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Old 12-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #26
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Why can't they get rid of the XM shark fin and put it in the outside mirror like they do with the Vette?
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:36 PM   #27
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:52 PM   #28
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Just one question? what happens if said buyer want to change to an aftermarket spoiler?
This was the exact same thing I thought of.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:47 PM   #29
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Why can't they get rid of the XM shark fin and put it in the outside mirror like they do with the Vette?
+1. There is a company here in Simi Valley that developed one of the first flat satellite tracking dishes for RVs. It is a very small panel with a low profile. With all the engineers and others out of work... put these folks on this project and make the shark fin a "DELETE" option.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:41 AM   #30
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Did they forget the ugly SAT sharkfin is still on the trunk lid?
Maybe they want another patent to move that one too, LOL
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:43 AM   #31
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i hope i can swap out the shark fin on my camaro for one thats hidden in the spoiler! .. for those with the early verts what are they going to do with the hole thats going to be left under the shark fin?
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #32
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I wonder if I'll be able to order one of these to replace mine on my 2010 camaro? I lost reception when I got my windows tinted with metallic tint and would love to get it back using this spoiler antenna.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #33
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Doesn't matter where you put the antenna, chopping off the roof of a high performance car for vanity is a big no-no in my books.
It would be interesting to see how it performs in comparision with one that has a roof.
Funny, not hearing much about performance, just hype about antennas.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #34
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I wonder if I'll be able to order one of these to replace mine on my 2010 camaro? I lost reception when I got my windows tinted with metallic tint and would love to get it back using this spoiler antenna.
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That would really be hot!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:46 AM   #35
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They make it sound like they've managed some funky voodoo here...
I pose one question: Where have the AM/FM/XM/Onstar antennae been on the Vette and XLR these past few years?
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #36
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are you kidding me?? its 2010. we have cars now that park themselves, apply the brakes themselves, and warn you if you are falling asleep and somehow they cant come up with a hidden radio antenna thats not in the spoiler or on the body???

wow

then again , then new mustang still has that dumb whip antenna on it. i think its the only car on the planet that is still being made with that.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:47 PM   #37
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i hope i can swap out the shark fin on my camaro for one thats hidden in the spoiler! .. for those with the early verts what are they going to do with the hole thats going to be left under the shark fin?
Shark fins stays. Its for XM, OnStar, and cellular.

The Antenna that was moved was for AM/FM radio.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #38
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If they can put it in a spoiler why not just put it in the A pillar. No aftermarket problem now.

EDIT: Wait that wouldnt work with a convertible would it.

Or would that work at all..

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Old 12-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #39
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Doesn't matter where you put the antenna, chopping off the roof of a high performance car for vanity is a big no-no in my books.
It would be interesting to see how it performs in comparision with one that has a roof.
Funny, not hearing much about performance, just hype about antennas.
That's probably a little harsh. As I've always seen it, coupes are for pure performance, while convertibles are for performance combined with letting the wind blow through your hair, or whatever. You sacrifice a little for that extra headroom. Also how many of these cars are really bought to hit the dragstrip, anyway? Vanity comes in more than one variety.

Besides, didn't GM spend some ink in their initial press release talking about how a convertible was planned all along and that the structure of the car was built strong enough for a convertible roof while minimizing performance loss from the get-go?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:14 PM   #40
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Anybody notice how much better (finished) the spoiler looks versus the incumbent spoiler, extending out to the end of the fender is a plus IMO...
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #41
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If they can put it in a spoiler why not just put it in the A pillar. No aftermarket problem now.

EDIT: Wait that wouldnt work with a convertible would it.

Or would that work at all..

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I don't know a lot about antennas and it's been several years since my ham radio license expired but I would think adding an antenna to a structural part of the car would compromise the cars stability. It would either need to be attached by drilling holes or welding, both of which would create additional stress points. They could also just change the material the A pillar is made from to one that conducts a radio frequency and reduce the strength of the whole car but I suspect there would be more complaints about that as well.

Personally, I love the creativity that GM engineers are using to give us the looks and functionality that we want and I think it's a good thing that GM is going to these lengths to let us know what is happening with the cars.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #42
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:08 PM   #43
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what about when you build it on chevy.com and that long antena come up on the rear trunk lid is that real or is it just the website?
The long antenna will still exist on some V6 convertibles which will have no rear spoiler.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:09 PM   #44
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Anybody notice how much better (finished) the spoiler looks versus the incumbent spoiler, extending out to the end of the fender is a plus IMO...
I like it as well. I believe a GM designer who is a member here designed it. Don't ask me for his name.
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