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#1 cp2708

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

Happy New Year everyone.

 

As above, does anybody know if 7x13 wheels will foul the standard front wing mounted aerial when steering? I'd fit an MPI roof aerial but don't want to damage my headliner, which is in good condition.

I'm sick of not having radio and the windscreen mounted one I have at present is simply rubbish.

 

Or has anyone got a better idea?

 

Chris.



#2 GraemeC

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

I don’t see how they could, unless the aerial protruded into the wheel well itself.

And you shouldn’t damage your headlining fitting a roof aerial, but you would need to remove the windscreen.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:40 AM

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, getting that windscreen in was a nightmare, the original toughened one popped in really easy but the replacement with shade band I bought was a nightmare to fit, don't know if it was slightly bigger but it wasn't easy, so I'd rather not have to remove it unless really necessary. The only reason I asked about the wing mount was I seem to remember hearing it was moved from the front wing on the MPI to allow for the bigger wheels to be fitted, may have just dreamt  it though! 



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

Can't you fit an internal aerial?
My brother had one for years, still has it actually, worked fine until they changed to Dab+ but that just means a new radio and antenna... 🙄

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:37 PM

I have 7x13 wheels with standard aerial fitted in near side wing , no problems with the clearance

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:15 PM

You need to buy a glass mount aerial, I bought mine on eBay

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:48 PM

You need to buy a glass mount aerial, I bought mine on eBay


I bought my glass mount on eBay, its terrible, can you show me which type you have?

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:18 AM

I can't remember the specific brand but I believe I paid £10 each, I have one on each mini and never have an issue

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

I had a rubber aerial similar to this twenty five years ago on a Mini:

 

https://www.ebay.co....tm/352160248422

 

It fits to the wing but as it doesn't retract it hardly protrudes into the wheel well.  It worked very well on FM but I don't think it was so good for AM.






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