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Anyone ever fitted a GPS Shark fin antenna?

Niknak Sep 28, 2009

  1. Niknak

    Niknak Member

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    The reception on the radio (RNS-E) is shocking, has anyone fitted a genuine shark fin to their B6 before? if so was it nay easy job, where did you source the parts from and how much did it cost you?
    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. Marc1

    Marc1 Member

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    Never fitted one but bought all the parts as I was going for RNS-E. It's simple really ad long as you ate comfortable drilling the roof. I have the parts you need for sale, if you wish - yours for £35. I also may be able to get someone to fit it for you over your way if you didn't want to tackle it yourself, would just need to check with him first if you were interested and see what he'd charge.
     
  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I have fitted a few, what can I tell you?
     
  4. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    Isn't the sharkfin just for the GPS and telephone reception and not for the radio?
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    It does 3 things dependent on sharkfin used, Tel, GPS & Aux heater for remote on/off, but for me it for some strange reason makes the car look better, lol.,

    Radio antennas are in the back window/s
     
  6. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    I agree it does, that was the main reason I fitted one to my last sportback:icon_thumright:
     
  7. Niknak

    Niknak Member

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    Ah so it won't aid me in my quest for an improved radio reception?
     
  8. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    Does it give the Rns-e better reception rather (can it see more satellites) than the under the dash location as per the usual retrofit?
     
  9. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    It might give you an extra sateillite but its more of an aesthetic reason overall as the magnetic one does the gps antenna for nav no problem at all.
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    They do look quite smart fwiw.
     
  11. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    iv seen a few get ripped off car roofs if that's any help, what a mess it leaves, I'd not have one,
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Thats a rather random post & is that on one of your friday nights by any chance, lol
     
  13. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    lol no, my Fridays eves are spent at the Lodge with a few of my brothers, Iv seen a few roofs messed up in my valeting bay,
     
  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    lol, thats not exactly a good advert for your valeting business, lol, if they get ripped of then thats some force as I know what it is that holds them on, trust me it needs some effort to rip that out with the size of nut & thread used to hold on roof.
     
  15. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    lol, no i ment when people have stuck on fake fins and kids have ripped them off taking the paint with the glue, iv had to re-mop the roofs when the car comes out from the paint shop, :yes:
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    But we're talking about genuine fitment with holes in the roof, not stuck on rubbish, lol.
     

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