I searched and couldn't find an answer. I've got a 2007 MSRT8. It's got the flat antenna on the roof. I know it looks better than the pigtail, but that damn radio and Sirius are always cutting out. No just under bridges, I mean some trees on the side of the road and I lose the signal for a few seconds.
I'm willing to live with the 2008 style antenna if it will help.
Does anyone have any experience with the pigtail? And does anyone know what the 2008 style antenna costs?
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I'd be curious to know the same. I'm not hopeful though since i have rented 2 newer cars (08, 09) that both had Sirius in the last year and both lost reception in the same places. I had XM in my Pontiac for 2 years and well over 120,000 miles so i knew my coverage pretty well with that service and i can say with certainty the Sirius coverage is junk in comparison. I know it's not completely fair since the FCC fined XM for over boosting their antennas but when it came down to it i rarely if ever lost XM service compared to losing Sirius no less than 12-15 times on the way to work alone along OPEN highways and roads. I just don't think Sirius boradcasts enough power into the air with their repeaters to get the job done right.
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Ive owned an 06 R/T and I still own my 08 SXT....The 08 antenna looks like s#!t, but I have never had a problem with it (SAT/FM/AM) and it ruled over the 06 (Both driven in the same area)
So, from a guy who has owned both antennas (lol) yes, the 08 seemed better, at least to me.
One thing i am curious about since the 2 vehicles i rented had the base stereo and not the Mygig. Does the newer unit do buffering of the channel like the new standalone satellite units? This would have the illusion of never losing signal since it would just play off the buffer until it could resync.
I had an 05 Magnum RT and now have an 08 Daytona.
The 08 Charger FM and Sirius reception is FAR better than the 05 Maggie.
I could also do metalic tint without killing reception with the antenna not be in the window too..
When I pass under a large bridge, I will loose signal for a second.. so it's not perfect.. but it is good. Buffer would have been a nice touch on these units though.. but not likely going to be added.. too bad.. they have hard drives too.. should be able to record.
^^Yup, no buffer.
That's crappy. The XM devices use a buffer standard the past couple years i believe and the newly developed Mygig that is used in Chrysler's and Ferrari's still has no buffer. I am extremely disappointed. I guess i'll have to find a way to boost my reception without making my car look stupid with a big ugly antenna.
Yeah, a lot have had luck with hidden units. I would prefer that over the 08 antenna...
Also wondering if it's possible to run two antennas with some kind of a y-coupler? I found a magnetic-mount external antenna that claims high gain: http://www.myradiostore.com/sirius/s...ot-refurb.html
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Well then, OK. I'm going to order the 08 antenna. Thanks!