The Stubby Antenna install and review Toyota 4Runner
2002-2013 Toyota 4Runner Stubby Antenna (Late model 3rd Gens, 4th Gens, and early model 5th Gens)
What is the stubby? The stubby replaces your stock antenna with a much smaller and cooler looking antenna. They claim it gives as good if not even better antenna performance than your stock antenna. The Stubby is available for just about any make and model of vehicle on the market that has a traditional antenna.
- Grab the Stubby: Check Price
Note: Not all 4runners have front mounted antennas. I have a 2012 5th gen 4Runner Trail Edition and it has a front mounted antenna. So it kinda goes without saying, check your model 4Runner visually to see if it has an antenna. If it does you can replace it with The Stubby. Specifically, this antenna will fit on the 2002 (3rd Gen), every model 4th Gen and early model 5th Gen 4Runners.
Stubby Antenna Review
Well, the stubby sure as hell looks cooler than the stock antenna. It’s also nice not having your antenna flopping around when it catches brush on the side of the trail. As far as radio receiving performance goes I cannot comment because I honestly haven’t listened to a radio station in almost a decade.
- Use a set of channel locks, adjustable crescent wrench or a 5/16 open end wrench to remove that stupid stock antenna. You’ll see at the base of the antenna where you can grab it with a wrench or some shit.
- Hand screw in The Stubby antenna. You only need to take it hand tight! No need to torq the shit out of it with your channel locks. I guess you could add some blue locktite if your paranoid about it unthreading but I’ve had mine on for months and it has stayed secure.