Ford Maverick Mod: The Short Antenna

The stock antenna of the 2022-2023 Ford Maverick really isn’t that long when you compare it to a traditional vehicle antenna. It’s 8-inches. Compare that to my old F-150 at 32 inches. But still, I wanted to reduce it because I don’t care about reception: FM, AM, or even SiriusXM. I stream all my music and wanted more of an antenna delete. Just a little nubbin’.

After doing some research I stumbled upon the Stubby Jr. Antenna from CravenSpeed. Even though it’s listed as being for a Ford Ranger, if you check the reviews you’ll find a few happy Maverick owners. I ordered it for $20 and two days later it was here. It took my 8-inch stock antenna down to 2 inches!

Installation literally took 30 seconds. My stock antenna wasn’t even screwed in that tightly. I was amazed how easy it was to unscrew (no effort required). I took his stubbiness out of the box and screwed it in. The adapter fit perfectly just like the stock antenna. That was it.

Aside from the 6-inch protrusion reduction, the product itself looks amazing, and appears to be made extremely well–and it’s made in the USA! I’ll update this post in the future should I have any issues with it. It is perfect for what I wanted: to reduce the length down to an aesthetically pleasing look that fits the roof mount for it.

I know the big question is going to be: how is the reception? Like I said earlier, I don’t care about reception because I never listen to radio. But I will test it out and update this post accordingly.

Here are a few before and after photos.

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