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> 09 Lancer Gts (fully Loaded) Shark Fin, 09 lancer GTS (fully loaded) shark fin
seank426
post Sep 19 2008, 05:37 PM
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I could find similar posts but not one addressing this exact situation.
I will be buying an 09 Lancer GTS (fully loaded) for $20k OTD in the
next month. I dislike the stock antenna and want to put on a shark
fin antenna from probably visualgarage. I asked the dealership if
they have any there but he wasnt sure and is currently looking into
it. I have heard by some that the shark fin antenna WILL NOT fit on
a Lancer GTS that comes with navi,sat radio and/or both. Is this true
and if so are there any shark fin antenna from elsewhere that will
fit correctly without an issue.

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post Sep 19 2008, 10:49 PM
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it will fit.. there's a few peoples on here with them.. its the same base as the 08 antenna so i wouldnt worry about it.. go to the gallery on the vg site and you'll see lancers with them...
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post Sep 20 2008, 01:41 AM
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freakinwilly has one over his... I know he had to play with it. But the problem everyone is having is that the backs are comming up on them. They are not made to the curve of the roof.

Other than that it works fine!
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post Sep 20 2008, 02:18 AM
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I was looking on here http://www.visualgarage.com/Product_Antenna_Fitment.html
and I thought the antenna on the lancer was one of the ones on the second line that says will not fit a under a shark fin antenna. Anyone know If I order one from VG and it ends up not working/fitting if I can return it?

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post Sep 20 2008, 03:10 AM
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Willy will be back on here soon. His computer took a crap on him...not literally :laughing: , but once he gets it running again...in a few days...he'll be back.
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post Sep 22 2008, 09:48 PM
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And I am back!

Here's the problem with the Satellite antenna and the sharkfin antenna... the base is too wide for the shark fin to sit properly. The directions state that the back of the antenna base should be at least 1 inch away from the back of the shark fin. Problem is... you don't have that much room to work with (yeah, not even an inch).

What I ended up doing is lying out the shark fin as CLOSE to the base of the antenna as possible without touching it (we're talking less than 1/8" here). Then I taped out my guiding lines and stuck the shark fin on. The directions say to apply pressure for about 1 minute, but I did 2 just to play it safe.

Here's the problem that VG fails to tell you in their instructions... you're supposed to keep the car out of the rain for at LEAST a few hours. Why? Because the adhesive needs time to adhere properly. Also, the base of the shark fin is FLAT whereas our rooftop is CURVED. The adhesive gasket isn't thick enough to overcome the curvature of the roof, so you might have issues with the back lifting off.

It's a really nice touch to the car, but at times, not really worth the headache. I think I forgot to securely screw in the antenna base before applying the adhesive and now my radio tends to have static in some areas.
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I just found this on another forum.

Is this what you shark fin AND your antenna look like:

http://forums.evolutionm.net/showthread.php?t=349171

In those pictures it looks like plenty of room but maybe its just the angle of the picture.
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Look closely...

(IMG:http://www.isarapix.org/pix78/1212453245.jpg)

The front of the fin is not touching the roof. It's like a see-saw... forcing one side down will cause the opposite to lift up, which is what everybody is having problems with.
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