$400 to do the antenna?!? Does that include shaving the hole and painting it? It better... cuz I got my Fuba put on for like $30 (didn't shave the hole yet) if I'm not mistaken... and I thought that was expensive.Jesse Jericho said:A friend of the family owns a body/paint shop, so I get really low rates (like when I rear-ended that z28 Camaro, and it ended up costing only $700 Cdn to fix a $2000 job). He quoted me $400 to do the antenna reposition, so I'm thinking about $6-700 (about $450 US) for the whole thing. He is also going to fix the small knicks and bruises that were put in my bumper in the accident.
The problem I would have with embedding the antenna in the back window would be loss of signal strenght because of window tinting. The meticallized Llumar tinting I have does have an impact on the keyless entry system's usable distance.naddie said:Yea, I don't like the placement of the antenna, either. I wish they would have taken's Honda's cue and embed it in their rear window along with the defoger wires. I thought that was pretty neat, and should be used in cars that look sleek, if not on all cars.
Case in point, the Toyota Celica has their antenna in the back. Considering how much Toyota got it to look sleek, short and fast, it gets ruined with an antenna sticking out from the back... and that's how I feel about the Sentra.
Oh... wow! I didn't know the price included all that! You're getting a hell of a deal man! Wish I had body hookups like that. Let's see those pics when all the work is done!Jesse Jericho said:The hole is going to be welded shut. They do awesome work at this place. For that price (around $700 Cdn), the front bumper will be modified (the plastic grill in the bottom shaved out), two grills installed, painted. There is also some damage on the bumper that will be fixed. The antenna hole in the fender welded and painted. The Fuba installed, and the Stillen spoiler painted and installed.
Good call man. I think that would be a great idea, especially since I don't use my radio all the time, so I don't need the antenna out. I'm also with Gene, I think I'll look tight after it's done. I was thinking about shaving the bottom front bumper too and replace it with some of the gutterguard or some other type of grill look.Y2K SE said:Personally, what I'm hoping to do get is a power antenna.
Wouldn't it be sooooo nice to lower the antenna and be able to clean the car!?Original Mr Sentra said:
Good call man. I think that would be a great idea, especially since I don't use my radio all the time, so I don't need the antenna out. I'm also with Gene, I think I'll look tight after it's done. I was thinking about shaving the bottom front bumper too and replace it with some of the gutterguard or some other type of grill look.