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*Mods please move if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure where to put it....Hey all, I received my Hideaway plate mount and stubby antenna, Big thanks to 500Madness for the quick shipping I was kind of bummed not to find any 500Madness stickers/plate covers in my package.. oh wells...

I installed the stubby antenna and it looks great! heres some comparison pick for those of you that are wondering, Makes a pretty big difference in my opinion and install is super simple!

Haven't figured out the whole jacking point thing, so I'm not sure if I want to risk using my floor jack, I might just cave and diy and build a wood ramp.Where are you guys jacking up your cars from? I see the arrows on the side skirts, and what seems to be like jacking point right after the front wheels, but I'm not sure where to put my jack stands, so until I figure out how to safely jack her up the plate install is on hold...

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
not sure, screwed on fine, havent taken her out for a drive, they better or I am returning mine!

Heading out for the night now, will test it out and let you know!
 

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My brother wanted to know why mine was so tall, compared to his Acura TL with Nav, and Sirius radio.
 

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Looking good, Grigio. :)

What are the details on the hide away plate anyhow? I thought it was mandatory for us to have our front and rear plates always visible? It certainly makes a world of difference.
 

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That plate deletion is going to cost you some piggie attention.
 

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ill take a fix it ticket over my car looking ugly with the front plate on.
Until they see on their screen you're a repeat offender, then your f'd, at least that's how it is here. One warning, next time it's $110 for each infraction.
 

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I like that stubby antenna a lot. Sub $50 mods always trip my trigger.

And since today was payday. I'm gonna order one! :)
 

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Hey guys,

Sorry for the really f'd formatting on the post, tried to fix it but that didn't work out to well.....

Anyways thanks for the replies, the stubby antenna works perfectly fine with the Sirius and looks wicked As far as the plate delete goes, my car came stock with no holes in the bumper/plate mount (Quebec car) so I figured I would order the manual hideaway, for pictures and when I'm washing her. So I have been trying to dodge the piggies the whole time I've had the car!

For those of you who use/have used a floor jack can you please post some detailed pictured of the jacking points and where you're putting your jack stands???
 

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Hear, Hear on sub $50 mods (Mods On a Budget!) and on Pay Day!
Yes the sub $50 dollar mods are awesome, I'm personally waiting for a decent pedal set that isn't overpriced...
 

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We dont use a front plate in the great state of SC . My Abarth doesnt have sirus will it have an antenna on top? does that stubby take much to change?
 

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We dont use a front plate in the great state of SC . My Abarth doesnt have sirus will it have an antenna on top? does that stubby take much to change?

I believe you will have the antenna up top, however the base will be smaller in size, not sure on the actual antenna size.

The install is very simple, a cloth, pair of pliers and a couple allen keys, and you're good to go!
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
4X4 Mode!!

So I will be going off-roading in the coming weeks and decided to raise the cars height! heres how she sits now....

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:Dlol just jacked her up to install the front plate mount, heres how it came out! sorry for the close up picture will get better pics asap, actually had it installed closer to the fog light assembly but I didn't like it there.

Retracted and "everyday mode"

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Oh and I got bored and decided to take a can of Krylon Fusion to my spare key's cover, It's not very durable and I will be getting a set of new covers soon, but like I said I was bored and it's my spare key...


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let us know on the stubby. long term...i live near lots of hills...take the canyons to work....awesome drive.....
and a little fearful of this low cost mod for fear of losing my morning am radio station...got to hear Rome in the morning
 

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let us know on the stubby. long term...i live near lots of hills...take the canyons to work....awesome drive.....
and a little fearful of this low cost mod for fear of losing my morning am radio station...got to hear Rome in the morning
The stubby is working great, AM reception seems like it has improved too!
 

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And the stubby comes in red!!! (Will look great with the red calipers on my Sport and the red leather hatch pull I installed...and with the red intake I hope to get).
 
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