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    Question Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Hello again,
    I have been in contact with a vendor and he assures me that there shark fin antenna will work with my 2011 SRX. This reply was to my sending numerous pictures of my SRX antenna with measurements and specifications to the vendor. As you can see from the reply below, the vendor assures that the XM/Onstar/GPS signals will not be interfered with but, AM/FM station reception may be reduced. As I never listen to AM/FM anymore I don't see this as major issue. The vendor will color match the Shark Fin Antenna to my SRX color (Platinum Ice Metallic). I will let everyone know just how this turns out as I just placed my order a few minutes ago. Pricing is $69 plus $12 for shipping. See below
    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for your email.

    Our pre-released Mark II VG shark fin antenna is compatible with your 2011 Cadillac SRX. For more information, pictures and how to order, please see the email below.

    Regards,
    Arthur

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    This new shark fin antenna was developed specifically for vehicles that have an AM/FM rear-roof whip antenna and a Sirius/XM/OnStar/GPS chip-set antenna integrated into the larger antenna base. Our Mark II antenna will allow you to replace the whip portion of your AM/FM antenna and cover the entire large antenna base on your roof to give it a clean look. Installing this antenna will not hinder the operation of your Sirius/XM/OnStar/GPS chip-set antennas that are integrated into your antenna base, however, it may be possible to notice a slight drop in reception in AM/FM especially when listening to stations that are located further away or stations that have weaker signals.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Well, what do you know. There's a vendor out there for almost anything. Personally, I don't have a need for this, but I'm curious to see what it looks like.


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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Here is a photo of what the Shark Fin Antenna.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v646/TN2005C6/
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Please post a picture when you install it and let us know how it performs.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    I have wondered why suvs have the larger antenna stalks when cars do not. The antenna stalk on my Enclave is huge. I didn't realize it was the fm antenna. I just assumed it had the fm antenna on the rear window like sedans do.

    I dont think the antenna stalk on my Enclave is removable like the above photo. It is just like a shark fin antenna, but there is an 8" or so antenna stalk molded on.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Here is a picture of my current antenna. The black mast unscrews from the white base. The Shark Fin will cover the existing base and has a cable which screws into the base where the current mast is attached. I will post pictures as soon as I get the new antenna mounted and post on reception function.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Very impressive job! pls do let us know.....

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    I'm staying posted!
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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Looks like a VG shark fin. I had one of those (VG) on my Pontiac-looked good and worked great!

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    I like

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Be sure to keep us posted on how well it works, and a picture of how it looks. That fish pole antenna on the cars now is magnet for my cat. He chewed the end off my OnStar antenna on my HHR. Fortunately the mast was replaceable, common, and I got a used one for $10. I have been think about a stubby for the Cadillac, but that Shark find looks nice in your picture.

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Update as of 08/08/11.
    I received my Shark Fin Antenna from VG and I must say they did an awesome job color matching my Platinum Ice Metallic Paint. The product is constructed very well and is simple to install. As for radio reception, I can say that I lost some reception on my AM frequency but, FM and XM both seem nearly the same as before. Overall, I am very satisfied with the product and really like the look. Most importantly, this antenna allows me to park my SRX under the 4 post lift without having to take the antenna off to park. Here are some photos I took with the phone after the install.





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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    COOL!!!
    Good job!

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Great Job and thanks for the pics.

    How does the housing attach to the body? Is it adhesive?

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    Re: Shark Fin Antenna (Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by GMJim View Post
    COOL!!!
    Good job!
    Looks AWESOME!

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