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queretaro 01-01-2012 01:09 PM

shark fin antenna
 
I don't like the shark fin antenna on my 128i coupe. The car is pre-wired for satellite radio, but has neither a satellite radio nor navigation. Are there options for different antennas?

energetik9 01-01-2012 06:11 PM

I'm sure there are aftermarket options. First of all, I like the antenna. I think it is not only unique to BMW, I like the look. Second, it is a multi-function device. I'm not a technical expert, but I'm sure it functions as your AM/FM antenna also.

Not to mention, if you remove the shark fin, you'll have a hole and likely a mark from the base of the shark fin. Why deal with all that? With all that being said, my wife has the 128 vert. It has a smaller shark fin on the deck of the trunk, but because of the size, she still has a fixed antenna for AM/FM.

Hermes 01-01-2012 06:19 PM

AFAIK the shark fin is actually for BMW Assist, so I'm assuming that your car has that option. (you can kinda see mine in my sig)

Andi128 01-01-2012 07:25 PM

What's a 128 vert?

Hermes 01-01-2012 07:27 PM

con VERT ible

Andi128 01-01-2012 07:32 PM

fancy :) LOL

energetik9 01-03-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andi128 (Post 6535688)
fancy :) LOL

Car, you tend to get into the car verbiage on here. Vert = convertible. Merc.....Mercedes. etc.

And then if you're a fan of Top Gear, you start getting into the british terms, like "boot". :)

Andi128 01-03-2012 09:27 PM

Boot I know, thanks to a Welsh step-mom :) So, back to the original post, if you removed the shark fin, what would you replace it with? Did you find any aftermarket options that you liked better?

Hermes 01-03-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andi128 (Post 6539823)
Boot I know, thanks to a Welsh step-mom :) So, back to the original post, if you removed the shark fin, what would you replace it with? Did you find any aftermarket options that you liked better?

Carbon fiber roof

energetik9 01-04-2012 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Hermes (Post 6539890)
Carbon fiber roof

Nice. +1 on that.


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