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Antenna Bending Excessively

Guys, attached is a picture of the antenna of my XLT (don't get me wrong I love my wagon) but keeps me wondering 70 Mph, no head wind.... I never saw that kind of bending in my life.... I don't think this is right, anyone else notice that or just me ?
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Yeah it's normal for Transit.....drives me crazy! I'll replace it when I find a nice compact simple solution .
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Yeah it's normal for Transit.....drives me crazy! I'll replace it when I find a nice compact simple solution .
This was the first thing I noticed as I left the dealer yesterday.

Nuts!


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they should have taken a page from the M-B design book and put the Sprinters nicer looking short antenna center and above the windshield.

Less accessible to vandals as well....

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they should have taken a page from the M-B design book and put the Sprinters nicer looking short antenna center and above the windshield.

Less accessible to vandals as well....
onetwo, is it your intent to post a pro-Sprinter reply to every comment here? As someone asked the other day, why did you order a Transit?

Personally speaking, the non-stop barrage is getting very boring . . .

Your mileage may vary, but would you consider changing gears?

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sorry if you don't agree with the observation.

its a public forum, varying opinions are allowed here, I like to think?

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sorry if you don't agree with the observation.

its a public forum, varying opinions are allowed here, I like to think?
Overthink in this case?

I know the whole public forum yada yada yada . . .

Seems to me I have voiced a commonly held view . . .

Carry on as you wish, my first comment stands. Perhaps you should start a new thread:

"Regretting I Ordered A Transit"


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Guys, attached is a picture of the antenna of my XLT (don't get me wrong I love my wagon) but keeps me wondering 70 Mph, no head wind.... I never saw that kind of bending in my life.... I don't think this is right, anyone else notice that or just me ?

Looks very aerodynamic and sleek. I'll bet it increases your gas mileage
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Guys, attached is a picture of the antenna of my XLT
maybe your van isn't happy to see you?

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I will say that my FM reception has at least 10% less range than my previous trucks.

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