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    Shark Fins

    A general couple of questions out to everyone really.

    I lost my aerial couple of weeks and thought I might as well go with a shark fin that i've been thinking about but a bin unsure on a few things.

    First, which shape is the correct OEM audi shape? There is a couple of after market ones but they seem a bit big or don't look right.

    Secondly, I don't have satnav, dab or any thing digital like that, so I assume just a normal shark fin aerial that has the normal connection will be fine for my A4 B5?
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    I need to replace my ariel rubber base so might be interested in a shark fin if you find some.
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    I don't need to spend any more money, but I'll probably take a passing interest in this thread anyway, as the Shark fin looked nice on that Baby Blue S3 at ADI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    I don't need to spend any more money, but I'll probably take a passing interest in this thread anyway, as the Shark fin looked nice on that Baby Blue S3 at ADI
    Any pics of Damo's fin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Any pics of Damo's fin!
    There might be some in the background of you getting run over by Solly's car... but that's about it I think mate

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    Yep I defo want one now, that looks good.
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    I'd like one of these....do you need a specific avatar for it to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    I'd like one of these....do you need a specific avatar for it to work?
    LOL.
    Would you like a 8L Peeing on a 8P?

    If there is enough interest and we find a good OEM likeness for us all, I can try and set up a group buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    LOL.
    Would you like a 8L Peeing on a 8P?
    Yes, load me up with one of those bad boys Westy!

    Id be interested in a group buy if the fin was OEMish
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Yes, load me up with one of those bad boys Westy!

    Id be interested in a group buy if the fin was OEMish
    Save this one. I'll have to think of another design

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Save this one. I'll have to think of another design


    Hmm...I don't think i've got anything better to do this afternoon, so it's either design a new avatar or go outside and start clubbing the students that are shouting and whinging outside the office...student beatings anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Yes, load me up with one of those bad boys Westy!

    Id be interested in a group buy if the fin was OEMish
    Thats what i'm after.
    A OEM looking aftermarket one.
    I don't want to spend masses amount of money on one either.
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    What one has Damo got? Anyone considered asking him!!!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    What one has Damo got? Anyone considered asking him!!!!?
    Its a gen Audi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    Its a gen Audi.
    From what model? I'll get a part number or we can ask stoke Dave for a GB price.

    This would make a great stocking filler
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    Aren't the Audi ones only compatible with GPS aerials?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Aren't the Audi ones only compatible with GPS aerials?
    Loving what you've done with the avatar.

    I dont think Damo has sat nav or any fancy kit in his S3 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Aren't the Audi ones only compatible with GPS aerials?
    Thats my understanding.
    Hence the look for after market ones that look OEM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I dont think Damo has sat nav or any fancy kit in his S3 though.
    I'm not sure what one Damo has or if its wired in correctly.
    I think they are about £60 from Audi.
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    I'm not paying £60!
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    I just seem to recall Nige saying once that the OEM Audi sharkfins were only for GPS, Aux Heater sensor and GSM and that the external FM antenna was in the rear window. I could be wrong, or that could have been specific to the 8P maybe as it was last year sometime at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I'm not paying £60!
    Hence me wanting after market ones which is about £20tops.


    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    I just seem to recall Nige saying once that the OEM Audi sharkfins were only for GPS, Aux Heater sensor and GSM and that the external FM antenna was in the rear window. I could be wrong, or that could have been specific to the 8P maybe as it was last year sometime at least.
    Thats my thinking, thats what I'm asking.
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    Well jog along and do some research and stop dangling the carrot infront of everyone
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    This looks interesting...

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    Good work mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    This looks interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Good work mate.
    £30 for that unit and some cutting about.

    I guess i'm being a bit picky with what i'm after.
    Something about £20 with no cutting about required.

    I guess part of it is paranoia, since it covers a hole directly into the car. I don't want to have to cut it about for it to work cause there is that chance of it leaking.

    I'm looking for one I found that looked OEM ish and was a simple bolt in job but I can't find it.

    Also, I wonder what connector we have in to the aerial and it is ampped?
    WIll that effect any after market item?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    F**K That.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Don't like that one at all.
    I don't think it would look right.


    Thats nicer.
    Not a bad price as well.

    Hmmmmm tempted.
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    The cheaper one is more OEM looking and has standard wiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    The cheaper one is more OEM looking and has standard wiring.
    Bought!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    Bought!!
    Have to let us know how good it is, was there only one? (I can't get on ebay at work to check)
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Have to let us know how good it is, was there only one? (I can't get on ebay at work to check)
    No mate loads available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    No mate loads available.
    Sweet.

    Just been outside watching the protest/riots, getting interesting now, must be the cover of darness descending!
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    picked this up from the post office to day.
    will attempt to fit later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Hope it all fits on easily enough mate.
    Need to find out how to take the old one off first. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    Need to find out how to take the old one off first. lol
    I do belive that it will be halv the rear trim off to be able to peel back the roof lining.
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