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Just a quick question that I have been wondering about for a while...
Why is it called the "R170 Antenna" Mod when I have a R170 and the antenna is a long whip thing???
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This mod boost your antenna range when put on the R171
 

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is a lot shorter then the stock pre facelift R171 antenna which is truely a "long whip thing" :)
 

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The R170 came with both the stubby or whip antenna's. The modification people are talking about is modifying the stubby antenna (adding wire) to improve the look of the R171 and increase the distance they can use their remote roof modules.

The modification decreases reception for the radio.

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ah that make sense didnt know the R170 came with the whip antenna as well...
 

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oh right... so it's nothing to do with it being shorter......
It's both: shorter, and modified to work better. If you want one, let me know and I get one, mod it, and ship it to you. You can then just reimburse me.

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PS all the photos above but mine have the modded antenna...
 

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It's both: shorter, and modified to work better. If you want one, let me know and I get one, mod it, and ship it to you. You can then just reimburse me.

dj

PS all the photos above but mine have the modded antenna...
That would be great if you could do that for me! Probably easier to get hold of in the US. I'll PM ya
 
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