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    shark ariel, anyone done it?



    i saw one of these shark ariels on an a4 and it looked pretty cool, just wondering if anyone has put one on the a3, i hate the long aerial i have at the momment.

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

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    i saw one of these shark ariels on an a4 and it looked pretty cool, just wondering if anyone has put one on the a3, i hate the long aerial i have at the momment.

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    Get a bee-sting or similar. Got one on mine and look MUCH better than the standard thing.

    Rich

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

    does the shark aerial do the radio? i thought it was gps and telephone - it certainly is on the latest s4.

    i changed my radio whip on the roof to the audi triplex (gps/radio/phone) - you have to remove the boot side trim on the left, the pillar trim then the central rear roof trim behind the rear roof lights - the aerial has a toothed nut that simply unscrews - remove the old aerial, pass the new leads through the roof hole and put back the bolt.

    you may find that the leads/connections are very different - the audi triplex aerial uses the radio lead connector for the gps signal and different connectors for the radio and phone - i cut the new aerial connectors off and soldered the leads but had to dismantle the triplex aerial to start with to work out which of the 3 leads was which function - they areent labelled at all.

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

    you can get them here if anyone wants to give it a try...

    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/catalo...mp;from=search

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

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    ... I'm guessing by the word replica that it is merely a stick on piece of plastic?

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

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    does the shark aerial do the radio? i thought it was gps and telephone - it certainly is on the latest s4.

    i changed my radio whip on the roof to the audi triplex (gps/radio/phone) - you have to remove the boot side trim on the left, the pillar trim then the central rear roof trim behind the rear roof lights - the aerial has a toothed nut that simply unscrews - remove the old aerial, pass the new leads through the roof hole and put back the bolt.

    you may find that the leads/connections are very different - the audi triplex aerial uses the radio lead connector for the gps signal and different connectors for the radio and phone - i cut the new aerial connectors off and soldered the leads but had to dismantle the triplex aerial to start with to work out which of the 3 leads was which function - they areent labelled at all.

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    Dunk, have you got pics to show the fellas what you are talking about? In terms of it's looks that is.

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

    the only point of fitting the triplex aerial is for the gps or phone bit - lookwise it looks like the standard whip, but the base is bigger with a second round bulge in front of the normal base of the aerial.

    overall no change in looks - but sorry i dont have any pictures.

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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

    this is the genuine audi sharks fin for gps and phone - this would probably work ok because the a3/s3 uses 4 other aerials for the radio round the window trim - the radio still works with the whip disconnected.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...32231&rd=1



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    Re: shark ariel, anyone done it?

    and this is the triplex one for the avant/a3 models

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...42965&rd=1

 

 

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