass tinting with metallic film.
    The metallic film in some tinting
    materials will interfere with or
    distort the incoming radio
    reception. Any damage caused to
    the backglass antenna due to
    metallic tinting materials will not
    be covered by the vehicle
    warranty.


    Multi-Band Antenna

    The roof antenna is for OnStar,
    SiriusXMŪ Satellite Radio (US and
    Canada only), and GPS (Global
    Positioning System). Keep clear of
    obstructions for clear reception.
    If the vehicle has a sunroof, and it is
    open, reception can also be
    affected.

    ~Tina~

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Nope, no degredation of any signal of any sort. Had this on my 2010 for a couple years and on my 2013 since new.
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