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Hey guys. I'm looking to buy a shark fin antenna for my 2013 Cruze 2LT. Any suggestions on where I could buy a really good one? I've seen the ones visual garage sell on Amazon but I really don't like them. It would be cool to see the antennas you guys are rocking. Thanks.

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The VG fin is the only one that I know of that replaces the antenna mast. The rest are just covers over the base.
 

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It took me about 30 minutes to put mine on from start to finish. You'll need to pick up a small bottle of Dawn dishwashing detergent for the first step but other than that it's really easy. The hardest part is actually lining up the fin but if you follow the instructions even that's not too difficult.

As for reception, the only time I've had issues is with XM and only when going under a bridge where there is no signal. I'd say the VG shark fin is at least as good as the factory antenna.
 

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I believe the OP was just looking where to buy. Look here: Chevrolet Cruze/Sonic Shark Fin Antenna. This is the one most all of us have including myself. Painted to match your car. Easy to install and great reception. Unscrew the mast antenna connect wire with the included screw and that is it. line it up and stick it on:

The hardest part is actually lining up the fin but if you follow the instructions even that's not too difficult.

As for reception, the only time I've had issues is with XM and only when going under a bridge where there is no signal. I'd say the VG shark fin is at least as good as the factory antenna.
 

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I believe the OP was just looking where to buy. Look here not Amazon: Chevrolet Cruze/Sonic Shark Fin Antenna. This is the one most all of us have including myself. Painted to match your car. Easy to install and great reception. Unscrew the mast antenna connect wire with the included screw and that is it. line it up and stick it on:
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I thought I would have to pull down my headliner to havethis.
 

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I thought I would have to pull down my headliner to havethis.
The VG shark fin simply replaces the antenna mast with its own fractal antenna. All work is on the outside of the car.

Last question I have nav in my car will this still work?
Easy way to find out is to unscrew that antenna mast and verify the nav functions still work. They should. The shark fin's antenna simply screws in where the mast antenna would be.
 

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Last question I have nav in my car will this still work?
If you buy it you can hook it up without applying the double stick tape and test everything to see if it all works. If not then return it. That is what I did - also make sure you use a hair dryer or heat gun on the tape when you finally apply it. It makes all the difference in the world.
 

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I'm not sure these are returnable since each fin is painted to match your car. I'd double check the return policy on these before buying. That said, while I like my fin better than the mast antenna - I really, really hate the RC car look - I do wish it were smaller.
 

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I just ordered one myself. I hope it ships quickly. I anxious to put it on as I think the stock antenna looks cheap.
 

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I fitted a VG Sharks fin to the SRi-V back in 2012.. Awesome and it still looks like new in 2015.
For the Aussie boys, the VG guys were great to deal with and the shipping was fast for us who are on the other side of the planet.
My only advice is have the fin painted in Aus with your paint code, if you want that perfect OEM colour match..
I purchased 2 to have a spare on the shelf. It's still there gathering dust..
 

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I have the shark fin antenna on my Cruze. I have noticed no issues of reception and love the look. Would recommend it to anyone. Here is a video of my install. If this helped, please like and subscribe! It really helps me :)
https://youtu.be/Uk-smF3jBb4
When you post a thought why not choose one (1) place to STICK IT. We don't need 8 of these, especially replying to members from 6 years ago????:wub:
 

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Got my birthday present today...VG Shark Fin! Ah, much better.

Had a good laugh, instructions call for use of a hair dryer to get the surface temp up to "room temperature". Needless to say I skipped that step.

Thanks for all the information here!
 

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