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Old 10-03-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Been looking to replace the ugly looking antenna that comes stock on the WRXs. I looked at shorty antennas and I think they still don't solve the problem. I've been looking for shark fins and found this site called visual garage that paint matches and everything. It came to $69 for me. My question is does anyone know anywhere else that might sell shark fins?
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:47 AM   #3
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There are a few on japanparts as well.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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It's damn near impossible to beat the VG Shark Fin for the quality of the part and the price. I was amazed it came painted at that price.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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I'm contemplating embracing mine and placing a picture of jaws on it
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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It's damn near impossible to beat the VG Shark Fin for the quality of the part and the price. I was amazed it came painted at that price.

Alex
I agree, Alex. They look damn nice. Think I might shell out the money and grab one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:24 PM   #7
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post some pics. ive only seen one car w/ it
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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maybe you can retrofit a newer oem subaru 2012 shark fin onto your car?
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
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maybe you can retrofit a newer oem subaru 2012 shark fin onto your car?
I think those are for the navi equipped ones.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #10
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can you report back with installed pics of the shark fin and reception quality?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #11
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Sure thing. I think I'm going to order it today.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #12
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It's damn near impossible to beat the VG Shark Fin for the quality of the part and the price. I was amazed it came painted at that price.

Alex
This. Mine matches just about perfectly and very easy to install and line up. Just be sure to look from the front to the back up the center of the car to ensure its straight.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
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I bought a VG when I had an 09 Ralliart and it was awesome. Very easy to install and color matched damn near perfect.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
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Daaaang that VG fin does look nice. I was thinking about ordering a cusco stubby from Rallysport but this might be worth the extra cash. Would look super clean on my sedan!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:26 PM   #15
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VG is legit.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #16
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i concur lol i have the VG color matched in WRB and i couldnt be happier... the radio reception isnt as good as the stock antenna but i barely listen to the radio so i'll take the looks over the radio quality any day lol
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:36 PM   #17
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:39 PM   #18
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i concur lol i have the VG color matched in WRB and i couldnt be happier... the radio reception isnt as good as the stock antenna but i barely listen to the radio so i'll take the looks over the radio quality any day lol
Pleeease post a picture! I wish someone had this on a sedan. I would love to see how it looks
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:14 AM   #19
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poast pics fools
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:10 PM   #20
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Will the VG work for a 2011 WRX? I only see 07-09 as an option...
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #21
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id prefer to shave it off entirely honestly
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #22
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Will the VG work for a 2011 WRX? I only see 07-09 as an option...
I emailed them yesterday about that so just waiting for a reply.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #23
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I emailed them back in July and this was the response:

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Hi Chano,

Thank you for your email.

Depending on what type of antenna base is found on your roof, you may or may not be able to use our shark fin antenna that is shown on the order page. Please see this link to see if you can find your antenna base, or send me a picture if you are unsure: http://www.visualgarage.com/Product_...a_Fitment.html

We do have a pre-released Mark II version that was designed to accommodate a larger antenna base so please let me know what type you have.

We do have the OEM colors for the Impreza, we just need the actual color code from the color identification plate to match.

Regards,
Arthur
Pics of someone else's posted around here:



That little car parked in the Visitor spot is adorable, ya'll.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:57 PM   #24
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Ohh hel ya!! My car is OBP so I know exactly what to expect now! Thanks for posting those pics. I emailed and got the exact same response. What do we do? Im not sure which is right since they dont have a fitment chart, just pictures of what "should" fit.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #25
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i'd hate drilling hole on my roof ...
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